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Janet Jackson on Palestine, Syria peace mission

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Source: alarabiya.net

Pop-music icon Janet Jackson was in Palestine on Sunday during a visit to Occupied Jerusalem with her Qatari billionaire husband Wissam al-Mana.

Jackson, also a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, posted pictures on her Twitter account of herself posing with “beautiful Palestinian students.”

She tweeted: “Peace. Yatta High School, West Bank with @UNICEF. Beautiful Palestinian students.”

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Muslim Player: Yaya Touré

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info-pictogram1 Yaya Touré is a practising Muslim, once turning down the traditional Man-of-the-Match champagne after a league game against Newcastle United in keeping with his religious beliefs. He is the younger brother of Liverpool player Kolo Touré and elder brother of Al-Safa’ SC’s Ibrahim Touré, who died on June 19th, 2014, after a short battle with cancer. In October 2013, Touré joined a campaign against elephant poaching, becoming a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme

Latin America turns against Israel on Gaza

Throughout Latin America, criticism of Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip is on the rise. Nations with a colonial history of their own regard Israel as an occupying power.

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Source: http://www.dw.de

In Latin America, Brazil is on the forefront of politics critical of Israel.

After Brazil recalled its ambassador to Israel for consultations in July, several other countries in the region quickly followed suit: Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

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Is it time for a sporting boycott of Israel? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Palestinians says occupying force should face sports and cultural boycott. Sohail Rahman speaks to Uriel Sturm is sports editor of the Jerusalem Post and Head of the American Football League in Israel; Luther Blisset played professional football for AC Milan and England. He’s an ambassador for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign; and Pauline McNeill is a former member of the Scottish Parliament and Chair of the Middle East and North Africa Forum in Scotland, which campaigns for Palestinian rights.