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Hamas using 'children as cannon fodder' in Gaza: Haley

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley lashed out at Hamas Thursday, accusing the Palestinian movement of "using children as cannon fodder," following the deaths of dozens of people during protests in the Gaza Strip.

Romanian PM says Jerusalem embassy move lacks support

Jerusalem - Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said Thursday that she favoured moving her country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but she had insufficent backing at home for such a move.

Israel defence minister vows to strike any Iran 'military foothold' in Syria

Jerusalem - Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed in an interview Thursday to strike at any attempt by Iran to establish a "military foothold" in Syria, following an attack this month attributed to his country.

Czech Republic to re-open honorary consulate in Jerusalem

Prague - The Czech Republic announced on Wednesday the reopening of its honorary consulate in Jerusalem as President Milos Zeman reiterated his wish to move the Czech embassy to the city from Tel Aviv.

Palestinian journalist shot at Gaza protest dies of wounds: family

Gaza - A Palestinian journalist shot two weeks ago by Israeli forces on the Gaza border has died, Israeli and Palestinian sources said Wednesday, the second journalist killed in a month of unrest.

Romanian PM to visit Israel as embassy row brews

Bucharest - Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila is due to start a two-day visit to Israel Wednesday, as a political row brews at home over the possible transfer of Romania's embassy to Jerusalem.

'Gap in perceptions' threatens wider Middle East war

Tehran - Analysts fear a wider Middle Eastern war is brewing between Iran and its rivals, Israel and Saudi Arabia, warning that their failure to understand each other's intentions threatens to tear the region apart.

Israel scraps plan to expel African migrants

Jerusalem - Israel announced on Tuesday it has abandoned controversial plans to expel African migrants who entered the Jewish state illegally, after failing to find a country willing to host them.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian accused of killing settler

Jenin - Israeli forces on early Tuesday demolished the West Bank house of a Palestinian accused of involvement in the killing of a settler in January, Israeli and Palestinian sources said.

Palestinian boy's leg amputated after Israel border shooting

Ramallah - Doctors have amputated the leg of a Palestinian boy whose image went viral after he was shot by Israeli troops in clashes on the Gaza border with Israel.

Images released of suspects in Palestinian assassination

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police Monday released computer-generated images of two men suspected of assassinating a Palestinian scientist in a drive-by shooting in Kuala Lumpur, as they stepped up a hunt for the pair.

Gaza Palestinian dies of Israeli gunfire wounds: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian wounded by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip has died, the Hamas-controlled territory's health ministry said on Monday.

Merkel denounces new anti-Semitism from Arab refugees

Jerusalem - German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced the emergence of "another form of anti-Semitism" from refugees of Arab origin in Germany, in an interview with Israeli television broadcast on Sunday.

Israel dismisses claims Mossad behind Malaysia assassination

Jerusalem - Israel's defence minister on Sunday dismissed claims the country's spy agency was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia, suggesting instead that his killing was a "settling of accounts".

Family accuses Israel's Mossad of killing Palestinian in Malaysia

Gaza - The family of a Palestinian professor and Hamas member accused Israel's Mossad spy agency of assassinating him on the streets of Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

Natalie Portman says backed out of prize over Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Hollywood actress Natalie Portman said she was backing out of a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million prize to protest against the policies of Israel's prime minister.

Romanian president slams plan to move Israel embassy

Bucharest - A row erupted Friday between Romania's government and President Klaus Iohannis over a proposal to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

4 killed in fresh protests, clashes on Gaza-Israel border

Gaza - Thousands protested along the Gaza Strip's border with Israel in a fourth straight Friday of mass demonstrations and clashes, with four Palestinians shot dead by Israeli forces.

Natalie Portman backs out of Jewish prize over 'recent events' in Israel

Jerusalem - Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman has cancelled her participation in a Jerusalem ceremony where she was to receive a $2 million (1.6 million euro) prize, saying she was troubled by "recent events" in Israel, organisers said.

Fiery kites adopted as new tactic by Gaza protesters

Gaza - Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border have begun attaching Molotov cocktails to kites to fly over the fence into Israel in a new tactic as demonstrations enter their fourth week.

Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

Colombo - Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists.

Israeli criticism of journalists on Gaza border conflicts with video

Jerusalem - Israel's military has suggested that a photo it has distributed shows journalists are willingly being used as human shields by Palestinian militants during recent protests, but video and a witness account of the incident tell a different story.

Romania to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem: report

Bucharest - The Romanian government will follow the United States and transfer its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) leader said Thursday ."The decision has been taken (...

Five Palestinians injured by Israeli fire near Gaza border: ministry

Gaza - Five Palestinians were injured by Israeli fire along the Gaza border Wednesday, the health ministry in the Palestinian enclave said, with tensions high over recent protests and clashes there.

Polish far-right lodges complaint against Israeli president under Holocaust law

Warsaw - Polish nationalist movement Ruch Narodowy (RN) said Tuesday it had filed a complaint with prosecutors against Israel's president under Poland's controversial new Holocaust law for having attributed responsibility to Poland for Nazi German crimes.

Hamas leader says open to Israel prisoner deal

Gaza - The head of Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas said Tuesday it was ready to negotiate with Israel to trade two Israeli captives and the bodies of two soldiers it is holding.

Israel pauses on Memorial Day to remember the dead

Jerusalem - Israel came to a halt for one minute on Tuesday as sirens sounded throughout the country to commemorate fallen soldiers and civilian victims of violence.

Palestinians protest to support prisoners in Israeli jails

Gaza - Several thousand people protested in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip on Tuesday to mark an annual day in support of Palestinians jailed by Israel.

Israel frees 207 African migrants from prison

Jerusalem - Israel on Sunday freed 207 African migrants from prison following a supreme court ruling after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu controversially reversed a deal with the UN refugee agency on the detainees' fate.

Israel's Netanyahu voices 'total support' for Syria strikes

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday voiced his "total support" for US-led air strikes against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons.
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