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A Surprising Thread of Tweets: To discover who are the attendees of the #US Embassy celebration in #Jerusalem

#US Embassy celebrations: A who's who of the Israeli arms trade

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Only 30 countries took part in the #Israeli Foreign Ministry’s gala celebrating the new #US embassy in #Jerusalem last week. Not coincidentally, Israel’s ties with most of them are based on arms sales used to carry out gross human rights violations
Following 1967 War, #Israel began a diplomatic campaign to convince countries to oppose resolutions demanding it to unilaterally withdraw from the occupied territories. Israel attempted to buy votes of "murderous dictatorships" & military juntas in exchange for weapons & training
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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🚸 (1) While the Congressional Black Caucus spends the day telling everyone @realDonaldTrump is a racist and that they’re boycotting the #SOTU a wildly unreported story comes to mind. His name was #ToussaintBirwe he was 6 years old when #SamanthaPowers motorcade killed him.
(2) In April, 2016 #SamanthaPower and her giant convoy sped down rual roads in #Cameroon with a helicopter overhead for really nothing more than a photo op to talk about how much she’d done to stop #BokoHaram #ToussaintBirwe #CR
(3) The small villages were excited to see the convoy and they lined the streets waving and little #ToussaintBirwe was struck by an SUV he flew in the air and landed on the ground with a crushed head, and THEY DID NOT STOP @OfficialCBC @RepWilson @RepMaxineWaters @RepRichmond
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1/ Politics and governance took centre stage this week, with the FG under fire for a slow response to floods in Benue,
2/ and Amnesty International serving a reminder, where none was needed, of the catastrophic human toll of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
3/ Finally on the reminder trail, Nigeria’s states have always had a thing for debt, and Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are Nigerian after all.
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