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Trump, Netanyahu to speak as Israel moves on settlements

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak Sunday for the first time since his inauguration, with Israel already taking advantage of his support by pushing through settlement plans.

Demolitions spark deadly violence in Arab Israeli village

- Demolitions in an Arab Israeli village activists say has been targeted by racist policies sparked violence on Wednesday, with a policeman killed and the man accused of attacking him shot dead.

UN takes aim at calls for Israeli annexation of West Bank

New York - Calls for Israel to annex parts or all of the Palestinian West Bank risk destroying prospects for peace, the UN envoy for the Middle East warned Tuesday.

Palestinian parties agree to form unity government

Moscow - The main Palestinian parties on Tuesday announced a deal to form a national unity government prior to the holding of elections, after three days of reconciliation talks in Moscow.

Paris summit warns against 'unilateral' steps in Mideast conflict

Paris - A conference for peace in the Middle East on Sunday warned Israel and the Palestinians against taking "unilateral steps" on Jerusalem and on borders that could imperil a negotiated solution to their seven-decade conflict.

Netanyahu slams 'futile' Paris peace conference

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed as "futile" an international conference in Paris seeking to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

France says 'serious consequences' if US embassy moves to Jerusalem

Paris - French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Sunday that if US President-elect Donald Trump moves the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem it would have "extremely serious consequences".

Trump warned off unilateral Mideast moves at Paris peace talks

Paris - France warned of "serious consequences" on Sunday if Donald Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

Abbas warns over Trump US Israel embassy move

Vatican City - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned Saturday that moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would deal a huge blow to hopes for Middle East peace.

Abbas may 'reverse' Israel recognition if Trump moves embassy

Paris - Th Palestinians may consider "reversing recognition" of Israel if Donald Trump moves the US embassy to Jerusalem, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas said in an interview released by the French daily Le Figaro on Friday.

Five questions on the Paris Mideast peace conference

Jerusalem - Representatives from around 70 nations will meet in Paris Sunday to try to chart a course toward restarting moribund Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.Here is a brief explanation of one of the world's most intractable conflicts.What is the conflict?

Cold and angry, Gazans challenge Hamas over electricity

Gaza - Crippling shortages of electricity in Gaza and reports of children dying of cold have stoked anger in the Palestinian enclave where there are daily protests against its Hamas leaders.

US embassy Jerusalem move 'assault' on Muslims: mufti

Jerusalem - Jerusalem's Grand Mufti on Friday branded plans by President-elect Donald Trump to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem an "assault" on Muslims across the globe.

Paris meeting to push for Mideast peace with eye on Trump

Paris - Around 70 countries and international organisations make a new push for a two-state solution in the Middle East at a conference on Sunday, just days before Donald Trump takes office vowing unstinting support for Israel.

Attempts at peace in the Middle East

Paris - An international conference being held in Paris on Sunday is the latest of many bids to forge peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Five questions on Paris Mideast peace conference

Jerusalem - Representatives from around 70 nations are to meet in Paris on Sunday to try to chart a course toward restarting moribund Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.Here is a brief explanation of one of the world's most intractable conflicts.

Damascus says Israel missiles caused airbase explosions

Damascus - The Syrian army said on Friday that Israeli missile strikes caused a series of explosions at an airbase outside Damascus before dawn.

Israel frees Palestinian UN worker jailed for aiding Hamas

Gaza - A Palestinian UN worker sentenced by Israel to seven months for aiding Hamas was released Thursday and returned to Gaza, calling his prosecution "unjust" and hoping to resume his job.

Netanyahu calls Paris Mideast peace conference 'rigged'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called this weekend's Middle East peace conference in Paris "rigged" on Thursday, with his government refusing to play any role in the meeting.

Sex assault cases lead to soul-searching in Israel

Jerusalem - A string of high-profile sexual abuse cases has led to soul-searching in Israel, where women's increasing willingness to report such behaviour has collided with retrograde attitudes among some men, experts say.

New charges for World Vision official accused of aiding Hamas

Jerusalem - Israel on Wednesday announced new charges against the Gaza head of a major US-based NGO accused of diverting millions of dollars in aid to Hamas.

Pope to host Palestinian president Abbas on January 14

Vatican City - Pope Francis will grant Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the Holy See confirmed indirectly Tuesday by announcing arrangements for media coverage of the visit.

Another 5,000 Jews quit France for Israel: agency

Paris - Another 5,000 French Jews emigrated to Israel last year, figures showed Monday, continuing a trend that has seen tens of thousands quit the country after a series of attacks targeting the community.

Israel buries soldiers killed in truck-ramming attack

Jerusalem - Hundreds of Israelis attended funerals Monday for four soldiers killed when a Palestinian rammed a truck into troops visiting a popular tourist site in a stark reminder of tensions despite a recent lull in violence.

Israel will soon have world's tallest solar power tower

Construction of the world's tallest solar power tower is underway in Israel's sun-drenched Negev desert. The 820 foot (250 meters) tower will stand in the middle of a 121-megawatt concentrated solar complex, slated to begin operations by the end of 2017.

Palestinian rams truck into Israeli soldiers, four dead

Jerusalem - A Palestinian rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers visiting a popular tourist spot in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four and wounding at least 15 people, authorities said.

Israel apologises over threats to 'take down' UK minister

London - The Israeli embassy in London sought to head off a diplomatic storm Sunday, apologising after one of its staff was caught on camera threatening to "take down" a British government minister.

Israel arrests after protests against soldier's conviction

Jerusalem - Israeli police made seven arrests overnight following an unruly protest against the manslaughter conviction of a soldier for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant, police said on Sunday.

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Jerusalem - Israelis on Saturday answered a wounded army veteran's call for a show of unity after the deeply divisive manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Israelis rally for unity after soldier's manslaughter verdict

Jerusalem - Israelis on Saturday answered a wounded army veteran's call for a show of unity after the deeply divisive manslaughter conviction of a soldier who shot dead a wounded Palestinian assailant.
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A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
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Tamar Schwatz represents and receives award for the organisation 'Mesilah.'
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A West Bank Bedouin
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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.
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Scene of Jerusalem stage collapse courtesy of Israel's Channel 7
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The desert streets of Haifa and the Mount Carmel on the top. Photo: Alessandro Di Maio
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Majdal Shams, Golan Heights.
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