Apr 272016

In a speech to the Broward County Republican Party on Monday night, a Florida home builder making his first run at political office said the U.S. should ban everyone who seeks to enter the country from the Middle East, reports the Sun Sentinel.

Unless they are coming from Israel, that is.

While Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has called for banning entry to Muslims, developer Carlos Beruff


took it a step further saying no one from the Middle East should be welcome until our immigration department fixes our “broken” system.

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Apr 262016

A Labour MP who was forced to apologise after backing calls for Israel to “relocate” to America has resigned as an aide to the party’s shadow chancellor.

Naz Shah,


who made the controversial comments in 2014, will no longer carry on in her role as parliamentary private secretary (PPS) to John McDonnell.

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Apr 262016

Romania is to fast-track claims from Holocaust survivors under an amended law on property restitution which are expected to be passed by parliament next week, legislators said on Tuesday.

Romania was an ally of Nazi Germany during World War Two until it changed sides in August 1944, and much of the property seized during the war was later nationalised under communist rule which followed.

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Apr 062016

A far-right Israeli politician has been admonished by his party and roundly condemned by commentators after suggesting Jewish and Arab women should be separated in maternity wards in apartheid-style segregation.

Betzalel Smotrich,


a 36-year-old member of parliament from the Jewish Home party, which is part of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, is an ultra-nationalist settler who is frequently outspoken on issues of religion and the Palestinians.

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