Firebombs hurled at synagogue in Sweden following protests against Jerusalem

Over a dozen men threw firebombs while those inside the synagogue hid in the basement. No injuries were reported ...
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Two Israelis killed in accident in the Philippines

Two 27-year-old Israelis killed in car accident in the Philippines. Their bodies will be returned to Israel for burial.

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Rock n rebellion

Beirut-based Mashrou' Leila talks about their music and run in with the Egyptian government ...
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Netanyahu to meet Macron for lunch to talk Iran, face questions on East Jerusalem

A lunch meeting with Macron was supposed to be friendly, but is now likely to be tense in light of ...
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Violence of just the right intensity

Though Palestinian leaders called for 'intifadas' following Trump's Jerusalem announcement, public response to the calls was less intense than expected ...
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Israel eases Al-Aqsa limits as 90 wounded in Gaza, West Bank

Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem during Friday prayers, on October 23, 2015Israel lifted age limits for prayers at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday in an apparent bid to ease tensions as nearly 90 people were injured in clashes in Gaza and the West Bank. “There is no substitute to direct talks,” he said after meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.

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Fatah on the verge of eruption

IDF troops that entered Shuafat refugee camp this week had to withdraw after encountering dozens of armed militants; this is only an example of what might happen when Fatah’s armed wing, Tanzim, joins the fight against Israel. And they won’t do with just knives: There are thousands of weapons all over East Jerusalem.

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UN chief Ban calls for direct Netanyahu-Abbas talks

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon (L) holds a press conference with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas following a meeting at the Muqataa presidential compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on October 21, 2015UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday that it was time for Israeli and Palestinian leaders to meet face-to-face to lower tensions over attacks in the West Bank and Jerusalem. “I strongly suggested and urged them to sit down together,” Ban told reporters after his return from the Middle East, where he met separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. Ban’s visit to the region came amid sharp tensions over a series of violent attacks that have left several Israelis and Palestinians dead.

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