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Trump shift on Israeli settlements fulfills wish list of evangelical base

20 Nov 2019; MEMO: A US decision effectively backing Israel’s building of settlements in the occupied West Bank, long a cherished item on conservative Christians’ wish list, is expected to strengthen evangelicals’ support for Donald Trump as he seeks re-election in 2020, according to a leader of the president’s evangelical advisory group.

India: 'Show Some Backbone': Retired SC Judge Urges New CJI to Restore Top Court's Credibility

New Delhi, 20 Nov 2019, GANASHAKTI: Former Supreme Court judge Madan B Lokur on Tuesday warned that unless new Chief Justice of India SA Bobde restores the top court’s credibility and stature urgently, it could lead to the death knell of the independence of the judiciary.

Critical of some of the recent verdicts and administrative decisions of the top court, Lokur in an article for the Hindustan Times said “our judges need to show some backbone and spine, particularly in dealing with issues of personal liberty”.

“Kashmir situation should be declared national calamity and central Govt. Should compensate for the economic disaster “: Yechury

Chandigarh, November 20, GANASHAKTI: “ It is more than 100 days for the lockdown of Kashmir. The economy of the state has been totally shattered. The apple crop has been worst affected. Apple growers have suffered a loss of more than 10 thousand crores of rupees. Tourism industry is shut up. In absence of internet there can be no tourism business. The daily wagers are the worst affected.

White supremacist manifesto reportedly shared at Syracuse U

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A white supremacist manifesto that appeared to be a copy of one linked to a man accused of attacking two mosques in New Zealand was circulated electronically at Syracuse University, campus law enforcement said Tuesday, adding to a string of racist episodes that have shaken the upstate New York campus.

Officials said the manifesto appeared to be copied from one written by the man accused of killing 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in March.

Venezuela denounces to UNESCO socio-cultural impact of US blockade

PARIS, Nov 19 (NNN-Prensa Latina) - Venezuela denounced at the UNESCO General Conference the impact of the US-imposed financial blockade on the country’s socio-cultural life and its relations with the UN specialized organization.

Addressing the general debate of the forum that entered its second week, Minister for Indigenous Peoples Aloha Nuñez said that Washington’s unilateral sanctions prevent in many cases the importation of food and medical supplies essential for the population.

Ex-UNRWA chief blames US, Israel for his resignation

19 Nov 2019; MEMO: Pierre Krahenbuhl, the former commissioner-general for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), has blamed the US and Israel for his resignation, Al Jazeera network reported yesterday.

According to the news site, Krahenbuhl said it was clear to him that he would have paid the price for defending UNRWA and refuting the claims of Israel’s ambassador to the UN.

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