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Palestinian in West Bank attack bid killed: Israel police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian teenager who tried to attack an Israeli border guard in the occupied West Bank with a knife on Saturday was shot dead, an Israeli police spokeswoman said.

Israel freezes controversial settlement law

Jerusalem - Israel's Supreme Court has frozen implementation of a law legalising dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a "thick red line".

Criticism grows over Netanyahu's response to US neo-Nazism

Jerusalem - Criticism grew Thursday over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's limited response to a US white supremacist rally and President Donald Trump's controversial remarks about it, with calls for him to speak out against anti-Semitism.

Israel detains diamond magnate in money laundering probe

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Monday detained diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz and four others as part of an international money laundering investigation, authorities said.

World's oldest man dead in Israel at 113: media

Jerusalem - Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died on Friday aged 113, Israeli media reported.

Two Arab Israeli brothers charged with IS group contacts

Jerusalem - Two Arab Israelis were indicted Friday in a court in northern Israel for alleged contacts with the Islamic State jihadist group and illegal possession of weapons, the Shin Bet security agency said.

Ancient mug workshop found near site of Jesus wine miracle

- Israeli archeologists on Thursday unveiled a 2,000-year-old workshop for making stone vessels similar to those Jesus is believed to have used to miraculously turn water into wine.

Israel moves ahead on underground wall around Gaza

Jerusalem - Israel is pushing ahead with a project to build a giant underground wall around the Gaza Strip to block tunnels that could be used for attacks, the army said on Thursday.

Israel soldier begins manslaughter prison term

Rishon Le Zion - An Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a trial that deeply divided the country arrived alongside motorcycle-riding supporters Wednesday to begin his 18-month prison term.

Birthplace of Apostle Peter found in Israel: archaeologist

Tiberias - Researchers may have found the home town of Peter and two other apostles of Jesus near the Sea of Galilee in northern Israel, an archaeologist said Monday.

Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al-Jazeera for 'incitement'

Jerusalem - Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices of Al-Jazeera in the Jewish state, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement.

Israel says plans to close broadcaster Jazeera's offices

Jerusalem - Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices in the Jewish state of Al-Jazeera, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement.

Palestinian family faces Jerusalem eviction after half century

Jerusalem - Fahamiya Shamasneh, a 75-year-old Palestinian woman, refuses to pack her things despite a looming deadline for evacuating the home she has lived in for more than 50 years.

Ex-Netanyahu aide turns state's witness in graft probe: media

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's former chief of staff has agreed to give evidence against him on suspicions of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, local media reported on Friday.

Israeli leader bans MP from squaring up to Jordanian rival

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had to step in on Wednesday to prevent tensions with Jordan spiralling into a brawl between two lawmakers who agreed to meet on the border.

Judges uphold Israeli soldier's manslaughter conviction

Telavi - A military court on Sunday upheld a manslaughter conviction and 18-month prison sentence for an Israeli soldier who shot dead a prone Palestinian assailant in a case that deeply divided the country.

Netanyahu defends climbdown on holy site metal detectors

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended his decision to remove metal detectors from the entrance to a Jerusalem holy site after deadly unrest, saying it was in the best interest of security.

Ruling expected in appeal of Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter

Telavi - Judges were expected to rule Sunday on an appeal by an Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant, a case that has divided the country.

For Palestinians, holy site showdown represents rare victory

Jerusalem - Though it was well past midnight, as news filtered through that Israeli police were removing the remaining new security barriers from the Al-Aqsa mosque compound hundreds of Palestinians flooded the streets.

Netanyahu wants execution of Palestinian who stabbed to death 3 Israelis

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called for the execution of a Palestinian who stabbed to death three Israelis last week as tensions rose over new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site.
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