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Mid East peace 'Quartet' hears from France and Egypt

New York - The diplomatic "Quartet" piloting efforts to nudge Israel and the Palestinians towards a negotiated solution to their conflict on Friday heard from France and Egypt on their parallel peacemaking efforts.

Israel, Palestinians clash over settlements at UN

New York - The Israeli and Palestinian leaders Thursday stood poles apart at the UN General Assembly Thursday, clashing over the cause of their decades-old conflict and Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

Mideast conflict not about settlements: Netanyahu

New York - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that his country's conflict with the Palestinians had "never" been about Jewish settlements.

Israel destroying two-state solution hopes: Abbas to UN

New York - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that Israel's settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank was destroying any hope of a two-state solution.

Knife attacker shot outside Israeli embassy in Ankara

Ankara - A mentally disturbed Turkish man wielding a knife tried to storm the Israeli embassy in Ankara on Wednesday but was shot by police before reaching the building, Turkish and Israeli officials said.

Israeli guards shoot Palestinian who did not stop at crossing

Jerusalem - Israeli guards fearful of an attack shot and wounded a Palestinian on Wednesday after she did not stop at a crossing, officials said, the latest incident in an upsurge of violence.

Obama flirts with Mideast peace push in final months

New York - When he came to power, he appeared to imply it was one of his priorities. In reality, US President Barack Obama has made less headway than many of his peers trying to achieve Mideast peace.

Palestinian tries to stab Israel soldier, shot dead: army

Hebron - A Palestinian teenager tried to stab an Israeli soldier near the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday before being shot dead, officials said, the latest death in a flare-up of violence.

Second Palestinian assailant dead after Hebron attack

Jerusalem - A Palestinian shot by police during a stabbing attack against Israeli officers in the West Bank city of Hebron on Monday has died of his wounds, a hospital statement said.His accomplice was shot dead on the spot."The second terrorist...

Palestinian stabs Israeli police in east Jerusalem, is shot: police 

Jerusalem - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two Israeli police officers in east Jerusalem near the Old City on Monday before being shot by forces at the scene, police said.

'Terrorist' shot after stabbing Israeli soldier: army

Jerusalem - An assailant believed to be Palestinian stabbed and wounded an Israeli officer in a West Bank settlement early Sunday before being shot by forces at the scene, the army said.

Israeli missiles down rockets fired from Syria: army 

Jerusalem - Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system destroyed two rockets fired from Syria at the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights Saturday in an apparent rise in tension between the uneasy neighbours.

Fourth attack on Israelis in uptick in violence

Hebron - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier Saturday in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron before he was shot dead, the army said, in the fourth attack on Israelis in less than 24 hours.

Three attacks on Israelis shatter relative calm

Jerusalem - Three alleged assailants were killed while carrying out attacks on Israelis on Friday, security forces said, shattering weeks of relative calm in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Pope, Trump wish Peres well as condition 'stable'

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president Shimon Peres remained stable Friday morning three days after a major stroke, a spokesman for the 93-year-old said, after the Pope and Donald Trump offered their best wishes.

World's oldest man turns 113, readies for Bar Mitzvah

Jerusalem - The world's oldest man turned 113 on Thursday and the Holocaust survivor living in Israel readied for the Bar Mitzvah he was denied a century ago, his family said.

Israel's Peres sees 'real improvement' after stroke

Ramat Gan - Former Israeli president and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres saw "real improvement" in his health Thursday but remained in serious condition after the 93-year-old suffered a major stroke, his doctor said.

Israel's Peres sees 'real improvement' after major stroke

Ramat Gan - Former Israeli president and Noble Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres saw "real improvement" on Thursday but remained in serious condition after the 93-year-old suffered a major stroke, his doctor said.

Romanian ex-secret service agent held over anti-graft chief plot

Bucharest - A former Romanian secret service agent has been arrested for allegedly masterminding an operation to intimidate a key anti-corruption official, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Fresh Syrian fire hits Israeli-held Golan

Jerusalem - Fire from Syria hit the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights on Wednesday, the military said, the latest in a string of incidents ratcheting up tension between the uneasy neighbours.

US signs deal to give Israel $38 billion in military aid

Washington - The United States made its biggest pledge of military aid in history on Wednesday, promising Israel $38 billion over ten years to buy advanced planes and weaponry and boost its missile defense shield.

Israel's Peres improves but remains critically ill after stroke

Ramat Gan - Former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres showed some improvement but remained in critical condition Wednesday after he suffered a major stroke, his hospital said.

Key facts about strokes as Israel's Peres critical

Paris - The haemorrhagic stroke suffered by former Israeli president Shimon Peres is one of the most serious forms of stroke and can be fatal.

Israel's Peres in critical condition after 'major' stroke

Ramat Gan - Former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding fathers, showed improvement Wednesday but remained in critical condition after suffering a major stroke, his doctors said.

Israel's Peres in serious but stable condition: office

Jerusalem - Former Israeli president and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres was in serious but stable condition early Wednesday after the 93-year-old suffered a major stroke, his office said.

US concludes $38 bn Israel military aid deal

Washington - The United States on Tuesday announced it had reached a record $38 billion 10-year military aid deal with Israel, despite increased disagreement over the Middle East peace process.

Israel says Hamas rejects prisoners swap

Jerusalem - A senior Israeli official said Tuesday that Hamas has rejected an offer to swap the bodies of two Israeli soldiers for those of 19 Palestinians and almost as many prisoners.

Israel ex-president Peres suffers stroke: office

Jerusalem - Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres suffered a stroke on Tuesday and the 93-year-old was being treated at a hospital near Tel Aviv, his office said.

Syrian army says it shot down Israeli warplane, drone

Damascus - Syria's military said it shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone early Tuesday in response to an attack on Syrian army positions -- a claim denied by Israel.

Netanyahu faces backlash over 'ethnic cleansing' remark

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced growing criticism Saturday after he called the Palestinian refusal to let Jews live in their future state "ethnic cleansing".
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