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Israel hopes Germany, other ICC members will help stave off Palestinian probe

JERUSALEM/THE HAGUE: Israel’s prime minister yesterday hailed what he called efforts by friendly states to stop the International Criminal Court opening an investigation into alleged war crimes against Palestinians. The court’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in December there was

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US warns Israel against ‘unilateral’ West Bank moves

JERUSALEM: A US envoy warned Israel yesterday not to declare sovereignty over West Bank land without Washington’s consent, pushing back against calls for immediate action by ultra-nationalists within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition. US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank protest: medics

HEBRON: Israeli troops shot dead a 17-year-old Palestinian who was taking part in a violent protest yesterday against US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, witnesses and medical officials said. Mohammed al-Hadad was the first Palestinian killed in unrest since Trump

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Trump’s adviser Kushner to brief UN leaders on Mideast plan

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner, will brief UN Security Council ambassadors on Thursday about the Middle East peace plan that Trump unveiled last week, a US official said yesterday. The plan has had a mixed reception,

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Israel-Palestine ‘peace-plan’: The great Arab double-cross

As the dust settles on the “deal of the century”- US President Donald Trump’s “peace plan” – there is not any stronger criticism that I can offer than has been already expressed from every quarter, not least of which from

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Palestine cancels 1995 Oslo accords signed with Israel

RAMALLAH: Palestine yesterday cancelled the 1995 Oslo Accords signed with Israel, reported Anadolu Agency. “Israel has been informed that the Palestinian administration will not adhere to the agreements between them,” the Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Civil Affairs Hussein al-Sheikh said

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Iranian factory makes U.S. and Israeli flags to burn

KHOMEIN: Business is booming at Iran’s largest flag factory which makes U.S., British and Israeli flags for Iranian protesters to burn. At the factory in the town of Khomein, southwest of the capital Tehran, young men and women print the

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Trump leaps into Middle East fray with peace plan that Palestinians denounce

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday proposed creating a Palestinian state as part of a Middle East peace plan, drawing Palestinian condemnation for imposing strict conditions and agreeing to let Israel maintain control of long-contested West Bank settlements. Trump announced

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Israel: Netanyahu to seek parliamentary immunity

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he would seek parliamentary immunity from prosecution in the three corruption cases he faces, a move that could delay criminal proceedings against him for months. Netanyahu was indicted in November on charges of bribery, fraud

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Israel’s Netanyahu again quits rally as rocket alert sounds

GAZA: Sirens warning of rocket fire from Gaza cut short a rally by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday evening as he campaigned for his party’s primaries the following day, public television reported. It was the second time in recent

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