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Netanyahu says Israelis to attend Bahrain conference

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israelis will take part in a conference in Bahrain next week that is part of the United States' Middle East peace plan.

Israel PM inaugurates Golan settlement honouring Trump

Katzrin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday inaugurated a new settlement in the Golan Heights, named after the country's "great friend" US President Donald Trump.

Israel PM's wife convicted of misusing public funds

Jerusalem - An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which dropped more severe charges.

Israel PM's wife Sara Netanyahu convicted of misusing public funds

Jerusalem - An Israeli court Sunday convicted the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of fraudulently using state funds for meals, under a plea bargain which saw her admit to lesser charges.

Israel PM's wife asks court to approve plea bargain over 'fund misuse'

Jerusalem - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked a Jerusalem court Sunday to approve a plea bargain convicting her of fraudulently using state funds for meals, an AFP reporter said.

Berlin Jewish Museum head quits after controversial tweet

Berlin - The director of Berlin's Jewish Museum resigned on Friday amid controversy over a tweet sent linking to an article that criticised the German parliament for passing legislation against the BDS movement, which demands a boycott of Israel.

Tens of thousands join Mideast's biggest gay pride fest

Tens of thousands of revellers lined the streets of Israel's seaside city of Tel Aviv on Friday for the largest gay pride event in the Middle East.

Berlin Jewish Museum head quits after controversial tweet

Berlin - The director of Berlin's Jewish Museum resigned on Friday amid controversy over a tweet he sent linking to an article that criticised the German parliament for passing legislation against the BDS movement, which demands a boycott of Israel.

Israeli cabinet to vote on Golan 'Trump' settlement

Jerusalem - Israel's cabinet will meet in the Golan Heights on Sunday to honour US President Donald Trump and vote on naming a settlement there after him, the prime minister's office announced.

UN to send deputy envoy to US Mideast peace conference

New York - After weeks of hesitation, the United Nations announced Wednesday that it is sending its deputy Middle East coordinator to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan.

Egypt, Jordan, Morocco to attend US Mideast peace conference

Washington - Egypt, Morocco and Jordan have agreed to attend the unveiling of the economic component of a new US peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the White House said on Wednesday.

Syrian air defence downs Israeli missiles: state media

Damascus - Syrian air defence shot down a number of Israeli missiles targeting the south of the country early Wednesday, the official Sana news agency said.

Australian pleads guilty to rape, murder of Arab-Israeli student

Sydney - A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to raping and killing a young Arab-Israeli student in Melbourne, one of a spate of attacks that sparked fears about women's safety in Australia's second biggest city.

Despite risks, Gazans dream of life away

Khan Yunis - At a modest dwelling open to the winds next to a landfill in the Gaza Strip, only the women, children and an old man remain.

Israeli coral rescue plan needs chisel and deep blue sea

Eilat - A dozen feet deep in the azure waters of the Red Sea, Israeli marine ecologist Assaf Zvuloni firmly grasped a bright red coral fastened to a metal jetty piling.

Palestinian minister hits back at Israeli annexation talk

Warsaw - The Palestinian foreign minister on Monday called for sanctions on Israel if it starts to annex parts of the occupied West Bank.But Riyad al-Maliki also questioned whether Israel was a "holy cow" no one dare touch.

Netanyahu fails to get postponement of corruption court hearing: reports

Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general on Thursday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to postpone a court hearing over corruption allegations against him, media reports said.

Palestinians pledge to cancel leaked ministerial raises: UN

Ramallah - The cash-strapped Palestinian government has pledged to suspend a secret increase in ministerial salaries, the United Nations envoy on the Israel-Palestinian conflict said Thursday after reports of the raise sparked anger.

Jerusalem set for Gay Pride march under high security

Jerusalem - Thousands were expected to participate in Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride march Thursday under high security following a knife attack by a Jewish religious extremist that killed a teenager in 2015.

Barenboim to stay at Berlin opera despite bullying claims

Berlin - World-renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim has had his contract with Berlin's State Opera extended until 2027, the city said Tuesday, despite several musicians complaining about his bullying.

Barenboim to stay at Berlin opera despite bullying claims

Berlin - World-renowned conductor Daniel Barenboim has had his contract with Berlin's State Opera extended until 2027, the city said Tuesday, despite complaints about bullying by several of his musicians.

Last known survivor of Sobibor Nazi death camp dies

Jerusalem - Semion Rosenfeld, the "last known survivor" of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, has died aged 96, the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency said Monday.

Hopes dim further on US Middle East plan

Washington - Already low hopes for a US peace plan in the Middle East dimmed further Monday as President Donald Trump acknowledged widespread doubts and his son-in-law Jared Kushner suggested Palestinians weren't ready to govern themselves.

Kushner suggests Palestinians not ready to govern themselves

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner has suggested in an interview that the Palestinians are not ready to govern themselves ahead of the expected release of his peace plan.

Pompeo airs frank Mideast peace plan views in leak

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo worries that the Trump administration's soon-to-be-released Middle East peace plan will be considered "unworkable," and might not gain traction, US media reported on Sunday.

Tens of thousands of Israelis march to mark capture of east Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of flag-waving Israelis marched through Jerusalem on Sunday to mark their country's capture of the city's east in a 1967 war with tensions heightened due to the holiday coinciding with the final days of Ramadan.

Clashes erupt at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Sunday as an Israeli holiday coincided with the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Ten killed in Israeli attack in Syria following rocket fire

Beirut - Israel carried out air strikes in Syria on Sunday in response to rare rocket fire from the neighbouring country, its military said, with a war monitor reporting 10 killed including Syrian soldiers and foreign fighters.

Syrian air defence fires at 'enemy missiles' in Damascus: state media

Damascus - The Syrian army's anti-aircraft defence was activated Sunday against "enemy missiles" fired from Israel at "positions" in southwest Damascus, the official SANA news agency quoted a military source as saying.

Mecca summit slams US embassy move to Jerusalem: statement

Mecca - The 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Saturday slammed the US decision to transfer its embassy to Jerusalem and recognise the disputed city as Israel's capital.
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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in front of a crowd of 30,000 in Tel Aviv
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Israeli attack on Palestinian hospital.
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The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
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The older man is Mordechai Vanunu the whistleblower who revealed Israel's nuclear program
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Kiriat Tivon flanked on the west by the Carmel mountain range.
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