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Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas' speech, where he accused Israel of ending the peace process and ended the US' role in it, has come under fire by Israeli leaders

Israel has reopened a key border crossing, one of Gaza's main lifeline, after destroying a 'mile long' tunnel in the weekend.

Israel destroys 'smuggling tunnel' from Gaza

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Israel destroys 'smuggling tunnel' from Gaza

Israel destroyed a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into the country and continuing into Egypt on Saturday.

Israel clamps down on West Bank after settler killing

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Israel clamps down on West Bank after settler killing

Israeli soldiers checked identification papers and searched cars at checkpoints around Nablus, causing long back-ups.

Israel plans for 1,285 illegal settlement units

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Israel plans for 1,285 illegal settlement units

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said he will present for approval a plan to build 1,285 housing units this year in illegal ...

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Israeli minister to push for more illegal settlements

Senior planning officials are set to meet to push for more Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Israeli MPs approve 'death penalty for terrorists' bill

The bill approved by Israeli MPs would ease the requirements military courts must meet to sentence to death those convicted of "terrorist" ...

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63 Israeli teenagers publicly refuse to serve in army

"We have decided not to take part in the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people," Israeli teenagers stated in open letter to ...

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Israeli parliament to vote on death penalty for Palestinians

Israel's Knesset will on Wednesday vote on a draft bill to enable capital punishment for Palestinians "involved in operations against Israeli ...

Israeli leaders push for "terrorist" death penalty

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Israeli leaders push for "terrorist" death penalty

Israeli leaders will submit a draft bill to parliament to enable death sentences for terrorism offences, aimed at Palestinians.

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Lieberman: Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers 'war criminals' because they criticise occupation

Israel's defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman slammed Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers as "war criminals" on Monday, for daring to suggest ...

Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

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Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin denied a request from Elor Azaria to pardon the soldier over the killing of an injured Palestinian in March 2016.

Israel fears Syria buffer puts Iran close to frontier

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Israel fears Syria buffer puts Iran close to frontier

The official map included in a preliminary agreement that seeks to establish buffer zones in southwest Syria indicates that Iran-backed forces ...

Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

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Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

Netanyahu warned on Monday that Israel will continue to take military action in Syria even as Russia and the United States attempt to broker a ...

Israel downs Russian-made Syrian drone in occupied Golan Heights

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Israel downs Russian-made Syrian drone in occupied Golan Heights

Israel's army shot down a Russian-made Syrian drone carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday.

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Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

Analysis: With Hariri sidelined, Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government has collapsed, temporarily abating desires for a punitive war against Hizballah - but for how long? writes Kareem Chehayeb.

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Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

New reports emerge on Tel Aviv's lobbying on behalf of a former US navy intelligence officer who served three decades in prison for spying for ...

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Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

Russia has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hizballah forces will not be allowed to enter, ...

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Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pressed Russia's defence minister in a meeting on Tuesday over Iran attempting to "establish itself ...

New US measures will not affect group, says Hizballah

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New US measures will not affect group, says Hizballah

Hizballah brushes off multimillion-dollar bounty placed on leaders by the Trump administration.

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'Hizballah controls Lebanese army,' says Israeli defence minister

Israel has expressed mounting concern about the growing presence of Hizballah and other Iranian-backed militia groups in neighbouring Syria

US offers multi-million dollar reward for Hizballah leaders

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US offers multi-million dollar reward for Hizballah leaders

Hizballah's 'head of external operations' and an 'operative' have been put on a US bounty list, with Washington warning the Lebanese movement ...

'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

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'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said Syria's President Bashar al-Asad has won the six-year war against the armed ...

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

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Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

Israel has reacted to Iran's latest missile test describing it as a "provocation" to the US and its allies, and "proof" of its ambitions to ...

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