Articles tagged with: Israel

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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Ali M. Pedram
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on : Sunday, 16 Nov, 2014

Iranian media showcases Revolutionary Guard’s ballistic capabilities to “attack and destroy” Israel

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iranian websites close to the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps have run special feature reports and interviews relating to Iran’s capab...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 11 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Israel prefers Assad to ISIS

In the last few years, the news that has been reaching us about the Syrian regime of Bashar Al-Assad has periodically veered all the way from the abominable to the absurd, arousing...

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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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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Wednesday, 5 Nov, 2014

Palestinian man kills one in Jerusalem car attack: police

Jerusalem, Reuters—A Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians in central Jerusalem on Wednesday in the second attack of its kind in two weeks, killing one person and fueli...

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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 : Thursday, 30 Oct, 2014

Sweden recognises Palestinian state, hopes will revive peace process

Stockholm, Reuters—The Swedish government officially recognized the state of Palestine on Thursday, the first Western European country to do so, reflecting growing international ...

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Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Tuesday, 14 Oct, 2014

UK Parliament backs recognition of Palestinian state

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The UK Parliament voted to recognize the state of Palestine alongside Israel in a House of Commons debate on Monday. Voting 274 to 12, MPs supporte...

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