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Israel approves 'Trump Heights' settlement

Israel began preparations for a new settlement in the Golan Heights named after US President Donald Trump, following Israeli government approval on Sunday. "We will start today with practical steps to construct Ramat Trump in …

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Israeli plane lands in Turkey after 10-long pause

Israel’s flag carrier completed its first cargo flight to Turkey in 10 years, the latest sign of a thaw in ties between the two nations, the Israeli embassy in Turkey said on Twitter. An El-Al plane landed in Istanbul on Sunday, …

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China's envoy to Israel found dead at home

China’s ambassador to Israel Du Wei was found dead in his residence on Sunday and initial indications were that he had died of natural causes, an Israeli official said. Du Wei, 57, became ambassador to Israel in February, …

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May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new Jewish state. Let’s put aside the real and imagined flaws of Israel today, and …

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Pompeo travels to Israel amid coronavirus outbreak

U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo has arrived in Israel amid the coronavirus pandemic to discuss U.S.-backed plans to annex large parts of the Palestinian territories. The single-stop visit – Pompeo’s first in nearly …

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