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Israeli troops kill Palestinian who stabbed guard at West Bank checkpoint


JERUSALEM A Palestinian who stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard at a main military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank that separates Ramallah and Jerusalem, was shot and killed on Friday, police said.

Peres funeral, attended by Obama, briefly brings Israeli, Palestinian leaders together

JERUSALEM Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands during a brief chat and U.S. President Barack Obama gently reminded them of the "unfinished business of peace" at the funeral Friday of Shimon Peres, the last of a generation of Israel's founding fathers. | Video

World, Sep 30 2016

On a Jerusalem hillside, rivals set aside differences to honor Peres

JERUSALEM Under a white canopy on a forested hillside in the late summer sunshine, old friends and several adversaries brushed shoulders with one another on Friday as they mourned the death of Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.

World, Sep 30 2016

Palestinian president plans to attend funeral of Israel's Peres

JERUSALEM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to pay a rare visit to Jerusalem on Friday to attend the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, a Palestinian official said on Thursday. | Video

World, Sep 29 2016

Shimon Peres, Israel's elder statesman on defense and peacemaking, dies at 93

JERUSALEM Shimon Peres, one of Israel's last surviving founding fathers who developed its powerful armed forces and nuclear capabilities before seeking peace with the Palestinians and sharing a Nobel prize, died on Wednesday at 93 after suffering a stroke. | Video

World, People, United Nations Sep 28 2016

On little sleep, Israel's Peres persevered in peace, politics

For many years Shimon Peres, who died on Wednesday at the age of 93, got by on very little sleep.

World, People, Sep 28 2016

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, Sep 28 2016

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.

World, Sep 27 2016

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, Sep 27 2016

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