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Obama, Netanyahu mourn death of Israel's Shimon Peres

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JERUSALEM Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres, 93, died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, prompting U.S. President Barack Obama to mourn: "A light has gone out, but the hope he gave us will burn forever". | Video

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in grave condition -media 27 Sep 2016

TEL AVIV Close relatives of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres rushed to his hospital bedside on Tuesday amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death.

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Gaza fishermen feel caught by Israel's tight security net 27 Sep 2016

GAZA When Palestinian fisherman Abu Mohammed came under pressure to become an informer for Israeli intelligence, the 45-year-old father of five took a radical decision - he quit fishing and became a builder.

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Israel's Netanyahu in a spin over dirty laundry 27 Sep 2016

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't want details of his dirty laundry aired in public - and he is suing his own office and Israel's attorney general to try to prevent it.

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Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital 26 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy.

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Mideast Quartet warns that Israeli settlements eroding two-state solution 24 Sep 2016

NEW YORK The "Quartet" of Middle East peace mediators said on Friday it was strongly opposed to Israel's ongoing settlement activity, warning that it risked ending the chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

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U.N. urges U.S., China, others to ratify nuclear test ban treaty 23 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council urged China, the United States, North Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel and Pakistan to ratify a treaty banning nuclear explosions, which would allow the deal negotiated 20 years ago to come into force.

EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism list 22 Sep 2016

LUXEMBOURG The European Union's top court took a step on Thursday towards confirming the removal of Hamas and the Tamil Tigers from an EU terrorism blacklist, despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government.

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Knife-wielding man shot outside Israeli embassy in Turkey - officials 22 Sep 2016

ANKARA/JERUSALEM A man was shot and wounded by Turkish police outside the Israeli Embassy in Ankara after he shouted slogans and wielded a knife on Wednesday, but initial inquiries indicated he had no links to an organised group, officials said. | Video

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As Obama's term wanes, so does focus on Israeli-Palestinian issue 21 Sep 2016

UNITED NATIONS In his first major United Nations speech eight years ago, President Barack Obama said he would not give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace.