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Will the US pull out of the UNHRC too?

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said the US is "reviewing its participation" in the Human Rights Council over what said is the group's "chronic anti-Israel bias".

European Parliament adopts formal definition of anti-semitism

Most of the 28 European Union states are IHRA members, but so far, only Austria, Romania and the United Kingdom have formally adopted its definition.
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Pope Francis meets the Trumps

Upon completing their meeting, the pope gave the president a medal featuring an olive branch, a symbol of peace, among other gifts.
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Portugal wins 2017 Eurovision Song Contest

The final result was decided by a 50/50 combination of jury and public votes.

Ismail Haniya new leader of Hamas

Hamas said its former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, was elected overall head of the Palestinian group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal.

Israel continues to deny ‘eyes and ears’ access to its territory

Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda".

Israel denies MEPs access to Gaza Strip

5 EU parliamentarians slam Israeli refusal to allow them to enter Gaza, demand lifting of blockade on Hamas-run territory.

Hardliner Yahya Sinwar replaces Ismail Haniyeh as leader of Hamas

Sinwar spent 22 years in Israel after being sentenced to life in 1989 for murdering Palestinian collaborators with Israel.

Israeli settlement law crosses “thick red line”

The law legalized dozens of outposts home built unlawfully on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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