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Uruguay’s Israeli Committee Accuses UN of Inciting Terrorist Violence

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Jan 11, 2017, 10:34 am
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Uruguay said everyone in the UN must take responsibility for what is happening in Israel. (Porisrael)

EspañolFollowing a terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, Uruguay’s Israeli Committee addressed the United Nations Security Council, accusing its members of “fomenting terrorist violence,” and criticized the countries where terrorism occurs for allowing death to continue — Uruguay among them.

The condemnation came in response to an alleged assassination attempt, when a truck accelerated to kill young military men between the ages of 20 and 22 and left 17 other people injured. The Israeli Central Committee issued a statement against Arab Palestinian terrorism in response.

 

This is the first time the UN Security Council has issued a resolution against Israel, and it was able to move forward without a veto from the United States.

The letter from the Central Committee of Uruguay stated that “the words of the UN condemnation of Israel on December 23 still echo. Resolutions, instead of leading to peace, foment terrorist violence … It is time for everyone who raises their hand in this international body to assume responsibility for the deaths it causes.”

Uruguay is part of the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member. It was one of the nations that voted against the advance of the Israeli settlements in disbuted areas.

Source: El Observador 

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Sabrina Martín is a Venezuelan journalist, commentator, and editor based in Valencia with experience in corporate communication. Follow @SabrinaMartinR.

Maduro Laughs Off Opposition’s Attempt to Remove Him from Power

By: Sabrina Martín - @SabrinaMartinR - Jan 11, 2017, 7:25 am
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Español"I am President of Venezuela by constitutional mandate," Nicolás Maduro said in response to the National Assembly ths voted by majority to remove him from office. Maduro reiterated through a television broadcast that he will continue to preside over the country despite the fact that Parliament tried to dismiss him with a new measure on Monday, January 9. "The actions of the National Assembly regarding the abandonment of my office makes me laughs," he said during the swearing in of the "Anti-coup Command" chaired by  Vice President Tareck El Aissami. It was created to seek out and prevent attempts to overthrow his presidency. Read More: Venezuela Reopens Border with Brazil; Colombia Perimeter Still Closed Read More: More Food and Currency Controls Lay Ahead in Venezuela, Experts Say In that same speech, he also called for peace, and asked that officials not submit to provocation. "I call the revolutionary people to work," he reiterated, while also admitting he will ignore any measures approved by the opposition-majority parliament regarding his office. "I am the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela by mandate of the people and with the people I will continue here defending peace, protecting the people and developing the economy," he said. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   "Take note of the consequences of the call to a coup that that gang approved yesterday in the National Assembly, a gang that kidnapped the National Assembly and that uses the precincts of the National Assembly in contempt of the law to promote a coup d'etat." Sources: El Nacional; Sumarium

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