Israel

First Israeli jailed without trial in sweep over West Bank arson

JERUSALEM - Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a government-ordered crackdown following the lethal torching of a Palestinian home.

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Israel's Netanyahu asks U.S. Jews to oppose Iran nuclear deal 04 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to rally U.S. Jews on Tuesday against the Iranian nuclear deal championed by President Barack Obama and facing review by Congress, saying it risked a catastrophic Middle East war.

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Israel's Netanyahu tells cabinet to back budget or risk government collapse 04 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who holds just a one-seat majority in parliament, warned ministers on Tuesday that his government would collapse if they did not put a stop to their demands and rally behind his 2015-16 budget.

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Insight - Breaking taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship 03 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - "I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel," reads the oath that must be sworn by all naturalised Israeli citizens. Increasingly, they are words being uttered by Palestinians. | Video

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Israel to allow harsher interrogations of Jewish militant suspects 03 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel will allow harsher interrogations of suspected Jewish militants, with methods once reserved for Palestinian detainees, after a deadly West Bank attack blamed on ultra-nationalists, a minister said on Monday.

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Israel approves jailing Jewish militants without trial to resolve lethal arson 03 Aug 2015

(This August 2 story has been corrected in paragraph 10 to change number of Palestinians held in detention to 391 as of May) | Video

Israeli teen dies of injuries from stabbing at Gay Pride parade 02 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - An Israeli teenager died on Sunday of stab wounds sustained when an ultra-Orthodox man with a knife attacked a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem three days ago, police said.

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Thousands rally across Israel following gay pride stabbing attack 01 Aug 2015

JERUSALEM - Thousands of Israelis attended demonstrations across the country on Saturday, two days after an ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed six people at Jerusalem's gay pride parade, leaving one teenager in critical condition.

Palestinian youth dies after West Bank clash with Israeli troops 01 Aug 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A Palestinian youth died on Saturday at a West Bank hospital following a clash with Israeli troops near Ramallah, Palestinian hospital officials said.

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Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank; Jewish arsonists suspected 31 Jul 2015

DUMA, West Bank - Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and brother, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism. | Video