Mar 282016

Israel on Monday confirmed it has withdrawn the nomination of a former West Bank settler leader as ambassador to Brazil, caving in to what appeared to be Brazilian objections to his political past.

The decision to drop Dani Dayan’s


candidacy dealt a setback to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who had vowed to stick by his candidate, and reflected growing international impatience over continued Israeli settlement construction on occupied lands claimed by the Palestinians.

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Feb 192016

An heir to the DHL Express empire was on the run on Friday after escaping from custody in the tiny Pacific nation of Palau, where he was being held on a drugs charge.

Junior Larry Hillbroom was arrested after the seizure of 5.5 ounces of methamphetamine, and faces a trafficking charge carrying a sentence of 25-50 years in jail.



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Jan 152016

The unusually frank approach of Sweden’s foreign minister has seen fans send her flowers over her biting criticism of Saudi Arabia — and now prompted Israel to declare her persona non grata.

Declared unwelcome by authorities in the Jewish state on Wednesday thanks to a raft of critical comments, Margot Wallstrom has made a name for herself as a vocal feminist and fierce defender of human rights.

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