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Merkel against unilaterally recognizing Palestine as a state

Reuters

6 hours ago

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel in Berlin on Nov. 21. Photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday rejected the idea of Germany recognizing Palestine as a state unilaterally, saying the Palestinians and Israel could solve their long-running conflict... read full article

  • Analysis: Why the Temple Mount is at the heart of Jerusalem strife

    by Jacob Wirtschafter

    2 days ago

    The murders of four rabbis on Nov. 18 during morning prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue — a police officer also died of his injuries — could throw a wrench into the results of the Nov.13 summit in Amman that brought together Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Spanish parliament backs call for eventual Palestine state

    by Julien Toyer, Reuters

    3 days ago

    Spanish lawmakers on Tuesday urged their government to recognize Palestine as a state, albeit only when the Palestinians and Israel negotiate a solution to their long-standing conflict.

    The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, was backed...

  • Egypt to deepen buffer zone with Gaza after finding longer tunnels

    Reuters

    4 days ago

    Egypt will double the depth of a security buffer zone it is clearing on its border with the Gaza Strip to 0.62 miles after some of the worst anti-state violence since President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown last year.

    Egypt declared a state of emergency in the border area after at...

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  • ISIS beheads American aid worker, an Iraq war veteran

    JTA

    4 days ago

    The Islamic State jihadist group beheaded an American hostage.

    In a video posted online Sunday morning on jihadist and social networking sites, the group also known as ISIS and ISIL said it beheaded American aid worker Peter Kassig, who went by the name Abdul-Rahman Kassig after...

  • Suspected Paris synagogue bomber can be extradited from Canada

    JTA

    1 week ago

    Canada’s Supreme Court declined to hear the case of the prime suspect in a deadly 1980 synagogue bombing in Paris, paving the way for his extradition to France.

    The nation’s top court on Thursday did not give reasons for its refusal to hear the case of Hassan Diab, who was...

  • Knesset to honor Canadian who shot Parliament gunman

    JTA

    1 week ago

    The Canadian Parliament’s sergeant-at-arms, who shot a gunman inside the Parliament building last month, was to be honored by Israel’s Knesset.

    Kevin Vickers, who is in Israel for a security conference, was to be recognized on Nov. 12 by the Knesset speaker, Yuli Edelstein, and...

  • Where are the bodies, MH17 families ask

    by Anthony Deutsch and Thomas Escritt, Reuters

    1 week ago

    Daisy Oehlers and Bryce Fredriksz, a Dutch couple in their early 20s, were sitting near the left wing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 on their way to a holiday in Bali, when "high energy objects" – as officials later called them – struck the plane over eastern Ukraine.

    Their...

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