In Israel, government officials prepare to expel some 40,000 African migrants in a deportation agenda profiling Sub-Saharan migrants.
According to the Israeli government, Africans have 90 days to leave voluntarily or face jail time.
Lives of thousands of Palestinians sit in a more fragile state as a refugee agency reports that the U.S. did not disperse a $120 million promised payment.
The failed delivery follows a threat issued by Donald Trump and U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley that aid would be cut when Palestinians and others denounced the U.S. Administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
During a special emergency session on Thursday, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution calling for the revocation of President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel.
Yemen’s Ambassador Khaled Hussein Mohamed Alyemany introduced the U.N. resolution. Alyemany is part of a bloc of Middle-Eastern officials that condemned Trump’s announcement on December 6, which also included plans that the United States would move their headquarters from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
South African Nobel Peace Prize winner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu rarely engages with the public due to his failing health. Yet, from his sickbed in a longtime battle with prostate cancer, he spoke.
“God is weeping,” he declared in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.