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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.

Netanyahu pledges peace, eyes better U.S. ties

Jerusalem - Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu extended a "hand of peace" to the Palestinians Wednesday as he was formally tasked with forming a government after his surprise reelection following a divisive campaign.

Obama says has 'substantive' dispute with Israeli PM

Washington - US President Barack Obama insisted Tuesday that his disagreement with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu represents a substantial policy difference and not a personal vendetta.

Majority winner Netanyahu apologises to Arab Israelis

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who won majority support Monday from newly-elected MPs to form Israel's next government, apologised for saying Arabs were voting in "droves" in comments that drew US condemnation.

Israel's Netanyahu wins clear majority to form next govt

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to be tasked with forming the next coalition government this week after winning on Monday a clear majority of support from newly elected MPs.

Israel president opens talks over appointing next PM

Jerusalem - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday began consultations with representatives of parties elected to parliament last week to hear who they would recommend as prime minister.

Obama rips Netanyahu over Arab voter comments

Washington - US President Barack Obama criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his warning that Arab Israeli voters would vote "in droves.

Netanyahu's Palestinian backtrack fails to mollify US: Analysts

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun to tone down anti-Palestinian rhetoric in order to mend ties with a furious White House but analysts say he will have to do more.

Obama says US to 're-assess' options after Netanyahu win

Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday warned Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu that Washington will "re-assess" its policies after the prime minister's election win called into question crucial US diplomatic cover for Israel at the UN.

Netanyahu denies abandoning two-state solution

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday denied making a U-turn by saying he would never agree to the creation of a Palestinian state, arguing that the conditions were not yet ripe.

U.S., Israel have no choice but to work together: Netanyahu

Washington - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed Thursday that the United States and Israel are each other's greatest allies and have no choice but to work together.

Palestinians warn two-state solution 'impossible with Netanyahu'

Ramallah - A two-state solution to the Middle East conflict will be impossible with an Israeli government headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Thursday.

Triumphant Netanyahu comes under U.S. pressure

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fresh from a sweeping election victory Wednesday, quickly came under pressure from Washington to step back from hardline campaign promises over the conflict with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu sweeps to surprise Israeli election win

Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu swept to a stunning election victory on Wednesday, securing a third straight term for an Israeli leader who has deepened tensions with the Palestinians and infuriated key ally Washington.

Israel's Herzog concedes defeat, congratulates Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Centre-left challenger Isaac Herzog conceded defeat on Wednesday in Israel's general election and said he had congratulated rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his win.

Israelis vote in tight race as Netanyahu fights for survival

Jerusalem - Israelis voted Tuesday in a close-fought election pitting the centre left against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who is fighting for his political survival after six years in power.

Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday there would be no Palestinian state if he were reelected, in a last-ditch effort to woo rightwing voters on the eve of a general election.

Netanyahu vows wave of E.Jerusalem buildings if elected

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Monday that if reelected he will build thousands of settler homes in Arab east Jerusalem to prevent future concessions to the Palestinians.

Israel PM makes last shot for rightwing vote at rally

Telavi - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a last-ditch effort Sunday to garner support at a mass rightwing rally in Tel Aviv where he pledged he would never make territorial concessions.

Israeli vote in balance as campaigning draws to close

Jerusalem - Three days ahead of Israel's general election, there was growing uncertainty Saturday over who will win the premiership, with polls showing incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu trailing his centre-left rivals.

Obama 'committed' to two-state solution for Israel, Palestinians

Sharm El-sheikh - US President Barack Obama is "committed" to a two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday on the stalled Middle East peace process.

Has Bibi outstayed his welcome in the U.S. and Europe?

Washington - "Anyone But Bibi." It's the rallying cry of opponents battling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tuesday's elections, but also seems to aptly sum up feelings in both the U.S. and Europe.

French classmates said to recognise 'child killer' in IS video

Toulouse - A child who appears to execute an Arab Israeli in a video released this week by the Islamic State group is said to have been recognised by classmates in France, an official said Friday.

Netanyahu lags centre-left in last polls before Israel vote

Jerusalem - Final opinion polls on Friday put Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's rightwing Likud party four seats behind its centre-left rival with four days to go before a general election.

France opens probe into IS execution featuring French speaker

Paris - French officials Thursday launched a formal investigation into a video released by the Islamic State group purporting to show the execution of an Arab Israeli, which featured a French-speaking man.

Gaza farmers export first produce to Israel after 8 years

Gaza - Gaza farmers exported produce to Israel on Thursday for the first time since the Jewish state imposed its blockade on the Palestinian territory in 2006, officials and an NGO said.

France probes IS video for link with 2012 killer Merah

Paris - French police were on Wednesday probing whether a man seen in a video released by the Islamic State group purporting to show the execution of an Arab Israeli was close to French jihadist gunman Mohamed Merah.
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