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Gaza travel restrictions eased for Muslim holiday

2014-10-02 09:17

In a rare step Israel says it will let 500 Palestinians living in Gaza pray at a Jerusalem holy site during the Eid al-Adha feast at the weekend, and allow Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel more freely.

Hamas, ISIS share creed - Netanyahu

2014-09-30 05:53
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At the UN, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

Israel police arrest suspected ISIS supporter

2014-09-29 22:25

Israeli police have said they detained on Monday an Arab Israeli suspected of supporting the Islamic State group.

Netanyahu says he will refute Gaza lies

2014-09-28 19:41
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas.

Solar generators keep running at night

2014-09-25 14:38

Brenmiller Energy aims to solve the conundrum of producing solar power at night with a new energy storage system that is an alternative to other solar technologies and will help provide clean electricity.

Palestinians to proceed with Gaza ceasefire talks

2014-09-23 16:25

The Palestinian delegation to Gaza ceasefire talks in Cairo decided to proceed with the negotiations, despite Israel's killing of two Hamas militants in the occupied West Bank.

Syrian aircraft shot down over Israeli airspace

2014-09-23 11:00

An Israeli Patriot missile has shot down a Syrian aircraft that flew into Israeli-controlled airspace,the military says, without disclosing the type of plane it intercepted.

Israel drone crashes inside Lebanon - source

2014-09-20 14:30

An Israeli drone has crashed inside Lebanon, coming down close to the demarcation line with the Jewish state, a military source says.

First mortar fire from Gaza since ceasefire - Israel

2014-09-17 07:53
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Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have fired a mortar shell toward Israel in the first such hostilities since a ceasefire took effect three weeks ago, the Israeli army says.

Gaza children return to school after war

2014-09-14 19:08

About half a million Gaza children have made a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2 100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Hamas official rules out direct talks with Israel

2014-09-13 20:21

Hamas's former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniya has said that the militant Islamic Palestinian group would not hold any direct talks with Israel.

Israel likely committed Gaza war crimes - HRW

2014-09-11 14:41
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Israel is likely to have committed war crimes in Gaza, Human Rights Watch says, a day after the army announced five criminal investigations into incidents involving its forces.

Israeli cop charged over hurt Palestinian-American

2014-09-10 21:11
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An Israeli police officer who hit a Palestinian-American teen during a violent protest has been charged.

Palestinian killed in Israeli raid in West Bank

2014-09-10 11:42
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The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an overnight raid in the West Bank.

HRW accuses Israel of forcing migrants out

2014-09-09 20:46

Human Rights Watch has accused Israel of coercing thousands of Sudanese and Eritrean migrants to leave since last year in a report that documented alleged cases of abuse.

Israel urges global spies to pool resources on IS

2014-09-09 16:18

Israeli defence minister Moshe Yaalon has called for world intelligence agencies to work together against the Islamic State jihadist group.

Diplomatic row flares between Israel, New Zealand

2014-09-08 12:15

A diplomatic row has flared between Israel and New Zealand after officials from the South Pacific nation say their new ambassador was rejected by Israel because he's also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority.

Protalix shares jump on Ebola drug

2014-09-07 16:31

Shares in Israeli biotech company has jumped following a report that its technology could be used to develop an Ebola treatment.

Gazans dig deep after ceasefire as water shortage bites

2014-09-06 07:33

After two weeks with no water following Israel's 50-day offensive, Abu Osama took matters into his own hands, and like hundreds of others, sank a well beside his Gaza home.

Israelis worry with Syrian al-Qaeda on doorstep

2014-09-04 16:08
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For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaeda fighters are near Israel's doorstep, and Israelis who have long considered President Assad their bitter foe are now worried about something more ominous.

Israel to dismantle Temple Mount ramp

2014-09-03 21:17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the dismantling of a ramp giving non-Muslims access to the Temple Mount.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiators

2014-09-03 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian negotiators in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other issues.

 

US sharply criticises new Israeli housing project

2014-10-02 05:45
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The US has sharply criticised a new Israeli construction project following President Barack Obama and Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting.

Palestinian official likens Netanyahu to ISIS leader

2014-09-30 19:01
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A senior Palestinian official has likened Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of the Islamic State group, after the Israeli prime minister compared Hamas to the jihadist organisation.

Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

2014-09-29 22:25

It used to be that a lot harder to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organisations. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel's Mossad agency is the click of a mouse.

Cosatu wants boycott of Israeli circumcision device

2014-09-29 19:59
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SA may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies.

Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

2014-09-27 22:53

The head of the world's largest bloc of Islamic countries says the organisation has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes.

Zuma: UN 'helpless' in Israel, Palestine conflict

2014-09-25 07:21
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The United Nations appeared to be helpless in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, President Jacob Zuma has told the United Nations general assembly in New York.

2 suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killed

2014-09-23 15:40

An Israeli army spokesperson says two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June have been killed in a shootout with Israel forces.

ANC members shouldn’t go to Israel - Mantashe

2014-09-22 15:34
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ANC members and leaders should not travel to Israel as the party is in solidarity with the people of Palestine, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe says.

Hamas No 2 says war a lesser option

2014-09-19 08:02
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Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No 2 leader has said, but he suggested more fighting is inevitable unless a deal is reached.

Israel warns EU against 'bad deal' on Iran

2014-09-17 18:15

Israel's Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz has urged the European Union not to make a "bad deal" with Iran over its nuclear programme, ahead of crucial talks.

Long road ahead for crippled Gaza

2014-09-16 15:31

The Hamas-Israel war over Gaza has left the coastal territory with a crippled economy, kilometres of devastated wasteland and major infrastructure either destroyed or damaged.

Gaza children return to school after war

2014-09-14 13:12

Half a million Gaza children have made a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that damaged hundreds of school buildings.

Hamas says may have to talk directly with Israel

2014-09-11 17:42

Hamas's exiled deputy leader says the group could be forced to negotiate directly with Israel, ahead of planned talks in Cairo to consolidate a truce.

Cairo truce talks to resume mid-September

2014-09-10 21:54

Hamas's exiled deputy leader says indirect talks with Israel to consolidate a Gaza ceasefire are to resume in Cairo in mid-September.

Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

2014-09-10 19:44

The Israeli military says it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in the Gaza war.

Israel, US test new Arrow 2 missile interceptor

2014-09-09 21:42

Israel and the United States have successfully conducted a joint test of an upgraded Arrow 2 ballistic missile interception system over the Mediterranean Sea.

Israel illegally coerces migrants to leave: HRW

2014-09-09 16:19

Israel has illegally coerced almost 7 000 African migrants into returning to their home countries, where some face persecution, Human Rights Watch says.

Israeli cult leader convicted of sex crimes

2014-09-08 16:33
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An Israeli cult leader alleged by prosecutors to have kept 21 wives under his spell for years has been convicted of sexual crimes but acquitted of charges of enslavement

Palestinian protesters clash with Israeli police

2014-09-07 21:04

Scores of Palestinians have rioted in East Jerusalem after hearing that a youth from their neighbourhood had died of wounds suffered in a clash with Israeli police last week.

Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism in Germany

2014-09-06 14:06

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would do everything she could to fight anti-Semitism in Germany, amid reports of attacks and a spike in anti-Israel sentiment since the Gaza conflict.

Israel issues tenders for 283 homes in West Bank

2014-09-05 14:28
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Israel says it published tenders for 283 new homes in a West Bank settlement, just days after announcing its biggest land grab on occupied Palestinian territory for three decades.

Sisi: stalled Mideast peace process fuels jihadists

2014-09-04 10:28

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has blamed the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process for fuelling regional militancy, as US tries to shore up support to combat ISIS jihadists.

Slain US journalist Sotloff had Israeli citizenship

2014-09-03 14:37

Steven Sotloff, a US journalist beheaded by ISIS militants, also held Israeli citizenship, Israel said after apparently withholding the information in a bid to stem the risks to the captive.

No peace after Gaza war

2014-09-02 18:00

A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to US-sponsored peace and statehood talks.

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