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Palestinians win UN backing to lead developing country bloc

New York - The Palestinians won backing Tuesday to lead the biggest bloc of developing countries at the United Nations, raising their profile at the world body despite opposition from the United States.

Australia hesitates as Jerusalem embassy move draws fire

Sydney - Facing a domestic backlash and the threat of foreign trade retaliation, Australia's Prime Minister on Tuesday appeared to slow-peddle a controversial decision to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem, saying he would first consult with allies.

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier, shot dead: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian was shot dead Monday after trying to stab an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank, the army said.An Israeli military statement said the man who tried to attack the soldier near the Jewish settlement of Ariel was shot and killed.

Sole crossing between Syria and Israel-held Golan reopens

Katzrin - The sole crossing point between Syria and Israeli-controlled territory reopened Monday after a four-year hiatus, as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime bolsters its control in the wake of sweeping advances against rebels.

Israel approves 31 settler homes in flashpoint Hebron: minister

Jerusalem - Israel's government Sunday approved the construction of 31 settler homes in Hebron, the first such green light for the flashpoint West Bank city since 2002, a cabinet minister said.

Thousands in Gaza mourn 7 killed in border clashes

Gaza - Thousands of Palestinians attended funerals Saturday for seven young men shot dead a day earlier by Israeli troops during fresh demonstrations along the Gaza border, an AFP correspondent said.

Palestinian woman dies after West Bank stone-throwing

Ramallah - A Palestinian woman died of her wounds after Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank threw stones at the car she was travelling in, Palestinian security sources and media said Saturday.

Suspended Gaza fuel deal shreds tough diplomatic efforts

Ramallah - By suspending badly-needed fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip after deadly clashes, Israel has cast doubts on the viability of the hard-won measure aimed at helping the Palestinian people and easing tensions.

Golan crossing point to reopen Monday: US

New York - The United Nations, Israel and Syria reached an agreement to reopen the Quneitra crossing in the Golan Heights on Monday, the United States announced Friday, urging the two Middle East countries to facilitate the work of peacekeepers in the zone.

Israel halts Gaza fuel deliveries as 7 Palestinians killed

Jerusalem - Israel suspended fuel deliveries to Gaza on Friday in response to border violence which the Hamas-run health ministry said left seven Palestinians dead in the coastal enclave.

Six Palestinians killed in clashes on Israel border: Gaza ministry

Gaza - Six Palestinians were killed in new clashes along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.The Israeli army said five were shot dead after breaking through the border fence and attacking an army post.

Israel upholds ban on US student refused entry for 10 days

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Friday upheld a ban on a US student refused entry and held for 10 days over her alleged support for a pro-Palestinian boycott campaign.

Israel court orders activists to pay fans over Lorde stayaway

Jerusalem - An Israeli court has awarded three Israeli fans of singer Lorde more than $12,000 in damages, upholding their claims against two New Zealanders who urged the star to cancel a Tel Aviv show.

Israel captures Palestinian knife attack suspect: army

Jerusalem - Israeli forces detained a Palestinian suspected of stabbing and wounding a soldier but a manhunt continued for a second Palestinian who shot dead two Israeli civilians, the army said Friday.

US student challenges Israeli entry ban in court

Apo - A US student banned from entering Israel for allegedly having supported a pro-Palestinian boycott of the country appeared in court on Thursday to challenge the decision.

US backs 'freedom of expression' after Israel holds student

Washington - The United States said Wednesday that it supports freedom of expression and was in touch with a Florida student refused entry into Israel over her alleged support for a pro-Palestinian boycott campaign.

Qatar announces $150 million aid to Gaza

Doha - Qatar on Wednesday pledged $150 million in aid for Gaza, a day after fuel purchased by the Gulf state arrived at the only power station in the Hamas-run enclave.

Israel's maiden moon launch delayed to 2019

Jerusalem - The Israeli organisation behind the country's first mission to the moon on Wednesday announced a delay in the vessel's launch from December to early 2019.

Qatari-bought fuel enters Gaza to ease humanitarian crisis: Hamas

Gaza - Qatari-bought fuel arrived at the Gaza Strip's only power station after entering through Israel on Tuesday in a bid to alleviate conditions in the Palestinian enclave, a Hamas spokesman and sources said.

Netanyahu praises Nikki Haley after she quits UN post

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the outgoing US ambassador to the United Nations after she resigned on Tuesday, following a tenure in which she asserted Washington's support for Israel.

Israel must continue Syria strikes despite S-300 delivery: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia's vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighbouring Syria, despite Moscow's decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defence missiles.

US envoy says Trump peace plan to focus 'heavily' on Israeli security

One of the US officials tasked with drafting a blueprint for Israel-Palestinian peace says it will strongly reflect Washington's commitment to Israel's security but will also address Palestinian concerns.

In Jerusalem, Palestinian families play political football

Jerusalem - Aqal passes to Aqal, who finds Aqal in space out wide. He squares to Aqal, who smashes home a strike, sending the crowd of yet more family members into hysterics.

Palestinian shooting attack in West Bank kills two Israelis: army

Jerusalem - A shooting attack by a Palestinian at an industrial zone for a West Bank settlement on Sunday killed two Israelis and wounded another, the army said.

Three Israelis wounded in West Bank shooting

Jerusalem - Three Israelis were seriously wounded in a shooting on Sunday at an industrial zone for a West Bank settlement, police and medics said, in a possible Palestinian militant attack.

Israel PM's wife goes on trial in delivery meals case

Jerusalem - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went on trial Sunday for allegedly using state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, part of a list of legal troubles facing the family.

Israel to remove UN Palestinian agency from Jerusalem

Jerusalem - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees on Friday expressed concern after Jerusalem's Israeli mayor said he would remove it from the city.

Netanyahu undergoes new graft questioning

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu underwent a new round of questioning on Friday over one of several graft cases that have threatened to topple him, Israeli media reported.

Merkel in Israel says Iran must not obtain nuclear arms

Jerusalem - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Thursday to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons but disagreed on how as they met to showcase cooperation between their countries.

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli army: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border on Wednesday, the health ministry in the enclave said.
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