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Jews urged to arm themselves amid wave of stabbings by Palestinians

Israeli police at the scene of a stabbing attack in Jerusalem. A Palestinian man killed two Israelis in the attack.

Special to Israeli officials have urged citizens to carry licensed weapons as a campaign of violence incited by political and religious leaders in the Palestinian territories has worsened. “Possessing weapons increases the confidence of residents, who know that in […]

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Netanyahu slams UN’s ‘deafening silence’ in a speech punctuated by his own 40 seconds of silence

Israel's Netanyahu gave the UN the silence treatment.

Special to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a blunt address to the United Nations General Assembly, slammed the world body for its indifference to Iranian threats to destroy Israel. Netanyahu said that the Iran deal “doesn’t make peace […]

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Saudi king makes ‘urgent’ appeal to UN, White House after Temple Mount clashes

Palestinians shout in front of Israeli security forces who block a road leading to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Sept. 13.  /AFP/Ahmad Gharabli

Special to Saudi King Salman has urged the United Nations to intervene after three days of clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters at the Temple Mount’s Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Salman “expressed strong condemnation of the dangerous Israeli […]

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Frustrated Gazans: Israel would be better than Hamas

Gaza's sole power plant in Nusairat. /Mohammed Abed/AFP/GettyImages

Special to A power crisis, in which Gazans suffer through 8- to 20-hour spans without electricity, has many residents saying they would prefer to be under Israel’s rule rather than that of Hamas. “The Israelis are better,” a Gaza […]

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100,000 Palestinians have fled Syria for Europe, more than 2,000 drowned at sea

Palestinian refugees at Yarmouk camp in Syria.  /EPA

Special to Some 100,000 Palestinians have fled refugee camps in Syria for Europe, the head of the Palestinian Forum in Europe said on Sept. 6. Ziad al-Aloul said 2,300 Palestinians drowned as they tried to reach Greece and about […]

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IRGC commander: Iran will build military until Israel defeated, Palestinians free

General Mohsen Kazzemeini.

Special to A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) commander said that Iran will continue to upgrade its military might with the ultimate goal of annihilating Israel and freeing the Palestinians. “They (the U.S. and Israel) should know that the […]

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Top Palestinian in Iran trip seeks to exploit anger at Hamas-Saudi ties

Ahmad Majdalani

Special to The Palestinian Authority (PA) is seeking improved relations and trade with Iran and is also looking to Teheran for assistance in ending the PA’s ongoing dispute with Hamas. Ahmad Majdalani, a senior PA official, acknowledged the push […]

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Abbas warns ISIL threat against ‘secularists’ in Gaza Strip is for real

An ISIL banner in the Gaza Strip.

Special to Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) has established a clear presence in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said. During a July 30 meeting with Jordanian parliament members, Abbas said that world leaders were […]

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ISIL’s genocide threat against Christian Arabs in Jerusalem ignored by Palestinian Authority

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.  /Milad News Agency

Special to Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders on June 30 ignored a threat by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) to slaughter Arab Christians in Jerusalem. ISIL warned that “infidel Christians” had one month to leave Jerusalem or the […]

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Hamas cuts deals with Egypt, Israel as tensions with Palestinian Authority simmers

Egypt-Gaza border crossing at Rafah.

Special to Officials said Hamas is reaching out to Egypt and Israel as it can no longer rely on the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank for much-needed funding. As icy relations between the two main Palestinian factions have […]

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