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Israel court jails Belgian for spying for Iran

Lod - An Israeli court sentenced an Iranian-born Belgian to seven years in prison Tuesday after convicting him of spying for Tehran posing as a businessman.

Thousands march at Auschwitz in memory of Holocaust dead

Oswiecim - Thousands of young Jews from Israel and across the globe marched alongside Polish teenagers Thursday in memory of Holocaust victims at the former Nazi German Auschwitz-Birkenau WWII death camp in southern Poland.

Israelis stand in silent tribute to Holocaust dead

Jerusalem - Israeli Jews stood in silence as sirens wailed across the country on Thursday marking Holocaust memorial day and 70 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps.

Defying death in the Holocaust for a sister

- Suzanna Braun, who experienced the horrors of the Holocaust and defied death at least three times, believes she survived because of her determination to save her sister -- and some divine intervention.The first time she beat death was sheer luck.

Putin seeks to allay fears over S-300 in Netanyahu call

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin spoke by phone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday as he sought to allay concerns over his decision to lift a ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran.

Nazi-hunters praise German efforts to nail war criminals

Jerusalem - Nazi-hunters the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday praised Germany's efforts to bring war criminals to justice some seven decades after the atrocities of the Holocaust.

Israel slams Russia decision to lift Iran missile ban

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday denounced Russia's decision to lift a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems as proof of Tehran's newfound "legitimacy" following nuclear talks.

NGOs condemn donors over slow Gaza reconstruction

Paris - Six months after donors pledged billions of dollars (euros) for devastated Gaza, most of the money remains blocked, and reconstruction efforts are painfully slow, a coalition of aid groups said Monday.

Iran cannot be trusted, Netanyahu warns

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept up his assault on the framework nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, warning late Saturday that the Islamic republic could not be trusted.

Albanian arrested after Israeli murdered in Berlin: German police

Berlin - An Albanian man was arrested Friday in the Czech Republic on suspicion of beating to death an Israeli tourist in Berlin, German police said.

Gaza police seize Banksy's disputed weeping goddess

Gaza - Gaza police have seized a work by famed street artist Banksy from a man who bought it for $200 from a family that later said it was duped, both sides told AFP.

Israeli troops shoot dead Palestinian at West Bank funeral: medics

Hebron - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man in the West Bank on Friday when they opened fire during the funeral of a Palestinian recently released from Israeli jail, medics said.

Dead Israeli was Berlin tourist seeking help home: Embassy

Berlin - An Israeli man who was killed in Berlin at the weekend was a tourist who sought help because he was short of funds for a flight, the embassy said Thursday.

Play about slain pro-Palestine activist returns to NY stage

New York - A play about American activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza, is winning quiet acceptance in New York, where uproar postponed its debut a decade ago.

CIA chief says criticism of Iran deal 'disingenuous'

Washington - CIA director John Brennan gave a staunch defense of the framework nuclear deal with Iran, calling some criticism of the accord "disingenuous" while expressing surprise at Tehran's concessions.

U.S. says recognition of Israel not part of Iran nuke deal

Washington - U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected a call by Israel for any nuclear agreement with Iran to be conditional on Tehran's recognition of the Jewish state's right to exist, branding it a "fundamental misjudgement".

France puts the smackdown on anorexia, bans ultra-skinny models

Paris - In an effort to crackdown on anorexia, France is banning exceptionally thin fashion models. Modeling agents and the fashion houses who hire them will be subject to possible fines and even prison, as a result of a new law passed on Friday.

Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a "bad deal," as Barack Obama affirmed his support for long-time ally Israel despite differences over the nuclear accord.

Christians celebrate Easter's empty tomb in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem urged Christians to stand firm in the face of tragedy, as worshippers massed for Easter Sunday at the site where they believe Jesus rose from the dead.

Iran nuclear deal step in 'very dangerous' direction: Israel

Jerusalem - Israel warned Friday that Iran's framework accord with world powers on its controversial nuclear programme was "very dangerous," accusing Tehran of seeking an atomic weapon.

Israel says Palestinians hypocritical for joining ICC

Jerusalem - Israel denounced as hypocritical Wednesday the Palestinian decision to join the International Criminal Court in order to seek to prosecute officials from the Jewish state.

Palestine joins International Criminal Court

Den Haag - Palestine formally joined the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, a move the Palestinians hope could open the door to the possible prosecution of Israelis for alleged war crimes.

Gazans hope ICC will make 'Israel pay'

Gaza - Holding Israel accountable. This is what Yasser al-Qassas and thousands of Gazans hope to see with the Palestinian accession to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday.

Nuclear deal would reward Iran for Yemen 'aggression': Israel

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned world powers on Monday that any nuclear deal they strike with Iran would be seen as a reward for Tehran's alleged "aggression" in Yemen.

Ex-PM Olmert found guilty in corruption case: Israel media

Jerusalem - A Jerusalem court found former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert guilty of corruption Monday over allegations that he received envelopes of cash from a US businessman, Israeli media reported.

'Dangerous accord' with Iran worse than Israel feared: PM

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday denounced as "dangerous" a nuclear accord that world powers are negotiating with Iran, saying it goes beyond what his government had feared.

Hamas denounces EU decision to keep it on terror list

Gaza - Hamas on Friday denounced a European Union decision to keep the Palestinian Islamist group and de facto Gaza Strip ruler on its terrorism blacklist, despite a court ordering its removal.

Amnesty International: Palestinians committed war crimes in Gaza

The prominent international human rights group Amnesty International has accused Palestinians of committing war crimes during last year's war in Gaza.

Palestinian rockets killed more Gazans in 2014 war: Amnesty

Jerusalem - Amnesty International said Thursday Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians in the Gaza Strip than in Israel.Such deadly attacks on civilians on both sides constituted "a war crime," it said.

UN says Palestinian death toll highest since 1967

Jerusalem - The long-running conflict with Israel claimed the lives of more Palestinian civilians in 2014 than any year since 1967, the United Nations said Thursday, in a damning report on the humanitarian situation.
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