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Israelis Vote in Election Favoring Netanyahu

Posted January 22nd, 2013 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Israelis are voting Tuesday in a parliamentary election that is expected to bring a third term for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Opinion polls leading up to the vote have shown an alliance of Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud party and the nationalist Yisrael Beitenu party winning the most seats. The centrist, main opposition Labor party and the […]

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Egypt: Morsi Remarks on Jews Taken Out of Context

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi says comments the Islamist leader made on Jews nearly three years ago and repudiated by the White House as “deeply offensive” were taken out of context. Yasser Ali said Mr. Morsi told a visiting U.S. Senate delegation led by Republican John McCain Wednesday that the broadcast comments were […]

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US Rebukes Egypt’s President on Remarks About Israel

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States has called on Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to repudiate offensive anti-Semitic remarks he made before he was elected. According to a television clip released last week by the Middle East Media Research Institute, in 2010 Mr. Morsi referred to Israeli people as “occupiers of Palestine” and as “bloodsuckers and war mongers, and […]

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Israel Vows to Build in West Bank Site After Evicting Protesters

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s prime minister has vowed to move ahead with settlement building in a Palestinian-claimed area near Jerusalem after Israeli security forces evicted more than 100 Palestinian protesters from the site. In an interview on Israeli radio Sunday, Benjamin Netanyahu said “there will construction” in the disputed E-1 zone between Israeli occupied East Jerusalem and the […]

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Israel Evicts Palestinian Protesters from Settlement Area

Posted January 12th, 2013 at 10:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli police have evicted Palestinian protesters from a site in the occupied West Bank where Israelis plan to build a settlement. Palestinian activists erected tents in the area known as E-1 Friday saying they wanted to stop Israeli construction in the West Bank. The activists ignored orders to leave the area until Israeli police backed […]

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Israel to Build Syrian Border Fence

Posted January 6th, 2013 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s prime minister has proposed construction of a security fence in the Golan Heights to separate territory controlled by Israel from Syria. Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday at the weekly cabinet meeting the new fence is needed because “the Syrian army has backed off and global jihad operatives have taken its place.” The prime minister said […]

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Israel Allows Building Materials into Gaza

Posted December 31st, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has eased its five-year blockade of the Gaza Strip, allowing truckloads of building materials for private use to cross into the Palestinian territory in recent days. The materials purchased in Egypt are part of $400 million in projects Qatar has pledged for Gaza. Israel imposed the blockade in 2007 after the militant group Hamas […]

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Israel Indicts Former Foreign Minister

Posted December 30th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli justice officials say former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has been formally indicted on charges of fraud and breach of trust. The Justice Ministry filed the indictment against Lieberman in a Jerusalem court Sunday. Justice officials say Lieberman was indicted on charges relating to the promotion of an Israeli diplomat who had illegally given Lieberman […]

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Israel Approves Construction of More Than 1,200 New Apartments

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli officials have approved the construction of more than 1,200 apartments in a Jerusalem neighborhood outside the pre-1967 Israeli borders. The Interior Ministry’s Jerusalem Building Committee gave final approval to the plan late Monday. The project includes 930 apartments for immediate construction and around 300 that may be built at a later time in Gilo, […]

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Israeli FM Resigns After Indictment

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned after the country’s attorney general charged him with a breach of trust. Lieberman’s decision to resign Friday comes just one month ahead of Israeli elections. It is unclear if the move will help or hurt votes for Lieberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud party. Lieberman has […]

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