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Israel leader seeks world pressure on Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday urged the international community to demand the Western-backed Palestinian president break off …

Israeli leader meets families of missing teenagers as search continues

The families of three Israeli teenagers missing in the West Bank met the Israeli prime minister and each other on Tuesday for the first time since their sons were kidnapped, as the search operation in Palestinian cities and villages stretched into its fifth day.<p>In a meeting with the families of …

Israel to rush through force-feeding law

Israel is to rush through a new law allowing force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners, reports say, as 80 Palestinian inmates were taken to hospital after not eating for nearly two months.<p>Parliament was expected to hold the bill's second and third reading of the bill next Monday, a parliamentary …

Israel Holds Breath Over Three Teens Kidnapped on West Bank

Israel remained galvanized by the kidnapping of three yeshiva students Tuesday, five days after they were apparently taken hostage by Palestinian …

Al-Jazeera Reporter in Egypt Freed After Hunger Strike

Citing concerns about his deteriorating health, Egyptian authorities released a journalist for the news service al-Jazeera on Tuesday after jailing …

Palestinians freed in 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner-swap back in custody

More than 50 Palestinians released in 2011 as part a high-profile deal to free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit are back in custody after they were arrested during Israeli military operations to locate three missing teenagers.<p>The overnight arrests – 65 in total – bring the number of Palestinians …

Palestinian leader defends cooperation with Israel

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday defended his policy of security cooperation with Israel in a politically risky …

Palestinians, Israeli troops clash in teens search

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers clashed with Palestinians during an arrest raid early Thursday in the most violent confrontation so far in the …