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  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Hamas official says shooting won't affect truce

    November 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
  • Hamas cries victory; truce with Israel holds

    November 22, 2012 10:30 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza appears to be holding, and Hamas leaders are declaring victory. Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh says "resistance fighters changed the rules of the game" in the eight-day exchange of fire with Israel and the threat... more »
  • Israeli soldier killed by Gaza rocket

    November 20, 2012 12:43 PM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says a soldier has been killed in a rocket attack on southern Israel. In a statement, the army said the 18-year-old serviceman was killed Tuesday afternoon. It was the military's first fatality since it launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip last Wednesday. The operation... more »
  • Palestinian deaths reach 100, both sides say they are ready for diplomatic solution

    November 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A senior Palestinian militant is now among 100 Palestinians killed in the six days of Israeli air strikes in Gaza. Palestinian officials say half of those victims were civilians. Meanwhile, Hamas fighters have launched more than 1,000 rockets into Israel, including 95 today. One of... more »
  • Gaza militant group says top fighter killed

    November 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says an Israeli strike on a Gaza media center has killed one of its top militant leaders. Monday's strike in downtown Gaza City was part of a widening 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire. It's the second strike... more »
  • Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

    November 14, 2012 12:08 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has been hitting dozens of targets in Gaza, in the most intense attack since an Israeli offensive four years ago. Earlier today, an Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the Hamas military wing in Gaza. The killing marks a dramatic resumption of Israel's policy... more »
  • Israeli Prime Minister meets with Obama

    July 6, 2010 11:25 AM

    The Isralei Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is at the White House this afternoon, for talks with the President, on working toward a peace resolution with the Palestinians. Across the street, protesters are lined up, chanting against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip. Yesterday Israel eased its blockade. It's... more »
  • Israel approves new list of goods banned from Gaza

    June 20, 2010 3:21 PM

    Israel's government has drawn up a new list of items banned from Gaza. It says the new list will allow practically all non-military items to enter Gaza freely. It only bans weapons and materials deemed to have military uses. For the past three years, Israel has allowed only basic... more »
  • Israel rejects international probe into ship raid

    June 6, 2010 9:25 AM

    Israel's ambassador to the U.S. says his country rejects the idea of a having an international commission look into Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Ambassador Michael Oren tells "Fox News Sunday" that Israel has the ability and the right to investigate its own military. He says... more »
  • World stock markets mostly lower after decline on Wall Street

    June 2, 2010 7:55 AM

    World stock markets were mostly lower after Tuesday's decline on Wall Street. Weighing on the markets are concerns about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, mounting tensions in the Middle East following Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship and worries over an economic showdown in China. more »
  • Turkey wants US condemnation of Israeli raid

    June 1, 2010 9:57 AM

    Turkey is demanding that the United States condemn the botched Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists. Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made the comments ahead of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday. The White House... more »

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