Podcast: Israel kills 18 Palestinians at protests in Gaza and Netanyahu reverses an agreement on African migrants in Israel

In this episode of the Middle East Weekly podcast we discuss the events that occurred in Gaza this past weekend, where the Israeli Defense Forces killed 18 people and injured nearly 1000 in reaction to Palestinian demonstrations near the border fence which separates Gaza from Israel. The Palestinian protests began on the anniversary of Land Day and were to be the beginning of a six-week long campaign called the Great Return March, raising awareness about the Palestinians’ right to return to the homes they were displaced from in 1948. At the end of the podcast, we also provide some updates on the deal that Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu made, and then abruptly cancelled, regarding the status of African migrants in Israel.

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Podcast: Corruption charges against Netanyahu and updates from Syria

In our first story on this week’s episode we discuss the history of corruption charges against Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. Next, we discuss the Turkish military’s attack on a Syrian convoy heading to reinforce YPG forces in Afrin. Finally, we discuss an underreported story of U.S. strikes killing hundreds of Russian mercenaries in Syria. If you want more information on any of these stories check out the articles we recommend below.

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