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Gunmen Kill 7 in Southern Israel

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have killed at least seven people in a series of apparently coordinated attacks in southern Israel. Israeli officials say the attacks took place in quick succession Thursday near the border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. They say at least 25 people were wounded. Authorities say gunmen opened fire on a passenger bus and a private […]

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6 Killed in Southern Israel Attacks

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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At least six people have been killed in a series of apparently coordinated attacks in southern Israel. Israeli officials say the attacks on vehicles took place in quick succession Thursday near the border with Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. They say at least 25 people have been wounded. The Israeli military says in one case, attackers fired […]

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Attacks Wound 25 in Southern Israel

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli military says at least 25 people have been wounded in a series of attacks in southern Israel. The military said that in one incident attackers opened fire on a bus Thursday as it was traveling from the town of Beersheba to Eilat on a highway that runs along the Egyptian border. A military […]

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Turkey, Israel Refuse to Budge on Flotilla Dispute

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s prime minister says ties between his country and Israel will not improve unless Israel apologizes for the 2010 raid on ships trying to reach the Gaza Strip that resulted in the deaths of nine Turkish activists. The statement came just hours after Israeli officials said Israel’s prime minister informed the U.S. he will not […]

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Palestinian President to Submit Statehood Proposal to UN

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says an application for Palestinian statehood will be submitted to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in September. Mr. Abbas made his remarks Tuesday as he completed a trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he pressed government officials to support a Palestinian bid for statehood. He then traveled to Lebanon, where he will seek more […]

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Israel Charges Al-Jazeera Journalist with Belonging to Hamas

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is holding a journalist for the al-Jazeera television network on charges that he belongs to the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Al-Jazeera’s Kabul bureau chief Samer Allawi appeared before an Israeli military judge Tuesday and was told of the accusations. He denied the charges. Al-Jazeera’s Arabic-language network says Israeli authorities arrested Allawi on August 10 […]

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Palestinian President to Submit Statehood Proposal to UN Chief

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says an application for Palestinian statehood will be submitted to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in September. Mr. Abbas made the announcement in Sarajevo Tuesday as he completed a trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he pressed government officials to support a Palestinian bid for statehood. He then traveled to Lebanon, where he […]

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CPJ: Israel Charges Al-Jazeera Journalist with Militant Ties

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Committee to Protect Journalists says Israel is holding a journalist for the al-Jazeera television network on charges he has ties to the militant group Hamas. The program coordinator for the rights group’s Middle East and North Africa division told VOA that al-Jazeera journalist Samer Allawi appeared before an Israeli military judge Tuesday and was […]

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Palestinian President to Submit Statehood Proposal to U.N. Chief

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says an application for Palestinian statehood will be submitted to the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon in September. Mr. Abbas made the announcement in Sarajevo Tuesday as he completed a trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, where he pressed government officials to support a Palestinian bid for statehood. He planned to travel on to Lebanon, […]

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Israel Arrests Al-Jazeera Journalist

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
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Al-Jazeera says Israel has arrested its Kabul bureau chief, who was visiting his hometown in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. The station’s Arabic-language network says Israel detained Samer Allawi on August 10 as he was trying to cross into Jordan. He had been vacationing in the Palestinian village of Sebastia prior to his arrest. The journalist’s […]

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