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N848m, $1.5m Scandals In Nigerian Foreign Affairs Office In Israel
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N848m, $1.5m Scandals In Nigerian Foreign Affairs Office In Israel

More than N1.4 billion scandal is currently rocking the officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tel-Aviv, Israel. This is even as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, has been indicted by the report of the Auditor General of federation, Anthony Ayine. Specifically, the officials have been fingered in alleged financial scandal of N848 million and $1.5 million respectively. The alleged financial fraud was uncovered by the Senate Committee on Public Account, chaired by Senator Mathew Urhoghide. Angered by financial recklessness of the embassy in Tel-Aviv, the Chairman of Senate Committee on Public Account, directed that the former permanent secretary in the Ministry must be compelled to account for the mismanaged funds in the Ministry. He added that the person that ...
Iran Says UAE, Bahrain Will Bear The Severe Consequences Of Israel Deals
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Iran Says UAE, Bahrain Will Bear The Severe Consequences Of Israel Deals

Iran President Hassan Rouhani's remarks come a day after Israel, UAE, Bahrain sign normalisation deals brokered by US Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has said the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain would be responsible for any "consequences" resulting from their normalisation of relations with Tehran's archrival, Israel. Rouhani's remarks came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the foreign ministers of Bahrain and the UAE signed agreements establishing full diplomatic ties at a White House ceremony. Speaking at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani said Israel is "committing more crimes in Palestine every day". "Some of the region's countries, their people are pious Muslims but their rulers neither understand religion nor [their] debt ... to the nation ...
Israel Signs Peace Treaties With Arab States At White House Ceremony
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Israel Signs Peace Treaties With Arab States At White House Ceremony

On Tuesday, Israel signed historic agreements with two Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. Prior to the ceremony, which U.S. President Donald Trump presided over, the American leader offered Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “special token of affection,” which consisted of a “key to the White House and a key to our hearts.” Trump referred to Netanyahu as an “amazing leader.” “You have the key to the hearts of the people of Israel,” responded Netanyahu, “because of all of the things you have done for the Jewish state.” Prior to the signing, Trump referred to “at least five or six additional countries” that “want to see peace [with Israel], they’re tired of fighting.” Trump was likely referring to Saudi Arabia, Oman, Sudan and Morocco. There’s going to...
Israel To Impose Second Covid-19 Lockdown
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Israel To Impose Second Covid-19 Lockdown

Israel is to impose a new national lockdown - becoming the first country in the world to take such a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. It will begin on Friday and last three weeks, including Jewish new year. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the measures would "exact a heavy price on us all", but the country faced a surge with 4,000 new daily infections. A minister has resigned to protest against the restrictions that overlap with important Jewish festivals. Housing Minister Yaakov Litzman, who leads an ultra-Orthodox Jewish party, said the measures would prevent Jewish people from celebrating their religious festivals, including Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, on 27 September. He also threatened to pull his party out of the governing coa...
16-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped By 30 Men In A Hotel In Israel, Sparks Outrage
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16-Year-Old Girl Gang-Raped By 30 Men In A Hotel In Israel, Sparks Outrage

Thousands protest across Israel after girl, 16, was 'gang-raped by 30 men' in a hotel as teenager claims one 'offered to send her videos of her ordeal'Two suspects have been arrested by Israeli police since the alleged attack.Reports allege that a group of 30 men queued outside a hotel room, taking turns.News about the alleged attack has sparked protests in over 30 areas in Israel.Thousands took to the streets of Tel Aviv last night as investigations continue The alleged gang-rape of a 16-year-old girl by some 30 men in the Red Sea resort of Eilat has sparked outrage in Israel and protests across the country. Protesters gathered in several cities after media reports described how men in their 20s queued outside a hotel bedroom where the minor was, awaiting their turn to take adv...
Israel Opposes Any F-35 Sale To UAE Despite Their Warming Ties
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Israel Opposes Any F-35 Sale To UAE Despite Their Warming Ties

Israel would oppose any U.S. F-35 warplane sales to the United Arab Emirates despite forging relations with the Gulf power, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday, citing a need to maintain Israeli military superiority in the region. The statement followed a report in Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper that the Trump administration planned a “giant” F-35 deal with the UAE as part of the Gulf country’s U.S.-brokered move last week to normalise ties with Israel. The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and representatives of the UAE government did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Under understandings dating back decades, Washington has refrained from Middle East arms sales that could blunt Israel’s “qualitative military edge” (QME). This has applied to the F-35...
Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening
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Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening

Nine schools across the country were closed on Wednesday after pupils there contracted COVID-19. The Ministry of Education reported that 2,000 pupils and staff members were placed in quarantine or told to self-isolate, bringing the total number of people under quarantine in connection to schools to 6,831. According to the ministry, there are currently 244 pupils and staff with confirmed COVID-19. Three schools in Tel Aviv – Hatarden, Hagalil and Keshet – closed their doors and will move to a remote teaching mode by Friday, after one pupil in each of these schools was found to be sick with the coronavirus. Two high schools in Bat Yam – Milton and Shazar – were closed after three people were found to be sick with COVID-19. All pupils in these schools have been placed under quarantine. One...
39-Year-Old Pnina Tamano-Shata Becomes First Ethiopian-Born Minister In Israel’s History
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39-Year-Old Pnina Tamano-Shata Becomes First Ethiopian-Born Minister In Israel’s History

Pnina Tamano-Shata was three when she came to Israel as part of the first wave of the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews in the early 1980s dubbed Operation Moses under the leadership of the late Menachem Begin. The second wave nicknamed Operation Solomon continued in the 1990s. Thirty-six years later, Tamano-Shata becomes the first Ethiopian-born minister in Israel’s history after her appointment was made known to her by incoming Prime Minister, Benny Gantz. Tamano-Shata, her father and five brothers were among nearly 7000 Ethiopian Jews evacuated to Israel, fleeing persecution for their identification with Judaism between November 1984 and January 1985. According to The Jerusalem Post, Tamano-Shata will serve as minister of immigrant absorption. In recent times, Africa’s Jews m...
Israel’s Alexander River Turns Red With Blood ‘Like Biblical Plague Of Egypt’
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Israel’s Alexander River Turns Red With Blood ‘Like Biblical Plague Of Egypt’

Israeli's media has for weeks been publishing pics of red, blood-filled water gushing into Alexander River - loved for its wildlife and beauty. Blood, feathers and other animal body parts are pouring out of slaughterhouses "from one or more Palestinian slaughterhouses in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem", reports the Times of Israel. The Society for the Protection of Nature warned last month that "Israel's lax laws have enabled the Alexander River - one of Israel's most ecologically important - to turn into blood. "Polluted runoff from slaughterhouses and other industries have polluted this river and turned it red in the middle of Passover. "And it's not the first time!" With the blood pollution coinciding with the coronavirus crisis, the campaign group urged leader...
Chinese Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, found Dead in his Home in Tel Aviv
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Chinese Ambassador to Israel, Du Wei, found Dead in his Home in Tel Aviv

Du Wei, the Chinese Ambassador to Israel, was found dead in his apartment in a Tel Aviv suburb in the early hours of today Sunday May 17. Wei, 58, was found dead on his bed and appears to have died in his sleep. He was appointed as China’s envoy to Israel in February this year. Wei left behind a wife and a son. The Israeli police have launched an investigation into his death. More details later.
Israel Claims They’ve Created A Vaccine For COVID-19
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Israel Claims They’ve Created A Vaccine For COVID-19

They predicted they would do it. Now Israel’s Defense Minister is claiming that the country’s biological research institute has created a vaccine to the coronavirus, or more specifically to COVID-19: Isreal Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday said he witnessed a “significant breakthrough” by Israel’s defense biological research institute in developing an antibody to COVID-19, as the researchers wrapped up the development phase and moved to patent and mass produce the coronavirus vaccine. Bennett visited the labs of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), a secretive unit that works under the Prime Minister’s Office, in Ness Ziona and was shown the “antibody which attacks the virus in a monoclonal way and can neutralize it within the bodies of those ill,” accor...
Netanyahu And Rival Gantz Clinch Israel Power-Sharing Deal
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Netanyahu And Rival Gantz Clinch Israel Power-Sharing Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed a deal on Monday to form a national emergency government, ending a year of unprecedented political deadlock. The power sharing agreement clinched after weeks of negotiations gave a clear end-date for the premiership of Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving leader, who has become for many the face of the nation. Netanyahu, who is under criminal indictment in three corruption cases, will remain prime minister for 18 months after which Gantz will replace him, according to the agreement signed by both men. Netanyahu’s trial on charges that include bribery, fraud and breach of trust is due to begin on May 24. He denies any wrongdoing. Over the past year the right-wing leader, in power for ...
Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)
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Tourists Forced To Write ‘I Am So Sorry’ 500 Times For Breaching Coronavirus Lockdown In India (Photo)

Ten foreigners were forced to repent by writing “I am so sorry” 500 times for breaching Coronavirus lockdown in India. Recall authorities in India imposed a nationwide lockdown with residents only permitted to leave their homes only for essential services such as buying groceries and medicine. On Sunday, April 12, the ten travellers from Israel, Mexico, Australia, and Austria were caught taking a walk in Rishikesh, an ancient city where The Beatles sought spirituality in 1968. Local police officer Vinod Sharma said they were each made to write “I did not follow the rules of lockdown so I am so sorry” 500 times. More than 700 foreign tourists from the US, Australia, Mexico and Israel staying in the area had flouted the lockdown rules, Sharma said, adding the unusual punishme...
Israel’s health Minister and wife test positive for Coronavirus
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Israel’s health Minister and wife test positive for Coronavirus

Israel's health minister, Yaakov Litzman and his wife Chava have both tested positive for Coronavirus.   The country's Health Ministry which confirmed the development in a statement released on Thursday April 2, said Litzman and Chava have been in isolation after feeling unwell. The statement further revealed that those who have been in contact with the health minister and his wife in the past two weeks, would be notified and ordered into self-quarantine.   It was further gathered that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been made aware of the diagnosis, and it is expected that Litzman "will continue to maintain a regular agenda from his home, in line with medical recommendations."   Before testing positive for the virus, the Minister held meetings alongs...
City of Bethlehem Goes into Total Lockdown Over coronavirus
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City of Bethlehem Goes into Total Lockdown Over coronavirus

Israel has imposed a lockdown on the city of Bethlehem over coronavirus fears. The move came after Palestinian authorities confirmed seven cases of coronavirus in the Bethlehem area south of Jerusalem on Thursday and announced a 30-day state of emergency and a two-week ban on tourists including closing down the Church of the Nativity. The Palestinian health ministry said the cases had first been detected at a hotel in the Bethlehem area. All seven of those infected were being treated in quarantine, the Palestinian health ministry said. Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh also explained that the measures were essential to contain the disease. All but essential travel between Palestinian governorates was now prohibited, while all schools and educational facilities...
Israeli Who Recovered In Japan Develops Coronavirus Again In Israel
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Israeli Who Recovered In Japan Develops Coronavirus Again In Israel

Four new cases were discovered on Friday alone, including the first case of transmission on Israeli soil. Friday saw a worrisome spike in Israeli coronavirus cases, as four more citizens were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in Israel, the Health Ministry reported. Shimon Dahan returned from quarantine in Japan after having having been presumed to be "recovered", following his infection with the virus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship and subsequent quarantine in Tokyo. Later on Friday, two men from northern Israel were also diagnosed with coronavirus after returning from separate trips to Italy, according to the ministry, making them the sixth and seventh Israeli citizens to be infected so far.
Israel Readies For Third Election In Less Than A Year
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Israel Readies For Third Election In Less Than A Year

Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister. Two previous votes in April and September last year failed to produce a clear winner between right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz, who heads the centrist Blue and White party. Ballot-weary Israelis have shown limited enthusiasm ahead of the March 2 election, with some grudgingly accepting the possibility of a fourth run before the year ends. But there have been significant developments since Israelis last went to the polls. Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving premier, has become the first to be indicted while in office. Charg...
Israel Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Cruise Ship Returnee
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Israel Confirms First Coronavirus Case In Cruise Ship Returnee

Israel confirmed Friday its first case of new coronavirus in a citizen who flew home from Japan earlier this week after being quarantined on the stricken cruise ship Diamond Princess. “One of the passengers who returned home from the cruise ship in Japan tested positive in a checkup by the health ministry’s central laboratory,” a ministry statement said. A total of 15 Israelis were among the passengers quarantined on board the Diamond Princess, of whom 11 have flown home. The others all tested negative for the virus. The returning Israelis had all been placed in quarantine for 14 days at the Sheba Hospital in the central town of Tel Hashomer. “They are in full isolation,” said Dr Gili Regev-Yochay, director of the hospitals’ infectious diseases unit. “It’s in many way...
‘US Middle East Plan Will Die Before Trump’ – Iran’s Supreme Leader
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‘US Middle East Plan Will Die Before Trump’ – Iran’s Supreme Leader

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Donald Trump's controversial plan for Israel-Palestine would die before the US president does. "This plan will certainly not work and it will die before Trump," Khamenei said in his speech that aired on state television. "The Americans negotiated with the Zionists on something that doesn't belong to them." Trump announced the long-awaited Middle East plan last month, although the proposal was made without the input of Palestinians, who broke off ties with the Trump administration after it announced its recognition of Jerusalem as the "undivided capital" of Israel in 2018. The US plan, which is seen by analysts as extremely supportive of Israel and has been rejected by the Palestinians, the Arab League and the Organisation o...
Incredible Moment Iranian Students Refuse to Step on US and Israeli flags amid anti-government protests across the country
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Incredible Moment Iranian Students Refuse to Step on US and Israeli flags amid anti-government protests across the country

A video has emerged showing the incredible moment Iranian students refused to step on the flags of the US and Israel during anti-government protests calling for register change that started in Iran on Sunday night. In the video clip taken at Shaheed Beheshti University, hundreds of Iranian students refused to step on the American and Israeli flags amid anti-government marches in the country and a warning to its leaders from Donald Trump to 'not kill protesters'. Thousands of Iranians on Sunday took to the streets of Tehran to protest against the Islamic Republic's leaders, hours after the Iranian government admitted shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner killing over 100 people, with protesters chanting 'death to the dictator' and 'you are the real ISIS'. Iranians for over 3...
Israel Attacks Iran For Killing 176
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Israel Attacks Iran For Killing 176

Israel has blasted Iran, accusing it of deceiving the whole world. Recall that Iran on Saturday finally admitted that its military “unintentionally” shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all 176 on board. It blamed “human error” for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a “hostile target.” Jetliner, a Boeing 737 operated by Ukrainian International Airlines, went down on the outskirts of Tehran during takeoff just hours after Iran launched a barrage of missiles at US forces in Iraq. Iran had earlier denied shooting down the plane, saying it was impossible for such thing to have happened. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran “lied intentionally” about shooting down the Ukraine airliner. “They knew from the start that they had d...
Survey Lists India, Israel, Nigeria As Trump’s Strongholds
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Survey Lists India, Israel, Nigeria As Trump’s Strongholds

A survey by the Washington-based Pew Research Centre has listed Nigeria as one of the strongholds of United States President, Donald Trump. This is as the survey found that support for President Trump remains largely negative around the world. The Centre discovered that across the 33 countries surveyed a median of 64 percent said they do not have confidence in Trump to do the right thing. Only 29 percent expressed confidence in the US president. “Trump has a base of strong support in the Philippines, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria, and India,” the survey found. Trump received more negative ratings than Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the highest ratings of the five world leaders polled – 46 percent ex...
Prime Minister Netanyahu Warns Of ‘Resounding Blow’ If Iran Attacks Israel
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Prime Minister Netanyahu Warns Of ‘Resounding Blow’ If Iran Attacks Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Wednesday that Israel would strike a “resounding blow” if attacked by arch foe Iran, as regional tensions soar after the US killing of a top Iranian general. “Anyone who attacks us will receive a resounding blow,” the premier told a Jerusalem conference after Iran launched a salvo retaliatory missile strikes on bases used by US troops in Iraq. Netanyahu has described the target of last week’s US drone strike — Major General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards foreign operations arm — as a “terrorist-in-chief”.
Iran Threatens To Hit Israel And Even Dubai If US Retaliates Over Airbase Bombs
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Iran Threatens To Hit Israel And Even Dubai If US Retaliates Over Airbase Bombs

Iran has threatened to bomb Israel and Dubai if the United States retaliates for its ballistic missile strike at two Iraqi bases housing US troops. Tehran fired more than a dozen ballistic missiles at two Iraqi bases housing American troops in a revenge attack for the US drone strike that killed top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Friday. The Ayn al Asad airbase in western Iraq that was visited by Donald Trump in December 2018 and the Erbil base in Iraqi Kurdistan were both struck by the missiles on Tuesday at about 5.30pm. Iran's Revolutionary Guard warned the US and its regional allies against retaliating over the missile attack. The Guard issued the warning via a statement carried by Iran's state-run IRNA news agency. 'We are warning all American allies, who gave th...
Israel Will Not Join America In War Against Iran – Benjamin Netanyahu
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Israel Will Not Join America In War Against Iran – Benjamin Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu has told his security cabinet that Israel should 'stay out of' any fallout sparked by the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. The Israeli Prime Minister told top ministers on Monday that since the general's assassination was carried out solely by the US, there is no reason to get involved. Iran has promised a 'crushing revenge' following the strike which killed Soleimani and other top Revolutionary Guards commanders last week, expected to ramp up on Tuesday when a three-day period of mourning ends. Benjamin Netanyahu has banned top ministers from talking to the press about Soleimani's death and told them Israel should 'stay out of it' Benjamin Netanyahu has banned top ministers from talking to the press about Soleimani's death and told them Israe...
Israel Praises Trump For Soleimani Killing, Places Military On High Alert
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Israel Praises Trump For Soleimani Killing, Places Military On High Alert

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered its military on high alert as he expressed strong support for President Trump on Friday, less than a day after the U.S. killed top Iranian military general Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport. Netanyahu called the U.S.’s recent attacks on Iran a “just struggle,” adding that President Trump should be praised for his actions, which likely thwarted future attacks on American citizens. “Just as Israel has the right of self-defense, the United States has exactly the same right,” he told reporters after returning from a recent trip to Greece. “Qassem Soleimani is responsible for the death of American citizens and many other innocent people. He was planning more such attacks," he said.
You Will Mourn Soon, Iranian Official Tells Israel, United States
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You Will Mourn Soon, Iranian Official Tells Israel, United States

"The Israelis and Americans have committed a blatant crime at odds with all international regulations and laws and they should rest assured that they will receive a tough response," he promised. Spokesperson for Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Brigadier-General Ramezan Sharif, has said the United States and Israel will have their momentary joy turned into mourning over the murder of its commander, General Kaseem Soleimani. Soleimani and an Iraqi ally were struck down at the Baghdad Airport on Thursday. The US say it was a decisive defence action, claiming the IRGC commander was planning attacks on American citizens in Iraq. "Certainly the momentary joy of the Americans and Zionists will not last long and will turn into mourning," Sharif said. "The Israelis and Am...
US Reps Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel
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US Reps Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib Barred From Visiting Israel

Israel announced Thursday it was barring the entry of two Democratic US congresswomen after Donald Trump encouraged the move, a remarkable step both by the US President and his ally, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to punish political opponents. Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely told CNN on Thursday of Israel's decision to ban Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota from entering the country. The announcement came shortly after Trump said Israel would be showing "great weakness" by allowing them to enter the country. "The plan of the two Congresswomen is only to damage Israel and to foment against Israel," Netanyahu said in a statement following the decision. The intervention by Trump into Israel's decision-making was extraordinary enough. B...
‘Israel Will Be Destroyed In Half An Hour If America Attacks Us’ – Iran
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‘Israel Will Be Destroyed In Half An Hour If America Attacks Us’ – Iran

Israel will be destroyed in half an hour if the United States attacks Iran, a senior Iranian parliamentarian said on Monday. Weeks of tensions culminated last month in U.S. President Donald Trump’s last-minute decision to call off planned strikes on Iran after Iran shot down a U.S. drone about two weeks ago. Washington also accused Iran of being behind attacks on ships in the Gulf, which Tehran denies. “If the U.S. attacks us, only half an hour will remain of Israel’s lifespan,” Mojtaba Zolnour, the chairman of the Iranian parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission said on Monday.
TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth, Israel: Church, Islamic, Political Leaders Want TB Joshua Banned In Israel, Reject Crusade
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TB Joshua Crusade In Nazareth, Israel: Church, Islamic, Political Leaders Want TB Joshua Banned In Israel, Reject Crusade

Churches, Islamic clerics and political groups in Nazareth, the largest city in the northern district of Israel, have joined forces against a two-day crusade being planned by Nigerian preacher, TB Joshua, at Mount Precipice. The churches and Islamic leaders want Joshua banned from preaching in Israel and called for the cancellation of the planned crusade, Israeli’s popular newspaper, Haaretz, reports on Thursday. According to the newspaper, church officials meeting in Nazareth several days ago urged residents to boycott the event and clerics to avoid any mention of it in their sermons. “We beg you not to play in the hands of those organizing this type of festival which is an affront to the principles of Christianity, and our national identity, and deals a blow to the social fa...
Israel Becomes Seventh Nation To Orbit The Moon
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Israel Becomes Seventh Nation To Orbit The Moon

Israel just became the seventh nation to orbit the moon. After slowly spiraling away from Earth for the past six weeks, an Israeli spacecraft known as Beresheet slipped into orbit around the moon on Thursday. This was a historic achievement for the little robot, but it paves the way for something truly epic: a lunar touchdown attempt a week from now. If Beresheet succeeds on April 11, it will become the first Israeli craft, and the first privately funded vehicle, ever to land on the surface of the moon. “The lunar capture is an historic event in and of itself — but it also joins Israel in a seven-nation club that has entered the moon’s orbit,” Morris Kahn said in a statement. “A week from today, we’ll make more history by landing on the moon, joining three superpowers who have...
Nnamdi Kanu Leaves Israel, Now In England (Photos)
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Nnamdi Kanu Leaves Israel, Now In England (Photos)

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has left Israel and has arrived England where he is also a citizen. The pro-Biafran leader touched down this evening at Leeds Bradford Airport in England and is set to unite with his deputy, Uche Mefor in London for “further diplomatic movement aimed at Biafra referendum.” The British authorities last year briefed the Nigerian government about the temporary travel documents they were about to issue to Namdi Kanu, who holds a Nigeria-U.K dual citizenship. Nnamdi Kanu surfaced in Israel in October last year after almost a year his residence was raided by the military in Umuahia, Abia State. He was first sighted spotted praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. He also took pictures with other IPOB members ...
John Ogu Slams CAF As Nigeria Missed Out On Africa Best XI For 2018 (Photos)
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John Ogu Slams CAF As Nigeria Missed Out On Africa Best XI For 2018 (Photos)

Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has criticised the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after Nigeria missed out on Africa Best XI for 2018. Yesterday, the African team of the year was unveiled and no single Nigerian player was included. Ogu who plays for Hapoel Be’er Sheva in Israel took to his official Twitter account to criticise the list in a series of tweets and insisted that his teammates Wilfred Ndidi who plays for Leicester City and William Troost-Ekong who plays for Udinese should have been on the list.
Israel Denies 25 Nigerian Pilgrims Visa
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Israel Denies 25 Nigerian Pilgrims Visa

ISrael has denied a total of 25 Nigerian pilgrims visa. The affected are 25 out of the 137 who intended to go on Christian Pilgrimage from Gombe State.Reacting to the issue, the Executive Secretary of the Gombe State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr. Joseph Iliya Bega stated that no reason was given by Israel for the denial. Speaking during the farewell ceremony of the Pilgrims, he explained that the affected Pilgrims have been pleaded upon and were asked to forward names of their choices to replace them within the next four days from Monday the 31st December 2018. The Executive Secretary also stated that another eight other Pilgrims had a delay in acquiring their visas but explained that the delay in the visas can only delay their departure but will not deny them the pilgrimage ...
Nnamdi Kanu Blasts Buhari, His Wife And Others In Fresh Broadcast From Israel
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Nnamdi Kanu Blasts Buhari, His Wife And Others In Fresh Broadcast From Israel

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has taken a swipe again at President Muhammadu Buhari whom he claimed has died and is being impersonated in Aso Rock. In a live broadcast from Israel on Saturday (today), the IPOB leader who called the president an illiterate claimed that the real Buhari is dead and the person in Aso Rock is Jubrin, a look-alike of the president who comes from Sudan. He said next month, IPOB will hold a meeting where he will reveal and provide evidence including pictorial proof to show that Buhari is fake as he alleged that the president died in Saudi Arabia. He said the Nigerian cult government gave him strict bail conditions so he won't be able to talk or speak his mind which he refused to do and that's why they decided to ki...
Court Finds Teenager Guilty Of Stabbing Nigerian Boy To Death In The UK
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Court Finds Teenager Guilty Of Stabbing Nigerian Boy To Death In The UK

A teenager has been convicted of murdering an 18-year-old man in Hackney, east London. Jonathan Abora -guilty of murder A teenager has been found guilty of stabbing a Nigerian boy to death in UK after the convict prowled the streets of Hackney in a car before attacking the young man. Jonathan Abora, 18, was found guilty of the murder of Israel Ogunsola, aged 18, of Hackney following a three-week trial at the Old Bailey in London. The court heard how shortly before 20:00hrs on Wednesday, 4 April, officers on patrol in Morning Lane, E9 were alerted to a serious incident close by. Officers arrived in Link Street, junction with Morning Lane, and found Israel suffering stab wounds. They assisted an off-duty paramedic in providing emergency first aid until the London Ambul...
Nnamdi Kanu To Make A Live Broadcast On Sunday 6pm
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Nnamdi Kanu To Make A Live Broadcast On Sunday 6pm

Nnamdi will address the global IPOB family live on Sunday 6pm Biafraland time on what happened. Also happening Now on Radio Biafra, IPOB leadership thank the Jewish State of Israel and Prime minister Netanyahu for hosting Nnamdi Kanu and facilitating his safety, trip and hospitality. Truly a Jewish brother they can trust and followed through!
Reno Omokri Visits Israel, Shares Picture Of Jesus’ Foster Father’s House
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Reno Omokri Visits Israel, Shares Picture Of Jesus’ Foster Father’s House

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has shared pictures from his trip to Israel where he visited some of the Biblical historic sites in the land. Reno Omokri also shared a video which shows him getting baptized in River Jordan where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Sharing his experience at the River Jordan, he wrote: ‪”I went to the River Jordan and I was pleasantly surprised that someone I know, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, had visited there and his visit was immortalised with a plaque he unveiled in 2003 at the river where our Lord Yehoshua, AKA Jesus (Nabi Isa in Islam) was baptised.‬” Below is a picture he shared stating that it is believed to be the home of Joseph, the foster father of Jesus Christ. ”Believed to be the home of Joseph, the foster father of our Lord, Yehoshu...
Musician Masego slammed for Israel show
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Musician Masego slammed for Israel show

Masego has become the latest musician to come under fire for alleged pro-Israeli views, after performing in the country. Masego drew sharp criticism over the weekend when he posted a picture of himself with a saxophone next to a caption about Israel and a location tag from Israeli city Tel Aviv. The caption read, "Imma Israelite. I ain’t black no more", a line from Kendrick Lamar's single YAH. The star's Instagram Stories documented his journey in the country over the weekend and his comments brought massive backlash on social media from fans who threatened to boycott his music over the decision. They flooded his mentions with comments that slammed the decision and claimed that he was alienating his local fanbase. Ima Israelite. I ain’t black no mo. ?Tel aviv pic.twitte...
Israel Set To Deport Thousands Of Illegal African Migrants From The Country
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Israel Set To Deport Thousands Of Illegal African Migrants From The Country

The plan to forcibly deport thousands of illegal African migrants has been shelved by Israel, but is encouraging voluntary deportation. In a written response to the country’s Supreme Court, the government said forced removal of the migrants “is no longer on the agenda”. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu giving a TV interview However, Israel’s immigration authorities are still seeking ways to deport migrants voluntarily, it said. The fate of Israel’s roughly 30,000 illegal African migrants has become a hugely contentious issue. The supreme court previously suspended a plan to expel the migrants – mostly from Eritrea and Sudan – unless they voluntarily accepted a cash lump sum and a plane ticket out of the country. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu then cancelled a UN deal to resettl...
Israel Scraps African Migrant Deportation Plan After Reaching A Deal With The UN Refugee Agency
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Israel Scraps African Migrant Deportation Plan After Reaching A Deal With The UN Refugee Agency

Israel has cancelled plans to deport migrants en masse to Africa after reaching a deal with the United Nations refugee agency. More than 16,000 asylum seekers will instead be resettled in Western countries, including Canada, Italy and Germany, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. About 16,000 others will be given permanent residency in Israel, he said. Israel's Supreme Court had blocked deportations meant to begin on Sunday. The plan to send the migrants to African countries - reported to be Uganda and Rwanda - was condemned by Israeli activists and sparked protests. The new plan will be implemented over a five-year period. Mr Netanyahu's office described the agreement as "unprecedented". "These understandings will allow the removal of more migrants from Israel than in...
Africans In Israel Paint Their Faces White To Protest Deportation
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Africans In Israel Paint Their Faces White To Protest Deportation

Africans in Israel have been given "deportation notices" and those who failed to leave were imprisoned at the Saharonim prison in the south of Israel. To protest the deportation, inmates at the Holot prison in the Negev desert first embarked on a hunger strike. African migrants also went out into the streets, protesting in front of embassies like that of Rwanda, and hoping to pressure officials to end their expulsion. Africans involved in the demonstration painted their faces white, suggesting they were being sent into danger because Israel didn’t believe their black lives mattered. The protesters carried placards on which was written words like, "Now I'm White. Will you deport me?", "Do Black lives matter?", and "Deported to death because I'm Black". The government of Israel has ...
Palestine Threatens Legal Action Against Israel, US
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Palestine Threatens Legal Action Against Israel, US

Palestine is considering legal options in case Israel and the U.S. choose to derail negotiations on the Israel-Palestine settlement, Foreign Minister Riyad Maliki told Sputnik in an interview. Palestine has been seeking a new format of peace talks with broader mediator participation since refusing to let the U.S. remain the sole main mediator following the latter’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “We are asking for advice from many internationally recognised legal experts to help us also to focus on different specific legal tracks and to see what we could do in the near future when it comes to this. “You know, if the negotiations track is closed by the rejection of Israel and the U. S., that means that they are not leaving us with many options but to focus on th...
Cash Or Custody: Israel Kicks Off Deportation Of African Migrants
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Cash Or Custody: Israel Kicks Off Deportation Of African Migrants

Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail, the country’s official websites said on Monday. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is offering the migrants, 3,500 dollars and a plane ticket to what it says is a safe destination in another country in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the victims are from Sudan and Eritrea. The fate of some 37,000 Africans in Israel is posing a moral dilemma for a state founded as haven for Jews from persecution and a national home. The right-wing government is under pressure from its nationalist voter base to expel the migrants, while others are calling for them to be taken in. The government says the migrants are “infiltrators” looking for ...
Leave Now Or Face Jail, Israel Tells African Migrants
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Leave Now Or Face Jail, Israel Tells African Migrants

Israel began warning thousands of African migrants Sunday that they must leave by the end of March, officials said, under a plan that could see them jailed if they refuse. On January 3, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced implementation of a plan to deport about 38,000 migrants who had entered the country illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese. The controversial plan gives them until the end of next month to leave voluntarily or face jail and eventual expulsion. Immigration authority spokeswoman Sabine Haddad said that officials began issuing migrants letters on Sunday advising them that they had 60 days in which to leave the country voluntarily. For now, the notices are being given only to men without families, officials said.
Nigeria Govt, Israel Sign New Deal
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Nigeria Govt, Israel Sign New Deal

Nigeria and Israel have reviewed the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on agricultural cooperation between both countries. The understanding was signed yesterday at a bilateral meeting in Abuja. Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Guy Feldma and the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, sealed the deal on behalf of their countries. The scope of the agreement would widen cooperation between Nigeria and Israel on agro-research, attract aids from development partners, strengthen the 22 research institutes on agriculture and offer youth practical training in agriculture. Ogbeh explained that Nigeria would learn from Israeli expertise in science-based agricultural development. He also announced that Nigeria would participate in the 2018 edition ...
2019: ‘Heavens Have Decided Buhari Must Go’ – Controversial Enugu Prophet, Anthony Nwoko
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2019: ‘Heavens Have Decided Buhari Must Go’ – Controversial Enugu Prophet, Anthony Nwoko

Controversial Enugu prophet and pro-Biafra activist, Prophet Anthony Nwoko, has declared that heavens have decided on Buhari’s second term ambition.   He said the conclusion of the hosts of heavens is that Buhari must be booted out in 2019.     He slammed Nigerians, especially Igbos wishing to have presidency come 2023.   Nwoko said they lacked spiritual sight, and that as such, they were having a pipe dream.   He also said that Buhari lacked the spiritual power to lead Nigeria and should forget 2019.   Nwoko in what he called 2018 prophesies for Nigeria said also that those calling for restructuring as well as those agitating for a referendum for a sovereign state, were equally blind and did not seek for divine pronouncement on such...
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Hamas Says Will Not Attend Palestinian Meeting Over Jerusalem

Islamist movement Hamas said Saturday it would not participate in a meeting of Palestinian leaders to debate responses to the controversial US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision not to take part in the meeting to begin late Sunday is a further setback to failing reconciliation efforts between leading Palestinian factions. “We have taken the decision not to participate in the meeting of the (Palestinian) Central Council in Ramallah,” Hamas said in a statement, however stressing its “commitment to the unity of our people”. “The conditions under which the committee will be held will not enable it to carry out a comprehensive and responsible political review, and will prevent decisions that reach the level of our aspirations.” The two-day meeting will bring ...