May 25, 2011 Foreign Minister Nabil al-Arabi said on April 29 that this would soon happen. Many Egyptians want to get humanitarian aid to Palestinians. Israel, though, fears the move will strengthen Hamas.
May 24, 2011 The initial official Palestinian reaction to the Israeli leader's address to Congress is negative.
Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner watch as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses lawmakers at the Capitol on Tuesday.
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May 24, 2011 The Israeli prime minister's speech came on the heels of the very public disagreement he has had with President Obama over returning to Israel's pre-1967 war borders. Netanyahu said Israel wants and needs peace but repeated his flat rejection of a return to what he called the "indefensible" borders.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama in the Oval Office today (May 20, 2011).
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May 20, 2011 One day after President Obama said the U.S. wants those lines to be the basis for peace talks, the Israeli prime minister repeated his opposition. Obama said he still believes "it is possible to shape a deal."
May 19, 2011 The prime minister said Israel cannot withdraw to "indefensible" borders. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., tells NPR the president's "unprecedented" proposal is part of a "groundbreaking U.S. policy statement."
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April 13, 2011 Combine a teen singing sensation and Mideast politics and you get a media feeding frenzy.
March 22, 2011 Moshe Katsav, Israel's president from 2000 to 2007, was convicted of raping a former employee and sexually harassing two other women.
January 25, 2011 Palestinian Authority officials have challenged the accuracy of the leaked documents. Their rivals are accusing PA leaders of treason.
January 24, 2011 Documents leaked to Al Jazeera and The Guardian signal that Palestinian negotiators made concessions in recent years.
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December 21, 2010 Yad Vashem, Israel's memorial to the Holocaust, says it has identified the names of 4 million Jews who died at the hands of Nazi Germany. The names,kept in an online database, represent two-thirds of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
The deadly blaze near Haifa, Israel.
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December 6, 2010 The 14-year-old has told investigators he panicked after an ember from his hookah pipe started a forest fire, Israeli news media report. At least 41 people were killed.
A Greek firefighting plane sprays fire extinguishing material over the fire in Yemin Orde, northern Israel, on Friday.
December 3, 2010 The United States is sending a three-person Forest Service team experienced in aerial firefighting to Israel to help that country with a wildfire that has kill 41 people and is described as the worst in its history.
This bus was engulfed in flames, killing about 40 student prison guards.
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December 2, 2010 About 40 people, most of them apparently trainees in Israel's prison guard service, died today when the bus they were in was caught in flames in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa.
August 31, 2010 Four Israelis were killed in a shooting attack outside a West Bank settlement near Hebron.
An Israeli army technician walks past the Air Force drone "Heron" at the Palmahim Airbase in central Israel on May 3, 2010.
July 27, 2010 German Luftwaffe pilots are training in Israel to remotely fly drones to be used in Afghanistan.
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