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Egypt's Sisi says Putin ready to host Mideast peace talks

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his Russian counterpart and close ally Vladimir Putin wants to host an Israeli-Palestinian summit to revive peace talks, in an interview published Monday.

Israel targets Hamas positions in Gaza after rocket attack

Jerusalem - Israel targeted Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip by air and with tank fire Sunday after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave crashed into the Israeli city of Sderot.

Israel extends Palestinian journalist's detention: NGO

Ramallah - Israeli authorities have extended by three months the detention without trial of a Palestinian journalist who had been due for release on Monday, a Palestinian NGO said on Saturday.

Turkish parliament approves Israel deal

Ankara - The Turkish parliament approved a deal to normalise ties with Israel after a delay caused by last month's attempted coup, state-run media reported Saturday.

Israel arrests Hamas election committee member

Ramallah - Israeli troops arrested the Hamas representative on the organising committee for October Palestinian municipal elections on Wednesday, the Islamist movement said.

Israel destroys home of Palestinian who stabbed girl in bed: army

Jerusalem - The Israeli army on Monday destroyed the home of a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank, after he killed a 13-year-old girl as she slept in her bed, a military spokeswoman said.

UN says Gaza employee diverted rubble on PA instructions

Jerusalem - The United Nations on Saturday said a Gaza employee had diverted tonnes of rubble on instructions from the Palestinian Authority (PA) days after Israel charged him with aiding Islamist movement Hamas.

Surge in Israeli demolitions of Palestinian buildings, UN says

Ramallah - Israel has razed more Palestinian homes and other structures so far this year than in all of 2015, the United Nations said Friday, as the United States and France expressed concern.

Gaza aid workers fear impact of Hamas collusion allegations

Jerusalem - Getting foreign aid to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza has never been easy, but aid workers say Israeli allegations that several of their own colluded with Hamas could make it even harder.

Jewish man stabbed in suspected Jerusalem 'terror' attack: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian man stabbed and wounded a young Jewish man in Jerusalem on Thursday before fleeing, in what Israeli police said was a suspected "terrorist" attack.

Jews and Arabs clash over ailing hunger striker

Ashkelon - Jewish and Arab protesters traded punches Tuesday outside an Israeli hospital where a Palestinian prisoner is on hunger strike, and police said they made arrests on both sides.

World Vision questions Hamas aid theft accusations

Jerusalem - World Vision questioned Tuesday Israeli accusations that tens of millions of dollars in aid were funnelled off to the Islamist movement Hamas, calling the alleged sum "hard to reconcile" with reality.

Israel arrests UN Gaza employee 'for aiding Hamas'

Jerusalem - Israel said on Tuesday it had arrested and charged a United Nations employee for allegedly providing "material assistance" to the Islamist movement Hamas.

Israel minister admits Iran has respected nuclear deal

Jerusalem - Israel's energy minister on Sunday criticised a landmark nuclear accord between the Jewish state's arch-foe Iran and world powers but said Tehran had so far respected the deal.

Hamas militant killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

Gaza - A Hamas militant was killed on Saturday when a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian health officials and the group's military wing said.

Hundreds of Palestinians held by Israel on hunger strike

Ramallah - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons were observing a hunger strike Friday, in a new wave of protest that Palestinian officials said was expected to grow.

Israel alleges Gaza World Vision head sent millions to Hamas

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Thursday charged the Gaza director of the World Vision non-governmental organisation with passing millions of dollars to the Palestinian Islamic movement Hamas and its armed wing.Mohammed al-Halabi was alleged to have diverted $7.

Israel silent on Gaza underground wall tender claims

Jerusalem - Israeli officials declined to comment Wednesday on reports that the government issued a tender for the construction of an underground wall around Gaza to block attack tunnels from the Palestinian territory.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Israel approves jailing 'terrorists' from age 12

Jerusalem - Israeli lawmakers approved jailing children as young as 12 convicted of "terrorist offences" in the wake of repeated attacks by young Palestinians, parliament said on Wednesday.

Israeli army donkey sales stir Palestinian outrage

Palestinian - "Forty donkeys for sale," reads a notice in Palestinian newspapers. Nothing out of the ordinary about that, except for the fact that the advertiser is the Israeli army.

Chatting with Noy Eisen from 'The Voice' Israel Special

Noy Eisen from "The Voice Israel" chatted with Digital Journal about her experience on the show and new single "More," which is out this summer.

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldiers, shot dead: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian armed with a knife charged at Israeli soldiers on the outskirts of the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank on Sunday and was shot dead, the Israeli army said.

Netanyahu criticises European 'support' for anti-Israel groups

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said his government was looking into support from European nations for groups engaged in what he described as anti-Israel activities, specifically mentioning France.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Palestinian 'long shot' legal fight over 1917 British declaration

Jerusalem - A Palestinian plan to sue Britain over a 1917 declaration backing a Jewish homeland in Palestine could help rally supporters, but has little chance of success, legal analysts say.

Israeli experience shows challenge in stopping lone wolf attacks

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities who have faced a wave of lone-wolf attacks by Palestinians say they have made progress in identifying potential assailants in advance, a challenge now also confronting Western nations.

Palestinian, Israeli medics caught in turmoil of conflict

Burj El Baiyara - When a Palestinian doctor stopped to help a family of Israelis targeted in a West Bank shooting, it was hailed as a rare moment of compassion in a bitter conflict.
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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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An injured child in a Gaza hospital
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David Broza 'Masada, Sunrise Concert ' 2012
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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Don Bosco High School, Nazareth.
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.
Israel s President Shimon Peres (R) and Canada s Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands before th...
Israel's President Shimon Peres (R) and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands before their meeting at Peres' residence in Jerusalem January 21, 2014
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Screen grab of the page from atlas showing Israel's name missing from the map.
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Christmas tree decorations.
Palestinian olive tree destroyed by Jewish colonists from the illegal Bat Ayin settlement.
Palestinian olive tree destroyed by Jewish colonists from the illegal Bat Ayin settlement.
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Israeli soldiers in the co-ed Karakal combat unit on their final hike of basic training.
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Two Israeli F-16 flying on the Negev Canyon near the city of Mitzpe Ramon in South of Israel.
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Palestinians ride on a donkey near homes in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem
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Israeli soldiers detain a Palestinian protester during clashes at a weekly demonstration against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah
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An Israeli army flares illuminate the sky above the Gaza strip on July 18, 2014
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Tulip Winery, Israel 10th anniversary event.
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