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Israel shuts Muslim groups over Jerusalem shrine tensions

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel shut down three local Islamist groups on Monday, accusing them of stoking tensions at a contested shrine in occupied …

Israel

Will Japan, Israel, Britain fill the US regional security vacuum?

World leaders and local officials marching in Paris. (photo credit: AFP/Erick Feferberg)<p>America, leader of the global anti-ISIS coalition, was …

Geopolitics

Thousands of Homes Now Being Razed on Gaza Strip Border, So Where’s International Media Outrage?

After an attack near the Gaza border killed over 30 soldiers in October of last year, the response was fast and furious. Hundreds of homes would be …

Israel

The American Absence in Paris

The U.S. sent its ambassador to a unity march that drew 40 world leaders and more than a million French citizens. The White House voiced regret for the slight on Monday.<p><i>Updated January 12, 1:45 p.m.</i><p>The most conspicuous absence at Sunday's enormous anti-terror march in Paris, which drew some 40 …

Hamas threatens to exit national unity government with PA

Public employees in Gaza go on strike over salary dispute; "Every day, the government proves it is a government of division and not national …

Israel

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Iran talks, Palestinian ICC move | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama spoke by phone on Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about ongoing nuclear talks with Iran and about the Palestinian move to become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the White House said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama …

Barack Obama

Abbas dramatically challenges Israel after 10 cautious years

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — After a decade in power, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has little to show.<p>He is no closer to a deal on Palestinian …

Israel

Egypt widens buffer with Gaza Strip with new demolitions

Egypt has embarked on a significant widening of its buffer zone with the Gaza Strip, amid indications from the provincial governor that the entire border town of Rafah will eventually be razed and relocated.<p>The Egyptian government has expressed determination to choke off subterranean smuggling …

Gaza