The African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in South Africa, decided on Wednesday to downsize its embassy in Israel to a liaison office, in response to the American government's controversial policy changes in the country.
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"Delegates endorsed the proposal that we must give the support to the oppressed people of Palestine and resolve on an immediate and unconditional downgrade of the South African embassy to a liaison office", he said.
"[It] sends a clear message to Israel that there is a price to pay for its human rights abuses and violations of global law", the ANC said in a statement. Moreover it relieves South Africa of any credible ability to play a role in brokering peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. "Why, one wonders, would they choose to send a message to the Jews of their country that they support an organization that states very clearly in its charter that it seeks the death of Jews?"
The ANC, Africa's oldest liberation movement, which benefited from boycotts and sanctions against Apartheid South Africa, has provided direction and we look forward to others following suit.
"A downgrade will negatively affect the South African economy by jeopardising (to name but a few) trade, tourism, access to hi tech and water technology", and also says that the move works against "social cohesion". During the 2014 war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Ramaphosa rejected a demand to close the Tel Aviv embassy.
"These procedures do also help in the extremist organisations to wage a religious war that would harm the entire region, which is going through critical moments and would lead us into wars that will never end, which we have warned about and always urged to fight against", Palestine's president, Mahmoud Abbas, said in a televised address following the U.S. announcement, according to a CNN report.
Joe Manchin (D-WV) came out with a shocking statement, saying that Franken should not resign and should go through "due process". But on Wednesday, Franken's office finally announced a timeline for his resignation in the midst of the tax bill being passed. .
He announced last month he would be released from his record $1.2 million contract to return to Parramatta for the 2018 season. The District Attorney's office reviewed the case and later rejected it based on insufficient evidence, the documents reveal.
He added they were under stress due to involvement of India which wants to create a "two front situation" for Pakistan. He said Pakistan and India should resolve their disputes for the sake of better future.
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Consequently, Trump was "tempted to pull Gorsuch's nomination", saying plenty of other judges would want the job. White House head of legislative affairs Marc Short admitted that the delay caused the president's frustration.
A statement from his office late Sunday said he would undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. No Democrats or independents support the legislation, although it is expected to comfortably pass the House of Representatives.
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