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Palestinian killed in exchange of fire with Israeli army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian man accused of killing an Israeli rabbi died in an exchange of fire with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the military said.

Rescued violins bring back Holocaust 'escape' tales

Telavi - Tucking the violin beneath his chin, the instrument's wood glistening under the packed auditorium's spotlights, Guy Braunstein's hand trembled from the weight of history.

Saudis in rare Israel visit, meet senior official Gold

Jerusalem - The head of a rare Saudi delegation to Israel and the occupied West Bank met a senior Israeli government official during his trip, Israel's foreign ministry told AFP on Sunday.

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride under police guard

Jerusalem - Thousands of revellers attended Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade under heavy police protection on Thursday, a year after an ultra-Orthodox Jew killed a teenager at the march.

Israel may soon shed light on 'stolen babies' mystery

- Shoshana Dugma says she still clearly remembers the morning 66 years ago when she went to feed her baby at an immigrant camp in Israel and discovered she had vanished.

Israel fires missiles at drone from Syria: Army

Jerusalem - Israel's military on Sunday fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that "infiltrated" from war-ravaged neighbouring Syria, it said.

Israel border police kill Palestinian in West Bank: Army

Jerusalem - An Israeli border policeman shot dead one Palestinian and wounded another in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday when they drove towards officers, an army spokeswoman said.

Israel approves contentious NGO foreign funding law

Jerusalem - The Israeli parliament finalised a controversial law compelling NGOs that receive most of their funding from foreign state entities to declare it in official reports, a Knesset spokesman said early Tuesday.

Decade after war, Israel's 'main enemy' Hezbollah mired in Syria

Jerusalem - Israel this week marks a decade since its 2006 war with its "main enemy" Hezbollah, but the Lebanese militia's involvement in Syria has made another conflict less likely for now.

Egypt foreign minister meets Israel PM in rare visit

Jerusalem - Egypt's foreign minister met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday on reviving peace efforts with the Palestinians, the first such visit in nearly a decade and the latest sign of warming ties.

Noah's Ark, parting of Red Sea revealed on mosaic floor in Israel

Incredibly stunning mosaics depicting well-known biblical scenes were uncovered during an annual excavation of an ancient synagogue in Israel's Lower Galilee.

'Probable' EgyptAir debris washes up on Israeli beach

Jerusalem - Aircraft debris believed to have come from an EgyptAir crash in May has washed up on a beach near Tel Aviv, an official in the Israeli premier's office said on Friday.

Lack of labor pool threatens to sink Israel's high-tech boom

Tel Aviv - Even though Israel's high-tech market is a design for success, the industry is floundering as it deals with an expected shortage of 10,000 workers in the next decade.

Tel Aviv gunmen 'were inspired by IS'

Jerusalem - The two Palestinians who shot dead four Israelis at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot last month had drawn inspiration from the Islamic State group, security officials said Monday.

Israel approves hundreds of new settler homes after attacks

Jerusalem - Israel has approved hundreds of new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, an official said Monday, in a move denounced by UN chief Ban Ki-moon and likely to further raise tensions following a series of Palestinian attacks.

Op-Ed: U.S. to offer Israel an even larger military aid package

Washington - The White House told members of U.S. Congress that it has offered to substantially sweeten a military aid package to Israel after months of negotiations.

Turkish ship arrives with Gaza aid after Israeli reconcilation deal

Ashdod - A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza arrived in Israel Sunday, a week after the two countries agreed to restore ties that soured over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla.

Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies

Jerusalem - Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor, writer and Nobel peace laureate who worked to keep alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during World War II, has died aged 87, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust center said.

German carmaker BMW to develop driverless car

Germany’s BMW is joining the race to develop driverless car as it entered into partnership with two other firms to bring autonomous driving to the streets in five years.

Israel slaps security, cash curbs on Palestinians after attacks

Jerusalem - Israel on Friday announced a lockdown on the West Bank city of Hebron and cuts in monthly tax payments made to the Palestinian Authority, after a wave of deadly attacks.
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