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Israel says it will give final approval to the construction of 2 500 new homes in the occupied West Bank, the first tranche of settlements since the controversial US embassy move to Jerusalem.
A senior army officer says Israel fired its Arrow missile at a Syrian rocket which posed a "ballistic threat" during clashes over the weekend.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman says a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict must ensure the two sides are completely separated.
Israel is lobbying member-states of the International Criminal Court to cut funding for the tribunal in response to its launch of an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials say.
Israel has launched an offensive against Islamist Hamas in the Gaza Strip, bombing some 50 targets, including homes, in a campaign meant to end Palestinian rocket fire into the Jewish state.
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman says Israel did not seek "adventures" in Gaza after Hamas accused it of assassinating an official, and suggested the group itself could have killed him.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.
Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said in an interview with a Palestinian newspaper that Israel's next war with Gaza militants would be their last.
Israel expressed satisfaction after the UN Security Council failed to adopt a controversial resolution on Palestinian statehood setting a 12-month deadline for reaching a final peace deal.
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has ended a 20-month political alliance between his party and the ruling rightwing Likud, although his faction will remain in government.
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