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Israel cabinet approves reconciliation deal with Turkey

Jerusalem - Israeli cabinet ministers on Wednesday approved a deal reached with Turkey at the weekend on normalising relations after years of acrimony over a deadly 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Israeli sponge bullets leave painful legacy for Palestinians

Jerusalem - Ahmed Abu al-Homs's life changed forever as the 13-year-old was on his way to see his sister and became caught up in clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police.

UN chief urges Netanyahu to make tough choices in farewell visit

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take "courageous steps" toward peace on a farewell visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Turkey, Israel set to start process of exchanging ambassadors

Ankara - Turkey and Israel will this week start the process of exchanging ambassadors after they signed a deal to restore ties following a bitter row in 2010, Ankara said Tuesday.

Jerusalem holy site closed to non-Muslims after violence

Jerusalem - Israeli authorities announced Tuesday they were closing Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound to non-Muslim visitors after a series of clashes between worshippers and police.

Turkey mends fences with former foes Israel and Russia

Istanbul - Turkey launched a major diplomatic charm offensive Monday, reaching out a conciliatory hand to Russia and hailing a deal to restore ties with Israel as it looks to boost its neighbourhood clout.

Fresh clashes at Jerusalem flashpoint holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

Fresh clashes at Jerusalem flashpoint holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

Fresh clashes at Jerusalem flashpoint holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinians and Israeli police clashed at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound for a second day straight on Monday, with Islamic officials accusing Israeli authorities of breaking a tacit agreement on access during Ramadan.

Ban tells Israelis, Palestinians: 'Stand firm against violence'

Jerusalem - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged Israelis and Palestinians not to allow extremists on either side to fan violence, as he arrived as part of a Middle East tour."Do not allow the extremism on either side to fuel the...

Israel-Turkey deal: a long-sought reconciliation

Jerusalem - Israel and Turkey have reached a deal to normalise relations that soured after a 2010 Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that left 10 Turkish nationals dead. Here are some questions and answers on the agreement:Why is it significant?

Turkish leaders laud deal to restore ties with Israel

Jerusalem - Israeli and Turkish leaders on Monday lauded a deal reached at the weekend to restore ties after six years of acrimony over a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Israel, Turkey agree deal ending years of acrimony

Jerusalem - Israel and Turkey reached a deal on Sunday aimed at ending years of acrimony and restoring normalised ties that soured after a deadly 2010 raid on an aid flotilla, an Israeli official said.

Jewish man who stabbed Jerusalem Gay Pride marchers sentenced to life

Jerusalem - An Israeli court on Sunday sentenced an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl and wounding others during a stabbing spree at a Jerusalem Gay Pride parade.

Ramadan soup kitchen offers brief respite to Gaza's hungry

Gaza - In her modest home in the Gaza Strip, Sahar Sherif's family watches as she ladles out a broth of meat and vegetables for a rare heart-warming meal.

Blame flows freely as West Bank taps run dry

Salfit - Fatma Ali stands in her small patch of garden in the parched West Bank and wonders how to feed her family of seven when she's had no water in nearly a week.

Kerry flies to Rome for Netanyahu meeting

Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry left Washington on Saturday to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of the publication of an international report expected to criticize Israeli settlement building.

Abbas rejects charges of 'blood libel' against Jews

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said on Saturday he opposed "any attack on any religion" after Israel accused him of libelling the Jewish people in an address to the European Parliament."Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths.

Erdogan meets Hamas leader amid reports of Israel deal

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday met the leader of radical Palestinian group Hamas for unscheduled talks following reports Ankara was close to agreeing a deal on normalising ties with Israel.

Israeli restaurants in kosher food row with Jewish authorities

Jerusalem - Jonathan Vadai just wanted a certificate confirming his Jerusalem restaurant as kosher, but he found himself fed up with the Israeli religious authorities overseeing the process.

Turkey in new quest to patch up with regional foes

Ankara - Reaching out to Russia and working to normalise ties with Israel, Turkey is moving to mend fences and restore its waning regional clout by returning to a policy known as "zero problems with neighbours".

4 Palestinians sentenced to life for murdering Israelis: army

Jerusalem - Four Palestinians were on Wednesday handed life sentences for the killing of an Israeli couple as drove in the West Bank with their children last year, the army said.

Turkey says normalisation deal depends on Israel

Ankara - Turkey said Wednesday that reaching a deal to normalise relations with Israel downgraded after a 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish vessel depended on steps taken by the Jewish state.

Turkey, Israel to agree normalisation deal June 26: Report

Istanbul - Turkey and Israel will this weekend announce a deal on normalising ties, ending a six-year diplomatic crisis sparked by a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in which 10 Turkish nationals died, a report said Tuesday.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Israel kills Palestinian teen 'mistaken for stone-thrower'

Palestinian - Israeli troops killed a Palestinian teenager Tuesday after apparently mistaking his group for stone-throwers as they returned from a swim, sparking outrage and debate about the security forces' use of firearms.

Israel approves $18 million extra for West Bank settlements

Jerusalem - A statement from Prime Minister Netanyahu's office approved $18 million in extra funding for Jewish West Bank settlements. The move angered opposition lawmakers and Palestinians.

Israel lets Gazans into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Jerusalem - Israel allowed hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers Friday, an official said, a week after revoking entry permits in response to a deadly attack.

Turkey PM wants 'no permanent enmity' with neighbours

Istanbul - New Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said he wants to have no permanent tensions with the country's neighbours after serious ruptures with Egypt, Israel, Russia and Syria in recent years, in comments published Friday.
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