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Exclusive - ICC backers defy Israeli call to cut funding to war crimes court

THE HAGUE - Many leading backers of the International Criminal Court will ignore Israel's call for them to cut funding in response to an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials told Reuters.

Two rockets from Syria strike Israeli-occupied Golan - Israeli military 11:50am GMT

JERUSALEM - At least two rockets from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel returned fire, the military said, nine days after an Israeli air strike in Syria killed an Iranian general and several Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

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Argentina says journalists safe after one flees, fearing for life 2:46am GMT

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.

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Argentina says journalists safe after one flees, fearing for life 26 Jan 2015

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's cabinet chief on Monday said journalists could work safely in the country after the reporter who broke the news of the mysterious death of a state prosecutor fled to Israel, saying he feared for his life under the current government.

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Quartet envoys urge action on humanitarian situation in Gaza 26 Jan 2015

BRUSSELS - Envoys from the Quartet of Middle East peace mediators said on Monday it was urgent to improve the "dire humanitarian situation" in Gaza, heavily damaged in last year's war between Israel and Palestinian militants.

Israeli intel unit drops soldiers who refused to spy on Palestinians 26 Jan 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel's top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans on Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said.

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Netanyahu defends planned Congress speech as anti-Iran strategy 25 Jan 2015

JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended on Sunday a planned speech to the U.S. Congress about Iran, saying he had a moral obligation to speak out on an issue that poses a mortal threat to Israel.

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Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan 24 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership." | Video

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Invitation to Netanyahu to address U.S. Congress: When bipartisan means partisan 23 Jan 2015

WASHINGTON - When U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, a Republican, jolted Washington this week by inviting Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address Congress, his office said it had been done "on behalf of the bipartisan leadership."

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Netanyahu basks in Congress invitation, but may shake U.S. ties 23 Jan 2015

JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to accept an invitation to address the U.S. Congress just days before Israel's parliamentary election offers him invaluable pre-vote publicity, but may also have shaken the balance of U.S.-Israel ties.