Turkey ordered Israel’s ambassador to leave the country after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians on the Gaza border during protests against the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. President Tayyip Erdogan described Monday’s bloodshed as genocide and called Israel a terrorist state. Israel responded by expelling Turkish diplomats. This is the most severe diplomatic conflict between the two regional powers since Israeli marines stormed an aid ship to enforce a naval blockade of Gaza in 2010, killing ten Turkish activists and prompting a downgrade in diplomatic ties that lasted until 2016. -GEG
Turkey and Israel expelled each other’s senior diplomats on Tuesday in a dispute over the killing by Israeli forces of 60 Palestinians a day earlier during protests on the Gaza border.
Turkey told Israel’s ambassador to leave the country on Tuesday after Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians during protests on the Gaza border against the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
Turkey has been one of the most vocal critics of Israel’s response to the Gaza protests and of the U.S. Embassy move, recalling its ambassadors from Tel Aviv and Washington and calling for an emergency meeting of Islamic nations on Friday.
President Tayyip Erdogan described Monday’s bloodshed, the deadliest for Palestinians since the 2014 Gaza conflict, as genocide and called Israel a terrorist state. The government declared three days of mourning.
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Some critics have argued that the definitions of cyberbullying are not as clear cut as they may sound and that clever attorneys could interpret them in such a way as to violate the First Amendment or to imprison someone for merely hurting others’ feelings.
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Israel: The US moved its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Former US Ambassador, Chris Hill, says the move is controversial because Jerusalem should have been made Israel’s capital only after an agreement between both parties was met. The international community does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol, all European allies have stayed away, and 55 Palestinians died today in protest. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were present at the ceremony along with Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire who has been lobbying for the move.
Russia accused Israel of violating Syria’s sovereignty and threatening two civilian flights near the airport when Israeli launched air raids in Damascus. PM Netanyahu is warning that Israeli attacks will intensify to prevent Iran from expanding its influence in the area.
The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and called on the US to withdraw the decision. The vote was 128 countries rebuking Trump, with 35 countries abstaining, and only nine countries, including Israel and the US, voting in favor of the new capital. Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, said she would note which countries opposed Israel and the US. Trump threatened to cut off US foreign-aid to those countries.