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Israeli aircraft bomb Hamas base in Gaza Strip after militants fired rocket 20.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Israeli defence force says there were no casualties from bombing, the first since conflict ended in August Continue reading...
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Israeli army attacks Hamas site in Gaza after rocket strike 20.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Israel carried out an airstrike against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, calling it retaliation for a rocket blast from the Palestinian territory into southern Israel on Friday.
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Palestinian statehood bid in UN 'act of aggression: Israel 18.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Jerusalem, Dec 18 : Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Thursday slammed the Palestinian Authority's statehood bid in the UN, calling it an "act of aggression."
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UN agency seeks global funding for Gaza destruction 18.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Gaza, Dec 18 : UN Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East Thursday called on international donors to help deal with the unprecedented destruction in the Gaza Strip.
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European Parliament supports recognition of Palestinian state 17.12.2014 New Kerala: World News
Paris, Dec 17 : European Parliament came out in support of the European Union's(EU) recognition of Palestinian statehood by approving a resolution Wednesday drawn up by the major parliamentary groups.
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EU parliament backs Palestinian state ‘in principle’ 17.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Israel PM accuses Europe of staggering hypocrisy after MEPs back compromise motion on Palestine by 498 votes to 88

Israel has been hammered by a series of diplomatic rebuffs across Europe after the European parliament voted overwhelmingly for qualified recognition of the Palestinian state.

The vote on Wednesday came on the same day as a meeting of signatories to the Geneva conventions warned that Israel must respect international humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Geneva Conventions adopt declaration invoking rights of Palestinians in conflict with Israel 17.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Monkey Cage: Widening Democratic Party divisions on the Israeli-Palestinian issue 15.12.2014 Washington Post: Politics
One of the startling findings in American public opinion surveys on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the wide gap between Republicans on the one hand and Democrats and independents on the other. While there is often a sharp division among the public on many issues across party lines, it was once true that, on this specific issue, the gap was much more narrow. Moreover, while Republican political leaders are in harmony with their grass roots when it comes to their policy stances toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Democratic leaders are not. This begs the question: What is driving this gap, and how much is due to changing American demographics? Could Democratic leaders start to feel some of the heat from their publics on this issue? Findings among two segments of the public that are important for the future of the Democratic Party — Hispanics and young people — indicate that this gap may grow further.Read full article ...
Netanyahu and Kerry meet to discuss Palestinian U.N. bid 15.12.2014 Washington Post
ROME — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due to meet U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry here Monday in hastily-arranged talks after the Palestinians announced they will put a resolution before the U.N. Security Council outlining a specific timetable for a final peace deal with Israel. Read full article ...
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Netanyahu years see surge in West Bank settlements 15.12.2014 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The population of Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank has surged during Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's years in office, growing at more than twice the pace of Israel's overall population, according to newly obtained official figures....
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Israeli settlement construction in West Bank surges under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 15.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Gaza Tech Incubator Finds Success In International Crowdfunding 14.12.2014 NPR News
Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.
Israeli premier says Israel faces possible 'diplomatic offensive' that may boost radical Islam 14.12.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Just Under The Surface, Palestinian Rivals Remain Bitterly Divided 13.12.2014 NPR News
The two leading Palestinian factions recently agreed to end a feud and work together. But in the Gaza Strip, the wounds have not healed from a nasty bout of infighting in 2007.
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Kerry aims to avert UN crisis on Mideast 12.12.2014 AP Politics
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes upcoming talks with Israel's prime minister and European officials will avert the possibility of a U.N. Security Council clash over proposed resolutions dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....
Islamic Relief surveys office wreckage after West Bank raid – video 12.12.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
In June, the Israeli defence ministry banned Islamic Relief for 'assisting terrorist activity', claiming it was collecting money for Hamas and that some of its offices in the West Bank were run by Hamas 'operatives'. A few days later those offices were raided. The ban, which prohibits Islamic Relief from working in Israel, came weeks before the start of the summer conflict in Gaza Continue reading...
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'Bibi Fatigue' could factor into Israeli election 12.12.2014 AP Top News
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With elections on the horizon, the greatest obstacle standing between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a return to high office could be Netanyahu himself....
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Palestinians clash with Israeli border police in West Bank 11.12.2014 Hindu: News
Tensions escalated in West Bank and east Jerusalem on Thursday as clashes erupted between the Palestinians and Israeli border police over conflicting reports on the death of a Palestinian Cabinet...
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'People Are Going To Rebel': Slow Pace Of Rebuilding Frustrates Gazans 11.12.2014 NPR: Morning Edition
Three months after the war between Israel and Hamas ended, reconstruction has barely started. Many people still live in half-bombed houses. But there are a few bright spots and a bit of innovation.
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The UC student regent on tuition, Bill Maher and free speech 11.12.2014 LA Times: Opinion
There are 26 people on the UC Board of Regents, the august body that sits atop the University of California system. Of those, 18 are appointed to 12-year terms by a governor. One is the governor. And only one is a student. Right now that's Sadia Saifuddin, a California-born senior majoring in...
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