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Israel says has mended fences with EU in Netanyahu-Mogherini call

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JERUSALEM Israel said on Friday it had resolved its differences with the European Union after weeks of diplomatic tension following an EU decision not to allow goods produced in settlements in the occupied West Bank to be labelled "Made in Israel".

Obama, Netanyahu may agree defence deal in Washington next month, envoy says

JERUSALEM U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might meet in Washington next month and complete a deal on future defence aid to Israel that has been dogged by disagreement, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said on Thursday.

World, 12 Feb 2016

U.N. rights expert accuses Israel of excessive force against Palestinians

GENEVA The U.N. human rights investigator for Gaza and the West Bank called on Israel on Thursday to investigate what he called excessive force used by Israeli security forces against Palestinians and to prosecute perpetrators.

World, 11 Feb 2016

U.N. and Palestinian authorities appeal for aid, amid Palestinian attacks

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Palestinian authorities and the United Nations made a joint call for funding on Wednesday amid tension between Palestinians and Israelis that has led to violence and some 200 deaths, mainly of Palestinians, in recent months.

World, 11 Feb 2016

Netanyahu's wife abused household staff, Israeli court finds

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara insulted and raged at household staff, creating an abusive working environment at the Israeli prime minister's official residence, a labour court ruled on Wednesday.

World, 10 Feb 2016

Arab-Israeli lawmakers suspended for meeting families of killed Palestinians

JERUSALEM Three Arab-Israeli lawmakers were suspended on Monday from speaking in parliament as punishment for supporting families of Palestinian assailants killed by security forces after they attacked Israelis.

World, 09 Feb 2016

Israel may bank on Obama's successor for future U.S. aid pact - minister

JERUSALEM/WASHINGTON Israel may be unable to reach a new defence aid agreement with the Obama administration and could wait for the next U.S. president to secure better terms, a senior Israeli official said on Monday in a veiled rebuke signalling a snag in negotiations.

World, 09 Feb 2016

Israel eyes more entry permits to Palestinian workers to douse tensions

JERUSALEM Israel plans to increase the number of entry permits it grants to Palestinian workers, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Monday, in a drive to ease economic hardship that has contributed to a wave of Palestinian attacks.

World, 08 Feb 2016

Sudanese migrant stabs Israeli soldier, is shot dead - police

JERUSALEM A Sudanese migrant in Israel stabbed and wounded a soldier in an apparent act of solidarity with Palestinians and was shot dead, police said.

World, 07 Feb 2016

Israeli teenagers get long jail terms for Palestinian youth's murder

JERUSALEM An Israeli court jailed two Jewish youths on Thursday, one for life and the other for 21 years, for the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war.

World, 04 Feb 2016