Israel / Middle East

AOC Slammed by Left for Snubbing Yitzchak Rabin Commemoration

Star of the progressive left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has come under fire for withdrawing from an event commemorating late-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, including by Rabin’s own granddaughter who accused the Democratic congress woman of surrendering to populism.

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Former Israeli Health Ministry Head Warns Against Protests, Citing U.S. Report

As coronavirus cases in Israel soar — and with them, tensions in the Knesset over whether to tighten restrictions on ongoing anti-government protests — a former Israeli director-general of the Health Ministry on Wednesday warned against the demonstrations, citing a U.S. report that showed a significant spike in infections following the George Floyd protests.

Israelis take part in a weekly protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen on the poster, in front of the home of Israel's attorney general Avichai Mandelblit in Petah Tikva. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The weekly vigils have become the vanguard of a grassroots protest movement against Netanyahu's alleged …