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Israeli president’s advice on Holocaust remembrance

In a Middle East taut with tension between nations, it is rare when a leader engages in deep reflection about his country’s identity.
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Israeli Settlers Have Built a New Illegal Outpost in West Bank

Peace Now: Outpost Built Without Permits on State Land Over Past Two Weeks...
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Israelis hold barbecue outside prison holding hunger-striking Palestinians

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- Members of Israel's National Union held a barbecue on Thursday in front Israel’s Ofer prison, where Palestinian prisoners have entered the fourth day of a mass hunger strike....
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Palestinian women join hunger strike, lawyers declare boycott of Israeli courts

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners entered the third day of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike on Wednesday, with imprisoned Palestinian women launching protest measures, as lawyers representing the hunger strikers announced they were boycotting Israeli courts....
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Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails begin hunger strike

GAZA/RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday in response to a call by prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president....
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Over 6,000 Palestinians currently held in Israeli prisons: NGOs

Israel is holding a total of 6,500 Palestinians, including women, children and lawmakers, in prisons and detention facilities across the occupied territories, three Palestinian non-governmental organizations say....
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Israel warns that Gaza will face power supply crisis

An Israeli major general has said that Gaza will face an imminent humanitarian crisis because of a shortage of diesel fuel that is needed to run its only power station. Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/israel-hamas-gaza-strip-qatar-electricity-fuel-water.html#ixzz4e7O39atG ...
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Egypt names Mubarak-era figures to head media watchdogs

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president has picked three former leaders at state news organizations during the era of deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak to lead new media watchdog agencies, part of measures to tighten his control over the country following a pair of horrific Islamic State church bombings last weekend....
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Israel sets closure on Palestinian areas ahead of Passover

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel closed off access to the Palestinian territories Monday as a security measure for the weeklong Passover holiday....
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Syrian monitor says at least four soldiers killed at airbase

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least four Syrian soldiers including a senior officer were killed in a U.S. missile attack that had almost completely destroyed a Syrian airbase near Homs city....
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