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Israeli Troops Fire at Protesters on Golan

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli troops on Sunday fired at pro-Palestinian protesters who rushed the barbed-wire fence between Syria and the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Syrian media report that six protesters were killed, dozens more were wounded. The protesters were marking the 44th anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Middle East war, defying Israeli warnings to stay clear […]

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Israeli Soldiers Kill Two Demonstrators in Golan Heights

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Syrian media say Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least two pro-Palestinian demonstrators and wounded several others Sunday in the Golan Heights area. The crowd had gathered at a fence at the Syrian border to mark the anniversary of the Arab defeat in the 1967 Middle East war. Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria […]

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Palestinians Accept French Peace Talks Plan

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Palestinians have accepted France’s proposal to try to revive Middle East peace talks with a meeting in Paris. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he has agreed to the offer made by French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe on Thursday. However, there is no indication that Israel has agreed. On Thursday, Juppe said France wants […]

Palestinians Accept French Peace Talks Plan

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Palestinians have accepted France’s proposal to try to revive Middle East peace talks with a meeting in Paris. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday he has agreed to the offer made by French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe on Thursday. However, there is no indication that Israel has agreed. On Thursday, Juppe said France wants […]

Head of Embattled Israeli Company Dies at 89

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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The primary shareholder of Israel’s Ofer Brothers Group, which was blacklisted by the United States last week for allegedly trading with Iran, has died at his home. Israeli news reports said Sammy Ofer was found Friday at his home, dead at age 89. Reports said he had been seriously ill. Ofer Brothers Group, owned by […]

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Ex-Israeli Spy Chief: Israel Not Planning Attack on Iran Soon

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israel’s recently-retired spy chief says the Israeli government has no immediate plans to attack Iran’s nuclear program, which the United States and its allies suspect is aimed at producing weapons. In comments published Thursday in the Israeli media, Meir Dagan says he is “not familiar” with any government decision to strike Iranian nuclear facilities in […]

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France Offers to Host Middle East Peace Talks

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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France is trying to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians before the Palestinians are expected to submit a petition to the United Nations in September for statehood recognition. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe says his country wants to host peace talks in Paris before the end of July. He announced the proposal on […]

Israelis Mark Anniversary of Capture of Jerusalem

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Israelis have turned out for a “Flag March” celebration, commemorating the day when Israel seized control of East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War. Participants marched through the city waving blue and white Israeli flags on Wednesday in a procession that ended at the Western Wall, a Jewish holy site. Israeli media […]

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Israeli Company Embroiled in Controversy Over Iran Trade Allegations

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Israeli company is embroiled in controversy after it was blacklisted by the U.S. State Department last week for allegedly trading with Iran. Ofer Brothers Group, which is owned by Israel’s wealthiest family, was sanctioned because one of its subsidiaries sold an oil tanker to Iran. The U.S. and allies have imposed sanctions against trade […]

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Israeli Police Guard Against Jerusalem Day Violence

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Security is high in Jerusalem Wednesday as Jewish residents celebrate Jerusalem Day, the anniversary of Israel’s seizing control of East Jerusalem in 1967. Israel’s police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says 3,000 officers have been deployed throughout the city to ensure that the situation remains peaceful as thousands of people march through the streets of the city. […]

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