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Demolitions spark deadly violence in Arab Israeli village

- Demolitions in an Arab Israeli village activists say has been targeted by racist policies sparked violence on Wednesday, with a policeman killed and the man accused of attacking him shot dead.

Netanyahu slams 'futile' Paris peace conference

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed as "futile" an international conference in Paris seeking to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Five questions on the Paris Mideast peace conference

Jerusalem - Representatives from around 70 nations will meet in Paris Sunday to try to chart a course toward restarting moribund Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.Here is a brief explanation of one of the world's most intractable conflicts.What is the conflict?

US embassy Jerusalem move 'assault' on Muslims: mufti

Jerusalem - Jerusalem's Grand Mufti on Friday branded plans by President-elect Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem an "assault" on Muslims across the globe.

Five questions on Paris Mideast peace conference

Jerusalem - Representatives from around 70 nations are to meet in Paris on Sunday to try to chart a course toward restarting moribund Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.Here is a brief explanation of one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

Op-Ed: Barack Obama's criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo

President Barack Obama leaves behind a criminal legacy on war, torture and Guantánamo Bay. This isn't hyperbole, it's legal fact, as what follows will amply demonstrate.

Netanyahu calls Paris Mideast peace conference 'rigged'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called this weekend's Middle East peace conference in Paris "rigged" on Thursday, with his government refusing to play any role in the meeting.

Sex assault cases lead to soul-searching in Israel

Jerusalem - A string of high-profile sexual abuse cases has led to soul-searching in Israel, where women's increasing willingness to report such behaviour has collided with retrograde attitudes among some men, experts say.

New charges for World Vision official accused of aiding Hamas

Jerusalem - Israel on Wednesday announced new charges against the Gaza head of a major US-based NGO accused of diverting millions of dollars in aid to Hamas.

Scientists develop new theory on how Earth's moon was formed

A new theory about how Earth’s moon was formed has been advanced. It speculates that several extra-terrestrial objects struck Earth creating a series of small moons or moonlets. These moonlets gradually merged to form the moon we see today.

Israel buries soldiers killed in truck-ramming attack

Jerusalem - Hundreds of Israelis attended funerals Monday for four soldiers killed when a Palestinian rammed a truck into troops visiting a popular tourist site in a stark reminder of tensions despite a recent lull in violence.

Israel will soon have world's tallest solar power tower

Construction of the world's tallest solar power tower is underway in Israel's sun-drenched Negev desert. The 820 foot (250 meters) tower will stand in the middle of a 121-megawatt concentrated solar complex, slated to begin operations by the end of 2017.

Palestinian rams truck into Israeli soldiers, four dead

Jerusalem - A Palestinian rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four and wounding at least 15 people, authorities said.

Israel arrests after protests against soldier's conviction

Jerusalem - Israeli police made seven arrests overnight following an unruly protest against the manslaughter conviction of a soldier for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant, police said on Sunday.

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Jerusalem - Israelis on Saturday answered a wounded army veteran's call for a show of unity after the deeply divisive manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.

France 'not planning' Israeli-Palestinian UN resolution

Jerusalem - France is not secretly planning a UN Security Council resolution on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after a major conference in Paris this month, the president of the French Senate said Thursday.

Arrests after death threats over Israeli soldier's conviction

Jerusalem - Israeli police arrested two people Thursday after death threats emerged online against a judge and other officials over the manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Netanyahu questioned for second time in graft probe: reports

Jerusalem - Police questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday for a second time as part of a probe into whether he illegally accepted gifts from wealthy supporters, media reports said.

Netanyahu urges pardon for soldier who killed Palestinian

Telavi - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for a pardon for a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian attacker as he lay on the ground.

UN worker accused by Israel of aiding Hamas sentenced to 7 months

Jerusalem - A Palestinian UN worker accused by Israel of aiding the Islamist group Hamas was sentenced to seven months' jail Wednesday in a plea deal which will see him released soon.
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