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Israel offers $20 mn to Turkey flotilla victims: report
Israel offers $20 mn to Turkey flotilla victims: report

Israel has offered Turkey $20 million in compensation to the families of those killed and wounded in its botched 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla.

Israel offers $20 mn to Turkey flotilla victims: report
Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli fighter jets attacked in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Friday morning, sources on both sides said, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave hit the Jewish state.

Israel strikes in Gaza after rocket attack
Israel unveils 1,800 settler homes after Kerry visit
Israel unveils 1,800 settler homes after Kerry visit

Israel unveiled plans Friday for more than 1,800 new settler homes in a move the Palestinians said was aimed at forcing Washington to abandon its Middle East peace drive.

Israel unveils 1,800 settler homes after Kerry visit
Israel denies killing Buenos Aires bombers
Israel denies killing Buenos Aires bombers

Israeli officials Friday denied claims by a former envoy that Israel had killed most of those behind bombings at its embassy and Jewish charity offices in Argentina in the 1990s, media said.

Israel denies killing Buenos Aires bombers
Kerry on second day of new Mideast peace push
Kerry on second day of new Mideast peace push

US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a second day of talks with Israelis and Palestinians Friday, seeking to hammer out a framework to guide negotiations towards a peace deal.

Kerry on second day of new Mideast peace push
Israel set for new prisoner release as Kerry heads back to region
Israel set for new prisoner release as Kerry heads back to region

Israel prepared Monday to free 26 Palestinian prisoners under peace talks brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is returning to the region to boost the faltering negotiations.

Israel set for new prisoner release as Kerry heads back to region
Israel says to free Palestinians and build more settlements
Israel says to free Palestinians and build more settlements

Israel will announce plans for new settlement construction next week, coinciding with the release of a third batch of Palestinian prisoners as part of peace talks, an official said Thursday.

Israel says to free Palestinians and build more settlements
Pope marks first Christmas as crowds flock to Bethlehem
Pope marks first Christmas as crowds flock to Bethlehem

Pope Francis held his first Christmas Eve mass in the Vatican on Tuesday by highlighting the role played by humble shepherds in the Nativity, as thousands flocked to the historic site of Jesus's birth in Bethlehem.

Pope marks first Christmas as crowds flock to Bethlehem
Jerusalem buried in snow as rare storm pounds Mideast
Jerusalem buried in snow as rare storm pounds Mideast

A fierce winter storm shut down much of the Middle East Friday, burying Jerusalem in snow, flooding parts of Gaza and bringing frigid, wet weather to war-ravaged Syria.

Jerusalem buried in snow as rare storm pounds Mideast
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. ©Reuters/Jonathan Ernst
Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry was marking his 70th birthday Wednesday leaving again for Israel, in his dogged quest for an elusive Middle East peace deal.

Kerry marks 70th birthday with return to Israel
Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal
Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal

Representatives of Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians will on Monday sign a "historic" agreement to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea, an Israeli minister said.

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians to sign Red Sea-Dead Sea deal
Hezbollah says one of its leaders killed near Beirut
Hezbollah says one of its leaders killed near Beirut

Hezbollah on Wednesday said one of its leaders had been assassinated near Beirut and accused Israel, the Lebanese Shiite movement's arch-foe, of being behind the killing.

Hezbollah says one of its leaders killed near Beirut
White House press secretary Jay Carney. ©Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
White House steps up bid to thwart new Iran sanctions

The White House warned Congress Tuesday that passing new sanctions on Iran -- even with a delayed launch date -- would give Tehran an excuse to undermine an interim nuclear deal.

White House steps up bid to thwart new Iran sanctions
Japan's Panasonic to sell chip plants to Israeli firm: report
Japan's Panasonic to sell chip plants to Israeli firm: report

Japan's Panasonic is nearing a deal to sell three domestic semiconductor plants to an Israeli company as it presses ahead with a move to cut money-losing operations, a report said Wednesday.

Japan's Panasonic to sell chip plants to Israeli firm: report
High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume
High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume

Iran and world powers resume talks on Wednesday seeking a landmark breakthrough over Tehran's nuclear programme that also satisfies sceptical hardliners in Washington, Israel and the Islamic republic.

High-stakes Iran nuclear talks to resume
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) gestures next to French President Francois Hollande during a joint news conference in Jerusalem. ©Reuters/Alain Jocard/Pool
France firm on Iran nuclear issue, Hollande tells Israel

France will never tolerate nuclear proliferation, President Francois Hollande vowed on Sunday as Israel expressed "grave concern" about a looming deal between world powers and Iran.

France firm on Iran nuclear issue, Hollande tells Israel
Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure
Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure

Diplomats insisted they are closing in on an agreement to curb Iran's nuclear programme despite the failure to clinch a long-sought deal in marathon negotiations in Geneva.

Gaps seen narrowing despite Iran nuclear deal failure
US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights'
US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights'

The United States and Israel lost their UNESCO voting rights Friday after suspending funding to the organisation in 2011 over Palestinian admission, a source from the UN agency.

US, Israel 'lose UNESCO voting rights'
Shai Nitzan (L) Deputy Attorney General Ministry of Justice of Israel waits with Eviatar Manor, Israel Ambassador to the U.N. ©Reuters/Denis Balibouse
Israel opposes alleged Iran nuclear proposal

Israel urged world powers on Wednesday to reject what it said was an Iranian offer to partly cut back its nuclear programme in return for an easing of Western sanctions.

Israel opposes alleged Iran nuclear proposal
 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pictured in front of a photo showing U.S. President Bill Clinon, Jordan's King Hussein and Yitzhak Rabin, as Kerry marks the 18th anniversary of Rabin's assassin
Kerry seeks to rescue Israeli-Palestinian peace process

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks Wednesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders to try to keep the peace process from collapsing, urging them to reach a long-elusive deal.

Kerry seeks to rescue Israeli-Palestinian peace process