Anwar Hussein/WireImage via Getty Images(LONDON) — Dutchess Kate had her first official engagement with Action for Children in Wales since taking over from Queen Elizabeth II in December as the organization’s royal patron.Kate, 35, visited two project…read more
NASA/JPL-Caltech(NEW YORK) — An international team of astronomers has discovered seven potentially habitable exoplanets — or planets outside our solar system — that could have liquid water on their surfaces, according to a paper published Wednesday …read more
Hawai Adda(LUDHIANA, India) — Airplanes aren’t just for globetrotting anymore. In Ludhiana, India, a grounded Airbus A320 is now a restaurant where customers can enjoy a fine dining experience.
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iStock/Thinkstock(SYDNEY) — Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Australia Wednesday, kicking off a four-day visit, marking the first time a serving Israeli prime minster has visited the country.
Netanyahu, joined by his wife Sara, landed in Sydney aboard an El Al aircraft from Singapore, where the Israeli leader met with Singaporean prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Landed in Sydney for 1st-ever visit of an Israeli PM to Australia. Thanks for the warm welcome. I’m far from Israel, but feel at home. 🇮🇱🇦🇺 pic.twitter.com/qmUEuSKcJO
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) February 21, 2017
— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) February 21, 2017
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wrote an op-ed Wednesday in The Australian newspaper, in which he expressed the country’s support of Israel and a two-state solution, as well as his disapproval of the United Nations’ “one-sided” resolutions.
“Australia was the first country to vote in favour of the 1947 UN partition resolution adopted by the General Assembly, which led to the establishment of Israel in 1948,” Turnbull writes. “The key role Australia played in ensuring the security and prosperity of the Jewish people should be a source of pride for us all.”
He continues, “Israel is a miraculous nation. It has flourished despite invasion, conflict and an almost complete lack of natural resources, other than the determination and genius of its people.”
Turnbull also cited “the brilliance and the enterprise of our almost 120,000-strong Jewish-Australian community.”
— Malcolm Turnbull (@TurnbullMalcolm) February 22, 2017
In a nod to the recent United Nations Security Council resolution, Turnbull writes, “My government will not support one-sided resolutions criticising Israel of the kind recently adopted by the UN Security Council and we deplore the boycott campaigns designed to delegitimise the Jewish state.”
He adds, “At the same time, we recognise that Israel and the Palestinians need to come to a settlement and we support a directly negotiated two-state solution so that Palestinians will have their own state and the people of Israel can be secure within agreed borders.”
Netanyahu — who aside from Turnbull, met with Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove — welcomed the comments made by Turnbull in his op-ed, telling reporters in Sydney, “I wasn’t surprised by the friendship expressed in the article but I had no advance warning so when I landed I was given the paper, I was delighted to read it … Australia has been courageously willing to puncture UN hypocrisy more than once.”
— Israel Foreign Min. (@IsraelMFA) February 21, 2017
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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Apparently, this qualifies as big news in Iceland. The country’s president, Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, has stirred up controversy by coming down against pineapple as a pizza topping.While speaking to a h…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(ZAWIYA, Libya) — Dozens of bodies have washed ashore on the coast of Libya.
At least 74 bodies were found in Zawiya, according to a spokesperson for the United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration. They are believed to b…
Courtesy SD Biju(NEW YORK) — Scientists from India have discovered seven new species of frogs, according to a news release Tuesday from PeerJ, a peer-reviewed biological and medical sciences journal.All of the newly discovered frogs all belong to the …read more
iStock/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — A military court Tuesday sentenced Elor Azaria, the Israeli combat medic found guilty of manslaughter, to 18 months in prison, half the time requested by prosecutors.The three-judge panel in Tel Aviv had last month found…read more
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In his first overseas trip as vice president, Mike Pence is re-assuring European allies that America will honor its security commitments and has “strong support” for NATO.As recently as January, in an interview with The T…read more
ABC News(NEW YORK) — Just a few days after President Trump’s remarks on Saturday about what he said happened “last night in Sweden,” unrest erupted in a Stockholm suburb, home to a large immigrant population. Rioters set cars on fire and threw ro…read more