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Israel moves ahead with settler homes plan

Israel moves ahead with settler homes plan

Israel has moved forward with plans to build nearly 1200 homes for Jewish settlers, holding fast to a defiant settlement policy as cabinet ministers met to approve a release of Palestinian prisoners ahead of a new round of peace talks.

Of course Israel is taking sides

After making two major air strikes in and near Damascus in three days, Israel informed the Assad regime on Tuesday it was not taking sides in the Syrian civil war. But of course it is.

Israel 'targeting Hezbollah arms' in Syria strikes

Israel 'targeting Hezbollah arms' in Syria strikes

Israeli jets have devastated Syrian targets near Damascus in a heavy overnight air raid that Western and Israeli officials called a new strike on Iranian missiles bound for Lebanon's Hezbollah.

Israel fires into Syria after Golan troops shot at

Israel fires into Syria after Golan troops shot at

The Israeli military says it fired artillery into Syria after its troops were shot at on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, in the latest of a series of shooting incidents on the once-quiet front.

Hostilities flare along Israeli-Gaza border

Hostilities flare along Israeli-Gaza border

Israel has pressed Hamas to rein in rocket-firing militants in the Gaza Strip after the most serious outbreak of cross-border hostilities since the ceasefire that ended an eight-day war in November.

Fears prisoner death may spark uprising

Fears prisoner death may spark uprising

Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of a prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail has raised fears in Israel of a new uprising.

Netanyahu wins Israel election

Netanyahu wins Israel election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has emerged the bruised winner of Israel's election, with his hawkish bloc unexpectedly losing ground to resurgent centre-left challengers, exit polls show.

Israel polls: right wing now means ultra right

Israel polls: right wing now means ultra right

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was once seen as a right-wing figure. Now he's widely considered a moderate. But it's not Mr Netanyahu who has changed; Israel has.

US urges Israel to reconsider settlement plan

US urges Israel to reconsider settlement plan

The United States has urged Israel to reconsider its plan to erect 3000 more homes in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, saying the move was counterproductive to peace efforts with the Palestinians.

Israel kills Hamas military chief

Israel kills Hamas military chief

Israel has launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell".

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