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Video of Israeli soldier arresting boy becomes latest in war of perception

Palestinian - A soldier pins a boy down and is assaulted by his family: The scene might have gone unnoticed if not for footage that has turned it into another weapon in the Israel-Palestinian war of perception.

Israel to use crop, water technology to win friends in Africa

Milan - Israel wants to use its cutting-edge agricultural technology to improve food production -- and win friends -- across Africa, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday.

Palestinians set dates for first congress in two decades

Ramallah - Palestinian leaders have set September 15-16 as the dates for their first congress in nearly 20 years after president Mahmud Abbas announced his resignation as head of a top executive body.

Aid groups appeal for end to Gaza blockade

Paris - Some 35 aid groups from around the world, including ActionAid and Oxfam, launched a joint call Wednesday to end Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, which is in dire need of reconstruction.

Israel frees hundreds of migrants from desert facility

- Israel released hundreds of African migrants from a desert detention centre Tuesday after a court order, but asylum seekers were left with few options after being barred from two cities.

Hunger strike puts Israel under fire to curb detention without trial

Jerusalem - A Palestinian prisoner's hunger strike has sparked new calls for Israel to curb its use of a form of detention without trial, with activists charging routine abuse of a measure aimed at preventing attacks.

Five dead in new Israeli raid on Syrian position: State TV

Damascus - A new Israeli raid on a Syrian army position in the Golan Heights killed at least five people on Friday, Syrian state television reported, describing the victims as unarmed civilians.

Israel pounds Syria targets in response to rocket fire

Jerusalem - An Israeli strike on Syria killed at least five people on Friday, Syrian state television said, with Israel alleging they were Iran-backed militants who fired rockets across the border.

Palestinian detainee ends two-month hunger strike

Ashkelon - Palestinian detainee Mohammed Allan ended a two-month hunger strike Thursday that had put his life at risk and sparked intense debate over his detention without trial by Israeli authorities, his lawyer said.

Israel keeps Palestinian hunger striker in hospital, lifts detention

Jerusalem - Israel on Wednesday suspended a detention-without-trial order on ailing Palestinian hunger striker Mohammed Allan without releasing him, ordering him to stay in hospital pending a final decision on his fate.

Israel's top court weighs release of Palestinian hunger striker

Jerusalem - Israel's top court considered Wednesday whether to free a Palestinian detainee whose two-month hunger strike has put his life at risk, with authorities fearing his death could worsen tensions in the occupied territories.

Palestinian shot dead trying to stab Israeli policeman

Jerusalem - MiddIsraeli security forces shot dead a Palestinian who tried to stab a border police officer in the West Bank on Monday, authorities said, in the fourth such incident in a week.

Palestinian hunger strike tests Israel force-feeding law

Jerusalem - A nearly two-month hunger strike by a Palestinian detainee now in a coma may test a controversial new Israeli law on force-feeding, with doctors vowing to refuse to carry it out.

Op-Ed: Nuclear deal with Iran may be signed but uncertainties remain

Washington - Wasn’t there something just a little bit creepy about U.S. President Barack Obama warning Jewish leaders in the United States that Israel would likely be attacked if the recently negotiated nuclear deal with Iran was blocked by Congress?

Johannesburg gym boots pro-Palestinian activist Muhammed Desai

Johannesburg - A South African man wearing a pro-Palestinian T-shirt supporting a boycott of Israel was kicked out of a Johannesburg gym on Wednesday.

'Gaza beach' protest in Paris counters Tel Aviv celebration

Paris - A Paris beach event celebrating Tel Aviv attracted a handful of visitors but a huge number of journalists, riot police and security guards on Thursday, as well as a much larger "Gaza Beach" protest.

Global Peace Initiative 'Save Israel': Dr. Paul fights Iran deal Special

On Aug 4, 2015 Dr. K.A. Paul, founder of Global Peace Initiative, announced the launch of an international peace initiative in opposition to President Obama’s Iran Nuclear deal.

Tel Aviv day on Paris 'beach' stirs controversy

Paris - The decision to dedicate a day of beach festivities in Paris to Tel Aviv sparked condemnation on Monday, with leftist and pro-Palestinian groups saying it sends "a very bad message" of support for Israel's policies.

Israel police arrest suspects in deadly West Bank arson probe

Jerusalem - Israel Sunday arrested several suspects believed to be linked to the deadly firebombing of a Palestinian home and placed two more alleged Jewish extremists in detention without trial.

Palestinians bury second arson victim as accusations fly

Palestinian - The father of a Palestinian toddler killed in a firebomb attack by Jewish extremists last week died from his burns Saturday, and relatives at his funeral denounced Israel for complicity in settler violence.

Father of arson attack Palestinian toddler dies of injuries

Nablus - The father of a Palestinian toddler killed last week when their home was firebombed by Jewish extremists died Saturday of his injuries from the attack, which triggered Palestinian protests and an international outcry.

Jewish extremism crackdown draws in a familiar family

Jerusalem - His long beard, dangling sidelocks and wide smile give him the look of a hippie from another era, but Meir Ettinger has become the symbol of a crackdown on Jewish extremism.

Stabbing attack shows the risks gays face in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - A server at Jerusalem's only gay bar, still shaken by last week's deadly stabbing at a Gay Pride parade, is candid about the difficulties homosexuals face in the Holy City.

Netanyahu implores U.S. Jews to oppose Iran deal

Washington - Benjamin Netanyahu personally called on US Jewish groups to thwart a White House-backed Iran nuclear deal Tuesday, while hitting out at "disinformation" over Israel's trenchant stance against it.

Israel intensifies pursuit of Jewish extremists after child killed

Jerusalem - Israel has intensified its pursuit of Jewish extremists after the firebombing death of a Palestinian child, detaining one suspect without trial through a controversial procedure usually reserved for Palestinians.

Israel puts first Jewish suspect in 'administrative detention': Official

Jerusalem - Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon Tuesday signed the first "administrative detention" order for a suspected Jewish extremist following the firebombing of a Palestinian home in which a baby was burned alive.

Israel arrests second suspected Jewish extremist: Shin Bet

Jerusalem - A second suspected Jewish extremist was arrested Tuesday in Israel following the firebombing of a Palestinian home that burned a baby alive, the Shin Bet internal security force said.

Jewish extremist head arrested after anti-Arab violence: police

Jerusalem - A Jewish extremist group's leader was arrested Monday after a Palestinian baby died in a West Bank firebombing, as police investigated online threats against Israel's president for condemning "Jewish terrorism".

Teen stabbed at Gay Pride march dies as pressure mounts on Israel

Jerusalem - A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure on Israel to crack down on Jewish extremists.

Attacks spark calls for Israeli crackdown on Jewish extremists

Jerusalem - Israel faced mounting pressure on Sunday to crack down on Jewish extremists after a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child and the stabbing of six Gay Pride marchers drew widespread outrage.
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