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Two Israeli soldiers wounded by gunfire from Egypt: Army

Nizzana - Two Israeli soldiers were wounded on Wednesday when unidentified gunmen in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula fired shots and an anti-tank missile at their vehicle near the border, the army said.

Settlers cheer as IDF soldiers brutalize disabled Palestinian boy

Hebron - Disturbing video has emerged showing Israel Defense Forces soldiers violently detaining a mentally disabled Palestinian child while nearby Jewish settlers cheer and shout racist abuse.

Israel warns UK Palestine vote undermines peace prospects

Jerusalem - Israel warned Tuesday that a vote by British parliament in favour of recognising a Palestinian state risked undermining the prospects for peace.

Israel PM blames Palestinian 'extremists' for Jerusalem clashes

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday blamed "Palestinian extremists" for clashes at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, denying Israel was behind mounting tensions at the site.

UN chief slams Israel settlements, urges peace talks

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday warned against "provocations" as clashes erupted at Jerusalem's holy sites, condemning Israeli settlement activity and calling for peace talks with the Palestinians.

Donor states pledge $5.4 bn to Gaza, urge peace talks

Cairo - International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

Egypt's Sisi tells Israel 'now is the time to end conflict'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Israel to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as an international donor conference opened in Cairo on Sunday to raise funds for Gaza.The Palestinian Authority (PA) has asked for $4 billion (3.

Gaza donor states urge peace talks as millions pledged

Cairo - International donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to rebuild the battered Gaza Strip on Sunday, as they urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

Fears Gaza donors will fall short as Kerry heads to Egypt

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry left for Cairo Saturday to back calls to aid the Gaza Strip, amid fears donors may fail to raise $4 billion needed to rebuild the Palestinian territory.

Kerry to call for revived Israeli-Palestinian talks

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry will call for a revival of the collapsed Israeli-Palestinian peace process on Sunday when he attends an international conference in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza, American officials said.

Israel chides Swedish PM over Palestinian state

Jerusalem - Israel has hit out at Sweden's newly elected prime minister Stefan Loefven over his decision to recognise a Palestinian state.

Netanyahu slams White House on settlements criticism

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hit back at the White House after Washington criticised Israeli plans to build thousands more settler homes in east Jerusalem, Israeli media reported on Thursday.

Differences over Iran, settlements mar Netanyahu-Obama talks

Washington - US anger at new Israeli settlements and Israel's skepticism over American nuclear diplomacy with Iran stirred new discord Wednesday between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as they met for White House talks.

3D-printed medical marijuana inhaler first of its kind

Tel Aviv - With the help of 3D printing, an Israeli company has developed two pocket-sized, metered medical marijuana inhalers, one for use in hospital settings, and one for use in-home.

Israel PM vows to refute Palestinian 'lies' at UN

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to New York on Sunday, vowing to expose "slander and lies" laid out by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in his UN speech.

Hamas, Fatah agree on return of unity government in Gaza

Cairo - Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah said they reached an agreement on Thursday for the return of their unity government in Gaza ahead of crucial negotiations with Israel next month.

Israel kills 2 Palestinians suspected of teens' murders

Hebron - Israeli troops on Tuesday killed two Palestinians in the West Bank suspected of the murders of three Jewish teenagers in June, which sparked events leading to the devastating war in Gaza.

Syrian fighter jet shot down after entering Israeli airspace

Officials with the Israeli Deference Forces (IDF) say they have shot down a Syrian fighter jet after it entered Israeli air space over the Golan Heights.

U.S. jury finds Arab Bank liable for backing terrorism

New York - In a landmark decision, a New York jury on Monday found the Jordan-based multinational Arab Bank liable on 24 counts of supporting terrorism by transferring funds to Hamas.

Israel says to join Cairo truce talks Tuesday

Jerusalem - Israel said on Sunday it would send a delegation to attend indirect Gaza truce talks with Hamas in Cairo next week, although a minister said they would likely achieve nothing.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett go 'Cheek To Cheek' in Israel

Missiles or no missiles, Tony was not about to miss his opportunity to join Gaga onstage in Tel Aviv to serenade a crowd with a song from their new album of great American standards, 'Cheek To Cheek.' Apparently, it's show business as usual in Israel.

Snowden: NSA shares Americans' private communications with Israel

The US National Security Agency routinely intercepts Americans' private communications and shares them with Israeli intelligence, according to the latest revelations from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Israeli Unmanned Systems Conference showcases drones

Jerusalem - Only a few weeks after the recent truce that ended the Gaza war, Israel weapons manufacturers are displaying weapons used in the conflict at their annual Unmanned Systems Conference in Tel Aviv, from Sept. 14th to 19th.

Israeli intelligence officers refuse to spy on Palestinians

A group of active and former members of an elite Israeli intelligence unit have announced their refusal to spy on Palestinians in the occupied territories, citing excessive harm done to innocent civilians and detrimental effects on Israel's security.

Fijian joy as Syrian rebels release peacekeepers

Shamir - Jubilant Fijians celebrated Friday the release of 45 UN peacekeepers from the South Pacific nation who were kidnapped by Al-Qaeda linked rebels on the Golan Heights, hailing them as heroes after their two-week ordeal.

Kidnapped UN peacekeepers in Syria released

New York - A group of 45 UN peacekeepers kidnapped two weeks ago in the Golan were released Thursday and are in good condition, a UN spokesman said.

Israel likely to have committed Gaza war crimes: HRW

Jerusalem - Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Fiji retracts claim UN peacekeepers' release imminent

Suva - Fiji on Wednesday retracted a claim that 45 UN peacekeepers being held hostage in the Golan Heights by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels were about to be released, blaming a communications mix-up."I don't think so...

Fiji's UN peacekeepers in Golan to be released soon

Suva - A group of 45 UN peacekeepers from Fiji taken hostage in the Golan Heights two weeks ago by Syrian Al-Nusra Front rebels will be released soon, the Fiji government said Wednesday."Fijian troops will soon be released.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on Islamic State

Jerusalem - Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Tuesday called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.
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