Flash – Israel cancelling deal with UN on African migrants: Netanyahu


© AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the press at the MP’s Jerusalem office on April 2, 2018

JERUSALEM (AFP) – 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the UN refugee agency on resettling thousands of African migrants after facing mounting pressure from his right-wing base.

Netanyahu had himself announced the agreement in a televised address on Monday afternoon, drawing immediate anger from right-wing politicians, including allies, and many of his traditional supporters.

He said in a late-night…

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