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After years of refusing requests by widows of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a ceremony including a minute’s silence was held on Wednesday at the Olympic village in Rio de Janeiro led by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, who read out the names of the Israeli victims. http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4837148,00.html
The UK is funding two programmes promoting cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian scientists on water and medical research.
The Stream programme finances joint studies by Israeli, Palestinian, and UK researchers on water problems and joint studies by Israelis with residents of Arab countries all over the Middle East and North Africa….The Growth programme provides UK funding to enable academics from universities in the Palestinian Authority to learn in advanced study programmes in laboratories in Israel in water technologies and medicine.
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Atlanta (Georgia, USA) Mayor Kasim Reed rejected a demand to stop his police officers training with the Israeli police force saying: “I happen to believe that the Israeli Police Department has some of the best counter-terrorism techniques in the world and it benefits our police department from that long-standing relationship.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1jkTuS4K68Read more →
Israel Update: 13 July 2016
by Hazel Green
A State Department grant intended to rally support for peace between Israel and the Palestinians also helped set up political infrastructure that was later used for a campaign opposing Israeli P.M. Netanyahu in 2015, according to a bipartisan Senate investigative report released on Tuesday. In releasing the report, Senator Rob Portman criticized the State Department for lax oversight and for undermining a U.S. ally. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/state-department-grant-netanyahu-225414Read more →