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  • Sep 21, 2014
  • Updated: 3:46pm


Palestinian teenager stabs, kills Israeli soldier

A Palestinian teenager stabbed an Israeli soldier to death at a bus station in northern Israel on Wednesday, police said, in a rare nationalistic attack far from the usual West Bank flashpoints.

Wednesday, 13 November, 2013, 5:43pm

Israel’s former foreign minister cleared in graft trial

An Israeli court on Wednesday found former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman innocent of all charges in a corruption trial, clearing the way for the powerful hard-line politician to return to his post as the nation’s top diplomat.

6 Nov 2013 - 4:38pm

Israel to build 1,500 settler homes in east Jerusalem: report

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Interior Minister Gideon Saar have agreed to build 1,500 new homes in the east Jerusalem settlement of Ramat Shlomo, Israeli army radio said on Wednesday.

The early-morning report came shortly after Israel freed 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners alongside US-brokered peace talks.

30 Oct 2013 - 2:48pm

Israel said planning to deport African migrants to Uganda

Israel plans to soon begin deporting migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, who number more than 50,000, back to the African continent via Uganda, officials said.

Israel regards most of these Africans as illegal visitors crowding impoverished areas in search of jobs, and largely rejects the position of human rights groups that many fled their countries in search of political asylum.

30 Aug 2013 - 12:38pm

Kerry tells Palestinians to remain calm over more Israeli settlements

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged Palestinians “not to react adversely” to Israel’s announcement of new settlement building, stressing the need to return to the negotiating table.

13 Aug 2013 - 2:22pm

Israel-Palestinian talks to resume this month, says Livni

The next round of direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will take place in the region during the second week of August, Israel’s negotiator Tzipi Livni, who is also justice minister, said on Saturday.

“These discussions that began in Washington will resume during the second week of August and will take place in the region,” Livni told the private Channel 10 television station.

3 Aug 2013 - 4:07pm

Israel, Palestinians strive for peace deal within nine months

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on Tuesday gave themselves about nine months to try to reach an agreement on ending their conflict of more than six decades in US-brokered peace talks.

31 Jul 2013 - 2:12pm

Netanyahu wants West Bank included in referendum

An Israeli official says Benjamin Netanyahu wants the fate of the West Bank included in a referendum on any land-for-peace deal with the Palestinians.

Current law only requires a referendum if Israel gives up east Jerusalem or the Golan Heights, war-won lands it annexed.

24 Jul 2013 - 5:47pm

Israeli cabinet backs law to force ultra-Orthodox to enlist

Israel's cabinet has approved a draft law to abolish wholesale exemptions from military duty granted to Jewish seminary students, stoking ultra-Orthodox anger. Many Israelis have long bridled over state privileges handed to the conservative believers or "Haredim" - a Hebrew term meaning "those who tremble before God".

9 Jul 2013 - 3:43am

Israel re-opens Gaza crossings

The Israeli army on Wednesday re-opened the two crossings into the Gaza Strip which were closed as a punitive measure after militants fired five rockets over the border, a statement said.

“Kerem Shalom and Erez were re-opened this morning and are operating as normal,” the army said in a statement. The two crossings were closed on Monday.

26 Jun 2013 - 6:32pm