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Israel jets strike Syria, inspectors seal chemical weapons
Israel jets strike Syria, inspectors seal chemical weapons

Israel has reportedly carried out an air strike on a Syrian military installation to stop a shipment to Hezbollah, as inspectors said Syria's entire declared stock of chemical weapons has been placed under seal.

Israel jets strike Syria, inspectors seal chemical weapons
Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners
Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners

Israel freed another 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday, alongside US-brokered peace talks.

Israel frees 26 Palestinian prisoners
Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran
Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran

US President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about Iran, a day after the Israeli leader warned Tehran could convert uranium into weapons-grade material within weeks.

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran
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Council of Europe chief distances himself from circumcision resolution

Council of Europe chief Thorbjoern Jagland has distanced himself from a controversial resolution of the pan-European human rights body that calls for regulation of circumcision practices.

Council of Europe chief distances himself from circumcision resolution
Over 700,000 mourn influential Israeli rabbi
Over 700,000 mourn influential Israeli rabbi

More than 700,000 people took to Jerusalem's streets Monday to mourn the spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews, in an unprecedented procession for an influential figure who died after surgery.

Over 700,000 mourn influential Israeli rabbi
Palestinian GDP can expand by a third if Israel lifts limits: World Bank
Palestinian GDP can expand by a third if Israel lifts limits: World Bank

The Palestinian economy could expand by over a third if Israel were to lift its restrictions on about 60 percent of the West Bank that it controls.

Palestinian GDP can expand by a third if Israel lifts limits: World Bank
Netanyahu: Palestinians must 'recognise Israel as Jewish state'
Netanyahu: Palestinians must 'recognise Israel as Jewish state'

The Palestinians must "recognise Israel as the state of the Jewish people" in order to achieve real peace.

Netanyahu: Palestinians must 'recognise Israel as Jewish state'
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Israel: European rights resolution on circumcision 'racist'

Israel labelled as "racist" and "anti-religious" Friday a resolution of the pan-European human rights body calling for regulation of circumcision practices.

Israel: European rights resolution on circumcision 'racist'
Rowhani's speech 'cynical', 'full of hypocrisy': Netanyahu
Rowhani's speech 'cynical', 'full of hypocrisy': Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu early Wednesday blasted Iranian President Hassan Rowhani for making what he described as a "cynical speech that was full of hypocrisy" at the UN General Assembly.

Rowhani's speech 'cynical', 'full of hypocrisy': Netanyahu
White House: Obama to host Netanyahu on September 30
White House: Obama to host Netanyahu on September 30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the White House on September 30 to consult President Barack Obama on Iran's nuclear challenge, Syria and Palestinian peace talks.

White House: Obama to host Netanyahu on September 30
Kerry urges Palestinians against settlements reaction
Kerry urges Palestinians against settlements reaction

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.

Kerry urges Palestinians against settlements reaction
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Israel, Palestinians resume peace talks amid settlement row

Israel and the Palestinians are to hold their first direct talks in almost three years on Wednesday, overshadowed by a deepening rift over settlements and following the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners.

Israel, Palestinians resume peace talks amid settlement row
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Jihadists claim rocket attack on Israel

A group of jihadist fighters said Tuesday they had fired a Grad rocket on the Israeli Red Sea town of Eilat in retaliation for an alleged Israeli air raid.

Jihadists claim rocket attack on Israel
Health Minister Yael German. ©REUTERS/Ammar Awad
Israel to launch mass polio vaccination campaign

Israel on Monday launches a mass campaign in the south of the country to vaccinate 200,000 children up to nine years old against polio.

Israel to launch mass polio vaccination campaign
Israeli and Palestinian officials resume talks
Israeli and Palestinian officials resume talks

Israelis and Palestinians resumed direct talks for the first time in three years on Monday, with the United States urging negotiators to make tough compromises to reach a peace deal.

Israeli and Palestinian officials resume talks
Kerry finalizing MidEast peace talks team
Kerry finalizing MidEast peace talks team

Secretary of State John Kerry is finalizing his team to help shepherd Middle East peace talks and take on the heavy lifting on a day to day basis.

Kerry finalizing MidEast peace talks team
Israel politicians cautiously welcome Kerry breakthrough
Israel politicians cautiously welcome Kerry breakthrough

Israeli politicians on Saturday hailed an announcement by US Secretary of State John Kerry's of a breakthrough in talks with Palestinians but warned it was an opportunity that could not be missed.

Israel politicians cautiously welcome Kerry breakthrough
Israel PM rejects EU 'external dictates' on borders
Israel PM rejects EU 'external dictates' on borders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday angrily rejected European Union guidelines barring the bloc's 28 member states from funding projects in Jewish settlements.

Israel PM rejects EU 'external dictates' on borders
Kerry heads to Mideast with peace talks on agenda
Kerry heads to Mideast with peace talks on agenda

US Secretary of State John Kerry headed to Jordan Monday on his sixth trip to the region as he tries to push Israelis and Palestinians back to peace talks.

Kerry heads to Mideast with peace talks on agenda
Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran
Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran

Iran is moving "closer and closer" to building a nuclear weapon and Israel may have to act before the United States does.

Netanyahu says may have to act before US on Iran