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Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay, may be reduced

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JERUSALEM Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use.

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Arab League chief says Israel 'playing with fire' over Jerusalem 1:14pm BST

CAIRO The Arab League has warned Israel is "playing with fire" over the "red line" of Jerusalem and its foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday over Israeli-Palestinian violence, according to statements on Sunday.

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Israeli raid, Jerusalem clashes ratchet tensions higher 22 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and its police broke up a crowd of stone-throwing Palestinians in Jerusalem as international concern mounted over the deadliest outbreak of violence between the two sides for years. | Video

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Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years 21 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.

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Tear gas scene from Jerusalem's 'Day of Rage' 21 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM When Muslim elders called for a "Day of Rage" on Friday to protest at new Israeli security measures at Jerusalem's holiest site, photographer Ammar Awad knew where he had to be.

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On Israel's Syria front, aid turns into hearts-and-minds drive 20 Jul 2017

GOOD NEIGHBOUR ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER, Golan Heights Israel has shifted from low-key humanitarian aid for Syrian civil war victims into a hearts-and-minds campaign billed as fostering new friends across a frontier that has been hostile for decades.

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Jewish leader - Israeli backing to Orban's anti-Soros campaign disappointing 19 Jul 2017

BUDAPEST Hungarian Jews on Wednesday sharply criticised Viktor Orban's billboard campaign using the image of U.S. financier George Soros and said the Israeli government's backing of it came as a disappointment to the local Jewish community.

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Israel's Netanyahu confident German submarines deal will be signed 19 Jul 2017

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he believed that a $2 billion submarine deal with Germany will be signed after a police investigation into corruption allegations in the affair is completed.

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EU eastern states say bloc must show more support for Israel 19 Jul 2017

BUDAPEST/JERUSALEM Europe should better appreciate Israel’s key role in Middle Eastern stability, leaders of four central European nations said on Wednesday in a joint attack with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Brussels’ current policy towards the state.

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Israel's struggle to integrate ultra-Orthodox and Arabs raises economic fears 19 Jul 2017

BNEI BRAK, Israel Chaim Rachmani spends his days studying Jewish religious texts in the Israeli town of Bnei Brak, whose crowded streets brush up against the office towers of Tel Aviv. He has no plans to look for work - ever.