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Israel marks 50 years of 'united Jerusalem', but city struggles

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JERUSALEM A half-century after Israel captured East Jerusalem, the holy city remains deeply divided by politics, religion and ethnicity - and struggling with grim economic realities.

Hamas executes three Palestinians over killing says ordered by Israel 25 May 2017

GAZA Gaza's ruling Hamas movement executed three Palestinians on Thursday convicted of killing a commander in the Islamist group's armed wing while acting on Israel's orders.

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Israeli police question U.S. casino mogul Adelson in Netanyahu probe 25 May 2017

JERUSALEM Israeli police questioned U.S. casino magnate Sheldon Adelson on Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a law enforcement source said.

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U.N. alarmed at conditions for Palestinian hunger-strikers 24 May 2017

GENEVA The top United Nations human rights official urged Israel on Wednesday to improve conditions for Palestinians in custody, especially the more than 1,000 whose hunger-strike was into its 38th day.

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Trump promotes his goal of Middle East peace, offers no details 23 May 2017

JERUSALEM President Donald Trump used his centrepiece Holy Land speech on Tuesday to reaffirm his commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but he offered no new details on how to achieve a goal that has eluded U.S. leaders for decades. | Video

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If Kushner has a Mideast peace plan, it's a secret so far 23 May 2017

JERUSALEM If Jared Kushner has a plan to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict, so far he's giving little away. | Video

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Trump calls Nazi Holocaust 'history's darkest hour' 23 May 2017

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump paid tribute at Israel's Yad Vashem memorial on Tuesday to the six million Jews killed in the Nazi Holocaust, calling it an indescribable act of evil.

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Trump travels to Bethlehem for talks with Palestinian president 23 May 2017

BETHLEHEM, West Bank U.S. President Donald Trump travelled in a high-security convoy to Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday to discuss Middle East peace with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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Trump says concerns about Iran driving Israel, Arab states closer 22 May 2017

JERUSALEM U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that shared concern about Iran was driving Israel and many Arab states closer and demanded that Tehran immediately cease military and financial backing of "terrorists and militias". | Video

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Trump, Netanyahu's wife lament negative media coverage 22 May 2017

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, Sara, offered sympathetic words to visiting U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on Monday, telling them that people still loved them despite negative media coverage.