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Hamas militant shot dead in Gaza Strip, group blames Israel

GAZA A senior Hamas militant was shot dead near his home in the Gaza Strip on Friday, the group said, blaming Israel for the killing.

Israel ignores U.N. demand for end to settlement building: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS Israel has ignored a demand by the United Nations Security Council to halt settlement building and some Palestinian groups are continuing to incite violence against Jews, U.N. Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov told the 15-member body on Friday.

World, United Nations, Mar 24 2017

Merkel worried Israeli settlement building undermines two-state solution

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was concerned about Israel's building in settlements in the occupied West Bank, which she said was undermining progress toward a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians.

World, Mar 24 2017

Washington talks end without agreement on Israeli settlements

WASHINGTON The Trump administration reiterated its concerns about Israeli settlement activity, the two sides said on Thursday, as a round of talks ended without agreement over limiting future construction on land the Palestinians want for a state.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 24 2017

SEC charges two Israeli residents with Mobileye insider trading

NEW YORK Two Israeli residents have been charged by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with insider trading in Mobileye NV before the maker of sensors and cameras for driverless vehicles agreed to be acquired by Intel Corp for $15.3 billion.

Mar 23 2017

Israeli troops kill Palestinian petrol bomb thrower in West Bank

RAMALLAH, West Bank Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian and wounded three others on Thursday in the occupied West Bank, a Palestinian health official said. The Israeli army said they had attacked a settlement with petrol bombs.

World, Mar 23 2017

'Near-impossible' to stop London-style attack: Israeli security expert

JERUSALEM Attacks like the one in London are almost impossible to stop, the former head of VIP protection at Israel's Shin Bet security agency said on Thursday, acknowledging that even Israel struggled to prevent them. | Video

World, Mar 23 2017

U.S.-Israeli teen arrested in Israel for Jewish center bomb threats

JERUSALEM/NEW YORK A teenager with dual Israeli-U.S. citizenship was arrested in Israel on Thursday on suspicion of making dozens of hoax bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, Australia and New Zealand. | Video

World, U.S., Mar 23 2017

Israel looks to leverage tech in $50 billion medical marijuana market

Tel Aviv Israel, a leader in marijuana research and health technology, is attracting international investment as it tries to position itself as a cutting-edge exporter in the rapidly-growing market for medical-grade cannabis. | Video

World, Health, Mar 23 2017

Obama's Israel envoy sees positive elements in Trump's peace efforts

TEL AVIV Two months after stepping down as Barack Obama's ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro sees some good in the initial peace efforts by the new administration of Donald Trump, even as he voices his grievances against it.

Politics, Election 2016, Mar 23 2017