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ISRAEL POLITICS: 60 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Taken to Hospital

ISRAEL POLITICS: 60 Palestinian Hunger Strikers Taken to Hospital 0

Palestinian Prisoners’ Society lawyers said many of them were in serious condition and had to be hospitalized after refusing to eat for 38 days.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Trump: ‘May Your First Trip to Our Region Be Historic Milestone’ 0

“During my travels in recent days, I have found new reasons for hope,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in a brief speech on arrival.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Time to ‘Assassinate Bashar al-Assad’: Yoav Galant Israeli Lawmaker

ISRAEL POLITICS: Time to ‘Assassinate Bashar al-Assad’: Yoav Galant Israeli Lawmaker 0

An Israeli minister Yoav Galant called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, likening his regime to the Nazis during World War II.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel to Trump: Explain Western Wall Comment 0

Trump’s administration has been sending mixed messages in its dealings with a right-wing Israeli government that had hoped for a more sympathetic attitude from the Republican president after a rocky relationship with his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Worries Israel

ISRAEL POLITICS: Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Worries Israel 0

“They (Israelis) see the potency in this movement, which could not only spread across the prisons but actually trigger another intifada,” a journalist said.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Played Negative Role Fueling Conflict in Syria: Analyst

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Played Negative Role Fueling Conflict in Syria: Analyst 0

“The Israelis do not want peaceful solution. They are using pretext to destroy Hezbollah and bomb ammunition depot,” Rustem Safronov says.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Israel Says Airstrike at Damascus Airport ‘in Line With Israel Policy to Stop Iran Arms Transfers’

SYRIA POLITICS: Israel Says Airstrike at Damascus Airport ‘in Line With Israel Policy to Stop Iran Arms Transfers’ 0

According to “senior” Syrian rebel sources who spoke to Reuters, the blasts allegedly struck an ammunition warehouse “used by Iranian-backed forces.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Islamic State Once ‘Apologized’ to Israel for Attacking IDF Soldiers: Israeli Defense Minister Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Islamic State Once ‘Apologized’ to Israel for Attacking IDF Soldiers: Israeli Defense Minister Says 0

Tel Aviv remains so “neutral” in the Syrian conflict that even Islamic State terrorists have on at least one occasion “apologized” to Israel for mistakenly attacking IDF soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights, according to a former Israeli Defense Minister.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike

ISRAEL POLITICS: 1,500 Palestinian Prisoners in Israel Start Hunger Strike 0

The open-ended hunger strike, one of the largest in recent years, coincides with Palestinian Prisoners Day, annually commemorated on April 17.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building 0

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”

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ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Issues Scathing Report On Israeli Abuses, US Furious

ISRAEL POLITICS: UN Issues Scathing Report On Israeli Abuses, US Furious 0

hael Lynk, the U.N. special rapporteur on the occupied Palestinian territories, charged Israel with “the subjugation of humanity” in Palestine and intensifying a crackdown on human rights campaigners.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the incursion on Saturday, claiming that the strikes targeted weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Repeats Promise to Build New West Bank Settlement 0

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would honour his commitment to build a new settlement in the occupied West Bank, the first in two decades.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: U.N. Reports Declares, Israel Imposes ‘Apartheid Regime’ On Palestinians

ISRAEL POLITICS: U.N. Reports Declares, Israel Imposes ‘Apartheid Regime’ On Palestinians 0

U.N. Under-Secretary General and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf said the report was the “first of its type” from a U.N. body that “clearly and frankly concludes that Israel is a racist state that has established an apartheid system that persecutes the Palestinian people”.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Parliament Passes Muezzin Bill to Ban Muslim Calls to Prayers

ISRAEL POLITICS: Parliament Passes Muezzin Bill to Ban Muslim Calls to Prayers 0

Israeli parliament, Knesset, has given preliminary approval to a bill to ban Muslim calls to prayers from being announced via loudspeakers at mosques in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! 65 Female Palestinian Prisoners Held in HaSharon, Damon Jails

ISRAEL POLITICS: Revealed! 65 Female Palestinian Prisoners Held in HaSharon, Damon Jails 0

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said, the eve of International Women’s Day, that the female prisoners were being held in HaSharon and Damon jails.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Putin: Iran Seeks Permanent Foothold in Syria

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu to Putin: Iran Seeks Permanent Foothold in Syria 0

Netanyahu has said that Israel has carried out dozens of strikes to prevent weapons smuggling to the Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah via Syria.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Watchdog Scolds Netanyahu Over Handling of 2014 Gaza War

ISRAEL POLITICS: Watchdog Scolds Netanyahu Over Handling of 2014 Gaza War 0

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was criticized on Tuesday by Israel’s main government watchdog over what it said was a lack of preparation and cabinet consultation over a network of Hamas tunnels that confounded the military in the 2014 Gaza war.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says

ISRAEL POLITICS: Elor Azaria 18-Month Sentence Excessively Lenient: UN Says 0

Sergeant Elor Azaria is the only member of the Israeli security forces to have been brought to trial for such a killing, she added.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Sergeant Elor Azaria Gets 18 Months’ Jail For Killing Abd Elfatah Ashareef

ISRAEL POLITICS: Sergeant Elor Azaria Gets 18 Months’ Jail For Killing Abd Elfatah Ashareef 0

Passing an 18-month sentence, the court said Azaria, whom it demoted to the rank of private, had “taken upon himself to be both judge and executioner” and had not expressed regret for his crime.

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