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Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

    Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv

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Israeli Police Again Question PM on Corruption Allegations

    Israeli Police Again Question PM on Corruption Allegations

JERUSALEM — Israeli police are again questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as part of their investigations into corruption allegations. Two police vehicles arrived on Friday at Netanyahu’s residence while protesters

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Egypt putting the final touches to the long-term Hamas-Israel truce

    Egypt putting the final touches to the long-term Hamas-Israel truce

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt is finalising details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions

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U.N. agency says schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. cut

    U.N. agency says schools for Palestinian refugees to open on time despite U.S. cut

GAZA (Reuters) – Schools teaching half a million Palestinian refugees will reopen across the Middle East as planned later this month, a U.N. agency said on Thursday, despite funding cuts

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Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems second-quarter profit, revenue rise

    Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems second-quarter profit, revenue rise

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit  Systems reported on Thursday higher second-quarter net profit and revenue, boosted by an acquisition, its cybersecurity business, and sales of airborne

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Israel lets food, commercial goods back into Gaza

    Israel lets food, commercial goods back into Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of easing tensions as neighbouring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and

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Israel inflation rate at 1.4 percent in July

    Israel inflation rate at 1.4 percent in July

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israel’s annual inflation rate rose for the 11th straight month in July, data from the Central Bureau of Statistics showed on Wednesday, staying within the government’s

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Founders Fund invests in Israeli public safety tech firm Carbyne

    Founders Fund invests in Israeli public safety tech firm Carbyne

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Israeli emergency response technology company Carbyne said on Wednesday it raised $15 million in a funding round led by Elsted Capital Partners and joined by strategic

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Israel lets food, goods back into Gaza as Egypt pushes truce

    Israel lets food, goods back into Gaza as Egypt pushes truce

GAZA (Reuters) – Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of an easing of tensions as neighbouring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between

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Israel Discount Bank second-quarter net profit up 49 percent

    Israel Discount Bank second-quarter net profit up 49 percent

TEL AVIV  – Israel Discount Bank <DSCT.TA> reported a 49 percent jump in second-quarter net profit, boosted by higher financing income due to growth in its credit portfolio and by

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Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Wednesday if calm maintained

    Israel to reopen Gaza goods crossing Wednesday if calm maintained

Israel will reopen its only goods crossing with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if calm is maintained, after having prevented most deliveries since July 9 over border tensions, the Defense

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Trump Wants to See a Gaza Cease-fire ‘With or Without the Palestinian Authority’

    Trump Wants to See a Gaza Cease-fire ‘With or Without the Palestinian Authority’

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration wants to see a long-term cease-fire in Gaza, with or without the support of the Palestinian Authority, an administration official told Haaretz on Monday. The administration, this

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Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met Sisi over Gaza

    Israeli minister confirms Netanyahu met Sisi over Gaza

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s finance minister confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in

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Israel’s Bank Leumi second-quarter profit beats estimates

    Israel’s Bank Leumi second-quarter profit beats estimates

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s second-largest lender Bank Leumi  reported a larger-than-expected rise in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday and said it would purchase more shares to complete its buyback programme.

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Netanyahu met Egypt’s al-Sisi to discuss Gaza: Channel Ten News

    Netanyahu met Egypt’s al-Sisi to discuss Gaza: Channel Ten News

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret summit with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza

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Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

    Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

MITZPE RAMON, Israel (Reuters) – Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to

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Protesters rallied in Tel Aviv against Israel’s new law

    Protesters rallied in Tel Aviv against Israel’s new law

TEL AVIV – On Saturday, thousands of dissidents rallied in Tel Aviv against Israel’s new law pronouncing it the nation-state of the Jewish individuals, enactment that has enraged the nation’s

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3 Gazans killed and 310 injured in protests along Gaza border

    3 Gazans killed and 310 injured in protests along Gaza border

By: Middle East Affairs GAZA CITY, PALESTINE – On Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza city, three Palestinians were killed and more than 310 injured during

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Israel, Hamas agree truce to end Gaza flare-up -Palestinian officials

    Israel, Hamas agree truce to end Gaza flare-up -Palestinian officials

GAZA/SDEROT, Israel (Reuters) – Israel and Hamas, the Islamist group that rules the Gaza Strip, agreed on a truce on Thursday, two Palestinian officials said, an understanding that would end

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Israeli airstrike targets Gaza cultural center

    Israeli airstrike targets Gaza cultural center

JERUSALEM (AP) -Palestinian officials say Israeli warplanes have attacked a cultural center in Gaza City. The Palestinian Health Ministry says seven bystanders were wounded in Thursday evening’s airstrike in the

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Palestinians use the solar panels to reduce their power shortage

    Palestinians use the solar panels to reduce their power shortage

RAMALLAH/GAZA – From orderly rows of solar panels in a field in the West Bank to the chaotic rooftops of Gaza, Palestinians are hoping that harnessing the energy of the

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Gaza: A pregnant mother and her toddler were killed by Israeli airstrikes

    Gaza: A pregnant mother and her toddler were killed by Israeli airstrikes

By: Middle East Affairs PALESTINE, GAZA CITY – On Thursday, three Palestinians are reported to have been killed in a series of Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, after

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