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Israelis Hold Huge Rallies for ‘Social Justice’

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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An estimated 400,000 Israelis poured into streets in cities across the Jewish state late Saturday to protest the rising cost of living. In Tel Aviv, a large crowd of chanting protesters called for social justice, increasing pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take on economic reforms. Activists said Saturday’s so-called “march of the million” […]

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Israelis Rally for Economic Reforms

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Israelis are holding massive protests in Tel Aviv and other cities against the rising cost of living. Television footage showed a large crowd of chanting protesters in Tel Aviv waving banners. Activists say Saturday’s so-called “march of the million” rallies are designed to draw attention to economic issues that include housing prices and […]

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Ban ‘Sincerely Hopes’ Israel, Turkey Improve Relations

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 1:55 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he sincerely hopes Israel and Turkey will improve their relationship, following Ankara’s decision to expel Israel’s ambassador and suspend all military agreements. Mr. Ban told reporters Saturday that both countries are very important to the region, and to the Middle East peace process. Turkey downgraded diplomatic ties with Israel […]

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Ban ‘Sincerely Hopes’ Israel, Turkey Improve Relations

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he sincerely hopes Israel and Turkey will improve their relationship, following Ankara’s decision to expel Israel’s ambassador and suspend all military agreements. Mr. Ban told reporters Saturday that both countries are very important to the region, and to the Middle East peace process. Turkey’s downgraded diplomatic ties with Israel […]

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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over UN Report

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador to Ankara and suspended all military agreements after a United Nations report on last year’s Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship failed to elicit an Israeli apology. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday his government is reducing its diplomatic presence in Israel to the level of second secretary. […]

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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over UN Report

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador to Ankara and suspended all military agreements after details emerged of a United Nations report into last year’s deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday his government is reducing its diplomatic presence in Israel to the level of second secretary. The decision […]

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Turkey Expels Israeli Ambassador Over UN Report

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey expelled Israel’s ambassador to Ankara on Friday and suspended all military agreements after details emerged of a United Nations report into last year’s deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound Turkish ship. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday his government is reducing its diplomatic presence in Israel to the level of second secretary. The […]

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Leaked UN Report Finds Israel’s Gaza Blockade ‘Legal,’ But Faults Marmara Raid

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The New York Times has published what is says is a leaked copy of a U.N. panel’s report which found that a deadly Israeli raid on a Turkish vessel attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade of Gaza last year to be “legal,” but also “excessive and unreasonable.” In the report, , the world body criticizes […]

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Israel Police Say Palestinian Stabs 7 in Tel Aviv

Posted August 28th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli police say a Palestinian man has wounded at least seven people during an attack near a nightclub in the city of Tel Aviv. Authorities said the man stole a car and crashed into a police checkpoint early Monday, then got out of the car and stabbed the victims. The wounded include several police officers. […]

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Israel Agrees to More Egyptian Troops in Sinai

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has agreed to the deployment of more Egyptian troops in the Sinai peninsula, after recent cross-border attacks sparked a diplomatic dispute between the two countries. At least eight Israelis were killed last week when militants crossed into southern Israel from the Sinai. At least 26 others were wounded in the attacks. Five Egyptian security […]

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