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ICJ rules against Israel

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The International Court of Justice said in its non-binding opinion issued Friday that  Israel has abused its status as the occupying power in the West Bank and east Jerusalem by carrying out policies of annexing territory, imposing permanent control and building settlements. ============ THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The top U.N. court says Israel’s presence in the Palestinian occupied territories is “unlawful” and called on it to end. The International Court of Justice said in its non-binding opinion issued Friday that Israel has abused its status as the occupying power in the West Bank and east Jerusalem by carrying out policies of annexing territory, imposing permanent control and building settlements. It said such acts render “Israel’s presence in the occupied Palestinian territory unlawful.” It says its continued presence was ”illegal” and should be ended as “rapidly as possible.” THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. AP’s earlier story follows below. The top United Nations court said I

5 takeaways from Trump’s RNC speech

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  Politics   Jul 19, 2024 12:59 AM EDT MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican National Convention celebrated former President Donald Trump not just as a party leader but a living martyr who survived a would-be assassin’s bullet and is ready to work for everyday Americans after a sweeping victory in November. WATCH:  Donald Trump speaks at 2024 Republican National Convention The portrayals of unity, including in Trump’s first speech since he was injured in the assassination attempt last Saturday, sought to erase the image of a man whose presidency often swirled in chaos and infighting and ended with a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Democrats have repeatedly wielded images of that day to try to thwart his return and have spotlighted his recurring use of inflammatory and hardline rhetoric. Inside the Milwaukee arena, he was “an American folk hero” and “strong commander in chief,” alive because of a “miracle.” To the left, he remains a threat to democracy, with authoritarian designs. L