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Palestinians announce US meeting freeze over office row

Ramallah - Palestinian officials announced Tuesday they had suspended meetings with the US following a quarrel with President Donald Trump's administration over the future of their representative office in Washington.

UN warns of conflict in Gaza if Cairo talks fail

New York - Conflict is likely to once again engulf Gaza if a deal on the return of the Palestinian Authority to the Hamas-controlled enclave fails, the UN envoy for the Middle East warned Monday.

Israel president denies pardon to manslaughter soldier

Jerusalem - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday formally rejected a request to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant, Rivlin's office said.

Israel president denies pardon to manslaughter soldier: statement

Jerusalem - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday formally rejected a request to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant, Rivlin's office said.

Netanyahu to face new questioning over graft: media

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to be questioned by police on Sunday for the second time this month over two alleged cases of corruption, media reports said.

Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US if PLO office is shut

Ramallah - The Palestinians will freeze their ties with the US if it follows through on a threat to close the Palestine Liberation Organisation's office in Washington, a senior PLO official warned Saturday.

Palestinian rams car into Israeli civilians, is shot: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian rammed his car into two Israeli civilians in the occupied West Bank Friday before trying to stab soldiers and being shot, the Israeli army said.

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi to face Iran: defence chief

Jerusalem - Israel's military chief of staff said in an interview Thursday that his country was prepared to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face Iran's plans "to control the Middle East.

Cheap smokes early benefit of Palestinian accord

Gaza - Palestinians in Gaza desperately waiting for a reconciliation agreement to improve their lives haven't seen much change yet -- but at least cigarettes are cheaper.

Palestinian hopes for Egypt border opening dashed for now

Gaza - Palestinian leaders hoped a recently signed reconciliation agreement would lead to Egypt reopening its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but those hopes seem to have been dashed.

Israel PM offers quake aid to arch foe Iran

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has offered aid to victims of the deadly earthquake in Iran, insisting enmity between the two governments does not prevent humanitarian sympathy.

Israel warns Gaza militants against revenge attack

Jerusalem - An Israeli general has warned Palestinian militants against carrying out attacks in revenge for the blowing up of a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the Jewish state last month.

Israel downs Syrian drone over Golan Heights: army

Jerusalem - The Israeli army said it had shot down a Russian-made Syrian drone carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday.

Netanyahu grilled again in graft probe: public radio

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by police on Thursday evening in connection with two separate investigations into alleged corruption, Israeli public radio said.

British PM hit by new scandal over minister's Israel meetings

London - Britain's aid minister faced the sack Wednesday over unauthorised meetings in Israel, as she became the latest cabinet member caught up in a whirlwind of scandals rocking Prime Minister Theresa May's government.

UK minister faces sacking calls over Israel meetings

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her aid minister back from a trip to Africa on Wednesday following a row over unauthorised meetings in Israel, prompting speculation she will be the second minister in a week to be sacked.

Israel arrests Golan Druze over Syria attack rally

Jerusalem - Police arrested seven Druze residents of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday on suspicion of rioting in support for fellow Druze under jihadist attack on the Syrian-controlled side of the armistice line.

Netanyahu confidant named in German submarine graft probe

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's diplomatic envoy was identified Tuesday as one of two men questioned this week in a probe into suspected corruption around the purchase of German submarines.

Netanyahu associates grilled in German submarine graft probe: report

Jerusalem - Two lawyers close to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were questioned Sunday over their roles in suspected corruption around the purchase of German submarines, media reports and police said.

Netanyahu: Lebanon PM's fears should alarm the world

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday that the resignation of Lebanon's premier, and his stated reasons, should serve as an "alarm call" to the world about Iran's ambitions.

Death toll rises to 12 in Gaza tunnel Israel blew up: Islamic Jihad

Gaza - A Palestinian militant group announced Friday another five fighters had been killed when Israel blew up a tunnel from the Gaza Strip, bringing the total number of dead to 12.Islamic Jihad said five more men trapped in the tunnel were dead, naming them....

Palestinian unity bid sees promising start, but big challenges remain

Gaza - Hamas has passed the first test of a reconciliation agreement by giving up control of the Gaza Strip's borders, but sterner challenges await in the bid to end its 10-year rift with rival Fatah.

Thousands of Palestinians protest on Balfour Declaration centenary

Ramallah - Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of various cities on Thursday to protest on the 100th anniversary of Britain's Balfour Declaration, which helped lead to Israel's creation and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Hamas hands over border crossings to Palestinian Authority

Rafah - Hamas handed over control of the Gaza Strip's borders with Egypt and Israel to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday in the first key test of a landmark reconciliation accord agreed last month.

Lord Balfour reflects on ancestor's divisive legacy

London - A century after his ancestor wrote a letter that became a foundation stone for the state of Israel, Lord Balfour condemns the "complete imbalance" in its application from the Palestinians' point of view.

67 words that shaped Palestinian, Israeli lives

It was just 67 words written in a faraway country a century ago, but it shaped their lives, Israelis and Palestinians say.

Israeli, Australian, New Zealand leaders mark landmark WWI battle

Beer-sheva - Israeli, Australian and New Zealand leaders gathered in southern Israel on Tuesday to mark the 100th anniversary of a key cavalry charge that helped clear the way to Jerusalem during World War I.

Tensions rise after Israel blows up tunnel from Gaza

Gaza - Tensions rose Tuesday after an Israeli operation to blow up a tunnel from the Gaza Strip killed seven Palestinian militants in one of the deadliest incidents since a devastating 2014 war.

Historic Jewish quarter of Marrakesh sees revival

Marrakesh - The once teeming Jewish area of Moroccan tourist gem Marrakesh is seeing its fortunes revived as visitors including many from Israel flock to experience its unique culture and history.

100 years later, Balfour Declaration divides Israelis, Palestinians

Jerusalem - Britain's Balfour Declaration turns 100 this week, hailed by Israel for helping lead to its founding, but viewed by Palestinians as contributing to a catastrophe that stole their land.
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