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Israeli centrist party leader Benny Gantz said he has accepted an invitation to meet United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday to discuss a peace plan for the Middle East.

Israeli defense minister apologizes over Palestinian’s death

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz apologized on Sunday for Israeli police’s shooting to death an unarmed, autistic Palestinian man in East Jerusalem on Saturday.
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after more than two months

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has extended to June 5 a state of emergency declared in areas under his administration in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in response to the Coronavirus crisis, the official news agency Wafa said on Tuesday.

Palestinians extend Coronavirus state of emergency to June 5

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has extended to June 5 a state of emergency declared in areas under his administration in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in response to the Coronavirus crisis, the official news agency Wafa said on Tuesday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the International Criminal Court of anti-Semitism on Sunday over its chief prosecutor’s plan to pursue a war crimes probe in the Palestinian Territories.

Israeli premier accuses ICC of anti-Semitism in pursuit of war crimes probe

“Pure anti-Semitism,” Netanyahu said, raising an argument likely to strike a chord with many Israelis who believe that criticism, especially in Europe, of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has its roots in anti-Jewish sentiment.
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Jailed Palestinian who sold land to Israelis set to be freed

A Palestinian man who received a life sentence for selling property in occupied territory to Israelis is set to be released to the United States, Israeli media reported.
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Man sentenced for stabbing British woman to death

A mentally ill Palestinian man who stabbed a British woman to death near Jerusalem’s Old City was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday by an Israeli court.
Palestinians walk at the headquarters of the High Court in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah [Mohamad Torokman-Reuters]

Palestinian sentenced to life for selling land to Israelis

A Ramallah court has sentenced a Palestinian man to life in prison and hard labour after he was found guilty of selling land in the Old City of Jerusalem to Israeli Jews.

Palestinians protest against Israel’s Jewish nation law

Palestinians held a general strike on Monday to protest Israel’s controversial Jewish nation-state law while also commemorating the deaths of 13 people killed in clashes with police in October 2000.
Prince William visits the tomb of his great-grandmother Princess Alice in Jerusalem | AP

Prince William visits flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

Prince William visited Jerusalem’s super-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday as he wrapped up a landmark Middle East tour during which he has tiptoed through the region’s diplomatic minefield.
Israeli UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen

Israel may reconsider UNESCO exit – envoy

Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO said Tuesday he was urging his government to reconsider its decision to quit the UN cultural body, saying it had halted its “anti-Israeli resolutions” over the past year.

In Iraq, Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conlfict prevention

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency.

US embassy opens in Jerusalem amid lockdown

The United States has officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a deeply controversial move that angered Palestinians and drew widespread regional condemnation.

Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy move

Israelis basked in national pride and prepared for a Jerusalem march expected to draw tens of thousands Sunday, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.

Faithful return to Jerusalem holy site as Christian protest ends

Tourists and pilgrims returned to the Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity on Wednesday as it reopened following a rare three-day closure in protest at Israeli measures.

Mike Pence meets Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu

US Vice President Mike Pence met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Monday, the second day of a visit to Israel that has been boycotted by the Palestinians.

Israel finds 2,700-year-old ‘governor of Jerusalem’ seal

Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal imprinted with images and Hebrew words that may have belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

UNESCO expresses regret over Israel’s withdrawal

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has expressed regret over Israel’s decision to withdraw from the agency following a resolution on Jerusalem voted against the country.

Israel confirms withdrawal from UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.

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Juventus are in talks to renew Paulo Dybala's contract, but managing director Fabio Paratici revealed the club's coronavirus scare made negotiations difficult.

Juventus in talks with Dybala over contract renewal – director

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The United Nations, UN, has said the vandals that attacked its assets in Calabar, Cross River State, were out to discredit peaceful protests against police brutality.

UN: Vandals seek to discredit peaceful #EndSARS protests

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Hoodlums on Sunday attacked the head office of Complete Sports newspapers in Okota, Lagos.

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Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has announced an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew from 8 pm to 7 am in the state effective from Sunday, October 25, 2020.