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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the United States has disqualified itself as a mediator following the Jerusalem move, breaking with years of policy to court the US.

Israel closed its Gaza border crossings on Thursday after a week of intense rocket fire by Palestinian militants sparked by US President Donald Trump's Jerusalem move.

Israel intercepts two Gaza rockets after earlier strikes Israel intercepts two Gaza rockets after earlier strikes

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Israel intercepts two Gaza rockets after earlier strikes

Cross-border fire continues to be exchanged with Israeli military intercepting two rockets fired from Gaza after strikes earlier in the day left three Palestinians wounded.

Undercover Israelis infiltrate Palestinian demo, open fire

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Undercover Israelis infiltrate Palestinian demo, open fire

Israeli police officers wearing keffiyehs and Palestinian flags infiltrated a demonstration near Ramallah before shooting their pistols into the ...

Danny Boyle and Banksy stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

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Danny Boyle and Banksy stage alternative nativity in Bethlehem

A new documentary will follow Banksy and Danny Boyle's attempt to put together an unorthodox nativity play set in Jesus' birthplace, which aims ...

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ICC: Failure to arrest Sudanese president undermines global justice

The ICC's prosecutor says failure to detain Bashir undermines the court, yet the tribunal refuses to issue arrest warrants for other leaders accused of war crimes including Netanyahu and Assad.

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Three Palestinians wounded in Gaza after Israeli rocket fire

Three Palestinians were lightly wounded in Israeli strikes on Wednesday, the health ministry in the besieged enclave said. No casualties were ...

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Israeli extremist jailed for arson at Jesus 'miracle' church

An Israeli man has been jailed for setting fire to a church which Christians believe is the location of one of Jesus' most well-known miracles.

Charlie Hoyle

Palestinian Christians decry Trump's Jerusalem decision

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has left Palestinian Christians dismayed, with communities worried about their ...

United in prayer: Christians and Muslims stand against Trump

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United in prayer: Christians and Muslims stand against Trump

US President Donald Trump controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital did little to divide the city's Christian and Muslim ...

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Poll: Over 90 percent of Palestinians oppose Trump move

A new Palestinian opinion poll finds overwhelming opposition to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Nada Elia

Despite a century of foreign intervention, Palestine is indivisible

Comment: With Trump effectively killing off the 'peace process', we can focus on the real solution: Grassroots activism and global solidarity, ...

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

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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 illegal ...

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Sonia Boulos

The UN and EU must do more for Jerusalem

Comment: The lacklustre international response to President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem imperils international law and the institutions ...

EU condemns anti-Semitic attacks after Swedish synagogue is firebombed

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EU condemns anti-Semitic attacks after Swedish synagogue is firebombed

European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini has denounced recent anti-Semitic attacks on the continent as she met Israeli Prime Minister ...

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Netanyahu and Erdogan trade insults over Trump's Jerusalem decision

Relations between Israel and Turkey soured on Sunday as their leaders traded accusations of involvement in terrorism days after the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Israeli soldier steals fruit from Palestinian vendor during clashes

The punishment by Israeli officers of a soldier caught stealing fruit from a Palestinian market in the occupied West Bank has ...

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Thousands march in Tel Aviv against corruption in Israel

Thousands of Israelis marched through the country's capital on Saturday night in what organisers called a 'March of Shame' in protest against ...

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Israeli security guard stabbed as Jerusalem protests flare up

A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem on Sunday, amid unrest over the White House's declaration of ...

Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

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Lebanon calls for economic sanctions against the US

Lebanon has suggested Arab nations should slap economic sanctions on Washington over Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's ...

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Arab League demands Trump rescind Jerusalem recognition

Arab foreign ministers on Saturday urged the United States to rescind its controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling on ...

Clashes near US embassy in Lebanon over Jerusalem move

Karim Traboulsi

Clashes near US embassy in Lebanon over Jerusalem move

Protests denouncing Trump's Jerusalem announcement near the US embassy complex in Lebanon turned violent on Sunday as police fired tear gas and ...

Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

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Muslims pray outside White House to protest Jerusalem move

Hundreds of worshippers laid out their prayer mats at a park in front of the president's residence.

Erdogan steps up attacks on 'state of occupation' Israel

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Erdogan steps up attacks on 'state of occupation' Israel

Turkey's Erdogan has been bitterly opposed to the decision of US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem and has called a summit of ...

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