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Researchers discover 8,000-year-old olive oil in clay pots

Researchers have discovered 8,000-year-old olive oil, completely by accident, during an expedition in Israel's northern region.

Israeli aircraft hit Gaza for first time since truce

Gaza - Israeli aircraft hit Gaza on Saturday for the first time since an August truce ended a 50-day war after a rocket hit the Jewish state, witnesses and the army said.

Rocket fired from Gaza hits southern Israel: Police

Jerusalem - A rocket fired from Gaza hit southern Israel on Friday, the Israeli police said, adding that it fell on open ground without causing casualties or damage.It was the third rocket attack since the end in August of the 50-day Gaza war.

Palestinians present UN resolution on final peace deal

New York - The Palestinians on Wednesday presented a draft UN resolution laying out terms for a final peace deal with Israel but sought to avoid a clash with the United States by saying they were open to negotiations on the text.

Palestinians seek Arab backing for UN resolution

New York - The Palestinians on Wednesday sought Arab backing for a draft UN resolution that would set a two-year deadline for reaching a final settlement with Israel and pave the way to statehood.

EU court strikes Hamas from terror blacklist

Luxembourg - The Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen for the time being, a European court ruled on Wednesday.

Palestinians to press ahead with UN resolution

New York - The Palestinians will press ahead Wednesday with a draft resolution at the UN Security Council despite warnings the United States is likely to back its Israeli ally by vetoing the measure.

Palestinians seek UN resolution to end Israeli occupation

New York - The Palestinians are to push on Wednesday with a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite what they call warnings the United States is ready to veto the measure.

Israel arrests 10 in anti-Arab extremist swoop

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Tuesday arrested 10 members of extremist anti-Arab group Lehava which has been linked to an attack last month on a Jewish-Arab school.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks

London - Top US diplomat John Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat Tuesday hoping to avert a diplomatic crisis over a UN bid to force Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land.

European help for Palestinians 'endangers Israel': Netanyahu

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that European support for a Palestinian bid at the UN to force an Israeli military withdrawal could harm his country as the US sought to head of a diplomatic crisis.

Kerry meets European ministers on Palestinian UN bid

Paris - US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted into Paris Monday for late night talks with European counterparts seeking to head off a UN crisis over a Palestinian bid for statehood.

Palestinians to seek UN resolution Wednesday on occupation

Ramallah - The Palestinians are to present a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council Wednesday that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, an official said.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry begins European talks

Rome - The Palestinian leadership on Sunday said it planned to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council setting a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, as US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a flurry of European meetings to revive th...

Palestinian shot after acid attack on Israeli family

Jerusalem - A Palestinian threw acid at a family of Israelis picking up a hitchhiker in the West Bank Friday before being shot and wounded, residents and the army said.

Far-left group suspected of Athens Israeli embassy attack

Athens - Greek police on Friday said a far-left group was likely responsible for a night-time gun attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens that saw the building sprayed with gunfire but no one hurt.

Palestinians mourn official as Israel disperses protests

Ramallah - Thousands of Palestinians on Thursday mourned a senior official who died in a confrontation with Israeli troops, while the army sent reinforcements and dispersed protesters in the West Bank.

Palestinian official dies in confrontation with Israeli troops

Palestinian - A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after he was struck by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, prompting international calls for an investigation.

Israel arrests American man planning anti-Muslim attacks: Police

Jerusalem - A US man has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of preparing attacks on Muslim holy sites, police said Tuesday.

Amnesty International accuses Israel of war crimes

London - The Israeli military committed war crimes during its Gaza offensive this summer and must be investigated, human rights monitor Amnesty International said on Tuesday.

Blamed for Syria strikes, Israel vows to stop arms to 'terrorists'

Jerusalem - Israel said Monday it will not allow "sophisticated weapons" to fall into the hands of its enemies, after furious claims from Syria that Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes near Damascus.

Syria accuses Israel of bombing Damascus airport

Damascus - Syria accused Israel of bombing its main international airport as the UN announced talks with rebel leaders on a ceasefire in its war-battered second city of Aleppo.

Nazi fugitive Brunner died 20 years ago, says French expert

Bordeaux - Top Nazi fugitive Alois Brunner died in Syria at least two decades ago, a renowned French Nazi hunter said Thursday, disputing recent claims he died four years ago.

Israel to hold snap vote as Netanyahu gambles on return

Jerusalem - Israeli political leaders agreed Wednesday to hold a snap election next March, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gambling on a return to power after his ruling coalition collapsed.

Israel PM calls for early elections as ministers fired

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for early elections as he fired two key ministers in his coalition for opposing government policy.

French MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestine

Paris - French lawmakers voted Tuesday in favour of recognising Palestine as a state, sparking an immediate angry reaction from Israel which said such "unilateral measures" would harm efforts towards Middle East peace.

Israeli army shoots Italian activist, Palestinian, with live ammo

Nablus - Israeli troops firing live ammunition shot an Italian solidarity activist and a Palestinian teenager during a mostly peaceful protest in the illegally-occupied West Bank in Palestine on Friday.

Top wanted Nazi almost certainly died in Syria: Group

Jerusalem - A Nazi war criminal who topped most wanted lists over the Holocaust is "almost certain" to have died in Syria four years ago, a Nazi-hunting group said Monday.

Palestinian woman shot after stabbing Israeli, police say

Jerusalem - The Israeli army shot and wounded a Palestinian woman on Monday after she stabbed an Israeli civilian near a Jewish settlement bloc in the southern West Bank, the military said.

Egypt reopens Gaza crossing for first time in weeks

Cairo - Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.
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