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Israeli Airstrikes Kill 1, Wound 4 in Gaza Strip

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has carried out several airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, which Palestinian medical sources say killed one person and wounded at least four others. The Israeli military says it struck four targets Tuesday, including a group of militants who were trying to fire a rocket at Israel. The attack came after a rocket fired from […]

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Israeli Airstrikes Wound 5 in Gaza Strip

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 1:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has carried out several airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, which Palestinian medical sources say wounded at least five people. The Israeli military says it struck four targets Tuesday, including a group of militants who were trying to fire a rocket at Israel. The attack came after a rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip […]

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Israel Approves 277 Apartment Units In West Bank

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has approved the construction of 277 new housing units in a Jewish settlement located deep in the occupied West Bank. Israel’s Defense Ministry said Monday that Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the new housing in the Ariel settlement. It said Israel would reserve at least 100 of those units for Israelis evacuated from Gaza […]

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Israel Approves 277 Apartment Units In West Bank

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has approved the construction of 277 new housing units in a Jewish settlement located deep in the occupied West Bank. Israel’s Defense Ministry said Monday that Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the new housing in the Ariel settlement. It said Israel would reserve at least 100 of those units for Israelis evacuated from Gaza […]

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Pakistan, Iran Discussed as Chinese Military Chief Visits Israel

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese military chief Chen Bingde is in Israel, becoming the most senior Chinese officer ever to visit the country. Chen met with Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israeli defense chief General Benny Gantz after his arrival Sunday for a three-day visit described by Israeli officials as “historic.” Israel’s defense ministry said the officials discussed relations […]

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Mass Economic Protests Continue in Israel

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets to demand further reforms of the Israeli economic system. Protesters marched in Tel Aviv, and Haifa in the north and Beersheba in the south. The demonstrations began last month when social activists set up a tent camp on an upscale Tel Aviv street to highlight […]

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Israel Criticizes Palestinian Plan to Advance UN Statehood Bid

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel is calling a Palestinian decision to seek statehood recognition at the United Nations “expected but regrettable.” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office released a statement on Saturday that says Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has “apparently decided to avoid direct negotiations” with Israel. Earlier Saturday, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said Mr. Abbas would submit the […]

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Mass Economic Protests Continue in Israel

Posted August 13th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Leaders of a social protest movement in Israel say mass demonstrations will again be held on Saturday throughout the country to demand further reforms of the Israeli economic system. Activists say demonstrations will be held in Beersheba, Haifa and at least nine smaller cities, in an attempt to express solidarity with protest movements that have […]

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Israel Approves Plans for 1,600 New Homes in East Jerusalem

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s Interior Ministry has given final approval for a plan to build 1,600 new homes for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem and said it expects to soon approve the construction of another 2,700 houses in the city. The ministry’s spokesman said Thursday the housing plans are not politically based, but rather a reaction to recent […]

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Rocket Fired from Gaza Explodes in Israel, None Injured

Posted August 12th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli officials say a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel late Thursday. Officials say the rocket landed in an uninhabited portion of the Negev desert and did not cause any injuries or damage. At least five missiles or bombs have been launched from the Palestinian territory into Israel during the past week. […]

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