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U.N. peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli police refused to let the U.N.'s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of Jesus, the U.N. official said on Saturday.

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Israeli, Palestinian negotiators seek to rescue troubled talks 17 Apr 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met on Thursday in Jerusalem to seek a way to prevent troubled peace talks from collapsing ahead of an April 29 deadline.

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Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site 16 Apr 2014

JERUSALEM - Israeli riot police entered one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive religious compounds on Wednesday to disperse rock-throwing Palestinians opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there.

Meeting of Israeli, Palestinian peace negotiators postponed 16 Apr 2014

JERUSALEM - A meeting between Israeli and Palestinian peace negotiators scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed after the killing of an Israeli in a shooting attack in the occupied West Bank.

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Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet Wednesday, U.S. says 15 Apr 2014

WASHINGTON - Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet on Wednesday to try to extend peace talks beyond an April 29 deadline, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.

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Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world 14 Apr 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday.

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Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold 'not acceptable' 14 Apr 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.

Nuclear export group debates ties with Israel - document 14 Apr 2014

VIENNA - The United States and three European allies want a global body controlling nuclear exports to consider whether to establish closer ties with non-members including Israel, despite its assumed atomic arsenal, a confidential document showed.

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Israeli gas holds promise of better ties with neighbours 14 Apr 2014

MILAN/LONDON - Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old regional allies Egypt and Turkey, but could deprive Europe of a precious alternative to Russian gas.

Israel appropriates land in West Bank: newspaper 13 Apr 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel has carried out a new land appropriation in the occupied West Bank, the Haaretz daily said on Sunday, in a move that could complicate efforts to extend troubled peace talks with the Palestinians.

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