Spear-carrying guardsmen, warriors bedecked in chainmail, gleaming golden helmets and even a few fake moustaches thrown in for good measure -- Turkey's president has spared nothing in a dramatic remake of his palace ceremonial guard.
More than three dozen Gaza children orphaned during the recent war with Israel were blocked Sunday from leaving the embattled territory after the Palestinian group Hamas withdrew its approval of the trip.
Israel claimed to have withdrawn ground forces from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and said it will observe a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire proposed by Egypt but not initially accepted by the militant group.
Arab foreign ministers in Cairo early Tuesday called on "all parties" to accept an Egyptian proposal to end the raging conflict between Israel and Hamas, after the Palestinian militant group signalled its rejection of the truce.
Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem expressed frustration Friday as the funeral of a slain Palestinian boy approached while radicals in Gaza fired missiles at communities in southern Israel.
Israeli warplanes bombed dozens of sites Tuesday in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip as tens of thousands of mourners said goodbye to three Jewish seminary students found murdered the day before.
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U.S. peace envoy Martin Indyk resigned Friday, two months after the collapse of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that he was assigned to help facilitate.
Gunfire rang out in the streets of Jenin on Wednesday as militants opened fire on Israeli troops conducting house-to-house searches for three teenagers believed kidnapped from near a settlement last week.
Israel characterized the Palestinian Authority's condemnation of rocket fire from Gaza as "empty rhetoric" Wednesday after Hamas radicals fired on the Jewish state for the first time since joining a unified government last week.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel advised other nations Sunday to avoid quick recognition of any new government arising from April's unexpected unity deal between the Palestinian Fatah and Hamas factions.
A planned meeting between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators has been postponed for one day after violence in the West Bank and in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority acknowledged Wednesday.
View of East Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, with the Old City and Temple Mount to the left, in 2010.
The West Bank - barrier wall.
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
MOTO PHOTO: Advertisement for Motorola in Barcelona, Spain, before the 3GSM World Congress in 2006.
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A mosque in Galilee, northern Israel
A Palestinian woman carries a mock Qassam missile at a rally in support of Hamas following Friday prayers, in the West Bank city of Ramallah on August 8, 2014
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Hamas holds an election rally in the West Bank city of Ramallah in 2007.
Palestinian Protest in Ramallah over rising prices Sept 9,2012
An injured child in a Gaza hospital
Southern aerial view of the Temple Mount, (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת, Arabic: الحرم القدسي الشريف) in the Old City of Jerusalem ((Hebrew: העיר העתיקה, Arabic: البلدة القديمة). Annotated in the foreground is Al-Aqsa Mosque (Arabic:المسجد الاقصى), considered to be the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. Behind are The Dome of the Rock (Arabic: مسجد قبة الصخرة, Hebrew: כיפת הסלע) and to the
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Photo shows a portion of the separation barrier constructed by Israel near Ramallah, the seat of the Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank.
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S Secretary of State John Kerry announces a 72-hour halt of fighting between Israel and Hamas on Aug. 1 at an early morning news conference in New Delhi, India
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem before a meeting last May.
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Israeli security forces block Palestinians from entering Al-Shuhada Street in Hebron during demonstrations marking the 20th anniversary of the street closure instituted an Israeli man shot and killed 29 Palestinians in a random attack.
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FLASHPOINT: Palestinian refugee camp in the Shuafat neighborhood of East Jerusalem is shown in photo from 2010.
The West Bank is seen from the Israeli side in this 2005 photo that also shows part of the separation wall.
PORTAL: The now-closed Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip is shown in 2009.
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CRANES: Cranes used to unload shipping containers at the San Francisco Bay Area's largest port wait for ships at the Port of Oakland.
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HOLY: The interior of Jerusalem's Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue is shown during religious services in 2009.
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T-shirt reading, “My first bullet, his last breath.” Posted by “ybaruch” on Instagram.