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Israel, Hamas to Swap Prisoners for Captured Soldier

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas say they have reached a deal to free an Israeli soldier held captive for five years in the Gaza Strip, in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the Egyptian-mediated agreement on Israeli television late Tuesday. His Cabinet later voted overwhelmingly to approve […]

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Israel, Hamas to Swap Prisoners for Captured Soldier

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas say they have reached a deal to free an Israeli soldier held captive for five years in the Gaza Strip, in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the Egyptian-mediated agreement on Israeli television late Tuesday. His Cabinet later voted overwhelmingly to approve […]

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Israel, Hamas to Swap Prisoners for Captured Soldier

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 7:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas say they have reached a deal to free an Israeli soldier held captive in the Gaza Strip, in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the Egyptian-mediated agreement on Israeli television late Tuesday. His Cabinet later voted overwhelmingly to approve the deal. Mr. […]

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Israel Reaches Deal With Hamas to Free Captured Soldier

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli and Palestinian officials say the Israeli government has reached a deal with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Sources close to the Egyptian-mediated agreement say Hamas will exchange Shalit for the freedom of about 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet was holding an urgent session Tuesday […]

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Israel Reaches Deal With Hamas to Free Captured Soldier

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel Radio says the government has reached a deal with the Palestinian militant group Hamas to free captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The radio also reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet is meeting Tuesday evening to discuss the prospective exchange of Palestinian prisoners for the soldier, whom Hamas captured on June 25, 2006. Details […]

Palestinians Clash With Israeli Soldiers Outside West Bank Prison

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian protesters have clashed with Israeli troops outside a jail near the West Bank city of Ramallah. The protesters were demonstrating Tuesday at Ofer jail in solidarity with hundreds of Palestinian prisoners who have gone on a hunger strike over poor prison conditions. Soldiers fired tear gas at the group as protesters hurled stones and […]

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Israeli Cabinet Approves Economic Reforms

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s Cabinet has approved steps to lower the cost of living, in response to protests by tens of thousands of Israelis demanding economic reforms. The proposals, recommended by a committee appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this year, passed with about two-thirds of the Cabinet voting in favor of them. They focus on increasing […]

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UN Panel Meets on Palestinian Membership Bid

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations Security Council committee is meeting on Friday to consider a Palestinian bid for U.N. membership. The Security Council referred the request to the special committee last week. The Palestinians hope the U.N. process will gain them statehood. But the move is opposed by the Obama Administration and Israel. The United States has […]

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Britain Rejects War Crimes Warrant For Israeli Politician

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s chief prosecutor has blocked an attempt to serve visiting Israeli politician Tzipi Livni with an arrest warrant for war crimes, stemming from her time as Israel’s foreign minister. The decision by Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer Thursday comes weeks after Britain revised its law on universal jurisdiction. The revised law allows British courts […]

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Abbas to Europe: Palestinians Deserve Same Support as Arab Spring

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging European nations to support what he calls a “Palestinian Spring” by endorsing his bid to secure U.N. membership for an independent Palestine. In a speech Thursday to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Mr. Abbas said Palestinians seek freedom from Israeli occupation and deserve the same support that European […]

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