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The Cave People of Palestine

Many Palestinians are forced to live underground By Maher Abukhater On a remote, barren hill overlooking Jordan Valley in the south of Palestine, Fadel Hamamdeh had set up a home in a cave. Hamamdeh, his wife and five children had been living in the cave since the Israeli military authorities told them that their two-room metal

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Israeli Legislators Advance Revised Bill to Legalise Settlements

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Dec 5  – Israel‘s parliament gave initial approval on Monday to a revised bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank. The proposed law has already drawn sharp international condemnation and strained relations within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing right-wing coalition. Israeli

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Netanyahu Says Will Discuss with Trump “Bad” Iran Nuclear Deal

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 4 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will discuss with Donald Trump the West’s “bad” nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House. During the U.S. election campaign, Trump, a Republican, called last year’s nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst deal

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Obama, Trying to Protect Legacy, Unlikely to Act on Mideast Peace

By Arshad Mohammed and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Dec 2 – U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to preserve his legacy on domestic health care and the Iran nuclear deal, is not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office, U.S. officials said on Thursday. One official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said

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Iranians Face Terrorism Charges After Filming Israeli Embassy In Kenya

By Humphrey Malalo NAIROBI, Dec 1 – Two Iranians and their Kenyan driver, who worked for the Iranian embassy in Nairobi, were charged on Thursday with collecting information for a terrorist act after filming the Israeli embassy, lawyers said. Sayed Nasrollah Ebrahimi, Abdolhosein Ghola Safafe and driver Moses Keyah Mmboga “were found taking video clips

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“Submarines Affair” Prompts Investigations in Israel and Germany

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM, Nov 28 – Questions over the purchase of German submarines that started with media reports of a potential conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lawyer have mounted in the last 10 days, spurring investigations in two countries. At one level the issue is straightforward: Israel wanted to replace some

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Israel’s El Al and Pilots Agree to End Costly Year-Long Dispute

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM, Nov 28 – El Al Israel Airlines and its have pilots agreed terms of a new deal aimed at ending a year of protests that forced flight cancellations, delays and higher expenses, the country’s flag carrier said on Monday. The airline and its pilots have been locked in a bitter dispute

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Israel Arrests Suspected Palestinian Arsonists After Wildfires

JERUSALEM, Nov 26 – Israel stepped up efforts on Saturday to extinguish wildfires that have been scorching large swathes of the country and said its security forces had arrested more than 10 suspected Palestinian arsonists. While many hotspots have been contained, new conflagrations spread throughout north and central Israel and parts of the occupied West

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Israel Arrests 13 on Suspicion of Arson Over Mass Wildfires

By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM, Nov 25 – Israeli police arrested 13 people on Friday on suspicion of arson, authorities said, after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel, a conflagration that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branded as “terrorism”. Firefighters kept battling the flames in wooded hills around Jerusalem and in northern areas on Friday,

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Wild Fires Plague Israel, Minister Says About Half Are Arson

By Steven Scheer MODI’IN, Israel, Nov 24 – An easterly wind whipped up more forest and brush fires across Israel and the West Bank on Thursday, temporarily forcing the closure of a highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and a senior minister said he suspected many blazes were deliberate. A lack of rain combined with

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