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  • ** FILE ** This Tuesday, July 29, 2003, file photo is an aerial view over West Bank showing a Palestinian village, left, and a Jewish settlement, right, separated by a wall, part of the separation fence Israel is building. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

    Israel approves nearly 1,200 new settlement homes

    Israel's housing minister on Sunday gave final approval for building nearly 1,200 new settlement apartments on lands the Palestinians want for their state, just three days before U.S.-sponsored talks on the borders of such a state are to begin in Jerusalem.


  • 'Hacktivist' group Anonymous strikes at Israeli government websites

    A cyberattack led by the Anonymous "hacktivist" group on Israeli government websites failed to cause any serious damage, officials said Sunday.


  • ** FILE ** Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

    Israel's Netanyahu names ex-Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni to lead Palestinian talks

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday added his first coalition partner as he works to build a new government, agreeing to bring in a dovish rival to oversee contacts with the Palestinians in what could signal a new approach to peacemaking by the hard-line leader.


  • Palestinian students attend class in a Ramallah, West Bank, school Sunday. A U.S.-funded study released Monday said both Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks largely present one-sided narratives of the two sides' conflict. (Associated Press)

    In Israeli, Palestinian textbooks, there's seldom two sides to story

    Both Israeli and Palestinian schoolbooks largely present one-sided narratives of the conflict between the two peoples and tend to ignore the existence of the other side, but rarely resort to demonization, a State Department-funded study released Monday said.


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    NORTH: Surrounded by enemies

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  • Two Israeli documentaries eyed for Oscar bids

    The Middle East conflict has done little to help Israel's image in the world, but the way local filmmakers deal critically with the Israeli-Palestinian issue has won wide international praise — and this year, recognition from the top of the movie industry.


  • 2 Israeli documentaries shortlisted for Oscar

    The Mideast conflict has done little to help Israel's image in the world, but the way local filmmakers deal critically with the Israel-Palestinian issue has won wide international praise _ and this year, recognition from the top of the movie industry.


  • European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (left) speaks with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    EU condemns Israel over settlements

    The European Union warned Israel of unspecified consequences Monday if it goes through with plans to build thousands of new settler homes in Jerusalem and the West Bank.


  • Palestinians carry the injured after an Israeli strike on a building in Gaza City on Monday. It was the second strike on the building in two days. (Associated Press)

    Cease-fire urged as Gaza explodes

    Diplomats scrambled Monday to cobble together a cease-fire in the 6-day-old conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, as both sides continued to pound each other with deadly airstrikes and rockets.


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