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Israel backs draft bill to legalise settlements

Israel’s parliament has approved a draft bill to legalise thousands of Jewish settlements on privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank.

Israel’s parliament has approved a draft bill to legalise thousands of Jewish settlements on privately-owned Palestinian land in the West Bank.

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Israel muffles the muezzin

An Israeli ministerial committee has voted to support a bill enforcing lowering the volume of loudspeakers calling worshippers to prayer in mosques.

An Israeli ministerial committee has voted to support a bill enforcing lowering the volume of loudspeakers calling worshippers to prayer in mosques.

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Medvedev's Middle East mission - Russian PM meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders

The war in Syria, nuclear proliferation and trade have topped talks between Russia and Israel during a three day tour to the Middle East by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry…

The war in Syria, nuclear proliferation and trade have topped talks between Russia and Israel during a three day tour to the Middle East by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry…

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Israel angered by UNESCO decision on holy site

UNESCO has renewed a resolution criticising Israel for restricting Muslim access to a holy site in east Jerusalem, a move which has angered Israel.

UNESCO has renewed a resolution criticising Israel for restricting Muslim access to a holy site in east Jerusalem, a move which has angered Israel.

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Boat of pro-Palestinian activists blocked by Israeli forces from entering Gaza

A sail boat manned by 13 pro-Palestinian female activists has been intercepted near the coast of Gaza as it attempted to break through a blockade imposed by Israel in…

A sail boat manned by 13 pro-Palestinian female activists has been intercepted near the coast of Gaza as it attempted to break through a blockade imposed by Israel in…

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Palestinians express mixed reactions over death of Shimon Peres

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was one of many world leaders to pay tribute to the late Shimon Peres, whom he hailed as “a man of peace.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was one of many world leaders to pay tribute to the late Shimon Peres, whom he hailed as “a man of peace.

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Israel slammed for impeachment law dubbed 'anti-Arab' by critics

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

Feelings are running high after Israel’s parliament passed a law giving members the right to impeach fellow MPs for incitement to violence, racism, or support for armed struggle against the…

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Israel ripostes against families of Palestinian knife attackers

The Israeli army has moved in to arrest two brothers of the attacker who stabbed a 13-year-old girl to death in her bedroom last week.

The Israeli army has moved in to arrest two brothers of the attacker who stabbed a 13-year-old girl to death in her bedroom last week.

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Soccer for peace

The prime Minister of Israel and the chairman of the Palestinian Authority decide there is only one logical way to resolve the longest running conflict in modern history: a soccer…

The prime Minister of Israel and the chairman of the Palestinian Authority decide there is only one logical way to resolve the longest running conflict in modern history: a soccer…

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Creating conditions for Middle East peace talks is 'duty' of world powers

The French foreign minister says major world powers intend present a set of incentives and guarantees to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to revive stalled peace…

The French foreign minister says major world powers intend present a set of incentives and guarantees to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to revive stalled peace…

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Palestinians remember Nakba

A commemorative convoy for Nakba, the displacement of Palestinians due to Israel’s 1948 declaration of independence, leaves Duheisha refugee camp in

A commemorative convoy for Nakba, the displacement of Palestinians due to Israel’s 1948 declaration of independence, leaves Duheisha refugee camp in

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Deadly flare-up in violence as Israel finds Gaza tunnel

A Palestinian woman has died in Gaza amid the worst flare-up of violence there with Israel since the war in 2014. Hospital sources say the

A Palestinian woman has died in Gaza amid the worst flare-up of violence there with Israel since the war in 2014. Hospital sources say the

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Israeli troops shoot dead driver who rammed car into soldiers

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian driver in the West bank on Tuesday after he’d rammed his vehicle into three of their colleagues. In the last

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian driver in the West bank on Tuesday after he’d rammed his vehicle into three of their colleagues. In the last

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Jerusalem fears return of dark days of bombings

After a period when Jerusalem commuters were again at ease with public transport that had been targeted in suicide attacks in the past, people went

After a period when Jerusalem commuters were again at ease with public transport that had been targeted in suicide attacks in the past, people went

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Hollande and Abbas discuss the Middle East conflict

French President Francois Hollande said that an international conference to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the best way to bring peace

French President Francois Hollande said that an international conference to tackle the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the best way to bring peace

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Palestinians and Arab Israelis mark 40th anniversary of 'Land Day'

Thousands of Palestinians and Israeli Arabs held rallies on Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary of “Land Day” – when protests against the Israeli

Thousands of Palestinians and Israeli Arabs held rallies on Wednesday to mark the 40th anniversary of “Land Day” – when protests against the Israeli

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Palestinian woman shot dead after car ramming attack - Israeli army

Israeli forces say they have shot dead a Palestinian woman who drove a car into an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Friday. He is not thought to

Israeli forces say they have shot dead a Palestinian woman who drove a car into an Israeli soldier in the West Bank on Friday. He is not thought to