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Israeli interior ministry announced on Tuesday that it had approved plans to build 1,100 new homes in Gilo (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), a settler enclave in southeast Jerusalem, a move condemned by the European Union and the United States. (more…)

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On Friday Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has submitted a written request to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (photo, frombbcimg.co.uk) for recognition of the Palestinian territories as a full member. (more…)

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A day before the release of the anticipated official release of a UN report into last year’s raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), Turkey has expelled Israel’s ambassador and suspended military agreements between the countries, announced Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish foreign minister on Friday during a news conference. (more…)

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After a series of attacks (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) killed seven people in southern Israel, the Israeli army has confirmed carrying out air strikes over the Gaza Strip. Palestinian sources said six people died in the air strikes. (more…)

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For the third Saturday in a row, Israelis walked the streets in several major cities in one of the biggest waves of protests in decades in the country. People rallied to protest against the increasing cost of living. (more…)

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After failed attempts to delay debate, a controversial law was passed by the Israeli parliament on Monday night. It allows Jewish settlers in the West Bank to seek damages from Israelis individual or organisation who promote boycotts of settlements. (photo from bbcimg.co.uk) (more…)

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US President Barack Obama (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) gave a key speech at the State Department in Washington on Thursday, in which he developed his vision of the future for the American diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa. (more…)

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