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Egyptian jailed for 10 years for spying for Israel

2014-12-21 15:39

An Egyptian court has jailed a Suez Canal shipping services manager for 10 years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements through the strategic waterway.

Rocket fired at Israel from Gaza Strip

2014-12-19 16:03

The Israeli military says a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel in the first such attack since September.

Israeli minister: Palestine has declared war

2014-12-18 12:00
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Israeli intelligence minister Yuval Steinitz says that the Palestinian-pushed draft resolution submitted overnight to the UN Security Council is a declaration of war.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry meets Netanyahu

2014-12-15 10:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet the Israeli prime minister, two days before Palestinians push for a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

Israeli family in acid attack

2014-12-12 17:36

A Palestinian man has thrown a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank, injuring a man and four children.

Israeli youngsters try to rob bank with toy guns

2014-12-11 18:12

Using toy guns, a 12-year-old boy and his 13-year-old accomplice tried to rob a bank in Israel but fled without any cash after apparently losing their nerve, police say.

Attempt to resolve Woolworths boycott

2014-12-10 18:01

Representatives of BDS SA have met with a delegation of Woolworths to try and resolve the #BoycottWoolworths campaign against Israeli imports.

Palestinian official dies after Israeli beating

2014-12-10 15:25

A senior Palestinian official has died after being beaten by Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources say.

Israel indicts American over plot to bomb Muslims

2014-12-10 05:10

An American Christian who passed himself off as an ex-US Navy Seal faces charges in Israel of trying to blow up Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, Israeli authorities say.

Israeli parliament gets dissolved

2014-12-09 08:03

Lawmakers in Israel's parliament have voted to dissolve the assembly and confirmed 17 March as the date for a snap general election.

Palestinians wanted peace talks to end - Israel

2014-12-08 08:02
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Middle East peace talks collapsed earlier this year because the Palestinians did not want them to continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains.

French pair jailed for Israel hit-and-run

2014-12-04 16:33

A Frenchman who killed a young Israeli woman in a hit-and-run accident in Tel Aviv and immediately fled the country, has been sentenced to five years in jail.

UN: Israel must renounce nuclear arms

2014-12-03 07:29
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The UN General Assembly has approved an Arab-backed resolution, calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight.

Israel PM to decide soon whether to call early vote

2014-12-01 16:17

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is set to decide in the next few days whether he can heal his fractured coalition government or call an early election, one of his advisers says.

1000s evacuated as heavy flooding hits Gaza

2014-11-29 18:52

Rescue teams were working to help thousands of Palestinians evacuate from their homes after heavy flooding hit the Gaza Strip this week.

Israel thwarts bomb plots - claim

2014-11-27 14:56

The Israeli security forces have arrested 30 Palestinians who they say plotted to carry out a series of attacks, including bombing the Jerusalem tram line and a football stadium in the city.

Surprising traffic through Suez Canal

2014-11-26 20:44

Beneath the decks of the giant cargo ships that use the Suez Canal, innumerable creatures also cross the waters and settle in the Mediterranean Sea, damaging the local ecology and coastal economies.

Zuma urges halt to Israeli settlements as Abbas visits

2014-11-26 17:54

Israel's settlements policy is "undermining" prospects for a two state solution, President Jacob Zuma says as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on a state visit.

Israel is not using apartheid policies against Palestine

2014-11-26 10:16

Building a barrier and administering hostile territory until peace is possible is not apartheid, it's common sense, a Fin24 user says in reaction to the Woolworths boycott.

Israel PM vows to pass nationality law

2014-11-25 06:35

Israeli's prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious nationality law, but the parliamentary vote is in doubt.

Israel proposes 'Jewish nation state'

2014-11-24 17:55

Israel is headed for a potential political crisis as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's key coalition partners says they would not support a controversial bill that defines the country as the nation state of the Jewish people.

Israel unions to start minimum wage talks

2014-11-24 08:57

Israel's finance minister will start negotiations with a labour federation in a bid to avert a national strike over demands to sharply raise the minimum wage.

Jersualem calm as riot hits Hebron

2014-11-21 18:41

Weekly Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque went off without incident despite high tensions in the Holy City.

Hamas planned to assassinate Israeli minister - report

2014-11-21 09:11

Hamas militants planned to kill Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman, and had already collected information on his movements, a media report says.

Pope calls for courageous decisions after synagogue slaying

2014-11-19 14:17
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Pope Francis has slammed the deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue and urged Israeli and Palestinians to take the “courageous decision” needed to achieve reconciliation.

 

Israel police detain anti-Arab extremists

2014-12-21 13:16

Israel police have rounded up eight Jewish extremists from a racist anti-Arab organisation overnight, a spokesperson says, in the second such swoop targeting the group within a week.

$5.4bn pledged for Gaza, only a fraction delivered

2014-12-19 13:17

Two months after donors pledged $5.4bn to help rebuild Gaza after the war between Israel and Hamas, Palestinian, UN and other officials say barely 2% of the money has been transferred.

Palestine pushes UN to end Israeli occupation

2014-12-17 09:48

Palestine is to push a draft UN resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation despite warnings the US is ready to veto the measure.

Palestinian official's death 'disturbing'

2014-12-13 09:00

The UN's human rights chief has said the circumstances of the death of a senior Palestinian official while manhandled by Israeli soldiers this week were "disturbing".

Shots fired at Israeli embassy in Athens

2014-12-12 10:53

Greek authorities are investigating a pre-dawn, drive-by gunfire attack on the Israeli embassy in Athens, which caused no injuries or damage.

Palestine, Israel dispute official's death

2014-12-11 13:00

Israeli and Palestinian officials have issued conflicting accounts of the results of an autopsy on a Palestinian minister who died after being shoved and grabbed by an Israeli policeman.

Clean-up of Israeli desert oil spill could take years

2014-12-10 16:45

Ecologists say it could take years to clean up a massive oil spill that flooded an Israeli nature reserve with up to five million litres of crude and threatened to spread to the Red Sea shore.

Super union calls for boycott of some Israeli goods

2014-12-10 14:17

The UNI Global Union has resolved at its world congress in Cape Town to call for a boycott of all products produced in the territories illegally occupied by Israel.

Syrian Jewish bibles dispute

2014-12-08 20:44

Ancient bibles smuggled from Syria to Israel in a spy mission could spark an ownership dispute.

Israel to probe deadly Gaza war strikes

2014-12-07 14:43

The Israeli military says it has opened a criminal investigation into one of the deadliest airstrikes of the last Gaza war.

Israeli lawmakers vote on dissolving parliament

2014-12-03 12:46

Israeli lawmakers are set to vote on a motion to dissolve the Knesset, a preliminary step that will pave the way for early elections two years ahead of schedule.

Netanyahu calls for early election in Israel

2014-12-02 18:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he would dissolve parliament and seek early elections and ordered the dismissal of his finance and justice ministers.

Israel edges closer to early election

2014-12-01 10:24

Israel's fractious coalition government seems headed for a breakup that could spark new elections against a backdrop of security turmoil inside the country.

Israel makes Palestinian family pay for synagogue attack

2014-11-27 21:50

Nadia Abu Jamal's world has fallen apart since her husband's deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue: Israeli authorities have ordered the demolition of their home and revoked her residency rights.

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

2014-11-27 05:00

With riots in Jerusalem threatening to unravel a volatile region, Israeli police are looking to the sky for some help to keep things under control.

Abbas against Jewish state bill

2014-11-26 20:40

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalise Israel's status as a Jewish state.

Israel imports not only Woolworths' problem - expert

2014-11-26 15:49
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South Africa, led by its conspicuously quiet government, should decide on a clear policy on trading with Israel, says an expert.

Palestinians, NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy

2014-11-25 17:24

Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.

Netanyahu hails failure to reach Iran deal

2014-11-24 20:18

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed reports that world powers had failed to strike a deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme.

Israel cops: Palestinian youth attacked by Jews

2014-11-24 15:42

Israeli police say three young Israelis have attacked a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem, adding however, that the unidentified youth is in good condition in a hospital.

Palestinians attack Jews on way to pray

2014-11-21 20:27

Palestinians in east Jerusalem have attacked a group of Jews on their way to pray there, lightly injuring two of them..

Israel orders demolition of synagogue attackers' homes

2014-11-21 13:03

Israel has notified the families of four Palestinian attackers that their East Jerusalem homes will be demolished, despite warnings that such punitive measures may be ineffective and counterproductive.

Israel to cooperate with UN Gaza war inquiry

2014-11-20 21:07

Israel has said it would cooperate with a UN investigation into Israeli attacks on UN facilities during last summer's Gaza war.

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

2014-11-19 07:25
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Israel has vowed harsh retaliation for a Palestinian attack that killed five people in a synagogue in Jerusalem, escalating tensions after weeks of religious violence.

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