23 April 2017
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21/04/2017 16:33

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Israel boosting border defences

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Lebanon's Hezbollah sought Thursday to show that Israel is building up defences in anticipation of another conflict, after a string of statements from Israeli officials warning of a potential confrontation.

21/04/2017 02:17

US urges UN to focus on «chief culprit» Iran

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The United States on Thursday urged the UN Security Council to make Iran's «incredibly destructive» activities its Middle East priority and devote less attention to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

21/04/2017 01:59

Clashes at protest to support Palestinian hunger strikers

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Several dozen Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces Thursday outside a prison where detainees are on a hunger strike, while a group of Israeli hardliners nearby taunted prisoners by barbecuing.

21/04/2017 00:37

Israel to get 3 more F-35 jets on Sunday

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Israel is to take delivery of three more F-35 stealth fighters from the United States on Sunday, adding to two which arrived in December, an army statement said.

21/04/2017 00:05

Israel lobbies FIFA as settlement showdown looms

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Israel is launching a diplomatic offensive against Palestinian calls for FIFA to impose sanctions over football clubs based in Jewish settlements in the occupied territories, an official said on Thursday.

20/04/2017 02:16

Palestinians slam Israel for refusing talks with hunger strikers

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Palestinian leaders on Wednesday denounced Israel's refusal to negotiate with Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails, warning of a «new intifada» if any of them die.

19/04/2017 05:22

Israel vows not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers

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Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan vowed on Tuesday not to negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian detainees on the second day of a hunger strike led by popular leader Marwan Barghouti.

18/04/2017 05:29

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launch mass hunger strike

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Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails launched a hunger strike on Monday following a call from leader and prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian Authority official said.

17/04/2017 06:03

Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem site of Jesus's resurrection

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Thousands of Christians marked Jesus's resurrection on Easter Sunday at the Jerusalem site where they believe the miracle occurred, with some prostrating themselves over his tomb and leaving in tears.

16/04/2017 05:57

Orthodox Christians celebrate «holy fire» in Jerusalem

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Tens of thousands of Orthodox pilgrims gathered at Christianity's most holy site under heavy police guard Saturday for the traditional «holy fire» ceremony to mark Easter.

08/04/2017 12:25

Fresh Gaza protests after Palestinian pay cut

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Fresh protests against civil service pay cuts broke out in Gaza on Saturday, as pressure builds on Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to tackle the...

28/02/2017 16:33

Netanyahu hits back ahead of Gaza war report

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on the defensive ahead of a report Tuesday expected to criticise him and military leaders for insufficiently preparing for attack tunnels in the 2014 Gaza war.

17/01/2017 12:02

The Trump transition, tweet by tweet

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Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him.

15/01/2017 11:52

Kerry: US worked to ensure fair Paris Mideast statement

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Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States had negotiated at the Paris Middle East peace conference to prevent Israel being treated unfairly.

27/12/2016 23:27

Donald Trump says United Nations just a club for people to «have a good time»

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US President-elect Donald Trump has questioned the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it was just a club for people to «have a good time», after the UN Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

26/12/2016 06:55

Trump imposes brash style on US diplomacy

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It was once conventional wisdom in Washington that the prospect of assuming command of US foreign relations would force Donald Trump to tone down the shoot-from-the-hip style of his campaign.

11/12/2016 07:52 Video

Israel, the migration of the cranes at Lake Hula Agamon

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Thousands of cranes of 400 different species every year through the Jordan Valley. The lake is one of the most important places in the world for bird-watching.

21/11/2016 17:19

Turkey blasts Israeli mosque prayer call bill «insult»

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Turkey on Monday denounced as «unacceptable» and an «insult» a bill being discussed in the Israeli parliament to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques.

05/11/2016 20:18

UN envoy urges focus on «real» Gaza issues

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UN Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov said Saturday that residents of the Gaza strip need jobs and hope more than a harbour and airport, a reference to recent comments by Israel's defence minister.

22/09/2016 06:42

Israel arrests 35 Palestinians in raids after violence spikes

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Israeli authorities have arrested at least 35 Palestinians over the last few days in raids following a spike in violence ahead of upcoming Jewish holidays, officials said Thursday.

11/07/2016 21:53

Families of US-Israeli victims sue Facebook over Palestinian attacks

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Israeli and American victims of Palestinian attacks sued Facebook Monday, claiming that the internet giant enables the militant Hamas group to use its platform and demanding $1 billion in damages.

11/07/2016 21:49

Israel outlaws «Iran-funded» Palestinian group

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Israel announced Monday it had outlawed a Palestinian group it says acted as a front for Iran-directed militant activities targeting Israelis and the regime of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

28/03/2016 16:47

Israel sees heady future for medical marijuana

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With its moat, wall, barbed wire, armed guards and security cameras, the facility could be mistaken for a military base if it weren't for the pungent odour of marijuana in the air.

25/03/2016 09:18 Video

Israel's Purim, masks and parades for the Jewish carnival

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It is an ancient festival where the only rule is to have fun, and is beloved by children who dress up just like a carnival. During the festival, preceded by a day of fasting, feasting, they will exchange gifts and generally have fun.

20/10/2015 19:19

In Jerusalem's Old City, once-busy street at heart of divide

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Al-Wad Street used to be one of the busiest within the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, but today the narrow alley is almost empty except for Israeli soldiers.

18/10/2015 19:43

Gunman kills Israeli soldier as diplomats seek calm

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An Israeli soldier was killed Sunday in a shooting at a bus station in Beersheba, further stoking fears of a full-blown Palestinian uprising as diplomats scramble to quell tensions.

18/10/2015 17:42

Israel rejects observer plan after more stabbing attacks

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Israel on Sunday rejected a proposal to send international observers to a flashpoint holy site in a bid to calm unrest after five more stabbing incidents defied a security crackdown.

18/10/2015 14:46

Kerry to meet Netanyahu in Germany, then Abbas in Mideast

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Vegetarianism and gruesome body-piercing may seem an unlikely combination, but the two represent the peak of devotion at a bloody and spectacular annual Thai festival which runs until Wednesday.

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