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Since the UN’s establishment in 1945, the body has been pivotal in maintaining global peace and security. A critical instrument in its arsenal is the ceasefire resolution, primarily used by the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a vehicle for showing the overriding will of the Council in times when tensions are high. These resolutions often [...]

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The Developing Eight Organization for Economic Cooperation (D-8) affirmed their support for the full membership of Palestine in the UN and all resolutions related to the Palestinian cause in international fora in a joint declaration released on Saturday. This declaration was a result of the extraordinary meeting of the D-8 Council of Ministers on the [...]

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Canadian Minister of Immigration, Marc Miller, announced Monday that Canada will be increasing the number of temporary resident visa (TRV) applications that will be accepted. This comes after Canada addressed the crisis in Gaza which implemented special measures for extended family. These special measures were put in place for Palestinians who currently live in Gaza, [...]

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A meeting was held Saturday between the Palestinian Prime Minister and the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding Italy’s commitment to providing an additional 35 million euro aid package to Palestine.  The aid package seeks to fund  ‘Food for Gaza’ and the  UNRWA (The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees). The aid [...]

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“Today, Ireland, Norway and Spain are announcing that we are recognising the State of Palestine,” Irish Prime Minister Simon Harris announced Wednesday. Though Palestinian statehood has been a contentious issue for decades, the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict has pumped renewed urgency into the debate surrounding international recognition. In this explainer, we outline the fraught history of [...]

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The Dutch Public Prosecutor (OM) announced Thursday that it intends to investigate the criminal complaint filed by a group of human rights organizations against Booking.com, an online rental platform for holiday accommodations, regarding their alleged listing of rental properties in Israeli settlements. The Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), the European Legal Support Centre [...]

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Israeli Minister of Communication Shlomo Karhi ordered the return of Associated Press (AP) equipment Tuesday after officials from the ministry seized it and took down the news organization’s live feed of northern Gaza earlier in the day. Karhi said that the defense ministry was re-examining the issue and that the equipment would be returned until [...]

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