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    Gaza rocket attacks renewed, drawing retaliatory Israeli air strikes

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 09:11pm by Reuters

    ... Islamic Jihad, which often operates independent of Hamas, began the barrage on Wednesday after Israel's forces killed three of its fighters a day earlier. On Thursday, Islamic Jihad leader ...

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    Ceasefire holds in Gaza after Israeli air strikes, Palestinian rocket firings

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... and prompted a stern warning from the Israeli leader, who pledged to act "with great force" against those seeking to harm Israel, a statement from his office said. Defence Minister Moshe ... join the army or perform civilian service, in a law which will go into force in 2017. The law also includes a clause stipulating sanctions against draft dodgers, including imprisonment- a move ...

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    Blunt Netanyahu tells Obama he will not compromise on Israel’s security

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:38pm by Reuters

    ... at reaching a framework agreement with the Palestinians and extending talks beyond an April target date for an elusive final accord. "The Israeli people expect me to stand strong against ... that it would be harder to protect Israel against efforts to isolate it internationally if peace efforts failed. The Israeli prime minister used their brief joint appearance to put the onus ...

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    Iran agrees deal to sell US$195m of arms to Iraq, busting UN embargo

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 09:52pm by Reuters

    ... al-Qaeda-linked militants. We are launching a war against terrorism and we want to win this war ALI MUSSAWI, IRAQI SPOKESMAN Some in Washington are nervous about providing sensitive US military equipment ... minister would not confirm or deny the sale, but said such a deal would be understandable given Iraq's current security troubles. "We are launching a war against terrorism and we want ...

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    Israel defence chief apologises for calling Kerry 'obsessed' with Middle East peace plan

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 10:31am by AFP

    ... with the statements against Secretary Kerry,” the official said. Speaking earlier in the Israeli parliament, Netanyahu had chided Yaalon for the personal nature of his criticism of Kerry, although he did ...

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    No grieving for the death of Ariel Sharon among Lebanon's Palestinians

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... with red artificial roses leaning against the wall beside her. "I wish he had suffered as we've suffered. For 32 years we've been suffering. He was in his state for eight years, ...

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    Al-Qaeda forces take Sunni strongholds in western Iraq

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 02:18am by AGENCIES

    ... again," Drake said, referring to disgust with militants' brutality that led tribal fighters to turn against them. "ISIL showed that it can strike fast and hard, exploiting the gap ...

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    Israel hits back after rockets fired from Lebanon

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 04:59pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Israeli territory have struck the border region of Arqub after the launch of rockets against Israel this morning,” a Lebanese security official said. The Israeli shelling came in response to two ... against Israel that left no victims, targeting the area where these projectiles were fired from,” an Israeli army spokesman said. Israeli army spokesman Peter Lerner tweeted later that “5 rockets ...

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    Release of Palestinians in peace deal raises anger and protests in Israel

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... whose uncle was killed by Palestinians, protested against the imminent release of Palestinian prisoners. "I feel my uncle is being killed for a second time, and this time by my ... Netanyahu's coalition also are against the releases, including ministers Naftali Bennett, Uri Ariel and Uri Orbach from the far-right Jewish Home party. ...

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    Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of US Secretary of State's visit

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 09:40am by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... Associated Press in Jerusalem Move comes as US Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to visitregion Israel released more than two dozen Palestinian prisoners convicted in deadly attacks against Israelis early on Tuesday as part of a US-brokered package to restart Middle East peace talks. After departing on buses from Israeli jails overnight, the prisoners received hero’s welcomes ...




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