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Israeli forces at scene of Palestinian shooting attack near illegal Jewish settlement of Ariel, in occupied West Bank [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Israeli killed in Palestinian attack in occupied West Bank

At least one Israeli has been killed and two others wounded in a Palestinian attack in the occupied West Bank on Sunday, an Israeli military spokesman said.
Yariv Bash, right, Yonatan Winetraub, middle, and Kfir Damari, the founders of SpaceIL, inserting a time capsule into the Beresheet spacecraft, December 17, 2018 (Yoav Weiss)

Israel seeks to be fourth country to land on moon in upcoming mission

An unmanned Israeli spacecraft will on Friday morning be launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the main target of embarking on the country’s first-ever mission to the moon.
Juan Guaido

Venezuela’s Juan Guaido says he’s working to restore ties with Israel

Juan Guaido, Venezuela's self-declared president, has said he's working to restore ties with Israel a decade after Venezuela severed relations with it in solidarity with the Palestinians.
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Arens listens during a press conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen (L) at the Pentagon April 27. The two defence ministers answered questions about the Middle East peace process and Israel’s cooperation in the Kosovo crisis. GMH/ELD/AA

Israel ex-minister Moshe Arens passes on at 93

Moshe Arens, a former Israeli defence minister and one-time mentor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died Monday aged 93, officials said.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as president

Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro - dubbed "Trump of the Tropics" - has been sworn in as president of Brazil.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Win McNamee-Getty Images-AFP

US president Donald Trump predicts ‘complicated but great’ 2019

U.S. president Donald Trump has predicted that year 2019 would be a “complicated but great” year.
Hanan Ashrawi

Palestinians slam Australia’s recognition of Jerusalem al-Quds as Israel capital

The Palestinian leadership has denounced the latest decision by the Australian government to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the capital of the Israeli regime, describing the move as “irresponsible” and in violation of international law.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday that work on a new site for the embassy is under way [Mick Tsikas-Pool-Getty Images]

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Australia has recognised West Jerusalem as Israel's capital but an embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said
Roger Waters said he was 'aghast' that a Pink Floyd cover band had scheduled gigs in Israel [Silvia Izquierdo-AP Photo]

Pink Floyd tribute band pulls out of Israel shows

British Pink Floyd cover band scraps concerts in three Israeli cities after the legendary rock band co-founder Roger Waters called for their cancellation
George Deek

Israel appoints first-ever Arab Christian ambassador

The predominantly Jewish state of Israel has appointed its first-ever Arab Christian ambassador, the country’s Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Israel launches more air strikes in Gaza as Palestinians intensify rocket attack

Israel launched more air strikes on Gaza on Tuesday as Palestinians kept up rocket fire on Israeli territory, in the worst surge of violence since a 2014 war.
Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil’s president-elect wants to move Israel embassy to Jerusalem

Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has told an Israeli newspaper he intends to defy the Palestinians and most of the world by moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Ex-Australian premier warns successor against Jerusalem

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday warned his successor that recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel would threaten Australia’s relationship with Indonesia.
Indonesia Joko Widodo

Indonesia warns Australia over possible embassy move in Israel

Expect a "very negative reaction" from Indonesia if Australia follows the United States by shifting its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a former prime minister warned on Tuesday.
A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows a smoke plume risisng following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, near the border with Egypt. Israel's military said it had launched air strikes targeting Hamas in the Gaza Strip on July 14 as rockets and mortars were lobbed into southern Israel from the blockaded Palestinian enclave. SAID KHATIB / AFP

Israeli jets pound Gaza after rocket hits home

Israeli fighter jets have struck targets in the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and injuring three others.
Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison: Australia considering moving embassy to Jerusalem

Australia is considering moving its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Tuesday, following the lead of US President Donald Trump.
Hossein Salami

Iranian general threatens to chase Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu into sea

Iran has launched a devastating threat to Israel, with a message directed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “practice swimming in the Mediterranean”. In a fiery message at a rally in Isfahan, central Iran...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani meets with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres(not shown) in New York on September 26, 2018, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. - AFP PHOTO - Don EMMERT

Paris bomb plot claims cloud Iran president’s hopes of EU help

French accusations that Iran was behind a foiled bomb plot near Paris could not have come at a worse time for its moderate president and his hopes of EU support against crippling new US sanctions.

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