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Turkish court dismisses case over 2010 Israeli flotilla raid - lawyer

ISTANBUL A Turkish court on Friday dismissed a case brought by victims of an Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that killed 10 people in 2010, said a lawyer for the victims' families, who stormed out of the courtroom as the judge ordered one co-plaintiff to be ejected.

Israeli forces kill Palestinian brandishing knife - police 08 Dec 2016

Israeli paramilitary police officers in the occupied West Bank shot and killed a Palestinian who ran towards them brandishing a knife on Thursday, police said.


Netanyahu in high stakes gamble with new settlement bill 07 Dec 2016

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's support for a bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes on private Palestinian land in the West Bank is seen in Israel as another feint in a power struggle within his ruling right-wing coalition.


Israel's Netanyahu gives conditional 'No' to meeting Abbas in Paris 07 Dec 2016

PARIS/JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that he had told French President Francois Hollande he would not meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas if France pushed ahead with an international peace conference in Paris later this month.


Golden 'King Bibi' statue causes guerrilla-art stir in Israel 06 Dec 2016

TEL AVIV A gilded statue of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, dubbed "King Bibi" by its creator, stirred condemnation from Israel's culture minister and was toppled by an onlooker after a brief public appearance on Tuesday. | Video


Israeli legislators advance revised bill to legalise settlements 05 Dec 2016

JERUSALEM Israel's parliament gave initial approval on Monday to a revised bill that would legalise Israeli settlement homes built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.


Netanyahu to discuss 'bad' Iran deal with Trump, Kerry stresses settlements 04 Dec 2016

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would discuss with Donald Trump the West's "bad" nuclear deal with Iran after the U.S. president-elect enters the White House.


Iran urges Kenya to free two Iranians facing terrorism charges - Tasnim 02 Dec 2016

ANKARA Iran urged Kenya on Friday to immediately release two Iranians charged with collecting information for a terrorist act after filming the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.


Obama, trying to protect legacy, unlikely to act on Mideast peace 01 Dec 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama, keen to preserve his legacy on domestic health care and the Iran nuclear deal, is not expected to make major moves on Israeli-Palestinian peace before leaving office, U.S. officials said on Thursday.


On West Bank hilltop, Israeli settlers hunker down in the face of eviction 30 Nov 2016

AMONA, West Bank On a hilltop in the occupied West Bank, Israeli teenagers are hammering stakes into the earth and erecting tent frames, preparing the ground for a confrontation with Israeli security forces.