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Honduras waiting for Israeli reciprocity for embassy move

Tegucigalpa - Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Friday that his government would transfer its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem once Israel opens an embassy in Tegucigalpa.

British teenager appeals false rape claim conviction

Nicosia - A British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped in Cyprus by Israeli tourists has lodged an appeal against her "unfair" conviction with the island's supreme court, her defence team said.

Far-right Israeli parties unite ahead of election

Jerusalem - Three far-right Israeli political parties joined forces late Wednesday, seeking to strengthen their hand in a coming election after a left-leaning alliance was announced earlier in the week.

Suspected Israel strike kills 3 Iran-backed fighters in Syria: monitor

Beirut - A missile strike on a Syrian airbase that Damascus blamed on Israel killed at least three Iran-backed militiamen, a monitor said on Wednesday.

Israel hails 'breakthrough' towards laser air defence system

Jerusalem - The Israeli defence ministry has hailed a "breakthrough" in the development of cheaper laser-based air defences, as tensions soar in the region after Iran hit US targets in retaliation for a high-profile assassination.

Fight anti-Semitism with 'fear', says Jewish leader

Jerusalem - Anti-Semitism is best fought with "fear" of a future tragedy, the head of the European Jewish Congress said ahead of events to commemorate the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

Netanyahu warns of 'resounding blow' if Iran attacks Israel

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel would strike a "resounding blow" if attacked by arch foe Iran, as regional tensions soar after the US killing of a top Iranian general.

Polish president pulls out of Auschwitz event in Israel

Warsaw - Poland's president on Tuesday pulled out of an event in Jerusalem marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp in protest at not being allowed to make a speech there.

British teen gets 4 months suspended for 'false' Cyprus rape claim

Paralimni - A Cypriot court on Tuesday handed a British teenager a four-month suspended prison sentence after convicting her of falsely accusing a dozen Israeli tourists of gang rape.

UK teen gets suspended jail term for 'false' Cyprus rape claim

Paralimni - A Cypriot court on Tuesday handed a British teenager a four-month suspended prison sentence after convicting her of falsely accusing a dozen Israeli tourists of gang rape.

Israel on alert for fallout after US killing of Iran commander

Jerusalem - Israel held emergency security talks Friday and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a foreign visit as the Jewish state braced itself for fallout from the assassination of a top Iranian military commander in a US air strike.

Greece, Cyprus, Israel sign EastMed pipeline deal

Athens - Greece, Cyprus and Israel on Thursday signed an agreement for a huge pipeline project to ship gas from the eastern Mediterranean to Europe despite Turkey's hostility to the deal.

Lebanese lawyers want Ghosn prosecuted over Israel trip

Beirut - Lebanese lawyers on Thursday filed a report to the judiciary demanding fugitive auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn be prosecuted over a trip he made to Israel as Renault-Nissan chairman in 2008.

Israel's Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges.

Israel's Netanyahu to ask parliament for immunity

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he would ask parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges.

Cyprus defends courts after British teen convicted over rape claim

Nicosia - Cyprus defended its judiciary Tuesday, after Britain expressed concern over a Cypriot court finding a British teenager guilty of falsely claiming she was gang-raped.The Cyprus "government has full confidence in the judiciary and the courts...

Cyprus court finds British teen guilty of false rape claim

Paralimni - A court in Cyprus on Monday found a British teenager guilty of falsely claiming she was gang-raped by a group of Israeli tourists in a case that prompted allegations of police mistreatment.

Cyprus court finds British woman guilty of false rape claim

Paralimni - A court in Cyprus on Monday found a British woman guilty of falsely claiming she was gang-raped by a group of Israeli tourists in the holiday resort of Ayia Napa.Sentencing was adjourned until January 7.

Israel's Netanyahu wins ruling party leadership vote

Jerusalem - Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a "huge" victory Friday, after winning a leadership primary that ensures he will lead his right-wing Likud party into March elections.

Gaza protests against Israel suspended for 3 months: organisers

Gaza - Weekly Hamas-backed demonstrations along the Gaza-Israel border will be suspended for three months, protest organisers in the Palestinian enclave said Thursday.

Israel's indicted Netanyahu faces party leadership challenge

Jerusalem - Israel's embattled premier Benjamin Netanyahu faced off against longtime rival Gideon Saar for the Likud party leadership Thursday, in a contest that could threaten his grip on power.

ICC to probe 'war crimes' in Palestinian territories

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said Friday she wanted to open a full investigation into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, sparking a furious reaction from Israel and condemnation from the United States.

With Israel thaw, Hamas leader tours globe seeking support

Gaza - Egypt, Turkey, Malaysia: the leader of Hamas has been on a whistle-stop tour of prominent Muslim countries seeking legitimacy and support as an informal truce firms up with Israel.

Russia court rejects appeal by Israeli-American jailed on drugs charges

Moscow - An Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by an Israeli-American woman convicted in October on charges of smuggling cannabis into Russia and sentenced her to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket attack: military

Jerusalem - Israeli warplanes attacked an arms plant in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip early Thursday, after Palestinian militants in the enclave fired a rocket at Israel,the army said.

Jerusalem cable car controversy hangs over Old City

Jerusalem - Ramparts of ochre stone stand out against the sky, framed by hilltop buildings and olive trees -- but the view of Jerusalem's Old City could soon include cable cars and pylons.

Netanyahu challenger Saar launches Likud leadership bid

Or Yehuda - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced his most serious threat from inside his right-wing Likud party in a decade Tuesday, as former minister Gideon Saar launched a leadership challenge.

Boorish boars hog highways in Israel's Haifa

Haifa - A man approaches a group of wild boars rooting up roadside grass in Israel's Haifa, shooing them away -- but after lazily trotting a few steps, they resume their activity.

Brazil opens Jerusalem trade centre as step to embassy shift

Jerusalem - Brazil opened a trade office in Jerusalem Sunday, in a ceremony attended by President Jair Bolsonaro's son and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Indicted Netanyahu to resign ministries, remain PM: lawyers

Jerusalem - Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing criminal charges and a new general election, will resign from all other ministerial positions he holds but remain premier, his lawyers said Thursday.
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Israelis right-whig young citizens are protesting against the march of the Israeli Peace Movement.
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An American-made Israeli bulldozer destroys an "illegal" Palestinian home in illegally-occupied Palestine.
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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Road 75 runs from Haifa to Nazareth and cuts through the beautiful Jezreel valley.
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