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Rockets land in Israel, Egypt's IS affiliate claims responsibility

JERUSALEM/CAIRO - Militants in Egypt's Sinai peninsula fired rockets into southern Israel on Friday in an incident that caused no casualties but appeared to be linked to fighting between Islamist insurgents and Egyptian security forces.

U.N. calls on Israel, Palestinians to prosecute Gaza war crimes

GENEVA - The United Nations called on Israel and the Palestinians on Friday to prosecute alleged war crimes committed in the 2014 Gaza war and to cooperate with the International Criminal Court's preliminary investigation.

World, 03 Jul 2015

Israel accuses Hamas of aiding Islamic State in Egypt

JERUSALEM - An Israeli general has accused members of Hamas in Gaza of providing support to militants linked to Islamic State in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, where the Egyptian army has fought deadly battles with Islamist insurgents in recent days.

World, 03 Jul 2015

$1 coffee chain taps into Israeli anger over high cost of living

PETACH TIKVA, Israel - With a $1 cup of coffee, Avi Katz is starting to do something Israelis have been demanding for years and politicians have failed to achieve -- lower the cost of living.

World, 02 Jul 2015

Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state

TEL AVIV - A senior Israeli defence official said President Bashar al-Assad controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.

World, Syria, 30 Jun 2015

Four Israelis wounded in suspected Palestinian West Bank shooting

JERUSALEM - A gunman opened fire at a group of Israelis near a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Israeli military said, in a suspected Palestinian drive-by attack.

World, 30 Jun 2015

Israel blocks foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israeli forces boarded a boat leading a protest flotilla of foreign activists to the blockaded Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Monday and forced it to sail to an Israeli port, the Israeli military said.

World, 30 Jun 2015

Israel, Palestinians say to investigate Gaza warcrime accusations

GENEVA - Israel and the Palestinians promised on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes committed by their forces during the 2014 Gaza war, amid growing calls for an end to impunity on both sides.

World, 29 Jun 2015

Israel bars foreign activist flotilla from reaching Gaza

JERUSALEM - Israel said on Monday it had blocked a boat leading a four-vessel protest flotilla of foreign activists from reaching the Gaza Strip and forced the vessel to sail to an Israeli port.

World, 29 Jun 2015

Jailed Palestinian agrees to end hunger strike - official

RAMALLAH - An Islamic Jihad leader jailed by Israel has agreed to end a 56- day hunger strike in exchange for a pledge that he would go free next month, a Palestinian official said on Monday.

World, 29 Jun 2015