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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.

Why I boycott Woolworths

2014-11-18 17:52
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The National Coalition 4 Palestine chairperson says he has to support the Woolworths boycott as a moral and religious stand point against what he terms Israel's Apartheid 2.0.

Abbas condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue

2014-11-18 12:35

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned an attack by two Palestinian men on a Jerusalem synagogue in which four worshippers were killed, the first time he has directly denounced violence.

Woolworths shareholders send warning over boycott campaign

2014-11-18 10:54

A group of Woolworths shareholders along with Cosatu said they supported the boycott against the retailer over its trade with

Palestinian bus driver found hanged

2014-11-17 22:28

A Palestinian bus driver has been found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem, after what Israel said was an apparent suicide.

Israel blocks Norwegian doctor, denies life ban

2014-11-17 13:20

Israel has blocked Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert from entering the country and thereby accessing the Gaza Strip, but denied it had imposed a lifelong ban on the outspoken medic.

Woolworths takes Palestine protesters to court

2014-11-14 16:54

Woolworths has filed a court application against BDS SA to protect its employees and customers from unlawful protests inside its stores, says the retailer.

Israel security chiefs face off in bitter public spat

2014-11-13 16:40

A bitter feud between Israel's armed forces chief and the head of domestic security have hit the headlines after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked them for making their dispute public.

Israel says it won't co-operate with UN Gaza probe

2014-11-13 09:05
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Israel says it will not co-operate with a UN human rights council investigation into this year’s Gaza war because its findings are "pre-determined".

West Bank mosque attacked; settlers blamed

2014-11-12 10:13

A Palestinian official says an attack against a mosque in the West Bank ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor. He blamed Jewish settlers for the attack.

Israel tightens security after knife attacks

2014-11-11 16:52

Israel has stepped up security nationwide after a soldier and a settler were killed in separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across the country.

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian

2014-11-10 22:39

An Israeli soldier stabbed by a Palestinian teenager at a Tel Aviv train station has died of his wounds.

Police say 3 Israelis stabbed in West Bank

2014-11-10 18:26

Israeli police say a Palestinian assailant has stabbed three Israelis at a West Bank bus stop and was subsequently shot by a security guard.

Blasts target Fatah officials in Gaza

2014-11-07 09:24

A series of co-ordinated explosions have targeted the homes of several leaders of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party in the Gaza Strip, a party official says.

Israeli soldiers hit by car could have been accident

2014-11-06 17:29

A Palestinian who ran over three Israeli soldiers at a West Bank junction outside Jerusalem has turned himself in, and reports indicated the incident may have been an accident.

Policeman killed in new Jerusalem car attack

2014-11-05 22:39
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A Palestinian has slammed his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem, killing a border policeman and injuring nine other people in the second such attack in a fortnight.

Amnesty: Israel committed war crimes in Gaza

2014-11-05 12:26
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Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip, saying it displayed 'callous indifference' in attacks on family homes in the densely populated coastal area.

Palestinians: Israel settler plan slap in face of US

2014-11-04 16:19

Israeli plans for roughly 500 new settler homes in occupied east Jerusalem are a "slap in the face" of the US and the international community, a top Palestinian official says.

Israeli leader calls for Jerusalem holy site calm

2014-11-02 06:15

Israel's Netanyahu has called for calm at Jerusalem holy site at centre of recent tensions

Sweden first to recognise Palestine

2014-10-30 13:30

Sweden will officially recognise the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so, foreign minister Margot Wallstrom says.

Netanyahu hits back after being called a coward

2014-10-29 19:23

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed back at US officials after an unnamed senior official in the Obama administration called him "chickenshit".

 

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.

3 Americans, Briton killed in Jerusalem attack

2014-11-18 20:25

Israeli police have identified the people killed in a Jerusalem synagogue attack as three American citizens and a Briton.

Israel blames Abbas for synagogue attack

2014-11-18 14:10
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the 'direct result' of his incitement.

Jerusalem attack act of pure terror – Kerry

2014-11-18 11:31
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue that killed four Israelis as an “act of pure terror and senseless brutality”.

4 Israelis killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack

2014-11-18 10:44
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Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, attacking worshippers praying inside with knives, axes and guns, and killing four people before they were killed in a shootout with police, officials said.

Palestinian found hanged in Jerusalem

2014-11-17 17:46

The discovery of a Palestinian bus driver's body, found hanged inside the bus, has caused widespread unrest in Jerusalem.

Kerry in bid to cool Jerusalem tempers

2014-11-13 20:34

Top US diplomat John Kerry has mounted a diplomatic push to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through meetings in Jordan with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Kerry, Abbas meet as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar

2014-11-13 14:10

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in Jordan for talks aimed at calming a wave of violence gripping Israel and occupied territories.

West Bank mosque torched in 'revenge attack'

2014-11-12 15:43

Suspected extremists torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack, as the Palestinian leader and the US top diplomat were to meet Jordan's King Abdullah over the spiralling violence.

Abbas accuses Israel of religious war

2014-11-11 18:52
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The Palestinian president has accused Israel of igniting a "religious war" by allowing Jewish worshippers to visit a contested holy site in Jerusalem.

Mayhem on Israel streets

2014-11-10 23:59
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An Israeli soldier and a woman have been stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank.

Israel faces tough months, pressure on Netanyahu

2014-11-10 21:01

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep his fractious coalition together as talk of early elections grows.

Israel 'tried to limit civilian casualties in Gaza'

2014-11-07 10:32
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The highest-ranking US military officer says Israel went to “extraordinary lengths” to limit civilian casualties in the recent war in Gaza.

ICC won't prosecute over Israel's Gaza flotilla raid

2014-11-06 18:54

The ICC won’t prosecute over Israel’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010 in which 10 Turkish activists died, despite a "reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed".

Israel tightens security after Palestinian car attack

2014-11-06 12:40

Israel has stepped up security along the Jerusalem light rail tracks after a deadly Palestinian car attack targeted passengers waiting at a station for the second time in a fortnight.

Heavy clashes at flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

2014-11-05 13:39

Israeli police have clashed with stone-throwing Palestinians inside Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Jewish nationalists announced plans to visit the site.

Lack of stability in Gaza risks return to war

2014-11-05 05:10

There is still not an effective or united Palestinian government in place in Gaza and unless stability is achieved rapidly, another conflict will engulf the territory, a senior UN official says.

Israel closes Gaza border crossings after rocket fire

2014-11-02 12:11

Israel has closed two border crossings with Gaza after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave struck its territory.

Clashes in West Bank as mosque re-opens

2014-11-01 12:08

Clashes have erupted in the West Bank after Muslim prayers while security forces deployed several soldiers around Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque.

Israel reopens Al-Aqsa mosque compound

2014-10-30 20:24

Israel is to reopen Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims hours after ordering its closure and following Arab and US calls for Muslim worshippers to be allowed in.

US disavows sharp criticism of Israeli PM

2014-10-30 05:20

The US has distanced itself from sharp criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after an unnamed official reportedly used an off-colour term to describe him.

Palestinians want urgent session on Israeli settlements

2014-10-28 15:57

Palestinian officials say they would push for an “urgent session” of the UN Security Council, a bid to stop an Israeli plan to build 1 000 new flats in East Jerusalem.

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