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Philippines' Duterte says 'never again' at Israel's Holocaust memorial

03 Sep 2018

JERUSALEM Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who once likened his crime-fighting policy to Hitler's mass murders and then apologised for the comparison, on Monday laid a wreath to commemorate the Holocaust dead in Jerusalem.

Israel finds no cause for criminal charges in deadly Gaza war raid

15 Aug 2018

JERUSALEM Israel will not conduct a criminal investigation into a deadly raid in Rafah during the 2014 Gaza war, the military's judicial arm said on Wednesday after a "comprehensive examination" of events, prompting condemnation from the Palestinian group Hamas.

Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

13 Aug 2018

MITZPE RAMON, Israel Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.

Israel's 'loyal' Druze Arabs push for changes after Jewish state law

04 Aug 2018

JERUSALEM Israel's new "nation-state" law has provoked anger among members of its most integrated minority, the Druze, prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to seek corrective legislation. | Video

Israel name Austrian Herzog as new coach

01 Aug 2018

JERUSALEM Austrian Andreas Herzog is set to be appointed Israel coach, the Israeli FA said on Wednesday.

Israel attacks Syrian launcher that fired rockets thought to have landed in Sea of Galilee

25 Jul 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli jets and artillery on Wednesday attacked a site in Syria from where two rockets were launched which were thought to have landed in the Sea of Galilee, close to beachgoers, the military said.

Israeli soldier, three Palestinian militants, protester killed in Gaza escalation

21 Jul 2018

GAZA/JERUSALEM Palestinian gunmen killed an Israeli soldier along the Gaza border on Friday, said the Israeli military, which launched dozens of strikes into Gaza that killed four Palestinians, including three Hamas fighters.

Israel enacts law to freeze Palestinian funds equal to prisoners' stipends

02 Jul 2018

JERUSALEM Israel enacted a law on Monday to financially penalize the Palestinian Authority for paying stipends to Palestinians jailed by Israel, their families, and the families of those killed by Israeli forces.

Israel will not accept any Syrian refugees on its territory: defense minister

29 Jun 2018

JERUSALEM Israel will not allow any Syrian refugees to enter its territory but will continue to provide them with humanitarian aid, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Friday.

Israelis cheering Iran, hope to rekindle ties with native land

21 Jun 2018

JERUSALEM Iran's national team received surprise support in their World Cup fixture against Spain: a group of Israelis of Iranian origin gathered to cheer on the team.

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