22 May 2017
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14/05/2017 17:26

Palestine president in India ahead of Modi Israel trip

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas landed in New Delhi late Sunday for a three-day visit looking to strengthen ties with India ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic trip to Israel.

08/05/2017 05:07

New Hamas chief latest step toward international acceptance

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Ismail Haniya's election as Hamas chief is another sign that the Islamist movement is seeking to soften its image and show it can offer a viable alternative to Mahmud Abbas, analysts said.

06/05/2017 14:36

Haniya: from refugee camp to charismatic Hamas leader

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Ismail Haniya, named Saturday as head of Hamas, is a charismatic leader from the Gaza streets who represents the more pragmatic wing of the Islamist movement.

06/05/2017 12:17

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

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Hamas's former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, has been elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group, succeeding Khaled Meshaal, its official media announced Saturday.

04/05/2017 17:35

Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

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Donald Trump on Thursday announced his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the spiritual centers of Islam, Judaism and Catholicism.

24/04/2017 22:07

Artists urge Radiohead to scrap Israel show

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Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists' boycott calls.

23/04/2017 07:56

Israeli attack on Syria military camp kills three

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An Israeli attack on a Syrian training camp near the Golan Heights killed three members of a pro-government militia on Sunday, an official from the forces said.

21/04/2017 19:21

Israel targets Syria positions after Golan mortar fire

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Israel's army said Friday it had targeted positions inside Syria in retaliation for mortar fire that hit the northern part of the Golan Heights.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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