Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, a socialist who took office just over a week ago, gave instructions for the humanitarian vessel to be admitted to the eastern port of Valencia after having been turned away by Italy and Malta.
The show comes shortly after images emerged of Rock’s fellow US comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, at a military training camp inside an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank, also prompting anger.
The American entertainer, who is also an actor, is expected to perform in Tel Aviv at the Menora Mivtachin Arena on Tuesday at 7:30pm, as part of his world tour.
At the time of publishing, a change.org petition had gathered more than 6,100 signatures calling on Rock to "boycott apartheid
On Sunday, about 1,500 members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party voted unanimously to impose Israeli sovereignty over “Judea and Samaria”, referring to the Israeli name for the occupied Palestinian territory. The non-binding resolution also called for the unlimited construction of settlements in the occupied West Bank, land that Palestinians want for a future state.
Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have denounced Israeli plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, saying they represented "an end to the remnants of the peace process" and would "lead to more Palestinian resistance".
There has been a curious lack of support for Ahed from Western feminist groups, human rights advocates and state officials who otherwise present themselves as the purveyors of human rights and champions of girls’ empowerment.Ahed, like Malala, has a substantial history of standing up against injustices.
Ahed Tamimi, a 16-year-old Palestinian girl, was recently arrested in a night-time raid on her home. The Israeli authorities accuse her of "assaulting" an Israeli soldier and an officer. A day earlier she
Karzai also said he welcomed a recent call by the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to investigate war crimes in Afghanistan, including those committed during his tenure in office.
Rights group outraged as reports say president considering policy changes to expand CIA authority on attacks and raids.
US President Donald Trump is seeking to loosen some Obama-era limits on drone attacks and ground raids outside conventional warzones US media reports have said. The New York Times, citing unnamed officials,
Rakhine state is home to most of Myanmar’s 1.1 million Rohingya, who live largely in abject poverty and face widespread discrimination by the Buddhist majority.
The Myanmar army has been accused of carrying out extrajudicial killings in the restive Rakhine region, with residents and activists accusing soldiers of shooting indiscriminately at unarmed