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First Israeli ambassador to Turkey since 2010 arrives

Ankara - Israel's new ambassador to Turkey arrived in the capital Ankara on Thursday, an Israeli embassy official said, to serve as the first official envoy since a six-year spat put diplomatic relations on ice.

Palestinian leader Abbas to address first Fatah congress since 2009

Ramallah - Mahmud Abbas addresses his Fatah party's first congress since 2009 on Wednesday as he contends with internal dissent and grim prospects for advancing his decades-long goal of achieving a Palestinian state.

Two Israeli missiles hit near Damascus: Syria state TV

Damascus - The Israeli air force fired two missiles at dawn on Wednesday that hit near Damascus, without causing any casualties, Syrian state television said.

Ban urges Israel and Palestinians to save peace hopes

New York - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned on Tuesday that hopes for a two-state peace settlement between Israel and a future Palestine are fading fast.

Abbas re-elected Fatah leader at rare congress

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah re-elected him party head Tuesday as the movement opened its first congress since 2009 with talk mounting of who will eventually succeed the 81-year-old.

Abbas's Fatah opens first congress since 2009

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party opened its first congress in seven years Tuesday as the 81-year-old seeks to fend off opponents while talk of who will eventually succeed him mounts.

Israeli airforce strikes IS-linked group in Syria: army

Jerusalem - Israel's air force targeted gunmen linked to the Islamic State group in Syria overnight, the army said Monday, after they fired on an Israeli soldier in the occupied Golan Heights.

Abbas's Fatah set for rare congress as succession talk builds

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party holds its first congress since 2009 on Tuesday as the 81-year-old leader seeks to close ranks and fend off a key rival.

Israeli forces kill four IS-linked gunmen after Golan attack

Jerusalem - Israeli forces killed four gunmen linked to the Islamic State group after they fired on soldiers Sunday, the military said, in the first such attack on the occupied Golan Heights.

Israel douses fires that forced mass evacuations

Palestinian - Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks.

Israel douses fires that forced mass evacuations

Palestinian - Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks.

Israel douses fires that forced mass evacuations

Palestinian - Firefighters have extinguished blazes that ravaged Israel and the occupied West Bank for five days and forced tens of thousands to flee, authorities said Sunday, blaming arsonists for some outbreaks.

Israeli settlers flee as West Bank wildfires spread

Jerusalem - Wildfires near Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank have forced hundreds to flee their homes, after mass evacuations in Israel and more than a dozen arrests, police said Saturday.

Israel furious as France to label settlement goods

Jerusalem - Israel has accused France of aiding a boycott of the Jewish state, after Paris announced new guidelines for labelling goods from settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Foreign planes combat Israel wildfires as arrests made

Haifa - Foreign firefighting planes on Friday helped Israel tackle a wave of wildfires that have forced tens of thousands to flee their homes, as police announced a dozen related arrests.

Netanyahu says any deliberate Israel fires acts of 'terror'

Haifa - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday if proof was discovered that any of the fires across Israel were deliberately sparked they would be treated as acts of "terror.

Politically motivated arson? Thousands flee wildfires in Israel

Haifa - As a wildfire roared through Haifa, Israel's third-largest city on Thursday, tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate their homes.

Police to probe Israel submarine deal with Germany

Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general on Wednesday ordered police to look into allegations of improper conduct by a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the planned purchase of submarines from Germany.

Police to probe Israel submarine deal with Germany

Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general on Wednesday ordered police to look into allegations of improper conduct by a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the planned purchase of submarines from Germany.

Police to probe Israel submarine deal with Germany

Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general on Wednesday ordered police to look into allegations of improper conduct by a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the planned purchase of submarines from Germany.

Israeli scientists unearth rare 'thinker' figurine

Jerusalem - A "unique" 3,800-year-old figurine showing a seated person, apparently deep in thought, was unveiled in Israel on Wednesday.

Israel revives settlement plans after Trump win

Jerusalem - Israel revived plans on Wednesday to build 500 new homes for Jewish settlers in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, an ominous sign for Palestinians wary of a Donald Trump presidency, an NGO said.

Israeli firm can steal phone data in seconds

Petach Tikva - It only takes a few seconds for an employee of one of the world's leading hacking companies to take a locked smartphone and pull the data from it.

Bid to quieten Muslim call to prayer amplifies Israel tensions

Jerusalem - It is 4:30 am and Mufeed Shawana is rushing to Al-Aqsa Mosque, as the first Muslim call to prayer of the day rings out across the Old City of east Jerusalem.

Asking if Hitler was worse than Israel 'inappropriate': Erdogan

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it would be "inappropriate" to ask who was the more barbarous out of Israel and Hitler, in comments likely to put renewed strain on ties with the Jewish state.

Turkey blasts Israeli mosque prayer call bill 'insult'

Ankara - Turkey on Monday denounced as "unacceptable" and an "insult" a bill being discussed in the Israeli parliament to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques.

Op-Ed: Facebook working with Israel to censor posts inciting violence

Facebook has often been in hot water for allowing certain posts and disallowing others. In a number of countries Facebook is banned entirely.

Women increasingly join the fight in Israel's army

Yoqn`am - Her face covered in mud, 18-year-old Smadar crawls beneath thorny brush, her automatic rifle around her neck.She smiles despite the intensity of the training, and her commander, also a woman, shouts encouragement.

Israeli Arabs, Gazans protest against 'quiet mosques' bill

Jerusalem - Hundreds of Muslims in Israel and the Gaza Strip demonstrated on Friday against a bill to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques in the Jewish state.

Israel bid to limit mosque calls to prayer may be revived

Jerusalem - A controversial Israeli bill to limit the volume of calls to prayer at mosques may be revived after it appeared to have been buried thanks to opposition from ultra-Orthodox Jews, reports said Thursday.
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A wounded baby receives treatment at al-Shifa hospital, in Gaza City, on July 18, 2014
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Hastavi (Khastawi) soft and syrupy.
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Downtown Sderot: Damage by a Palestinian Qassam rocket fired by Hamas terrorists from inside the Gaza strip. The warhead consists of a simple metal shell surrounding the explosives, and is triggered by a fuse constructed using a simple firearm cartridge, a spring and a nails.All this is done to inflict as much damage as possible
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An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18, 2014
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