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Netanyahu's wife charged with $100,000 food delivery fraud

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara was charged Thursday with fraud and breach of trust after a lengthy probe into allegations she misused state funds to claim for delivery meals costing $100,000.

Israel says could get tougher on Gaza after warplanes hit Hamas

Gaza - Israeli warplanes pounded Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in a new flare-up of hostilities that saw dozens of rockets and mortar shells fired from the Palestinian enclave, the army said.

UN Palestinian refugee agency to pare down operations in Gaza

New York - Facing a major funding shortfall, the UN Palestinian refugee agency is planning to defer payment of salaries and suspend some of its operations in Gaza, an official said Tuesday.

Israel court strikes down confessions of baby murder suspects

Lod - An Israeli court has struck down some of the confessions of two Jewish suspects in the arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents, ruling that interrogators obtained them by duress.

Israel mum on US claims it hit Iraq militia in Syria

Jerusalem - Israel declined to comment on Tuesday on a weekend air strike against an Iraqi paramilitary base in eastern Syria after its US ally implicated it in the attack.

Netanyahu meets King Abdullah in Jordan for rare talks

Apo - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jordan's King Abdullah II held rare talks in Jordan on Monday focused on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process and on the Jerusalem issue.

Israeli use of live fire in Gaza triggers 'unprecedented' crisis: Red Cross

New York - Israel's use of live ammunition against Palestinian protesters in Gaza has left health workers struggling to cope with an unprecedented crisis, with more than 13,000 wounded, a senior Red Cross official said Monday.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire: Gaza ministry

Gaza - A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire on Monday near the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said.

Israeli planes strike Hamas targets in Gaza

Jerusalem - Israeli warplanes on Monday conducted strikes against nine Hamas "military targets" in the northern Gaza Strip in response to incendiary kites being sent into Israeli territory, the army said.

Israeli ministers back ban on filming soldiers

Jerusalem - Israeli ministers on Sunday backed a draft law carrying a jail term of up to 10 years for those who film or photograph soldiers with harmful intent, the justice ministry said.

Israel ministry report shows concern over Trump's N.Korea summit

Jerusalem - An internal report has revealed Israeli foreign ministry officials' reservations over the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, despite the government's public endorsement.

Germany agrees to lease Israeli-made drones: manufacturer

Jerusalem - Germany has agreed a nine year deal worth over half a billion dollars to lease Israeli military reconnaissance drones capable of carrying missiles, the aircraft's manufacturers said Thursday.

In Gaza, unpaid government salaries dampen Eid joy

Gaza - Hani al-Laham sits down to a family dinner after a long day of fasting, but he has little to celebrate as the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan approaches.

120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence

New York - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to blame Hamas for the violence.

US seeks UN vote on condemning Hamas over Gaza

New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley slammed Tuesday a UN draft resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza as "fundamentally imbalanced" and instead proposed condemning Hamas for the violence.

Jewish groups protest after French town renames street 'Nakba'

Pontoise - French Jewish groups and Israeli officials protested Tuesday after the mayor of a Paris suburb renamed a street to honour the thousands of Palestinians forced from their homes during Israel's creation in 1948.

Israel police evict wildcat settlers as deadline looms

Palestinian - Israeli police began evicting settlers from homes in a West Bank outpost on Tuesday ahead of a court deadline to leave structures partially built on Palestinian land, an AFP correspondent reported.

Emergency UN General Assembly meeting on Gaza called for Wednesday

New York - The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency meeting next Wednesday at 3:00 pm (19:00 GMT) to vote on an Arab-backed resolution on Gaza, the body's president Miroslav Lajcak announced Friday.

AFP photographer hit as Israel fires on Gaza protesters

Gaza - An AFP photographer was shot in the leg as Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry and the journalist said.

Three Gazans killed by Israeli fire on border: new ministry toll

Gaza - Three Palestinians, including a 15-year-old, were killed by Israeli fire on the Gaza border on Friday, the territory's health ministry said, as weeks of deadly clashes with protesters continued.

Netanyahu warns Assad on Iranian presence in Syria

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was "no longer immune" from retaliation, while declaring the Iran nuclear deal over after Washington ditched the accord.

Fire kites from Gaza a burning issue for Israel

Nahal Oz - Israeli farmer Avner Yona holds up a wooden-framed sheet of plastic almost as large as he is, fitted with a now blackened tail ribbon that shows the kite-maker's malicious intent.

May tells Netanyahu of concern over Gaza clashes

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May told Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that London is "concerned" about Palestinian deaths on the Gaza border, as he insisted the protests were driven by Hamas.

Israeli bid to host Messi in Jerusalem thrust politics to fore

Jerusalem - Israel's bid to stage a high-profile football match against Argentina in the disputed city of Jerusalem inevitably thrust politics and the festering Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the fore.

Palestinian shot dead after throwing rock at Israeli soldier: army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian who threw a rock at Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday was shot dead by a soldier, the Israeli army said in a statement.

Macron walks fine line as Netanyahu seeks anti-Iran front

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday on the second leg of his European trip amid deep differences over how to contain Iran's ambitions in the Middle East.

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Jerusalem - Israel's intelligence minister called Tuesday for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic were to defy world powers by enriching military-grade uranium.

Netanyahu warns Merkel of new refugee crisis sparked by Iran

Berlin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday that Iranian meddling in the Middle East could touch off massive new refugee flows to Europe, as they clashed about the future of the nuclear deal with Tehran.

Netanyahu warns Germany: Stop Iran or expect more refugees

Berlin - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday warned Germany that it could see many more Syrian refugees if Berlin fails to adopt a harder stance against Iran and quit the 2015 nuclear deal.

Palestinian shot dead trying to breach Gaza border: Israel army

Jerusalem - A Palestinian armed with an axe was shot dead trying to breach the Gaza-Israel border on Monday, the Israeli army said.
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