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Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians

New York - Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas called Wednesday for an end to the "apartheid" that he said Israel had imposed on the Palestinians.

Egypt's Sisi urges Palestinians to unite, co-exist with Israel

New York - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday urged Palestinians to unite and "be ready to co-exist" in peace with Israelis, in his address to the United Nations.

Israel's Netanyahu vows to fight 'Iranian curtain'

New York - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an "Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, pledging to prevent Tehran from ever establishing a permanent foothold in Syria.

Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: experts

Jerusalem - Israel has become the only country to openly support an independent Kurdish state, a result of good ties between Kurds and Jews and expectations it would be a front against Iran and extremism, experts say.

Israel says shot down Iranian-made, Hezbollah-operated drone

Jerusalem - Israel's military fired a Patriot missile on Tuesday to bring down what it said was an Iranian-made drone operated by Hezbollah on a reconnaissance mission over the Golan Heights.

Egypt's Sisi meets Israeli PM at UN for first public talks

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu publicly for the first time in New York to discuss Middle East peace after US President Donald Trump said he would push for resuming stalled negotiations.

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office said on Tuesday.

Trump touts peace hopes at Netanyahu meeting

New York - US President Donald Trump again expressed his hopes for a peaceful settlement to the Middle East crisis Monday as he met Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

'Ridiculous' if Trump doesn't back two-state solution: Palestinian official

Ramallah - A senior Palestinian official said Monday it would be "utterly ridiculous" if Donald Trump did not commit to the two-state solution, ahead of a meeting between the US president and Mahmud Abbas.

Israeli ministers seek to curb Supreme Court power

Jerusalem - Key Israeli ministers have announced plans to limit the power of the Supreme Court, accusing it of hindering the work of the rightwing coalition government.

Unwelcome in Israel, African refugees dream of home

Telavi - Tens of thousands of Africans who fled misery at home for safety in Israel are living in limbo, fearing deportation though some have lived in the country for more than a decade.

Epic quest to document 'miracle' of Hebrew language

Jerusalem - The bespectacled man with two pens in his shirt pocket and a black skullcap atop grey hair points to his computer screen and explains an epic project spanning generations.

Israeli MP quits under fire after attending gay wedding

Jerusalem - An ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli lawmaker quit his seat on Wednesday under fire from religious colleagues and rabbis for attending a gay relative's wedding, his daughter said.

Israel ruling on army service for religious sparks anger, debate

Jerusalem - An Israeli Supreme Court decision that could force ultra-Orthodox citizens to serve in the army like their secular counterparts sparked anger from religious leaders Wednesday and reignited a sensitive political debate.

Cancel Iran nuclear deal, Netanyahu says in Argentina

Buenos Aires - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran should be amended or canceled.

Plummeting aid worsening Palestinian crises: UN

Geneva - A sharp fall in international aid reaching the Palestinian territories due in part to Israel's occupation is worsening humanitarian and economic crises in Gaza and the West Bank, the UN's development agency said Tuesday.

Netanyahu slams Iran as he arrives for landmark Latin America visit

Buenos Aires - Benjamin Netanyahu urged all countries to fight terrorism and singled out Iran as a serial offender as he paid tribute to the victims of two bombings in Argentina on the first trip by an Israeli premier to Latin America.

Netanyahu in Argentina for first Israeli premier visit

Buenos Aires - Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Buenos Aires on Monday for in the first visit by an Israeli premier to Latin America.

Costa Rica trial starts in organ trafficking case

San Jos - A trial of four doctors and a Greek pizzeria owner accused of running an illegal organ trafficking ring in Costa Rica for wealthy foreigners began on Monday in the capital San Jose.

Peres memoir to be released as Israel marks year since death

Jerusalem - Israel begins marking one year since the death of former president Shimon Peres this week with memorial events, at a time when the respected statesman's memoir is also being released.

French-Lebanese director faces military tribunal over film

Birut - French-Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri, whose most recent film just won a prize at the Venice Film Festival, was briefly detained after arriving at Beirut airport and must appear at a military tribunal Monday, he told AFP.

Israel to debate expanding settlement in east Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities in Jerusalem on Sunday deferred for three days a debate on building permits that would create the largest Israeli settlement inside a Palestinian neighbourhood, city councillors said.

Hamas chief in Egypt for first visit since election

Gaza - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas Ismail Haniya travelled on Saturday to Egypt for his first visit there since his election, the group said.

Netanyahu's wife faces possible graft trial

Jerusalem - The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been formally told that she faces a possible trial over alleged misuse of public funds, the justice ministry said Friday."The attorney general has informed the counsel of Mrs.

Trump sees 'chance' for peace in Middle East 

Washington - President Donald Trump said Thursday that he believes there is a "chance" for a Middle East peace settlement, long one of the most elusive goals of US diplomacy.

Israel hits Syria site reportedly used for chemical weapons

Damascus - Syria's army accused Israeli warplanes of hitting one of its positions Thursday, killing two people in an attack that a monitor said targeted a site where the regime allegedly produces chemical weapons.

Syria army says Israeli strikes hit military facility in west

Damascus - Syria's army said Israeli air strikes on Thursday killed two people at a military facility in the country's west, a zone where the regime has been accused of developing chemical weapons.

Tears, anger as Munich Olympic massacre memorial opens

Munich - Widows and children of 11 Israeli Olympic team members murdered during the 1972 Games in Munich unveiled a memorial to the victims at an emotional ceremony on Wednesday.

Churches condemn attempts to 'weaken' Christians in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - The leading churches in Jerusalem issued a rare joint statement Tuesday condemning what they called "systematic" Israeli attempts to "weaken the Christian presence" in the city.

Palestinian family evicted from Jerusalem home of 50 years

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Tuesday evicted a Palestinian family from the east Jerusalem home in which they lived for over half a century, making way for Israelis deemed the legal occupants.
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