Your Monday Briefing – The New York Times
Violence erupts in Israel and the West Bank
Violence has squeeze Jerusalem and the Israeli-occupied West Bank since Thursday in a series of attacks that have left more than 20 people dead, beginning with an Israeli military raid in the West Bank that left 10 dead.
A Palestinian man was shot dead yesterday outside an Israeli settlement in the West Bank, and Palestinian officials say across the region, Israeli settlers have carried out 144 attacks against people. Palestine and their property. On Friday, a Palestinian gunman killed seven people outside a synagogue in a Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem. On Saturday, an attacker shot and wounded two Israelis near another Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem.
Israeli police say they have arrested relatives and neighbors of the perpetrator of Friday’s attack. On Sunday morning, police cleared his family’s house and sealed it off. Israel regularly destroys the homes of alleged attackers, an act that human rights groups and the United Nations say equates to collective punishment.
React: The far-right government of Israel has announced a number of sanctions against Palestinian attackers and their supporters. The government said it plans to expedite gun licensing for Israeli citizens, increase military and police units to carry out more arrests of Palestinians, and conduct operations to capture Palestinians. hold Palestinian weapons.
Job: Palestinians across the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza have expressed widespread anger over their treatment of Israelis, especially after the bloodiest year for Palestinians in the West Bank in more than a decade and a half. via. That backlash can decide whether this is the beginning of a new wave of violence.
The battle for the Donbas . region
Russian forces Struggling for control of villages in eastern Ukraine near the city of Bakhmut over the weekend, the latest flashpoint as Moscow tries to take over the entire eastern Donbas region.
The status of the village of Blahodatne is disputed. Ukraine said yesterday that its troops repelled attacks on the country and several other settlements in the region. But the day before that, the private military company Wagner, fighting on behalf of Moscow, announced that it had captured the village. The Russian Ministry of Defense has not confirmed this information.
Blahodatne lies between Soledar, a salt-mining town that was recently captured by Russian forces after weeks of fierce fighting, and a road that runs north from the city of Bakhmut. The road served as an important supply route for Ukrainian forces defending the city. Moscow aimed to encircle Bakhmut, cut off supply lines, and then force the city’s defenders to retreat.
War casualties: Many civilians obeyed the government’s directive in Kyiv to leave Donetsk, in the Donbas region. Those who remained remained vulnerable to shelling, with dozens killed in recent weeks.
Nadhim Zahawi was overthrown by Rishi Sunak
Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister of Great Britain, sacked Nadhim Zahawi, chairman of the Conservative Party, on his personal tax matters. The dismissal came yesterday after Sunak’s ethics adviser concluded that Zahawi’s failure to promptly disclose his tax investigation resulted in a settlement and an estimated £5 million penalty. England, is a “serious violation” of the ministerial code.
Zahawi is the second minister in three months to be forced to resign over false accusations. Gavin Williamson resigned in November as a no-portfolio minister following allegations of bullying. Dominic Raab, the deputy prime minister, is under investigation for multiple counts of bullying.
The dismissal of Zahawi, who was previously prime minister of the Exchequer, was a blow to Sunak. The prime minister rose to power by helping topple his scandalous predecessor, Boris Johnson, but his government has been unable to shake off many of the same ethical issues.
Story: Zahawi rose to national prominence in late 2020 after being appointed by Johnson to lead the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine during the far-reaching phase of the pandemic. He also served as education minister and prime minister.
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ARTS AND IDEAS
Call the French French
It’s a “style tip” from The Associated Press Stylebook that seems to strain taste and diplomacy: “We recommend avoiding generic and often dehumanizing labels of ‘people’ like the poor. , mentally ill, French, disabled, university students. educated.”
The French, who found themselves sandwiched between the “mentally ill” and the “disabled”, had something to say about that. In a Twitter post, the French Embassy in the United States suggested that it changed its name to “French Embassy”. (One journalist suggested that the French could rebrand as “croque-monsieur experiencers.”)
“Certainly no French diplomat has ever complained that being called an emissary of the ‘French’ is inhumane,” he said. Our Paris office chief, Roger Cohen, writes. “In fact, the French like to be stereotyped as French, if that’s the case. They go through French with considerable enjoyment.
A Times reader in Paris, in a comment on the article, had another suggestion: “Someone please interview ‘Emilie’ (in Paris) and find out what she thinks. Then we’ll really know what to do with this.”