Category: victory

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Israel celebrates ‘Pyrrhic’ victory because it turns 70

It appears Israelis have every reason to be in a festive mood this week as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of their state’s founding. This “Independence Day”, which Israel marks according to the Hebrew calendar, on April 19, the regional, security and diplomatic environment looks to be the most favourable Israel has faced in its…

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Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre reopens: ‘That is a victory’

The doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem were officially reopened early morning on Wednesday after being shut for three days in protest of Israeli policies.   Adeeb Joudeh, the custodian of the keys, said that the church was reopened to the public at 4am local time (2:00 GMT). “This is a…

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Trump hails tax reform bill as a ‘ancient victory’

Donald Trump has praised a tax reform bill passed by both houses of the US Congress as a “historic victory for the American people”, as the contentious legislation represents the first major tax overhaul in over three decades. The president hailed the legislation, which was passed by the House of Representatives for a second and…

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Mugabe’s final victory

The world was glued to television screens last night and almost everyone was expecting one thing: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s resignation. It never came. He delivered a rambling speech that said nothing. By the time he mentioned he would preside over the ZANU-PF Congress, it was already clear that Mugabe was not going anywhere. Across…