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Israeli troops kill two on Gaza border, Jerusalem stabber shot dead


GAZA Israeli troops killed two Palestinians and wounded scores of others taking part in weekly Gaza border protests on Friday, medics said, as Egyptian mediators tried to clinch a truce deal that would calm the impoverished enclave.

Netanyahu questioned again in telecoms case, sees it 'collapsing'

JERUSALEM Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday over a case involving the country's largest telecoms firm, one of three corruption investigations in which he has been named as a suspect.

World, 10:27am EDT

Egypt finalizing details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source

CAIRO Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

World, Egypt, Aug 16 2018

Israel lets food, commercial goods back into Gaza as Egypt seeks truce

GAZA Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of easing tensions as neighboring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

World, United Nations, Egypt, Aug 15 2018

Israel finds no cause for criminal charges in deadly Gaza war raid

JERUSALEM Israel will not conduct a criminal investigation into a deadly raid in Rafah during the 2014 Gaza war, the military's judicial arm said on Wednesday after a "comprehensive examination" of events, prompting condemnation from the Palestinian group Hamas.

World, Aug 15 2018

Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc boosted its investments in Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd during the second quarter and confirmed it has expanded its already huge bet on iPhone maker Apple Inc .

Tech, Wealth, Aug 14 2018

Israel says commercial goods traffic to Gaza to resume if calm holds

JERUSALEM Israel said it would allow commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if the border remained quiet, lifting a ban imposed last month in response to incendiary balloons launched by Palestinians across the frontier.

World, United Nations, Aug 14 2018

UK Labour's Corbyn trades barbs with Netanyahu on Mideast violence

A furor over alleged anti-semitism in Britain's main opposition party widened on Monday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn exchanged accusations on Twitter over Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.

World, Aug 13 2018

Israeli PM Netanyahu met Egypt's al-Sisi to discuss Gaza: Channel Ten News

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret summit with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel Ten News said on Monday.

World, United Nations, Egypt, Aug 13 2018

U.S. journalist questioned by Israeli security authorities

JERUSALEM A leading U.S. Jewish columnist said on Monday that he was detained by Israeli authorities at Tel Aviv's airport and questioned about his political activity, the latest in a series of such incidents.

World, Aug 13 2018