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UN chief urges Israel, Palestinians to avoid 'devastating conflict'

Diplomats at the UN said there had not yet been a call for an urgent Security Council meeting to find ways to lower tensions.

published on : 22nd July 2018

Saudi Arabia slams Israel for adopting controversial law perpetuating 'racial discrimination'

The Israeli legislation was also condemned by the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, comprised of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

published on : 21st July 2018

Israel, Hamas agree on Gaza ceasefire, end hours-long border strikes

Hamas is the Islamic militant group that controls Gaza and has been waging a war with Israel since its founding in 1987.

published on : 21st July 2018

Syria rebels begin leaving zone near Israeli-annexed Golan: state media

The deal also provides for the evacuation to northern Syria of any rebels and jihadist fighters who refuse to live under government control. 

published on : 20th July 2018

Surrogacy ban for Gay couples: Israel set for nationwide strike

The move comes after parliament on Wednesday approved surrogacy for single women or those unable to bear children -- without granting the same right to same-sex couples or single men.

published on : 20th July 2018

Buses arrive to ferry Syria rebels out of Israeli-annexed Golan Heights

The transfers come under a surrender deal agreed this week between Russia and Syrian rebels in Quneitra province that will see the sensitive zone fall back under state control.

published on : 20th July 2018

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Arab lawmakers and Palestinians called the law "racist" and said it legalised "apartheid" following a tumultuous debate in parliament.

published on : 19th July 2018

Israeli strike kills a Palestinian and injures others in Gaza city

Israel has pledged a tougher response to Palestinians who have for months sent balloons and kites carrying firebombs over the border fence to burn Israeli farmland.

published on : 19th July 2018

Turkey slams Israel's controversial 'Jewish nation-state' law

The legislation, adopted after a tumultuous Knesset session, makes Hebrew the country's national language and defines the establishment of Jewish communities as being in the national interest.

published on : 19th July 2018

Key dates in the history of Israel

After the parliament adopted the controversial nation state law Thursday, here is some background on Israel's long search for identity.

published on : 19th July 2018

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Israel's 1948 declaration of independence defined its nature as a Jewish and democratic state, a delicate balance the country has grappled to maintain for 70 years.

published on : 19th July 2018

Israel adopts law allowing only Jews to have right of self-determination in the country

Some Arab lawmakers shouted and ripped up papers after the vote in protest.

published on : 19th July 2018

Benjamin Netanyahu visits Israeli army's Gaza division amid tension

Last week, Israel hit Gaza with the hardest airstrikes since its 2014 military campaign in the strip, killing at least two people.

published on : 18th July 2018

Turkish woman, held by Israel on 'terror' charges, returns home

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has already called Ozkan to pass on his best wishes after her return, said his spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, describing her incarceration as "unfounded".

published on : 16th July 2018

Contentious bill defines Israel as Jewish nation-state

Israelis opposed to the bill, deeming it discriminatory, have taken to the streets to protest in large numbers on Saturday in the capital Tel Aviv.

published on : 16th July 2018
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