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Israel takes first step to pass contentious NGO law

Jerusalem - A controversial bill that would compel NGOs receiving most of their funding from foreign governments to declare it in official reports passed its first reading in the Israeli parliament early Tuesday.

Sudanese man shot after stabbing Israeli soldier has died: Police

Jerusalem - A man who stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli soldier on Sunday in the southern city of Ashkelon before being shot was a Sudanese national who has since died of his wounds, police said.

UN chief Ban 'ashamed' over Israel-Palestininan peace process

London - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was "ashamed" at a lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Two Israelis jailed for burning Palestinian teen alive

Jerusalem - A court sentenced two young Israelis to life and 21 years in prison Thursday for the 2014 burning alive of a Palestinian teenager, a case that has been closely watched at a time of renewed unrest.

Israel blockades West Bank village after Jerusalem attack

Jerusalem - The Israeli army blockaded a village in the northern West Bank on Thursday that it said was home to Palestinian assailants who carried out a deadly attack in Jerusalem, officials said.

Top UN official says war-hit Gaza on 'disastrous trajectory'

Jerusalem - A top UN official helping oversee Gaza's reconstruction following its 2014 war with Israel says the territory is on a "disastrous trajectory," with Israel's blockade and Palestinian divisions hampering recovery.

Jerusalem attack kills policewoman, attackers shot dead

Jerusalem - Three Palestinians armed with rifles, knives and explosives attacked Israeli police outside Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday, killing one officer and wounding another before being shot dead.

Skiing on the edge of Syria's war

The snowy ridge of Mount Hermon separates two worlds. In one, Syria's war rages. In the other, Israeli tourists slalom down ski slopes or drink mulled wine to the sound of techno music.

UN chief Ban tells Israel 'don't shoot the messenger'

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Israel "don't shoot the messenger" as he renewed criticism of the "humiliating" Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

Israel blocks non-residents from Ramallah after attack

Ramallah - Israel blocked non-residents from Ramallah on Monday after a checkpoint shooting wounded three soldiers, keeping commuters out of the West Bank city where the Palestinian Authority is based.

Israel blocks non-residents from Ramallah after attack

Ramallah - Israel blocked non-residents from Ramallah on Monday after a checkpoint shooting wounded three soldiers, keeping commuters out of the West Bank city where the Palestinian Authority is based.

Israel blocks non-residents from Ramallah after attack

Ramallah - Israel blocked non-residents from Ramallah on Monday after a checkpoint shooting wounded three soldiers, keeping commuters out of the West Bank city where the Palestinian Authority is based.

Palestinian shot dead after attempting to stab Israeli soldiers: Army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian was shot dead on Monday after trying to stab Israeli soldiers near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israel's army said.

Homeless Gazans struggle during harsh winter

Khan Yunis - Azza al-Najjar struggles in vain to keep her two-year-old warm by wrapping him in blankets in her prefabricated metal home as a winter storm lashes the Gaza Strip."The cold increases the suffering of people here," the 24-year-old mother says.

France to revive plans for Israeli-Palestinian peace conference

Paris - France is looking to quickly revive plans for an international conference to "bring about the two-state solution" to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday. "In the coming weeks, France will take...

US, UK hacked into Israeli air surveillance: Report

Jerusalem - US and British intelligence agencies for years hacked into Israeli drones carrying out surveillance to prepare for a potential strike on Iran, Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported on Friday.

Seven Hamas militants killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

Gaza - Seven members of Hamas' military wing were killed when a tunnel built for fighting against Israel collapsed this week in the Gaza Strip, the Islamist movement said on Thursday.

Obama warns of rising anti-Semitism

Washington - President Barack Obama used an event honoring Holocaust heroes to warn of rising anti-Semitism and to stress America's "unbreakable" bonds with Israel."We must confront the reality that, around the world, anti-Semitism is on the rise.

Elite Israeli soldier jailed for shooting camel

Jerusalem - An elite Israeli soldier has been jailed and demoted after posting a video of himself shooting a camel from his car while driving on a desert road, the army said Wednesday.

Israel court rules Palestinian hunger striker to stay in jail

Jerusalem - A hunger-striking Palestinian journalist will remain in jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, Israel's top court ruled on Wednesday.

Israel releases Eichmann plea letter on Holocaust day

Jerusalem - Israel made public on Wednesday a decades-old handwritten plea from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for clemency for his role in the Holocaust, dated just two days before he was executed.

Israel PM says UN's Ban 'encouraging terror'

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday accused the UN chief of "encouraging terror" after Ban Ki-moon spoke of Palestinian frustration at Israel's occupation and said it was natural to resist.

Israeli court to rule on fasting Palestinian journalist

Dura - Israel's top court will this week rule on whether to release a hunger-striking Palestinian journalist who is described as being close to death, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Israel's Peres released from hospital after heart arrhythmia

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was released from hospital Tuesday, his office said, two days after he was rushed there with chest pains and an irregular heartbeat.

Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday opened a major exhibition featuring works by Jewish concentration camp prisoners, as she pledged to combat a feared rise in anti-Semitism in Germany linked to a record influx of refugees.

Israel's Peres hospitalised for 'irregular heartbeat': office

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres was rushed to hospital on Sunday after feeling chest pains and being diagnosed with an "irregular heartbeat", a spokeswoman said.

Netanyahu supports 'settlement at any time' after Hebron incident

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed strong support Sunday for Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as he faced pressure from hardline right-wing members of his coalition over an incident in Hebron.

Israeli-Palestinian battle doesn't end at death

Nablus - After weeks of waiting for the funeral, Bassim Salah's family still couldn't bury his body when it was returned by the Israeli authorities too frozen and contorted to fit in the grave.

Palestinian teen tries to stab security guard, shot dead: Police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian teenage girl tried to stab an Israeli guard at a West Bank settlement on Saturday but was shot dead, police said, in the third settlement attack in a week.

Israeli Holocaust survivor could be world's oldest man: Guinness

Jerusalem - An Israeli Holocaust survivor may be the world's oldest man at 112, Guinness World Records said Thursday, providing he can find the documents to prove it.
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