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Israel reopens Al-Aqsa mosque ahead of Muslim prayers

Jerusalem - Israel reopened Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday ahead of the weekly Muslim prayers, after a rare closure following clashes sparked by the killing of a Palestinian by police.

Israel pledges to reopen Jerusalem flashpoint

Jerusalem - Israel shut the Al-Aqsa mosque compound Thursday then promised to reopen it, after clashes in east Jerusalem where police killed a Palestinian accused of trying to murder a hardline rabbi.

Review: E-book explores the Occupation through literary words and worlds

The e-book Song of the Caged Bird by Marcello Di Cintio is an exploration of the Palestinian Occupation through the words of literature.

Abbas hails 'historic' Swedish recognition of Palestinian state

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Thursday hailed a decision by Sweden to officially recognise the state of Palestine, his spokesman told AFP.

Jerusalem on edge after police kill Palestinian gunman

Jerusalem - Clashes raged in east Jerusalem Thursday after Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian accused of trying to kill a Jewish hardliner, as Al-Aqsa mosque compound was closed for the first time in decades.

Op-Ed: On Egypt adding a buffer-zone to the bilateral embargo on Gaza

What Egypt's moves to establish a buffer zone on its Sinai frontier with the Gaza Strip tells us about the broad nature, and reasoning, behind the binational blockade of that Palestinian enclave.

Palestinians urge UN to demand Israel end settlements

New York - The Palestinians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in east Jerusalem.

Israeli cult leader gets 30 years for rape, incest

Jerusalem - An Israeli court sentenced a polygamist cult leader to 30 years in prisonfor multiple sexual offences including rape, indecent assault and incest, media reports said.

Why Israel is updating its Merkava tanks

While there has been some speculation that Israel and Hezbollah may engage in another war by 2016, the Israeli military is updating the Merkava tank for scenarios involving engaging against such forces.

UN Security Council to meet on Israeli settlements

New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss Israeli plans to build more Jewish settlements in Arab east Jerusalem, diplomats said.

Why Hezbollah may welcome an Israeli attack in the near future

There has been some speculation that Israel and Hezbollah may fight another war by 2016. Who would this benefit? And how?

Palestinian fury as Israel unveils Jerusalem building plans

Jerusalem - Israel pledged Monday to build more than 1,000 new settler homes in Arab east Jerusalem, in a move the Palestinians warned was likely to trigger an "explosion" of violence.

Funeral held for Palestinian behind car attack

Jerusalem - Palestinians were laying to rest on Sunday a man who killed two people, including a baby, when he rammed his car into Jerusalem pedestrians, sparking days of violence.

Clashes in Jerusalem but flashpoint Palestinian funeral delayed

Jerusalem - Israeli police clashed with Palestinians across east Jerusalem Saturday ahead of a potentially explosive funeral that was delayed for a day and tight security conditions imposed.

Israel troops kill US-Palestinian teen in West Bank

Ramallah - Washington confirmed that a Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli troops was a US citizen -- the second time this week an American child has fallen victim to the ongoing conflict.

Israel troops shoot dead Palestinian teen in West Bank

Ramallah - Israeli troops on Friday shot dead a Palestinian teenager who the army said was about to hurl a petrol bomb at Israeli motorists near the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Israel police on alert after Jerusalem clashes

Jerusalem - Israel deployed police in force in Jerusalem Friday for weekly Muslim prayers and restricted access to a flashpoint mosque, after a deadly attack by a Palestinian sent tensions soaring.

Israel vows crackdown after Palestinian car attack

Jerusalem - Israel pledged Thursday a tough response to any further attacks in Jerusalem as police flooded flashpoint Arab neighbourhoods after a Palestinian rammed his car into a group of pedestrians and killed a baby.

Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem crowd, killing baby

Jerusalem - A Palestinian rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and injuring six other people in what Israeli police said was a "hit-and-run terror attack".

Two Israeli soldiers wounded by gunfire from Egypt: Army

Nizzana - Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula fired shots and an anti-tank missile at their vehicle near the border, the army said.

Settlers cheer as IDF soldiers brutalize disabled Palestinian boy

Hebron - Disturbing video has emerged showing Israel Defense Forces soldiers violently detaining a mentally disabled Palestinian child while nearby Jewish settlers cheer and shout racist abuse.

Israel warns UK Palestine vote undermines peace prospects

Jerusalem - Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British parliament in favour of recognising a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.

Israel PM blames Palestinian 'extremists' for Jerusalem clashes

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday blamed "Palestinian extremists" for clashes at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, denying Israel was behind mounting tensions at the site.

UN chief slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday warned against "provocations" as clashes erupted at Jerusalem's holy sites, condemning Israeli settlement activity and calling for peace talks with the Palestinians.

Donor states pledge $5.4 bn to Gaza, urge peace talks

Cairo - International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

Egypt's Sisi tells Israel 'now is the time to end conflict'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Israel to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as an international donor conference opened in Cairo on Sunday to raise funds for Gaza.The Palestinian Authority (PA) has asked for $4 billion (3.

Gaza donor states urge peace talks as millions pledged

Cairo - International donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to rebuild the battered Gaza Strip on Sunday, as they urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

Fears Gaza donors will fall short as Kerry heads to Egypt

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry left for Cairo Saturday to back calls to aid the Gaza Strip, amid fears donors may fail to raise $4 billion needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory.

Kerry to call for revived Israeli-Palestinian talks

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry will call for a revival of the collapsed Israeli-Palestinian peace process on Sunday when he attends an international conference in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza, American officials said.

Israel chides Swedish PM over Palestinian state

Jerusalem - Israel has hit out at Sweden's newly elected prime minister Stefan Loefven over his decision to recognise a Palestinian state.
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The Sinai's Red Sea resorts, a favourite with Israelis.
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Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
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13 August 2010. First Friday Prayers of Ramadan 2010. Israeli policemen at the Damascus Gate, in front of the Old City of Jerusalem.
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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Syria from Syrian-Israeli Golan Heights' border
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Benyamin Netanyahu
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