Hollywood executives back Netflix over anti-Israel ‘Fauda’ boycott – Middle East Affairs

By Middle East Affairs After an organization called for Netflix to boycott an Israeli television series, Hollywood executives are voicing their support for the online streaming service, Reuters reports. Israeli-made television series “Fauda” is set in the West Bank and tells the story of an Israeli undercover agent who is searching for a Palestinian militant. […]

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Looming regional crisis threatens UN peace mission – Middle East Affairs

A perfect storm of events across the Middle East is threatening to undermine Unifil’s efforts, with the peacekeeping force surrounded by war and political turmoil. To Lebanon’s south lies Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, where last week Israeli troops killed 16 people in the Gaza Strip, in some of the worst bloodshed the coastal […]

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Rise of petro-yuan provides dilemma for Saudi Aramco/Frank Kane – Middle East Affairs

The Chinese move was an instant success, with trading volumes overtaking traditional Brent futures in London on the opening day. It remains to be seen how the pattern will settle down long-term, but the Chinese authorities will have been encouraged by the launch, and participation from some big global energy traders, such as Glencore and […]

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Israel frees detained migrants after deal with U.N. collapses – Middle East Affairs

By Middle East Affairs Israel released a small group of African migrants from detention on Wednesday after a deal to send them to Rwanda collapsed, Reuters reports. Another 200 hundred are still at the Saharonim detention center in southern Israel and might be deported to Uganda, but the news agency said that would depend on […]

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