Tag Archives: Israel

Israel's Olmert to become first leader to go to prison

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who claimed to be on the cusp of a historic peace deal with the Palestinians just a few years ago, now is…

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Palestinian woman tries to ram car into Israel border guards, is killed

Jerusalem (AFP) – A Palestinian woman tried to ram a car into Israeli border guards in a village in the occupied West Bank on Friday, before being shot dead, the…

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Israeli forces say shoot dead two Palestinian assailants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem & the occupied West Bank, as 12 weeks of heightened…

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Jerusalem knife attacker shot dead, Israeli police say

Jerusalem (AFP) – A Palestinian man tried to stab an Israeli police officer on Saturday near Jerusalem's Old City & was killed, a police spokeswoman said. Later, the army said…

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Jerusalem knife attacker wounds Israeli soldier: police

Jerusalem (AFP) – A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier with a kitchen knife in Jerusalem on Sunday, wounding him moderately before he was arrested, police said. The attack took place…

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2 Palestinians stab soldier, killed by troops: Israel army

Nablus (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – Two Palestinians in the West Bank stabbed & wounded an Israeli soldier on Sunday & were shot dead by troops, the army said, the latest…

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French immigration to Israel at all-time high

Jerusalem (AFP) – French immigration to Israel reached a record high in 2015, Israeli officials said Thursday, citing "physical insecurity & financial uncertainty" as main driving forces. Around 8,000 French…

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AP PHOTOS: Editor's picks from Mideast, Afghanistan-Pakistan

This week, Christians & Muslims marked the birth of both Jesus Christ & the Prophet Muhammad across the region, offering moments of respite from an otherwise tumultuous winter. In Irbil,…

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Gazans celebrate Christmas with heavy hearts

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – It is a bitter Christmas for Elias Manna, who will celebrate alone for the first time because his five sons have left the Gaza…

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Israel's U.S. ambassador makes political point with settlement-made gifts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Israel's ambassador to the United States used the embassy's annual holiday gift to make a political point this year, sending items made in the occupied West Bank…

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