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Paraguay changed its mind on Jerusalem. Israel reacted swiftly

Paraguay changed its mind on Jerusalem. Israel reacted swiftly

Most countries do not recognise Israeli sovereignty over the entire city and say its final status should be set in peace talks.

  • by Ali Sawafta & Daniela Desantis

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Israeli finance minister wants to improve the Palestinian economy

Israeli finance minister wants to improve the Palestinian economy

The plan includes joint industrial zones, ease movement out of the West Bank and allowing the Palestinian Authority to collect its own customs taxes.

  • by Gwen Ackerman
Palestinian flags 'in the heart of Tel-Aviv' anger Israeli PM

Palestinian flags 'in the heart of Tel-Aviv' anger Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu says the presence of Palestinian flags at a protest against a contentious new 'Jewish state' law is proof the law is needed.

Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill
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Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

The rally marked further fallout from the explosive Nation-State law and came a week after thousands of Druze packed the same city square last week.

Talk of cease-fire between Israel, Hamas interrupted by cross-border fire
Gaza Strip

Talk of cease-fire between Israel, Hamas interrupted by cross-border fire

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with his defence minister and military chiefs for an emergency session after midnight.

  • by Isabel Kershner
Israel warns Iran of military response if it closed key Red Sea strait
Iran

Israel warns Iran of military response if it closed key Red Sea strait

"If Iran will try to block the straits of Bab al-Mandeb, I am certain that it will find itself confronting an international coalition," the Israeli PM said.

  • by Ori Lewis
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Israel intercepts ship trying to break Gaza blockade, Australian on board
Gaza Strip

Israel intercepts ship trying to break Gaza blockade, Australian on board

The Israeli navy intercepted a ship carrying activists en route to Gaza in the latest attempt to break a blockade and deliver medical aid to Palestinians.

Palestinian protest icon freed from jail

Palestinian protest icon freed from jail

Aged Tamimi has been touted by Palestinians as a symbol of resistance to Israel's military occupation while many Israelis accuse her of being an agitator.

Palestine to head UN developing countries bloc
USA

Palestine to head UN developing countries bloc

Seventy-seven developing countries at the United Nations have chosen the observer state of Palestine as its next leader.

  • by Rick Gladstone
Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up
Syria

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane as Golan frontier heats up

The incident added new fuel to weeks of tensions over the Golan, a strategic plateau between the two old enemies and where Israel has been on high alert.

  • by Dan Williams and Lisa Barrington
The Aussie boy who's at home spruiking for Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu

The Aussie boy who's at home spruiking for Israel

At 16, Mark Regev felt at home when he visited Israel; now he's its ambassador to London.

  • by Latika Bourke