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Netanyahu Seeks to Return Army-Evicted Settlers to West Bank Houses

JERUSALEM, Jan 24 – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would allow Jewish settlers evicted by the Israeli army from two houses in the West Bank city of Hebron to return once proper permits were in place. Israeli settlements in occupied territory, deemed illegal by most countries, are a fundamental issue in the

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Israel Licks Wounds as Iran Sanctions End, Looks to Future U.S. Aid

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 18 – Israel bristled on Sunday at the lifting of international sanctions on Iran and vowed to flag up any violations of its arch-foe’s nuclear restrictions while drawing on U.S. defense aid to prepare for a possible military face-off in the future. The International Atomic Energy Agency on Saturday ruled

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Truth and Lies

Israel’s unwillingness to dismantle the settlements, crushes the ‘Palestinian State’ solution BY Ben White Ever since the the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, successive Israeli governments have taken advantage of every opportunity at hand to increase the settlers’ population  in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The illegality

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Israeli Arab Named As Suspect in Tel Aviv Bar Shooting

By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM, Jan 3 – Police in Israel were hunting on Saturday for an Israeli Arab identified as the suspect in Friday’s deadly shooting attack on a Tel Aviv bar, a case they described as “complex and unique”. Nashat Melhem, 29, from the village of Arara in northern Israel was still at large

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U.S. Presidential Hopeful Trump Postpones Israel Trip

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday postponed his trip to Israel amid a controversy over his comments about temporarily barring Muslims from entering the United States. Trump announced the decision in a post on his Twitter feed and said he would plan to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin

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EU Says it Will Continue Middle East Peace Role Despite Israel’s Move

BRUSSELS, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday and the European Union said it would continue its role in Middle East peace diplomacy despite Israel saying it was suspending contact. Asked about Israel’s move on Sunday to suspend contact with the EU over the

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Kerry’s Visit to Israel-Palestine Focuses on Restoring Calm

By Maher Abukhater Ramallah, Nov 25 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rounded up on Tuesday a one day visit to Palestine and Israel that did not create any results that could resuscitate the moribund Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Upon arrival in Israel, Kerry held talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before traveling to Ramallah

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Netanyahu says Time for U.S. Jews to ‘Stick Together’ over Iran Deal

By Jeffrey Heller and David Alexander WASHINGTON, Nov 11: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. Jews on Tuesday to unite behind Israel after rifts caused by the Iran nuclear talks and later pressed for bipartisan support for the country at a liberal think tank. A day after a fence-mending White House meeting with U.S. President Barack

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