Israel

Jewish-nation bill frays Israel's delicate social fabric

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KAFR QASSEM, Israel - Israel is poised to pass one of the most divisive laws in its 66-year history, a bill that would declare it the homeland of the Jewish people only -- and further alienate its Arab minority.

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Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth's death 24 Nov 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets for the live round that killed the youth.

Israel charges cop with manslaughter in Palestinian youth's death 23 Nov 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel charged a policeman on Sunday in the fatal shooting of a teenage Palestinian protester, accusing him of deliberately switching his rubber bullets for the live round that killed the youth.

Israeli cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law 23 Nov 2014

JERUSALEM - A divided cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority.

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Under Modi, Israel and India forge deeper business ties 23 Nov 2014

TEL AVIV - At the UN General Assembly in New York last September, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set aside time for a critical meeting. But it wasn't President Barack Obama he was keen to see. It was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Egypt could send troops to a Palestinian state to help out - paper 23 Nov 2014

MILAN - Egypt would be ready to lend a hand in securing a future Palestinian state by sending in troops that could help out local police and offer Israel security guarantees, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a newspaper interview.

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Merkel against unilaterally recognising Palestine as a state 21 Nov 2014

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected the idea of Germany recognising Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict only through negotiations.

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Israel rejects EU states' appeal over razing militant homes 21 Nov 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel has rejected an appeal by the five biggest members of the European Union not to raze the homes of Palestinians who carried out lethal attacks in Jerusalem, saying on Friday that the tactic was designed to deter further violence.

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Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank 21 Nov 2014

JERUSALEM - Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say.

Powerful U.S. pro-Israel lobby holds fire as Iran deadline looms 21 Nov 2014

WASHINGTON - As the United States and other powers negotiate down to the wire on a nuclear deal with Iran, one voice has been unusually quiet - the main pro-Israel lobby in Washington.