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From Moscow to New York, fast delivery takes off amid pandemic

Moscow - Like millions of people around the world, Yuri Nekrasov stopped going to the grocery store every day last year when authorities in Moscow enforced a coronavirus lockdown.

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Jerusalem - The Israeli military said early Friday it had carried out airstrikes on military targets in the Gaza Strip after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave hit southern Israel.

High seas the new front in Iran-Israel shadow war

Jerusalem - Arch-foes Israel and Iran have long fought an undeclared shadow war across the Middle East, landing blows in Lebanon, Syria and inside the Islamic republic itself.

Ethiopian Jews' long wait for life in Israel

Gondar - The hillside Jewish cemetery in northern Ethiopia was never supposed to get so big.The thousands of Ethiopian Jews buried there had hoped to die in Israel, but steep and often insurmountable hurdles foiled their plans to immigrate.

Iran accuses Israel of sabotage at nuclear site, vows revenge

Tehran - Iran charged Monday that its arch-enemy Israel was behind an attack on its Natanz uranium enrichment plant and vowed it would take "revenge" and ramp up its nuclear activities.

Former school principal in Australian court on sex abuse charges

Melbourne - A former principal of a Jewish ultra-orthodox school accused of child sexual abuse will remain in custody ahead of her pre-trial hearing in September after appearing in an Australian court Friday.

Pentagon chief Austin to visit Israel, Germany, Britain

Washington - US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will travel to Israel, Germany, Britain and the NATO headquarters in Belgium in the coming week for talks with government and military leaders, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Israel refuses to work with ICC on war crimes probe, says 'no authority'

Jerusalem - Israel on Thursday said it has formally decided not to cooperate with an International Criminal Court war crimes investigation into the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories.

After bitter Trump years, Palestinians 'thank America' again

Bir Zeit - In Al-Jalazun refugee camp, Mohammad Zaid on Thursday expressed a sentiment not heard from Palestinians during Donald Trump's presidency: gratitude towards the US, even if for some it's too little, too late.

Israel comes to standstill to honour Holocaust victims

Jerusalem - Israel briefly came to a standstill on Thursday with the morning bustle halted for two minutes at 10:00 am (0700 GMT) as sirens blared to honour the victims of the Holocaust.

Descendants of Sudan Jews hope to connect with Israel

Khartoum - In a corner of a shabby central Khartoum neighbourhood, Hebrew-lettered gravestones jut up from a rubble-strewn plot, remnants of the small but vibrant Jewish community that once lived in Sudan.

Israel president taps Netanyahu to try to form govt

Jerusalem - Israel's president nominated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday to try to form a government, two weeks after the latest inconclusive election, but voiced doubt that any lawmaker could forge a parliamentary majority.

Israel's Netanyahu on trial as coalition talks ramp up

Jerusalem - Israel's legal and political dramas converged Monday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in court for his corruption trial as the president launched talks to help form a government.

Blinken seeks Israel's 'equal' treatment of Palestinians

Washington - Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Friday on Israel to ensure "equal" treatment of the Palestinians as the new US administration cautiously steps up efforts for a two-state solution.

Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem inching towards normalcy

Jerusalem - Huddled in a corner of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Angele Percenita struggled to contain her tears, overwhelmed to be marking Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City after last year's lockdown.

Palestinians fathering children from inside prison walls

Khan Yunis - Cradling her newborn son in a thick white blanket on the patio of her Gaza home, Iman al-Qudra knows it will be years before her baby boy, Mujahid, meets his father.

Israel's Lapid: from TV anchor to top Netanyahu challenger

Jerusalem - He's a former prime-time news anchor once known largely for his chiselled good looks, but Israel's Yair Lapid has become one of the strongest challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel voters take fourth shot at deciding Netanyahu's fate

Jerusalem - Israelis were voting Tuesday in their fourth election in less than two years, with the nation still divided over whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves to remain in power.

Mexico makes arrest over murders of suspected Israeli mafiosi

Mexico - Mexican authorities have arrested a woman in connection with the murder of two Israelis suspected of links to organized crime in July 2019, prosecutors said Friday.

Vaccine lets Israeli leaders meet voters days before election

Jerusalem - Campaigning in Israel neared an end Friday, with incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu seeking the majority that eluded him in three recent votes by highlighting the country's robust vaccination drive and his "real" right-wing credentials.

Israel's voters: from West Bank settlers to Jerusalem Arabs

Jerusalem - Israel's voters, who include settlers in the occupied West Bank, Tel Aviv residents eyeing change and Arabs in annexed east Jerusalem, are days away from their fourth election in less than two years.

Netanyahu boosts far-right extremist in re-election bid

Jerusalem - Itamar Ben-Gvir has described a Jewish extremist who massacred 29 Palestinians as his "hero", but he could be elected to Israel's parliament next week thanks partly to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Pandemic breeds political angst among Israel's ultra-Orthodox Jews

Jerusalem - Before previous Israeli elections, Aharon had considered voting against the party that traditionally speaks for his ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, but after entering the polling booth he always remained loyal -- until now.

Jordan counts on Biden as it asserts itself against Israel

Apo - When Jordan sabotaged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's triumphant pre-election trip to the United Arab Emirates last week, analysts say, it was sending him a message: stop marginalising us.

Netanyahu fights for re-election without key ally Trump

Apo - As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces a re-election battle next week, he's missing an ally he could rely on during three previous votes over the past two years: Donald Trump.

West Bank overwhelmed as Israel relaxes virus rules

Ramallah - As Israel pushes ahead with one of the world's most intense coronavirus vaccination campaigns and normality slowly returns, nearby Palestinians without access to vaccines are flooding hospitals already at breaking point.

Israel unearths fragments of 2000-year-old biblical scroll

Jerusalem - Israel on Tuesday unveiled fragments of a biblical scroll dating back some 2,000 years, in what experts described as the most significant such find since the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Crime wave rattles Arab Israelis ahead of vote

Umm Al Fahm - It had been days since 14-year-old Mohammed Adas was shot dead outside his home in Israel, but his mother Suheila couldn't bear to wash his scent off his clothes.

Netanyahu: master politician fighting for survival

Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu has remained in power as Israeli prime minister for a record 12 consecutive years, partly by convincing some voters that only he can keep the Jewish state safe while defending it on the world stage.

As Israel poll looms, 'no regrets' for ex-general in PM duel

Jerusalem - A year ago, centrist Benny Gantz got a shot at forming a government, but now he faces potential political oblivion, barely a week ahead of Israel's fourth election in two years.
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Diana Magnay shot a brief report shortly before the controversy started.
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Is it safe to cross? Yes mate, this is a one way street and you're looking the wrong way.
Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton  July 8  2014.
Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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Kiriat Tivon flanked on the west by the Carmel mountain range.
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Sunrise over Jordan and the Dead Sea
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Israeli attack on freedom flotilla: Photo-frame from a video released by the Turkish Aid group IHH, shows Israeli soldiers with guns boardeding the a Turkish vessel in international waters off the Gaza coast heading to the Gaza Strip.
Turkish Aid group IHH
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Israeli children. For Israelis, the figures were lower but still high. More than 25 percent of Israeli Jewish children of the same age reported seeing other Israelis upset or crying because someone they knew or loved had been killed by Palestinians, and nearly 10 percent reported that they had seen in person other Israelis who were injured or dead, lying on stretchers or on the ground, as a result of Palestinian attacks in the last year.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
Grief in Gaza over the death of a 6-year-old child.
Grief in Gaza over the death of a 6-year-old child.
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A Pro-Gaza demonstration taking place in New York
A Pro-Gaza demonstration taking place in New York
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A man deeply involved in the foreign affairs of Israel has stepped forward to criticize some of their policies. This is a picture of one of the many foreign embassies they have, located in Prague.
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Elementary school kids.
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REACTION: Turkish police, forensics and emergency services work at the scene of an explosion that killed four tourists on Istiklal Street in Istanbul on Sunday.
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