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UN summer camps give respite to traumatised young Gazans

Gaza - The UN is offering tens of thousands of children in the Gaza strip, traumatised by three wars with Israel since 2008, a summer break at play camps throughout the territory.

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride under police guard

Jerusalem - Thousands of revellers attended Jerusalem's Gay Pride parade under heavy police protection on Thursday, a year after an ultra-Orthodox Jew killed a teenager at the march.

Israel may soon shed light on 'stolen babies' mystery

- Shoshana Dugma says she still clearly remembers the morning 66 years ago when she went to feed her baby at an immigrant camp in Israel and discovered she had vanished.

Israel fires missiles at drone from Syria: Army

Jerusalem - Israel's military on Sunday fired two Patriot missiles at a drone that "infiltrated" from war-ravaged neighbouring Syria, it said.

U.S. expects $40 billion in military export sales this year

Washington - For the fiscal year ending on October 1, 2016, the U.S. is on track to rack up $40 billion in foreign military sales. Exports sales are down from $46.6 billion last year, according to a top Pentagon official.

Israel border police kill Palestinian in West Bank: Army

Jerusalem - An Israeli border policeman shot dead one Palestinian and wounded another in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday when they drove towards officers, an army spokeswoman said.

Israel approves contentious NGO foreign funding law

Jerusalem - The Israeli parliament finalised a controversial law compelling NGOs that receive most of their funding from foreign state entities to declare it in official reports, a Knesset spokesman said early Tuesday.

Huge find in Israel could tell us who the Philistines really were

Archaeologists have been excavating a site in Ashkelon, an ancient seaport 35 miles south of Tel Aviv, Israel for the past 30 years, but it wasn't until Sunday that the world found out about the huge discovery they made in 2013.

Decade after war, Israel's 'main enemy' Hezbollah mired in Syria

Jerusalem - Israel this week marks a decade since its 2006 war with its "main enemy" Hezbollah, but the Lebanese militia's involvement in Syria has made another conflict less likely for now.

Egypt foreign minister meets Israel PM in rare visit

Jerusalem - Egypt's foreign minister met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday on reviving peace efforts with the Palestinians, the first such visit in nearly a decade and the latest sign of warming ties.

Noah's Ark, parting of Red Sea revealed on mosaic floor in Israel

Incredibly stunning mosaics depicting well-known biblical scenes were uncovered during an annual excavation of an ancient synagogue in Israel's Lower Galilee.

'Probable' EgyptAir debris washes up on Israeli beach

Jerusalem - Aircraft debris believed to have come from an EgyptAir crash in May has washed up on a beach near Tel Aviv, an official in the Israeli premier's office said on Friday.

Electricity-starved Gazans turn to sun for help

Gaza - Nahed Abu Assi's farm has been bombed in each of the three Gaza wars since 2008 and like in the rest of the Palestinian enclave, he receives only a paltry amount of electricity each day.

Netanyahu says Israel, Kenya share terrorist threat

Nairobi - Israel and Kenya should work hand-in-hand against terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in Nairobi on Tuesday during the second leg of a four-nation Africa tour.

Lack of labor pool threatens to sink Israel's high-tech boom

Tel Aviv - Even though Israel's high-tech market is a design for success, the industry is floundering as it deals with an expected shortage of 10,000 workers in the next decade.

Turkish aid reaches Gaza after deal with Israel

Gaza - Turkish aid arrived in the Gaza Strip on Monday via Israel, after the two countries restored ties frozen over a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship in 2010.

Tel Aviv gunmen 'were inspired by IS'

Jerusalem - The two Palestinians who shot dead four Israelis at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot last month had drawn inspiration from the Islamic State group, security officials said Monday.

Uganda's Jews dream of recognition as Netanyahu visits

Mbale - In a candlelit room in a small eastern Ugandan village Rabbi Gershom celebrates the 'kiddush' meal over wine as his wife, Tzieorah, removes a cloth covering the 'challah' bread."Shabbat shalom!" cry the arriving guests.

Bullet scars as Uganda remembers Israel's Entebbe raid

Entebbe - Skimming above the choppy waves through the dark the four planes swooped in low over Lake Victoria, packed with more than 200 elite Israeli commandos on a daring raid to free hijacked hostages.

Israel approves hundreds of new settler homes after attacks

Jerusalem - Israel has approved hundreds of new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, an official said Monday, in a move denounced by UN chief Ban Ki-moon and likely to further raise tensions following a series of Palestinian attacks.

Turkish ship arrives with Gaza aid after Israeli reconcilation deal

Ashdod - A Turkish ship carrying aid for Gaza arrived in Israel Sunday, a week after the two countries agreed to restore ties that soured over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla.

Nobel laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel dies

Jerusalem - Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor, writer and Nobel peace laureate who worked to keep alive the memory of Jews slaughtered during World War II, has died aged 87, Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust center said.

Israel locks down flashpoint Hebron after deadly attacks

Hebron - Israeli troops locked down the occupied West Bank's most populous city Hebron and surrounding villages on Saturday after two Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks nearby.

Israel bombs Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire

Gaza - Israeli air strikes hit four sites in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, causing damage but no injuries, officials said, after Palestinian militants fired a rocket that struck a building in southern Israel.

Israel slaps security, cash curbs on Palestinians after attacks

Jerusalem - Israel on Friday announced a lockdown on the West Bank city of Hebron and cuts in monthly tax payments made to the Palestinian Authority, after a wave of deadly attacks.

Israel settlements, Palestinian incitement must stop: quartet

New York - The Middle East diplomatic quartet urged Israel to stop building settlements and Palestinians to cease incitement to violence in a much-awaited report on Friday that drew a frosty response from both sides.

Israel closes Hebron after Palestinian attacks

Jerusalem - The Israeli army has imposed a closure on and around the West Bank city of Hebron, a military spokesman said Friday, following a series of deadly attacks in the region.

Israel settlements, Palestinian incitement must stop: Quartet

New York - Israel should stop building settlements and the Palestinians should cease incitement to violence, the Middle East diplomatic quartet said in a much-awaited report Friday aimed at reviving peace talks.

Palestinian tries to stab Israeli in West Bank, shot dead: Police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian woman attempted to stab an Israeli guard at a flashpoint West Bank shrine on Friday and was shot dead, Israeli police said, the third violent incident in two days.

Israel's batwoman works in secret to heal winged friends

- Israel's batwoman works in secret, out of an erstwhile chicken coop in central Israel.There Nora Lifschitz, a purple-haired 29-year-old and longtime animal rights activist, nurses hundreds of fruit bats back to health.
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Rose Fostanes,47, a Filipina caregiver, performs during Israel's X-Factor talent show in Tel Aviv, January 12, 2014
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Israeli President Shimon Peres
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Captured Israeli soldier Oron Shaul
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Emergency Rally for Palestine in Edmonton, July 8, 2014.
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One of the many graffiti of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
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Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States.
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Fourth Emergency Rally for Gaza in Edmonton.
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Sunrise over Jordan and the Dead Sea
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Kiriat Tivon flanked on the west by the Carmel mountain range.
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Nachal Amud