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Israelis Shout ‘Shame’ in Protest Against Rodrigo Duterte’s Visit

By Sputnik News Duterte, the first Philippine president to visit Israel, is known for his outspoken rhetoric and policies. Duterte’s hallmark is his anti-drug campaign, which he once compared to the Holocaust, saying that we would be happy to kill drug addicts like Hitler killed Jews. The landmark visit of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Israel was […]

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‘We Have to Take a Nausea Pill’: Israeli Politicians Slam ‘Problematic’ Duterte

By Sputnik News THE Philippine president is widely known for his coarse comments in public and for his war on drugs that has reportedly claimed the lives of hundreds involved in drug trafficking, drawing criticism in regards to alleged human rights violations. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will reportedly face opposition from Israeli politicians and NGOs during his […]

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Duterte to visit Israel in September

By Rodolfo Andal PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has accepted the invitation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Israel next month, Malacañang announced on Tuesday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Jr. confirmed during a Palace press briefing that the President is set to make an official visit to the State of Israel on September 2-5, 2018. According […]

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US Pulls Out of UN Human Rights Council After Accusing Body of Anti-Israel Bias

By Sputnik News United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Photo © REUTERS / Stephanie Keith THE United States removed itself from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Tuesday, following more than a year of highly public protests against the 47-nation body. The US’ primary grievances are the council’s alleged anti-Israel bias […]