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Israel says to cut another $2 million from its U.N. contribution

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JERUSALEM Israel said on Wednesday it would cut a further $2 million (£1.61 million) from its already reduced contribution this year to the United Nations in protest at resolutions taken against it at the world body's various forums.

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Israeli officers kill Palestinian woman who tried to stab them - police 29 Mar 2017

JERUSALEM Israeli paramilitary police officers shot dead a Palestinian woman who tried to attack them with scissors outside Jerusalem's walled Old City on Wednesday, Israeli police said.

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German parliament foiled cyber attack by hackers via Israeli website 29 Mar 2017

BERLIN The German parliament was the target of fresh cyber attacks in January that attempted to piggy-back on an Israeli newspaper site to target politicians in Germany, Berlin's cyber security watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Political, regional clouds gather over Israel even as economy booms 28 Mar 2017

JERUSALEM Israel's politics are darkening: the governing coalition, in power for barely two years, is in tumult and regional tensions are rising.

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Israel's Netanyahu pledges to work with Trump on peace efforts 28 Mar 2017

WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was committed to working with U.S. President Donald Trump to advance peace efforts with the Palestinians and with the broader Arab world.

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Iran sanctions 15 U.S. firms, citing human rights abuses and Israel ties 26 Mar 2017

DUBAI Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to a move by Washington.

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U.S. Jewish groups beef up security after threats despite arrest 25 Mar 2017

NEW YORK The arrest in Israel on Thursday of a U.S.-Israeli teenager suspected of a rash of hoax bomb threats targeting Jewish community centres across the United States brought some relief to community leaders, who nevertheless say they will stick to plans to beef up security.

Hamas militant shot dead in Gaza Strip, group blames Israel 24 Mar 2017

GAZA A senior Hamas militant was shot dead near his home in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the group said, blaming Israel for the killing.

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Israel ignores U.N. demand for end to settlement building - U.N. 24 Mar 2017

UNITED NATIONS Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement building and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence against Jews, U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body on Friday.

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Merkel worried Israeli settlement building undermines two-state solution 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was concerned about Israel's building in settlements in the occupied West Bank, which she said was undermining progress towards a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians.