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  1. Germany to boost funding to UNRWA as US pulls backRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | The Times of Israel

    'Loss of this organization could unleash an uncontrollable chain reaction,' foreign minister says, calling for world support for Palestinian refugee body German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas seen prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on July 18, 2018. Germany said Friday it would boost funding to the beleaguered UN agency for Palestinian refugees, and called for an international effort to sustain the aid body.


  2. Outgoing UN rights chief rails against Security Council veto systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein alludes to 5 countries' ability to overturn resolutions in cases involving Israeli military action in West Bank and Gaza Outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein reacts during an interview with AFP on August 20, 2018, in his office in Geneva The outgoing UN human rights chief said Monday that the Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning the imbalance must change to avert possible "collapse" of the world body "at great cost to the international community."


  3. UN failing to recognize, fight anti-Semitism, watchdog chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 9, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    Report accuses world body of engaging in 'softcore Holocaust denial,' calls on Guterres to push reforms that will help combat Jew hatred worldwide The Security Council Chamber as Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein , UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, addresses via video conference the Council's open debate on the victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East on March 27, 2015, in New York. In addition to its notorious anti-Israel bias, the United Nations largely fails to condemn and combat anti-Semitism, a Geneva-based watchdog closely linked to Israel charged Monday.


  4. Jordan, Israel, Palestinians in rare Japan-hosted meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    The Japanese foreign minister has presided over a rare meeting of Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian officials to push ahead with an agro-industrial park intended to enhance cross-border trade and cooperation. Taro Kono, the Japanese minister, acknowledged late Sunday that it "has not been easy for the four parties to get together under current circumstances."


  5. UN calls emergency meeting on Gaza as Arab world slams IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    Closed-door session of Security Council requested by Kuwait; Jordan, Egypt, Arab League and Turkey accuse Israel of using disproportionate force against rioters A Palestinian protester slings stones towards Israeli soldiers during clashes with Israeli troops along the Gaza Strip border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Friday, March 30, 2018. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Gaza Friday night, after at least 15 Palestinians were killed and over 1,400 more injured in deadly clashes with Israeli troops during a massive border protest.


  6. Jordan approves Israel's new ambassador to the kingdomRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    Amir Weissbrod, a career diplomat, set to take up position at embassy in Amman which has been without an envoy since July after Israeli security guard shot dead two Jordanians The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on Wednesday announced that it had approved Amir Weissbrod as Israel's choice for a new ambassador to the country, Channel 10 reported The approval came after the two countries agreed to end a diplomatic standoff over the shooting deaths of two Jordanians by an Israeli security guard who Israel said opened fire in self-defense after one of the men tried to stab him. In February the Foreign Ministry appointed Weissbrod as ambassador.


  7. A century of Middle East wars on display at new Jordanian tank museumRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    A museum displaying 110 battle-worn tanks from a century of wars in the Middle East and from more distant conflicts has opened in Jordan. Curators at the Royal Tank Museum collected armored vehicles over the past decade, including some that served in the conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors in the Golan Heights, Jordan and Jerusalem, as well as tanks from both sides of the Iran-Iraq War.


  8. Erekat slams US for pushing Palestinian 'coup,' tells...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    Top PLO official rails against the Trump administration for criticisms of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, but insists they are not looking for confrontation with the US Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat on Saturday accused the Trump administration of trying depose the Palestinian leadership in a "coup" and told the "impudent" US envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley she should "shut up" with her criticism of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Erekat, who has led the Palestinian peace negotiations and is secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, singled out Haley, who had slammed Abbas for a recent speech that was full of anti-Semitic tropes .


  9. CIA played matchmaker between King Hussein and Jewish actressRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | The Times of Israel

    A date between the late Jordanian King Hussein and a Jewish B-movie actress, organized by the CIA, probably resulted in the birth of a child who later bludgeoned the actress to death with a weightlifting bar, according to a real-life story that sounds more like Hollywood fiction.


  10. Japan says it won't follow US on Jerusalem embassy moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | The Times of Israel

    A day after meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Foreign Minister Taro Kono tells his Jordanian counterpart Japan is committed to two-state solution Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono gives a speech during the unveiling of the second phase of the Jericho Agro Industrial park in the West Bank city of Jericho on December 26, 2017. Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono held talks on Tuesday with his Jordanian counterpart in Amman, where he said Japan would not follow its longstanding ally the US in moving its embassy to Jerusalem.


  11. Refusing to 'bend a knee,' UN human rights czar says he'll leave postRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2017 | The Times of Israel

    High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein voices concerns that trying to win second term in August would mean playing politics and toning down criticism of Trump This picture taken on August 30, 2017 in Geneva shows United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein leaving after a press conference at the UN Offices in Geneva. NEW YORK - The United Nations' top human rights official, a sharp critic of US President Donald Trump, declared Wednesday that he will not tone down his message to seek re-election in his post.


  12. Pilot who announced 'Jerusalem, Palestine': 'We won't forget Jaffa'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2017 | The Times of Israel

    A Royal Jordanian pilot who became a viral hit across the Arab world when a recording of him emerged telling passengers Jerusalem was "the capital of Palestine" has been stepping up his criticism of US President Donald Trump's recognition of the Israeli capital. As his plane flew over Israeli airspace last week, Yousef Dajah informed passengers of an imminent flyover of "Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine," according to a YouTube recording that is still being shared widely.


  13. Jordan says replacing Israeli envoy not enough to mend tiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | The Times of Israel

    Jordanian security forces stand on guard in front of protesters during a demonstration near the Israeli embassy in the capital Amman on July 28, 2017, calling for the shutting down of the embassy, expelling the ambassador, and canceling the 1994 peace treaty with Israel. A senior Jordanian diplomat Thursday made it clear that a reported Israeli offer to replace its ambassador to Amman as a measure towards patching ties between the countries was not enough and that an embassy guard who shot dead two Jordanian nationals must brought to trial in Israel.


  14. Israel to replace Jordanian envoy in effort to mend ties - reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2017 | The Times of Israel

    Diplomatic official says Israel is looking for a replacement for Einat Schlein, whom Jordan does not want back in Amman following a deadly embassy shooting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on July 25, 2017,meets with Israeli Ambassador to Jordan Einat Schlein and security guard 'Ziv,' who shot dead two Jordanians as he was being stabbed by one of them. Israel will replace its ambassador to Jordan in an effort to alleviate tensions with Amman following a deadly July embassy compound shooting, a diplomatic source told Reuters Wednesday.


  15. Firebrand Jordan MP backs suicide bombings in IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | The Times of Israel

    Yahya Al-Saud urges end to Israel-Egypt peace accord; says women need 'boundaries,' and kingdom's democracy is 'lame' Illustrative: Israeli police and aid workers search the scene of a suicide bomb attack in a bus on September 19, 2002 in Tel Aviv. A firebrand Jordanian member of parliament recently said he supports terror attacks against Israel and believes the peace accord between his country and the Jewish state should be abolished.


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