Israel-Palestine Current Affairs, GK & News

Israel’s Nation State Law

The Supreme Court of Israel recently assembled to hear a special petition filed by Arab-Israeli citizens to scrap the Nation State Law. About the Nation State Law The Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People is informally known as the Nation State Law. It is one of the fourteen constitutional laws or ..

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First Jerusalem-Mumbai festival held in Mumbai

The Jerusalem-Mumbai festival is to be held in Mumbai on February 15, 2020 to promote artistic and cultural ties between Israel and India. The festival is first of its kind. Highlights The aim of the festival is to establish links between the cities Jerusalem and Mumbai. The idea was mooted during PM Modi’s visit to ..

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Funding for India-Palestine Techno Park released

Recently the Indian Representative to Palestine, Sunil Kumar released the third tranche of funding for the construction of India-Palestine techno park in Palestine. India had committed to invest 12 million USD as a part of capacity building in Palestine. India currently pays 3 million USD on half yearly basis The Techno Park The park will ..

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US merges its embassy and Consulate General in Jerusalem into single diplomatic mission

United States has decided to merge its Consulate General with its new embassy in Israel into single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem. This decision was taken as part of US’s global efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness of its operations. It also comes after US under President Donald Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in ..

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UNGA adopts resolution rejecting US declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has overwhelmingly adopted resolution declaring United States of America (USA) recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital as ‘null and void’. The resolution was moved by Turkey and Yemen and was adopted with 128 countries voting in favour including major political powers such as India, Japan Britain, France, Germany and ..

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