The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has categorically rejected the plans of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex a portion of the West Bank. In an emergency meeting held by the OIC in Jeddah at the weekend, OIC member states expressed strong rejection and condemnation of the Israeli PM’s declaration.
Israel’s head of Education became the target of protests after saying he believes in the effectiveness of homosexual conversion therapies. Prime Minister Netanyahu condemned the declaration but gives no sign that he intends to dismiss a minister. Protests in Israel on Sunday heighten pressure for education minister Rafi Peretz to be fired.
Today following the world news can be seen in a world at unrest. In these countries especially is apparent World Unrest:
Khazakhstan – The world’s largest land locked country and the ninth largest in the world with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometers. It is a democratic secular republic with a diverse heritage. After the elections resulting in the overwhelming victory of interim president Toqaev began wave of protests against the lack of fairness in the elections.
President Trump was very happy that Netanyahu succeeded to win the elections but is disgusted with Israel that they have not given him their support to form a new government. President Trump before elections gave support to Netanyahu that Israel needed to be a strong nation with a strong leader who is Netanyahu.
Wither the 21st Knesset. We hardly knew ye. Just six weeks after it had appeared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had won Israel’s legislative election, and secured a record fifth term in office, Israeli voters are being asked to try again. For the first time in the history of the State of Israel, no government was formed by the incumbent Prime Minister, and no one else was allowed to try, following a general election. Israel’s first electoral mulligan will take place on September 17.
- In much-anticipated elections last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a giant step toward an unprecedented fifth term in office. The results were rather anticlimactic: parties which made up the last government lost only one seat on Tuesday. Netanyahu’s Likud Party topped the polls, with 36 seats, and is well positioned to form an identical right-wing government.
President Trump in his speech to the Jewish Republican coalition showed his faithfulness to the State of Israel and the Jewish people. He has already declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel; and has supported the annexation of the Golan. He has also cancelled the Nuclear weapons agreement with Iran. In his speech to the Jewish Coalition of the Republican Party he promised to continue to support the Jewish people against Anti-Semitism.
- Israelis go to the polls Tuesday, in Knesset elections largely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The elections take place under a cloud of possible indictments against the Prime Minister for corruption. A victory would extend Netanyahu’s decade-long reign, and allow him to become the country’s longest-serving Prime Minister this summer.
- FINLAND: The center-right government unexpectedly fell Friday, ahead of planned elections on April 14. The trigger was Prime Minister Juha Sipila’s failure to pass social and health care reforms. Sipila’s Center Party has trailed the Social Democrats in opinion polls since last May.
- Things have, for the most part, returned to normal, after a tumultuous week between nuclear-armed rivals, India and Pakistan. An Indian pilot was returned from Pakistan Friday, after being shot down over the disputed region of Kashmir on Wednesday. Now Washington wants to know if an F-16 was used in the dogfight.
- Facing the toughest test of his political career, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections this week, to take place on April 9. Both his party, Likud, and his current coalition partners hold substantial leads in current polling.
- Netanyahu’s closest rival might be former Chief of the General Staff, Benny Gantz, who formed a new party on Thursday. Resilience, as it is called, remains ideologically ambiguous, but could hypothetically lead a fractured left bloc with fifteen seats.
- Meanwhile, two former ministers in the current government, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked, formed their own party on Friday. The New Right is, in Bennett’s words, “right-wing, no buts and no sort-of’s.”
- Ultimately, the Prime Minister’s real opposition is Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, now expected to wait until after the election to announce any possible indictments against Netanyahu. To do otherwise, Likud hopes, would draw parallels to former FBI Director James Comey.
- For supporters of the Prime Minister, the choice is an easy one, between the State of Israel and the Deep State. The question is not, as Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post opines, whether Mandelblit’s decisions will impact Netanyahu’s ability to win the elections, but how they “will impact Netanyahu’s ability to govern in accordance with the will of the voters.”
- FRANCE: Graffiti was removed from the Arc de Triomphe 24 hours after “Yellow Vest” protesters burned cars and left 133 injured in a rebellion against fuel prices that has grown into weeks of civil unrest in the capital.
- MEXICO: Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office as president on Saturday, vowing to see off a “rapacious” elite in a country struggling with corruption, chronic poverty and gang violence on the doorstep of the United States.
- CHINA: The United States and China reached a 90-day ceasefire in their trade dispute. Trump agreed to hold off on plans to raise tariffs. The Chinese agreed to buy a “very substantial amount of agricultural, energy, industrial” and other products from the U.S. to reduce America’s huge trade deficit with China.
- ISRAEL: Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges, adding to a growing collection of legal troubles that have clouded the longtime leader’s prospects for pursuing re-election next year.
- RUSSIA: Russia will deploy new S-400 surface-to-air missile systems on the Crimean peninsula soon. The news comes after Ukraine introduced martial law for 30 days in parts of the country following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian navy vessels off the coast of Russian-annexed Crimea Sunday.
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