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Israel's Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit


NEW DELHI India and Israel will begin work on a free trade pact that Israel has been pushing for, officials said on Monday, as Benjamin Netanyahu began a first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years.


Peace efforts can only resume under international mediation - Abbas 14 Jan 2018

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a U.S. role in such a panel.


Israel says it destroyed Gaza attack tunnel under Egyptian border 14 Jan 2018

GAZA/JERUSALEM Israeli said on Sunday it had destroyed a cross-border attack tunnel that ran from Gaza into Israel and Egypt dug by Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Palestinian enclave, and that it would destroy all attack tunnels by the year's end.


Palestinians protesting U.S. Jerusalem move clash with Israeli troops 12 Jan 2018

GAZA Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Friday in what they said was a protest against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


Flare-up with Israel tests Hamas effort to keep Gaza on low boil 12 Jan 2018

ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER The worst fighting on the Gaza Strip front since 2014 is being calibrated by Hamas, which wants to signal defiance of Israel and the United States while being careful not to trigger a new war for the enclave's penned-in Palestinians.

Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza, West Bank 11 Jan 2018

GAZA Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes on Thursday in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources and witnesses said.


Israel approves hundreds of new settlement homes - NGO 11 Jan 2018

JERUSALEM Israel has given final building approval for 352 homes in settlements in the occupied West Bank, an anti-settlement movement said on Thursday - construction that Palestinians see as jeopardising their prospects for statehood.


Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes in West Bank 09 Jan 2018

JERUSALEM Israel will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday.

Israeli dead in suspected West Bank Palestinian shooting attack 09 Jan 2018

JERUSALEM A suspected Palestinian gunman killed an Israeli motorist in a shooting in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli military and medical officials said.


Netanyahu defends son taped illicitly outside strip club 09 Jan 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday defended his son over drunken remarks made between visits to strip clubs and taped illicitly that drew criticism for being derogatory of women.