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UN Gaza Investigator Quits

UN Gaza Investigator Quits

Today’s Top Stories 1. The head of the UN’s inquiry into the Gaza war, William Schabas, resigned after Israel uncovered┬áthat he was once a paid consultant for the PLO. Reuters got the scoop: In a letter to the commission, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, Schabas said he would step down immediately to


Palestinians Gauging UN Support for Statehood

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Haaretz, Palestinian diplomats gauging support for statehood know it won’t get past the UN Security Council. Despite US and British opposition, the Palestinians seek a symbolic majority of council members. 2. An Egyptian activist who has advocated for the assassination of Israeli leaders was nominated for the EU’s prestigious

Govt Spokesman Resigns In Protest Against Press Restrictions

You know freedom’s sliding when your country’s top government spokesman resigns to protest new restrictions on the press and free speech. Which is exactly what Jordan’s Information Minister, Taher Adwan, did. “I submitted my resignation today to Prime Minister Maaruf Bakhit in protest at a government decision” to debate new press and publication laws in