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Netanyahu and top Trump aide call on Europe to pressure Iran

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump's national security adviser met in Jerusalem Monday and called on European nations to do more to pressure Iran.

Israel closes people crossing with Gaza after border violence

Jerusalem - Israel closed Sunday its only crossing for people with the Gaza Strip except for humanitarian cases after weekend border clashes, the latest tightening of its blockade on the Palestinian enclave despite truce efforts.

Migrants unseen in Israeli photographer's exhibition

Jerusalem - Photographer Ron Amir spent years visiting African migrants in the Israeli desert to understand the new world they had created. He came back with a provocative set of pictures -- without people in them.

Israel rejects UN report on protecting Palestinians

New York - Israel has rejected a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres outlining options for strengthening the protection of Palestinians in Israeli-occupied territories.

Netanyahu questioned again over alleged graft

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went through a new round of questioning on Friday, police said, amid graft allegations that have threatened to topple him.

In Syria's Golan, Russia seeks handover to UN

Near an abandoned United Nations observation point whose wall had been riddled with bullets, Syrian and Russian policemen gazed across the Golan Heights near the Israeli border.

Israel reopens Gaza crossing as truce talks press on

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after closing it to most deliveries on July 9 over months of border tensions, as relative calm returned and truce talks pressed ahead.

Israel reopens its only goods crossing with Gaza

Gaza - Israel reopened its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to relative calm on the border after months of tensions prompted a blockade on most goods from July 9.

Key Netanyahu partner slams moves for truce with Hamas

Jerusalem - A key partner in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing coalition on Tuesday condemned moves for a long term truce agreement with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

Blocked by Israel for years, Palestinian mail finally arrives

Jericho - Palestinian postal service employees are working overtime to sort through some 10 tonnes of letters and packages blocked by Israel for up to eight years, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

Last-minute Eurovision deal secures Israel as 2019 host

Jerusalem - Israel's public broadcaster said Tuesday it had resolved a funding dispute that threatened the country's chance to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest, hours ahead of a European deadline.

Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Wednesday if calm maintained

Jerusalem - Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

Israel PM, UK opposition leader in row over Munich massacre

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn were locked in a row Tuesday over the Labour MP's attendance of an event that honoured suspects of the Munich Olympics massacre.

Israeli PM made secret Egypt trip for Gaza talks: report

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare, secret visit to Egypt in May for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israeli television reported Monday.

Israel questioning of US journalist was mistake: Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the lengthy questioning of an American Jewish journalist on arrival at Tel Aviv airport was the result of an "administrative mistake".

Israeli teen moons former Nazi German death camp

Warsaw - Polish police on Monday said they had detained an Israeli teenager after security cameras caught him exposing his rear at the former Nazi German death camp Majdanek.

Palestinian shot during May US embassy protest dies: ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian shot three months ago in clashes along the Israel-Gaza border has died while being treated in Egypt, the health ministry in Hamas-run Gaza said Monday.

Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next month

Manila - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to make an official visit to Israel next month, his government said Monday, nearly two years after he sparked outrage by likening his deadly drug war to the Holocaust.

Netanyahu demands 'total' Gaza ceasefire

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday demanded a "total" ceasefire from Gaza's Hamas rulers in his first public comments on another deadly flare-up between the two sides.

Gaza protest toll rises to three: ministry

Gaza - A 40-year-old Palestinian hit by Israeli fire on the Gaza border died of his wounds on Saturday, taking the death toll from protests the previous day to three, the territory's health ministry said.

Two killed in fresh Gaza protests but Israel-Hamas truce holds

Gaza - Two Palestinians including a medic were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border Friday, but away from protests the calm reached after a deadly flare-up between the enclave's rulers Hamas and the Israeli army mainly held.

Palestinian shock after child killed, Israelis fear more rockets

A Palestinian family called for answers Thursday as to why an Israeli air strike hit their relatives' home in the Gaza Strip, killing a pregnant mother and her 18-month-old daughter.

Israel flattens Gaza building after new rocket fire

Gaza - An Israeli strike flattened a building in Gaza City on Thursday after a rocket landed deep inside the Jewish state, but tensions appeared to lessen following a deadly flare-up of violence over the previous day.

Hamas fighter killed as Israel strikes Gaza after rockets fired from enclave

Jerusalem - Israel launched air strikes on Gaza late Wednesday, killing one Hamas militant, after dozens of rockets were fired from the enclave into its territory.Injuries were also reported on both sides.

'Mutiny' at UN Palestinian agency in Gaza after job cuts: official

Gaza - Workers have seized partial control of the headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees in Hamas-run Gaza, its head said Wednesday, accusing their union of "mutiny" over job cuts.

Swedish pro-Gaza ship activists deported from Israel

Stockholm - Seven Swedish activists detained by Israel's navy for attempting to breach its blockade of Gaza have been deported to Sweden, the organisers of the Ship to Gaza activist flotilla said Wednesday.

Five questions on Israel's controversial Jewish nation law

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament held a special session on Wednesday to debate a controversial law passed last month declaring the country the nation state of the Jewish people. Here are five questions and answers related to the law:Why is the law controversial?

Israeli strike kills 2 Hamas militants in Gaza: officials

Gaza - An Israeli strike on Tuesday killed two militants of the Gaza Strip's ruling Hamas movement after shots were fired at soldiers, Gazan and Israeli officials said.

Israel minister welcomes Syria scientist killing

Jerusalem - Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz on Tuesday welcomed the killing of a leading Syrian weapons scientist but declined to comment on reports his government was behind the fatal bombing.

Iran FM says Trump, Bin Salman, Netanyahu are 'isolated'

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday that the leaders of the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel were isolated in their hostility to Iran.
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