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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in grave condition: media


TEL AVIV Close relatives of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres rushed to his hospital bedside on Tuesday amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death.

Gaza fishermen feel caught by Israel's tight security net

GAZA When Palestinian fisherman Abu Mohammed came under pressure to become an informer for Israeli intelligence, the 45-year-old father of five took a radical decision - he quit fishing and became a builder.

World, 9:46am EDT

Israel's Netanyahu in a spin over dirty laundry

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't want details of his dirty laundry aired in public - and he is suing his own office and Israel's attorney general to try to prevent it.

World, 7:18am EDT

Rights group wants settlement soccer clubs to relocate inside Israel

JERUSALEM A human rights group urged soccer's governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land.

World, Sports Sep 26 2016

Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy.

World, Election 2016, Politics, Sep 25 2016

Mideast Quartet warns that Israeli settlements eroding two-state solution

NEW YORK The "Quartet" of Middle East peace mediators said on Friday it was strongly opposed to Israel's ongoing settlement activity, warning that it risked ending the chance of a two-state solution with the Palestinians.

World, United Nations, Sep 23 2016

U.N. urges U.S., China, others to ratify nuclear test ban treaty

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council urged China, the United States, North Korea, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel and Pakistan to ratify a treaty banning nuclear explosions, which would allow the deal negotiated 20 years ago to come into force.

EU court moves to keep Hamas, Tamil Tigers off terrorism list

LUXEMBOURG The European Union's top court took a step on Thursday towards confirming the removal of Hamas and the Tamil Tigers from an EU terrorism blacklist, despite protestations from Israel and the Sri Lankan government.

World, Sep 22 2016

Knife-wielding man shot outside Israeli embassy in Turkey: officials

ANKARA/JERUSALEM A man was shot and wounded by Turkish police outside the Israeli Embassy in Ankara after he shouted slogans and wielded a knife on Wednesday, but initial inquiries indicated he had no links to an organized group, officials said. | Video

World, Sep 21 2016

As Obama's term wanes, so does focus on Israeli-Palestinian issue

UNITED NATIONS In his first major United Nations speech eight years ago, President Barack Obama said he would not give up on Israeli-Palestinian peace.

World, United Nations, Sep 21 2016