Published: Wed, April 24, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Israeli Forces Shut Down Palestinian Soccer Tournament in East Jerusalem

Israeli Forces Shut Down Palestinian Soccer Tournament in East Jerusalem

Israeli rights group Gisha reported complaints against the Israeli authorities regarding the restrictions imposed on Christians who want to travel during the Jewish holiday of Passover, also known as Pesach, which coincides with Easter. Olmert offered to relinquish about 2 per cent of Israeli territory in exchange for the seized 6.3 per cent of the Palestinian territory, not a ideal solution to be sure, but better than status quo! Yet, in relative terms, what the Palestinians now have or could have in the foreseeable future is infinitely worse than what Barak and Olmert had offered them. And the third element is Kushner is going to pour money on the Palestinians. Because they [can] have the cake and eat it.

With the U.S. electing presidents the likes of President Donald Trump, who could be reelected for another term, what chances do the Palestinians have to recover not 95 per cent of their homeland but much less.

The ban on Gaza Christians comes after Israeli military authorities announced the full closure of the West Bank and Gaza for Palestinian residents during the week of Passover, from April 19 to 27. They have the West Bank, but at the same time they don't have to make the painful decision about the Palestinians, really making them really, totally stateless or making them citizens of Israel. "There will be officially an apartheid state".

Bucks advance to face Celtics after first playoff series win since 2001
Meanwhile, the Indiana Pacers are eliminated from playoff contention, after a 110-106 home loss to the Celtics in Game 4. The Bucks will play the Celtics in the second round.

Bayoumy: How do you feel Kushner approached the peace plan?

On Friday, US Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt warned both Israel and the Palestinians against rejecting Trump's peace plan and rejected the use of the term "two-state solution" in an interview released by Sky News Arabic. "Somebody like Kushner doesn't understand that". There's no avoiding direct negotiations between parties to reach a comprehensive deal.

Israeli restrictions on Friday prevented many Palestinian Christians - especially those from the blockaded Gaza Strip - from taking part in Good Friday celebrations in Jerusalem's Old City.

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