Articles tagged with: Israel

Asharq Al-Awsat
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on : Friday, 28 Nov, 2014

Rebels push forward in southern Syria

Beirut, AP—Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Al-Assad's seat of power. The advances appear to be a rare visible success story from efforts by the US and its allies to train and arm moderate rebel fighters. The rebel forces are believed to include fighters who graduated from...

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Nazir Majli
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

Israeli cabinet approves controversial “Jewish state” bill

Tel Aviv and Ramallah, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Israeli cabinet approved a draft bill on Sunday to officially recognize the country as a “Jewish state,” amid criticisms regarding the law discriminating against Arab residents in Israel, from both Israeli politicians and the Palestinian Authority, who labeled the move an example of “apartheid.” The cabinet passed the bill by a majority of 14 votes to five, and the law will now go to the Israeli Knesset for approval on Wednesday. If...

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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 f...

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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...

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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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