Barbara Klein, Israel discussed on Reveal

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Barbara Klein a planned visit to Israel by two U. S. lawmakers continues to stir debate in Israel prime minister Benjamin not Netanyahu's government refused to allow Congress woman ill Han Omar and Rasheeda to leap into the country under pressure from president trump Israel then change course on to leaves visit she was planning to visit her grandmother in the west bank but to leave decline to accept and peers Daniel Estrin reports from Jerusalem there is a stormy debate among Israelis about whether this was handled well the thought being we'd be damned if we let we would have allowed her to visit and damned if we didn't but a lot of Israelis do see these congresswoman as as hostile to Israel there was a lot of talk about their itinerary that they weren't planning on meeting Israeli officials although ill hunt Mar now says that she did plan to meet Israeli lawmakers and security officials last evening to leave joined Jewish supporters in the Detroit area for Shabbat dinner and said Israel's conditions for her trip spelled out in a letter were unacceptable this letter was used to try to prevent my freedom of speech my freedom of who I could speak to the Syrian government is intensifying attacks on a rebel stronghold in the country's northwest in an effort to retake control from opposition fighters and peers with Sherlock reports air strikes of reportedly killed dozens of civilians spirit struck two villages in Syria's rebel held it to the provinces hitting her rooms and killing civilians local aid groups accuse the Syrian regime of intentionally targeting civilians in a bid to displaced population from parts of the province it wants to take back the Syrian regime and its allies deny this this marks an escalation in the government campaign to end rebel control of this region multiple attempts at a cease fire have failed and hundreds of people have died since the fighting began in April Reese shaddock and peonies they reached the trumpet shin is preparing new fair housing regulations and peers Pam Fessler reports civil rights groups say it'll make dimmest dim discrimination worse officials with the department of housing and urban development say they're trying to clarify rules governing the fair housing act which is intended to prevent discrimination on the basis of race sex disability and other factors the new other factors the new proposal would increase the burden of proof for those who want to showing cord that an action has a discriminatory impact even if unintentional Lisa rice's president and C. E. O. of the national fair housing alliance with these rule changes essentially what had is saying is you can only bring an intentional discrimination case which she says we've got one of the laws main protections fair housing advocates vow to fight the rule Pam Fessler NPR news Washington this is NPR news pro democracy demonstrators marched again in Hong Kong today it was an authorized protest but late in the evening riot police deployed near a police station where some demonstrators stayed longer than permitted and through exit guards but there were no clashes with police in Zimbabwe calm has returned to the streets of the capital Harare after police stopped in opposition organized demonstration to protest the country's worsening economic problems ishe muffin Dick way is in Harari the people assembled in downtown that I'd have to the High Court upheld the police for he be sim order on Friday would be eaten up and tear gassed by the police the heavy handed police response has been condemned by local and international human rights groups Amnesty International issued a statement saying the police had to be held accountable for assaulting the protest those rights organizations say more than a hundred people were arrested when I was twelve we Egypt the opposition movement for democratic change is voted to proceed with March is slated for other parts of the country starting Monday in below I seen Bob was second CD for NPR news I missed my for the queen that IT the world wildlife conference on trade in endangered animal and plant species opens in Geneva today with representatives of more than a hundred eighty nations it's the first meeting since the U. N. warned a million species are.

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