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The Weekly Global Roundup

The Weekly Global Roundup: Metal Detectors Come Up, Then Down, In Jerusalem (July 24 to 29, 2017)

This roundup covers news summaries across six regions: Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America, and South America. Wherever possible I draw links to Singapore, but I think it is more important to understand geopolitical developments around the world, to draw attention to meaningful news stories, and to highlight both positive and negative events.

Around the world, I rely primarily on the email newsletters from “The Economist“, “Foreign Policy“, “Muck Rack“, “The New York Times“, “The Wall Street Journal“, and “The World Post“. In Singapore, the weekly digests from the European Union Centre and the Middle East Institute are handy. Do send me recommendations of news outlets or articles too, to jinyao.guan.yin.miao[a]gmail.com!

Taken from https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/720x405/p0597gx3.jpg.

Metal detectors in Jerusalem (Credit: BBC).

July 24 to 29, 2017

From one geopolitical flash point to another: Last week, the focus was on the ongoing stand-off between Bhutan, China, and India in the Himalayas, in Doka La. This week, attention shifts to the Middle East, where tensions are escalating over the Israeli decision – prompted by the shooting of two Israeli policemen – to install metal detectors at entry points to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. In addition, security cameras have also been installed, and President … “suspended all contacts between the Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government … in protest of the metal detectors“, and both the United Nations Security Council and the Arab League have weighed in. There was also an attack in a West Bank settlement, which left three Israelis and three Palestinians dead, and a shooting at the Israeli embassy in Jordan left the two Jordanian attackers dead.

Later, the security cabinet of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu voted to remove the metal detectors, and to also use less obtrusive surveillance technologies. The new equipment and the additional police officers will also be paid for.

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Africa

The Asia-Pacific

Europe

The Middle East

North America

Latin America

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