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Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian

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JERUSALEM - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. | Video

U.N. watchdog urges Israel to probe possible Gaza war crimes 5:45pm GMT

GENEVA - Israel should investigate all alleged violations committed by its forces during three recent wars in Gaza and ensure military commanders are brought to justice for any crimes, a United Nations human rights watchdog said on Thursday.

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Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel's Netanyahu 'damaging' 4:18pm GMT

WASHINGTON - The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit" by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

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Israeli far-right activist shot and wounded in Jerusalem 29 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - A far-right Israeli activist was shot and wounded in Jerusalem on Wednesday as he left a conference promoting a Jewish campaign to permit praying at a flashpoint Old City compound holy to both Jews and Muslims, Israeli officials said. | Video

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Israel's settlement plans cast doubt on peace commitment - U.N. 29 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Israel's decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

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Israel's Netanyahu fumes at reported U.S. slur 29 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit", or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli leader - no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration.

Israel 'assumes' Hezbollah has tunnelled across Lebanon border 29 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel believes the militant group Hezbollah has probably dug tunnels across the border from Lebanon in preparation for any future war although it has no conclusive evidence, an Israeli army general said on Wednesday.

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Netanyahu to expedite plans for 1,000 new settler homes 27 Oct 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite planning for some 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to placate a restive coalition ally without further aggravating a dispute with Washington.

Jordan warns settlements may 'imperil' treaty with Israel 26 Oct 2014

TEL AVIV Israel - Jordan warned Israel on Sunday their peace treaty would be threatened by continued Jewish settlement building on occupied land sought by the Palestinians and any change to the religious status of a key Muslim shrine in Jerusalem.

India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U.S. Javelin - source 25 Oct 2014

NEW DELHI - India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival U.S. offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win.