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Is Sweden paving the way for wider recognition of Palestine?

Yesterday, Sweden became the biggest western European country to formally recognise a Palestinian state. The new Prime Minister Stefan Lofven ignored strong criticism from Israel to follow through on a promise made at his inauguration last month.


UNRWA and displacing 'inspiration'

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai has declared her intention to donate her winnings from the World Children's Prize to UNRWA. The $50,000, according to statements on the UNRWA website, will be utilised to rebuild a school ruined during "Operation Protective Edge". Through rhetoric replete with symbolism detracting from reality, the gesture reflects the constant fluctuations between necessity and acquiescence, with Palestinians as recipients of aid remaining within a perpetual depletion of freedom.


BBC upholds complaint over 'Operation Brother's Keeper' report

The BBC has upheld a complaint on the grounds of accuracy concerning a July report on 'Operation Brother's Keeper' that misrepresented the killings of Palestinians by Israeli occupation forces in the West Bank.


EU prioritises two-state conspiracy within alleged criticism of settlement construction

The EU is about to embark upon a continuation of contradictions that criticise settlement expansion while reiterating its support for the two-state conspiracy. The recent appropriation of land and further settlement construction prompted a series of alleged concerns which, according to Haaretz, EU Ambassador to Israel Lars Faaborg-Andersen is expected to relay to Israel's Foreign Ministry Director Nissim Ben Sheetrit and national security advisor Yossi Cohen.


UNRWA's Gunness fights against accusations that the UN agency assists Hamas

Jessica PurkissThe above clip taken from a Fox News broadcast aired last week shows the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) spokesperson Christopher Gunness and anti-Palestinian activist David Bedein debating US funding to the UN agency.