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Egypt reopens Gaza crossing for first time in weeks

Cairo - Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said.

Netanyahu warns of 'grave mistake' if France recognises Palestine

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Sunday that France's parliament would be making a "grave mistake" if it recognises a Palestinian state in a vote on December 2.

Israel cabinet votes to enshrine 'Jewish state' in law

Jerusalem - Israel's government Sunday endorsed a proposal to anchor in law the country's status as the national homeland of the Jewish people, drawing fire from critics who said it weakened democracy.

West Bank home torched in suspected settler attack

Ramallah - Suspected Jewish extremists firebombed a house in a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank early on Sunday, its mayor told AFP, pointing the finger of blame at local settlers.

U.S., EU officials criticize Israel for Palestine home demolitions

Jerusalem - Israel will continue its illegal policy of collectively punishing the families of Palestinian terrorists by demolishing their homes, despite protests by top American and European officials.

E.U. considering sanctions against Israel over settlements

Brussels - The European Union is weighing punitive measures targeting Israel over its continuing illegal Jewish settler colonization of Palestinian territory.

Israel razes E.Jerusalem home in synagogue attack crackdown

Jerusalem - Israel on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian behind a deadly car attack in Jerusalem, pushing ahead with a promised crackdown following a bloody assault on a synagogue.

Israel to ease gun controls for self-defence after attack

Jerusalem - Israel is to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defence in the wake of a deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said on Tuesday.

Three of Israel synagogue dead were US citizens, 1 British: police

Jerusalem - All four victims of Tuesday's deadly Palestinian attack on a Jerusalem synagogue were Israelis with dual nationality, three of whom were Americans and a fourth British, police said.

Palestinian bus driver found hanged in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem, sparking clashes, after what Israel said was an apparent suicide but a colleague said looked like murder.

Palestinian bus driver found hanged in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem, sparking clashes Monday, after what Israel said was an apparent suicide but a colleague said looked like murder.

Fearing backlash, Jordan asserts Al-Aqsa custodianship

Amman - Jordan's tough stance towards Israel over Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque reflects a determination to preserve its custodianship of the flashpoint site as well as its own stability, analysts say.

Israel eases Jerusalem mosque restrictions after Kerry talks

Jerusalem - Israel lifted restrictions Friday on Muslims praying at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced an agreement on steps to reduce tensions surrounding it.

Steps agreed to lower Israeli-Palestinian tensions: Kerry

Amman - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that steps were agreed at talks in Amman to lower tensions between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Kerry says steps agreed to cool Jerusalem tempers

Amman - US Secretary of State John Kerry said steps were agreed Thursday at talks in Amman to lower tensions between Israel and the Palestinians over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem.

Kerry to meet Abbas as new Israeli settlements fan tensions

Jerusalem - US Secretary of State John Kerry is set for talks Thursday with the Palestinian leader on easing regional tensions, after Israel approved new settler homes in east Jerusalem despite mounting unrest.

Israel approves new settlements as Kerry looks to ease tensions

Jerusalem - Israel approved new settler homes in east Jerusalem on Wednesday despite mounting unrest, as US Secretary of State John Kerry was set for talks with the Palestinian leader on easing tensions.

Palestinian war of words mars Arafat anniversary

Ramallah - Palestinians marked 10 years since the mysterious death of their iconic leader Yasser Arafat on Tuesday but a war of words between rival factions Fatah and Hamas marred the anniversary.

Israeli army kills W.Bank protester as clashes rage

Jerusalem - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes in the West Bank on Tuesday as a wave of unrest gripped the country, raising fears of a new Palestinian uprising.

Israel tightens security after deadly knife attacks

Jerusalem - Israel stepped up security nationwide Tuesday after a soldier and a settler were killed in separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across the country.

Knife attacks kill two Israelis as unrest spreads

Jerusalem - An Israeli soldier and a woman were killed and two others wounded in twin Palestinian stabbings Monday as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across Israel and the occupied West Bank.

Israeli killed in W.Bank stabbing, attacker shot: Medics

Jerusalem - An Israeli woman was killed and two others wounded Monday when a Palestinian stabbed them outside a West Bank settlement before being shot dead by a security guard, police said.

Angry Arabs march in north Israel after shooting

- Angry Arab-Israeli protesters took to the streets across the country on Sunday and police raised alert levels nationwide amid shock waves over the fatal shooting of a young Arab-Israeli.

Fatah cancels Arafat memorial in Gaza after attacks

Gaza - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas' Fatah movement said Sunday it is cancelling this week's Gaza ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death due to security concerns.

EU urges two-state capital in Jerusalem as tensions soar

Ramallah - Europe's top diplomat on Saturday called for a Palestinian state sharing Jerusalem as its capital with Israel, hours after the police killing of an Arab-Israeli further fanned tensions.

EU foreign chief, in Gaza, calls for Palestinian state

Gaza - The European Union's new foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini on Saturday appealed for the establishment of a Palestinian state, saying the world "cannot afford" another war in Gaza.

Clashes at Jerusalem refugee camp as EU urges progress

Jerusalem - Stone-throwing Palestinians battled Israeli police in a refugee camp in east Jerusalem Friday as the top EU diplomat warned of a new wave of violence if peace efforts remain deadlocked.

Only a minor war crime against the Gaza flotilla

A war crime that was designated as minor upsets the balance in justice and law when a lack of conviction has to be explained.

Israel reassures Jordan on Al-Aqsa as extremists rally

Jerusalem - Israel on Thursday promised Jordan that it would not allow Jews to pray at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound as scores of Jewish extremists tried to march to the flashpoint shrine.

Israel escapes war crimes charges over deadly Gaza flotilla raid

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court (ICC) will not launch a prosecution over Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a "reasonable basis" to believe war crimes were committed, the chief prosecutor said Th...
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Astronaut Alexander Gerst shows Gaza war in 'saddest' photo from space: "My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza and #Israel"
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Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
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Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton  Canada in November of 2012.
Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton, Canada in November of 2012.
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Israeli soldiers filing into a helicopter
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Kiriat Tivon  Northern Israel.
Kiriat Tivon, Northern Israel.
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A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
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Jerusalem Day celebration
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Bus in Jerusalem, Israel
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Nir David Kibbutz, Israel 2011
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Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Since Israel s raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla  the world s attention has been captured and focuse...
Since Israel's raid of a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, the world's attention has been captured and focused on the Middle East. Supporters of Israel and Palestine stood in front of the Israeli Consulate in Toronto to show their support of their respective side.
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Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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The city of Tel Aviv, Israel, as seen from the rooftop of the highest tower in Tel-Aviv.
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Iron Dome CRAM launcher near the town of Sderot, Israel.
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