Articles tagged with: Benjamin Netanyahu

Kifah Ziboun and Nazir Majli
on : Wednesday, 19 Nov, 2014

Jerusalem, West Bank on high alert after synagogue killings

Ramallah and Tel Aviv, Asharq Al-Awsat—Jerusalem and the West Bank were on high alert on Wednesday as clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police broke out in the West Bank following an attack by two Palestinians on a synagogue in Jerusalem on Tuesday which killed five people, including four rabbis. A fifth victim, a policeman, died later in the evening in hospital as a result of his injuries. It later emerged the rabbis killed were not Israeli citizens—three were from the US, and...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 18 Nov, 2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Jerusalem, Reuters—Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city amid a surge in religious conflict. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to respond with a "heavy hand," and again accused Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of inciting violence in Jerusalem. Abbas issued a statement condemning the attack,...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 7 Nov, 2014

Jerusalem unrest underscores need for peace talks: EU’s Mogherini

Jerusalem and Gaza, Reuters—The EU's new foreign affairs chief said on Friday that a surge of violence in Jerusalem made it all the more critical that Israel and the Palestin...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 1 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Thank You, Sweden

When the Swedish foreign minister promised weeks ago that his country would recognize the State of Palestine, we weren’t sure that Sweden would do so given the tremendous amount ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 31 Oct, 2014

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tight security

Jerusalem, Reuters—Muslim men over 50 prayed at Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compo...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Sunday, 10 Aug, 2014

Netanyahu says Israel shunning Gaza truce talks, won’t negotiate under fire

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel said on Sunday it would not return to Egyptian-mediated ceasefire talks as long as Palestinian militants in Gaza kept up cross-border rocket an...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 5 Aug, 2014

Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins

Gaza/Cairo/Jerusalem, Reuters—Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towa...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Saturday, 2 Aug, 2014

Hamas defends Gaza ambush blamed for ending ceasefire

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—Hamas claimed responsibility on Saturday for a deadly Gaza Strip ambush in which an Israeli army officer may have been captured, but said the inci...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 1 Aug, 2014

Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza, rockets hit Israel

Gaza/Jerusalem, Reuters—A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and Israel accusing milita...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 26 Jul, 2014

Opinion: Understanding the Gaza War

We may never understand the contexts that preceded the recent round of the war on Gaza, or the real reasons behind the timing of its eruption. The issue of the kidnapping and killi...

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