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August 1, 2018 9:35 PM Israel latest: Vatican cleric says controversial new law penalises Palestinians

THE Vatican has waded into the row over controversial new legislation passed by Israel which critics claim discriminates against Christians and Muslims, with a senior cleric expressing his “great concern” that the law fails to provide constitutional guarantees for the rights of minorities living in the country. In an official statement released on Monday 63

June 27, 2018 6:52 PM Israel says Gaza militants fire more than a dozen rockets

JERUSALEM (AP) - More than 12 rockets were launched from Gaza toward southern Israeli communities early Wednesday, the Israeli military said. There were no fatalities or wounded in the attack and the military said its Iron Dome defense system intercepted some of the rockets. The barrage came after Israeli aircraft targeted a vehicle belonging to a Hamas 44

June 24, 2018 7:17 AM Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and Mideast envoy says the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published Sunday in the Arabic language Al-Quds newspaper, Jared Kushner appealed directly to Palestinians and criticized Abbas 31

June 24, 2018 4:01 AM Prince William makes historic visit to Middle East

Prince William is to make the first official royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories in a five-day tour of the Middle East. The Duke of Cambridge is scheduled to meet both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. He will begin his trip in Jordan on Sunday, meeting Jordanian Crown Prince 34

June 23, 2018 2:42 PM Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian president's spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Saturday President Trump's team is headed toward a dead end because they are not engaging the Palestinians or their positions. Abu Rudeneh says the U.S. should "abandon the illusion that creating 28

June 22, 2018 4:29 PM US envoys discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace with Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister Friday held talks with US President Donald Trump's special envoy Jason Greenblatt and adviser Jared Kushner on the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Their visit is part of a regional tour that has taken them to Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, where the Arab leaders have said progress to resolve the conflict should 30

June 19, 2018 5:44 PM UN say record 68.5 million people displaced worldwide

A record 68.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the UN said today. By the end of 2017, the number was nearly three million higher than the previous year and showed a 50-percent increase from the 42.7 million uprooted from their homes a decade ago, according 38

June 17, 2018 3:44 PM Airstrike destroys car of Palestinian cell leader 'behind explosive kites and balloons being flown into Israel'

Israel defence forces have confirmed it destroyed the car of a Palestinian cell leader who was flying incendiary kites and balloons into the country. The airstrike was carried out in response to a number of kites and balloons armed with explosives being flown into Israel in the past few days, the army said. The balloons and kites were designed to set forests 35

June 17, 2018 12:58 AM Israel wounds two Palestinians launching 'FIRE BALLOONS' as tensions continue to skyrocket

THE ISRAELI army have wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who were trying to launch incendiary balloons across the border into Israel, Israeli officials have said. An Israeli military spokeswoman conformed that an “aerial device” had been fired at a group near the Gaza border. She said that the same group was launching “fire balloons” containing 48

June 4, 2018 8:24 PM 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Israel's US Embassy posts mocking Mean Girls response after Iran's Ayotollah Khamenei said it was a 'cancerous tumor that needed to be removed'

Israel's embassy to the USA posted a mocking response featuring a quote from Mean Girls in response to a series of vitriolic tweets from Iran's Supreme Leader. Khamenei leveled harsh criticism at Israel for its handling of the recent deadly protests on the Gaza border in which 121 Palestinians were killed. 'For Iran, the Palestinian cause is not a tactical 36