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Op-Ed: Israeli rockets strike Damascus airport in Syria

Damascus - Syrian opposition sources claim that Israeli strikes hit an arms depot operated by Hezbollah near Damascus airport. Witnesses said there were five strikes, near the airport road about 25 kilometers from Damascus.

Gaza power cuts causing humanitarian crisis: World Bank

Jerusalem - Constant fuel shortages and insufficent infrastructure have brought about a "humanitarian crisis" for Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, the World Bank said on Thursday.

Netanyahu snubs German foreign minister in NGO row

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with Germany's foreign minister in a rare move after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government.

Netanyahu cancels meeting with German minister after dispute: source

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled talks on Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government, an official said.

Remembering the Holocaust and why 1.3 million names are missing

Six million people being put to death is hard to fathom, but it's a number that will never be forgotten. Of the six million Jews murdered in the Jewish Holocaust, we know the names of only 4.7 million. There are still 1.3 million names to find.

Israel PM issues Holocaust day warning

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday threatened to destroy those who call for the destruction of Israel, in a speech to mark the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Israel targets Syria positions after Golan mortar fire

Jerusalem - 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."The Israeli army targeted the source of the fire," an army statement said without giving further details.

Pentagon chief warns Syria against using chemical weapons

Jerusalem - US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said in Israel on Friday that there can be "no doubt" Syria has retained some chemical weapons and warned President Bashar al-Assad's regime not to use them.

Israelis hold mass protest pot smoke by parliament

Jerusalem - Hundreds of Israelis gathered on a grassy hill overlooking parliament on Thursday to smoke marijuana in an act of communal defiance of current laws.

Israel vows not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers

Jerusalem - Israel vowed Tuesday not to negotiate with hundreds of Palestinian detainees on the second day of a hunger strike led by prominent prisoner and popular leader Marwan Barghouti.

Israel vows not to negotiate with Palestinian hunger strikers

Jerusalem - 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.

Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem site of Jesus's resurrection

Jerusalem - 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.

British woman stabbed to death in Jerusalem: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian man stabbed a British woman to death on Friday near Jerusalem's Old City, where thousands of Jewish and Christian pilgrims were gathered for religious holidays, police said.

Jews hold mass Passover blessing at Western Wall

Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of Jews congregated at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Thursday for a mass priestly blessing on Passover, a tradition of recent decades echoing a pilgrimage from antiquity.

On missile-hit warship, Israel readies for all threats

- White specks appear on the horizon and a voice crackles over the radio with a warning: "The speed boat is acting independently."Two boats on suicide bombing missions had been spotted either side of the INS Hanit, one of the Israeli navy's top warships....

UN vote on Israeli settlements has changed little

Jerusalem - Three months after a landmark UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements, the measure has changed little on the ground and some analysts question whether it ever will.

Palestinian stabs three Israelis, is shot dead: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank stabbed and wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before being shot dead by border guards, police said.The suspect attacked two Jewish passers-by before fleeing.

Palestinian stabs three Israelis, is shot dead: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank stabbed and wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before being shot dead by border guards, police said.The suspect attacked two Jewish passers-by before fleeing.

UN agency suspends Gaza missions after Hamas restrictions

Jerusalem - A United Nations political agency suspended its missions to Gaza Friday after the Hamas authorities in the Palestinian enclave partly closed the key border crossing into Israel, a source said.

US warns Israel on 'unrestrained' settlement building

Jerusalem - The United States warned Friday that "unrestrained" building of settler homes could hinder peace, after Israel approved a new settlement in the occupied West Bank for the first time in a quarter century.
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