Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): Out & About In the Middle East

As the #GazaReturnMarch has continued, the coverage in Haaretz has been quite perceptive as this snapshot that we just received at our Virtual Studios reflects.  So far, the following diplomatic moves have been made: 

  • The US blocked a Security Council Statement on the Gaza Killings
  • Palestine recalled its' envoy from Washington
  • Turkey and Israel threw out their Senior Diplomats
  • South Africa withdrew its' Ambassador
There has been more of a muted response from the Arab World in spite of Kuwait having led the demand for a Security Council Meeting as we present this  courtesy of Haaretz:

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Tear gas is fired at protestors during clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel, east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018
Second Gazan Said Killed in Protests; Abbas Recalls Washington Envoy
Palestinians clash with with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018, as Palestinians protest over the inauguration of the US embassy following its controversial move to Jerusalem.
Analysis || A Predictable Bloodbath in Gaza: Israel Did Not Lift a Finger to Prevent Lethal Clashes
Amos Harel 15.05.2018
Palestinians run for cover from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces near Gaza border,  May 14, 2018
Jerusalem Embassy and Gaza Protests: 59 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Gunfire at Border
In this photo combination, Palestinians protest near the Israel-Gaza border and U.S. and Israeli dignitaries applaud at the opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem , May 14, 2018.
Analysis || Messianic U.S.-Israel Axis Showcased at Jerusalem Embassy Ceremony Is Gut-punch for Most American Jews
Chemi Shalev 15.05.2018
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, May 15, 2018.
Israel Expels Turkey Envoy After Ankara Ousts Israeli Ambassador Over Gaza Deaths
Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, introduces President Donald Trump during the Celebrate Freedom event in Washington D.C. July 1, 2017
Opinion || Trump Choosing a 'Jews Are Going to Hell' Evangelical to Pray at the Jerusalem Embassy Is Offensive. But It's No Accident
Jonathan S. Tobin | 14.05.2018
A Palestinian man uses a slingshot during clashes with Israeli forces along the border with the Gaza strip, May 14, 2018
Hamas Conveys Indirect Message to Israel: We Might Tone Down Gaza Protests
Palestinians run for cover from tear gas fired by Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City on May 14, 2018.
Mass Gaza Border Clashes: 58 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Gunfire, 1,113 Wounded
Left: A wounded Palestinian demonstrator being evacuated during the protest against the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem; right, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner at the embassy inauguration, May 14, 2018.
‘Ashamed to Be Jewish’: As Trump Base Celebrates Embassy Move, Horrified U.S. Jews Mourn Gaza Deaths
Allison Kaplan Sommer 15.05.2018


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