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Israel to approve immigration for 1,000 Ethiopian Jews

The Israeli government announced Monday that it agreed to absorb 1,000 Ethiopian Jews, accepting just a fraction of the African country’s 8,000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that a special committee had agreed to allow community members who already have children in Israel

US, Russia block consensus at ‘killer robots’ meeting

A key opponent of high-tech, automated weapons known as “killer robots” is blaming countries like the U.S. and Russia for blocking consensus at a U.N.-backed conference, where most countries wanted to ensure that humans stay at the controls of lethal machines. Coordinator Mary Wareham of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

U.S cuts over $200m aid to Palestinians

The United States, a major ally of Israel, has cut more than $200m in economic aid to Palestinians, in a move that comes months after also drastically cutting its contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). A senior US official said on Friday that President Donald Trump had ordered the State

Jewish nation state: Israel approves controversial bill

Israel Arab MPs protest and rip copies of the bill after Knesset passes nation state law Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law characterising the country as principally a Jewish state, fuelling anger among its Arab minority. The "nation state" law says Jews have a unique right to national self-determination there and

Cyber Reports: Fitness apps, smartphones threaten security

Director’s cut: Insight from Sean Kanuck, IISS Director of Cyber, Space and Future Conflict At a 6 July cyber security conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin called for closer international cooperation to address cyber attacks. He asserted that cyber threats have reached a level that can only be countered by the combined efforts

Israel jails African asylum seekers refusing deportation

By Bethan McKernan Hundreds of detained Eritreans go on hunger strike as state begins much-criticised expulsion programme to third countries. Seven Eritreans who have had their asylum petitions rejected have been jailed indefinitely by Israel after refusing deportation to Rwanda. The men are the first to be detained since the Israeli authorities announced a initiative last November