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The high court ruled on Wednesday that pensions companies must be allowed to boycott Israeli investments on an ethical basis, finding that current government guidance was 'unlawful'.

Israel's defence minister on Thursday accused president Mahmoud Abbas of trying to spark a new round of confrontations between Hamas and Israel, after a raft of punitive measures targeting Gaza.

Trump's son-in-law Kushner launches Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

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Trump's son-in-law Kushner launches Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner held 'productive' talks with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, the White House said.

'<em>Israel</em> conducted illegal medical experiments' on Yemenite children: testimonies

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'Israel conducted illegal medical experiments' on Yemenite children: testimonies

A 20-year-old case investigating more than 1,000 Jewish Yemeni children who migrated to Israel has re-emerged, after Israeli media ...

Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to crisis

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Qatar accuses 'neighbours' of hacking that led to crisis

Qatar has accused "neighbouring countries", of being behind the alleged cyber attack on Doha's state media which set into motion the current ...

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Literary exposure: Award-winning writers tackle life under Israel’s occupation

A group of award-winning writers have launched a collection of essays highlighting everyday life for Palestinians under Israel’s 50-year military occupation.

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US to UN: ignore 'usual-suspect' Israel and blacklist Hamas

The US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, on Tuesday absolved Israel of responsibility for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, ...

Alaa Bayoumi

Is Sisi pushing Egypt off a cliff?

Comment: Egyptians' anger is growing and if another wave of protest engulfs the country it will be more radical and destructive, and will ...

Diana Alghoul

Photos: activists send lanterns 'to light up' electricity-starved Gaza

From across the border, to across the world, providing relief for Gaza is becoming increasingly difficult while the PA and the Israeli ...

UN approves former Lebanon minister as Libya envoy

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UN approves former Lebanon minister as Libya envoy

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday approved the appointment of former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame as the new UN envoy ...

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Construction begins on new illegal Israeli settlement in Palestine

Netanyahu had vowed to build the settlement to replace Amona, a settlement outpost built on private Palestinian land that was dismantled in ...

Egypt's Hasm claims responsibility for Cairo suburb attack

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Egypt's Hasm claims responsibility for Cairo suburb attack

The Hasm militant group has claimed responsibility for a Sunday attack that left two police officers dead and three conscripts injured in the ...

Record 65.6 million displaced in 2016: UN

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Record 65.6 million displaced in 2016: UN

The UNHCR chief called for 'solidarity' and common purpose' in tackling 'unacceptable number' of people being displaced by war and persecution, ...

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of <em>Israel</em> policewoman killing

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Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

Palestinian authorities refuted an Islamic State statement claiming responsibility for an attack that left an Israeli policewoman dead in ...

UN names new envoy to Libya after months-long search

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UN names new envoy to Libya after months-long search

The UN has put forward former Lebanese culture minister Ghassan Salame for the role of Libya envoy after a contentious search which saw the US ...

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Israel closes Jerusalem to Palestinians following deadly attack

Israeli authorities have rescinded 250,000 permits for Palestinians to enter Jerusalem after an Israeli border policewoman was killed on Friday by three attackers.

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Israeli planes 'may soon be allowed' into Saudi airspace

Palestinian officials are said to be anxious about the prospect of such negotiations, as it could potentially normalise Arab-Israeli relations ...

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Palestinians shot over stabbing were not IS, says Hamas

Hamas has rebuffed the Islamic State group's claim that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem.

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Israel says 'world must recognise Golan annexation'

Israel's President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday called for international recognition of the occupied Golan Heights, saying the territory captured ...

Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops in Jerusalem

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Two Palestinians shot dead by Israeli troops in Jerusalem

Two Palestinians - believed to be teenagers - were shot dead by Israeli forces on Friday in Jerusalem's Old City, while an Israeli policewoman ...

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Arrests in Egypt as opposition calls for islands protest

Egyptian police have arrested dozens of activists in the face of opposition calls for protests Friday after parliament passed a controversial ...

UK must act now to help mediate in Qatar

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UK must act now to help mediate in Qatar

Comment: Macron is leading negotiations, but he will need the backing of a more familiar face in the region, and the UK qualifies to fill this ...

Egypt's 'Red Sea islands handover' takes another turn

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Egypt's 'Red Sea islands handover' takes another turn

President Sisi's bid to handover two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia hit another stumbling block after an Egyptian constitutional panel backed ...

Rights group warn of 'looming disaster' in Gaza

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Rights group warn of 'looming disaster' in Gaza

International NGOS joined the UN on Wednesday in warning of a "total collapse" in Gaza if Israel goes ahead with plans to further cut ...

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