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Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv

Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said. Peres was hospitalised following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration i

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Israel shoots down stray 'projectile' fired from Syria

Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system on Saturday shot down a stray "projectile" fired during fighting in Syria's civil war, Israel's military said. There has been frequent spillover of fighting between th

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Israel hits Syrian army position after mortar attack

Israel said its aircraft attacked a Syrian army position on Tuesday after a stray mortar bomb struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, and it denied a Syrian statement that a warplane and drone were shot down. The air strike w

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Israeli air force jets hit Syria army outpost

Israeli warplanes hit a Syrian army outpost near the Israeli occupied Golan Heights on Saturday, state television reported, quoting a Syrian military source as saying the strike was aimed at helping an offensive by hardline Islamist rebels.

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Israel, Turkey agree to normalise ties

Israel and Turkey on Sunday reached agreement to normalise ties, senior officials from both countries said, to end a rift over the Israeli navy's killing of 10 Turkish pro-Palestinian activists who tried to sail to the blockaded Gaza Strip i

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Arab peace plan best option for Israel, says Saudi

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said on Friday that the basis for any future peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians remained a 2002 Arab offer, and urged Israel to accept it. "The Arab peace initiative has all the e

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Major powers in bid to revive Palestinian peacemaking

France convenes foreign ministers from major powers on Friday to put Israel-Palestinian peacemaking back on the international agenda and find enough common ground to bring the two sides back to the table by the end of the year. Wi

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Turkey to conclude deal with Israel on 'all issues'

Turkey is about to conclude a deal with Israel on "all issues", a Turkish official said on Tuesday, a sign the two former allies may be moving toward a compensation agreement for the killing of 10 Turkish activists by Israeli commandos

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Qatar provides 1,000 new homes for Gazans

Qatari-funded construction projects have provided 1,000 new dwellings for Palestinians left homeless by the 2014 Gaza war with Israel, and a similar number for low-income families in the territory, officials said on Saturday. The

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Israel approves natural gas exports to Egypt

Israel's government has given the go ahead to begin exporting natural gas to Egypt, signalling a potential improvement in relations between two countries which have been at loggerheads over energy supplies. Israel will be able

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