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UN envoy welcomes deal to end hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israel

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, has welcomed the agreement reached to end the hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli custody.

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UN official urges Israel to resolve Palestinian prisoners? hunger strike issue

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees today urged the Israeli Government to find an acceptable solution to the issue of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike, noting their demands are generally related to basic prisoners? rights as stipulated in the ...

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UN envoy urges Israel to preserve health of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike

A senior United Nations official said today he was deeply troubled by reports about the critical condition of at least two Palestinians being held by Israel, who have been on hunger strike for over two months, and urged the Government to preserve the health of the prisoners.

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UN envoy warns of potential risks of lack of progress between Israel and Palestinians

The situation between the Palestinians and Israel remains "uncertain and difficult," a United Nations envoy told the Security Council today, while warning of the increased risks of an absence of political progress and violence on the ground.

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UN rights expert urges Israel to release Palestinian woman prisoner on hunger strike

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged Israel to release Hana Shalabi, a Palestinian woman prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month.

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Egypt: Egypt's parliament describes Israel as the country's "first enemy"

Lawmakers vote symbolic resolution calling for the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the cancellation of the peace treaty with Israel. The call is a response to Israeli raids in Gaza. Sources tell AsiaNews that such moves exemplify the conceited populism of the Muslim Brotherhood and the ...

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Tehran Calls Oscar Win A Victory Over Israel

An Iranian filmmaker has won the country's first Oscar, taking the prize for the best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, and Tehran has celebrated by touting it as a victory over its archenemy.

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Thailand: Israel: Thai police confirm Bangkok bombs against Israel

Explosives and tools similar to those used in India and Georgia. Netanyahu convenes security body and still accuses Iran. Tehran says allegations are baseless.

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Calling for end to provocations, Ban says Israel and Palestinians must restore trust

Israel and the Palestinians must cease provocations and take concrete steps to restore trust and create a conducive environment for direct talks, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today, pledging to do everything in his power to help the parties advance the peace process.

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Obama Says Israel Has Not Decided To Attack Iran

U.S. President Barack Obama says he does not think Israel has decided whether to attack Iran over its disputed nuclear program.

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ISRAEL CYPRUS Cyprus and Israel sign two defence and intelligence agreements

The crisis in Turkish-Israeli relations and the discovery of hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean are behind improved relations between the two countries. Cyprus has no navy or air force that could act as a deterrent to Turkey.

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Obama Says His Support For Israel Is 'Unshakable'

President Barack Obama says his administration has done more than any other U.S. administration to support Israel's security, and has described his commitment to Israel as "unshakable."

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Establishing a peaceful Palestinian State next to Israel long overdue - Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today led a chorus of United Nations officials in stressing the need for a just and lasting solution to the question of Palestine and achieving a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

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In UN-backed talks, Israel and Palestinians agree to offer peace proposals

The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for peace in the Middle East met separately today with Israeli and Palestinian officials in Jerusalem, with both sides agreeing to come forward with comprehensive proposals on territory and security within three months.

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Egypt And Israel To Swap Prisoners

After releasing hundreds of Palestinians for the release of one of its soldiers, Israel will free 25 Egyptians for an Israeli-American.

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Palestinian PM Says Conditions Not Right For Dialogue With Israel

The prime minister of the Palestinian government, Salam Fayyad, said during an appearance in Washington that he does not believe conditions are right for the Palestinians to resume a meaningful dialogue with Israel.

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