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

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s Interior Ministry has given final approval for the construction of 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, days after the United States said it was “deeply concerned” about Israel continuing to build in the city. A spokesman said Thursday the ministry also expects to soon approve the construction of another 2,700 houses in East Jerusalem. […]

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

Posted August 11th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s Interior Ministry has given final approval for the construction of 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, days after the United States said it was “deeply concerned” about Israel continuing to build in the city. A spokesman said Thursday the ministry also expects to soon approve the construction of another 2,700 houses in East Jerusalem. […]

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Obama, Netanyahu Discuss Middle East Peace

Posted August 10th, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have consulted by telephone on regional issues and efforts to achieve Middle East peace, as the two countries try to revive peace talks with the Palestinians. The White House said Wednesday the two leaders agreed to work closely together on common security concerns. It also […]

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China’s Army Chief to Visit Israel

Posted August 8th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China’s military chief of staff will visit Israel next week for the first time.. Israeli defense officials say General Chen Bingde will meet with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak who visited China in June. Bingde will also meet with Lieutenant General Benny Gantz, the chief of staff, and other senior officials. Although ties between the […]

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Israeli FM: Palestinians Plan Unprecedented ‘Bloodshed’ Next Month

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is accusing the Palestinian Authority of planning unprecedented “bloodshed” next month, to coincide with its diplomatic bid to gain U.N. membership for an independent Palestine. In comments to reporters Sunday, Lieberman said the government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is organizing marches in which thousands of people will try to […]

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Israeli Stock Markets Falls 6 Percent

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli stock market plunged more than six percent upon opening Sunday following the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. The fall triggered a series of brief, mandatory suspensions in trading, after which the market stabilized but did not immediately recover. International markets are expected to drop this week, after the credit rating agency Standard […]

Israeli Stock Markets Falls 6 Percent

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Israeli stock market plunged more than six percent upon opening Sunday following the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. The fall triggered a series of brief, mandatory suspensions in trading, after which the market stabilized but did not immediately recover. International markets are expected to drop sharply this week, after the credit rating agency […]

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Hundreds of Thousands of Israelis Protest High Cost of Living

Posted August 6th, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of thousands of Israelis rallied in the streets of Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities Saturday night, to protest the country’s high cost of living, and to demand reforms aimed at achieving social justice. Israeli police and media estimated the turnout of the protests at around 300,000 people in Tel Aviv, at least 20,000 […]

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Israeli Police Restrict Access to Jerusalem for Ramadan

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Israel has tightened security in Jerusalem, restricting access to the al-Aqsa mosque on the first Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Israeli police and border guards were deployed in the city, as thousands of Palestinians gathered to take part in Friday prayers at the mosque, Islam’s third-holiest site. Access to the complex was […]

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Israel Aircraft Targets Gaza Militants

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s air force has carried out strikes against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. The attack, late Thursday, came in retaliation for a Palestinian rocket attack on southern Israel earlier in the day. No casualties or damages were reported in either attack.

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