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Israel mulls junk food tax to check expanding waistlines


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 2 (IANS) In a bid to control growing obesity rates in the country, the Israeli government is all set to authorise a plan which will levy a special ... Read more...

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Shia clerics demand closure of US, Israel embassies in India


May 7th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) Prominent clerics of the Shia community in Uttar Pradesh have demanded that India snap its ties with the United States and Israel.At a well-attended congregation of ... Read more...

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Israel to deport South Sudanese


March 19th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 19 (IANS) Israel will begin deporting thousands of South Sudan nationals from April following rising distress over the inflow of African refugees and labour migrants through its western ... Read more...

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Netanyahu wants US to threaten attack on Iran


February 29th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 29 (IANS/AKI) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an upcoming visit to Washington will ask US President Barack Obama to publicly threaten Iran with an attack over ... Read more...

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UNESCO grants full membership to Palestine


October 31st, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO on Monday voted to grant full membership to Palestine despite strong objections from Israel and the United States.Palestine is currently an observer ... Read more...

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Abandon new settlement plans, Russia urges Israel


October 17th, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 17 (IANS) Moscow is deeply concerned over Israel's new settlement plans in East Jerusalem and has called on Tel Aviv to abandon them, the Russian foreign ministry said ... Read more...

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Israeli government the problem, not the people: Turkish PM


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Oct 3 (IANS) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday said his country has problems with the Israeli government but not its people."Our comments are not against the ... Read more...

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UN envoy slams Israel’s plan for new housing in East Jerusalem


August 12th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations has said Israel's announced plan to develop new housing units in East Jerusalem is a "provocative action" which undermines the peace process with Palestinians.Robert ... Read more...

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US concerned over Israeli housing construction in West Bank


August 10th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US reiterated its concerns over the ongoing Israeli housing construction in the West Bank, the US Department of State said in a statement Tuesday."The ... Read more...

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Hamas hails decision to permanently open Rafah border crossing


May 27th, 2011 - 1:45 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA (BNO NEWS) -- Hamas, one of the main Palestinian factions, on Thursday hailed the courageous decision by the Egyptian ruling military council to permanently open the Rafah border crossing.According to the ... Read more...

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Justin Bieber’s meeting with Israeli PM called off


April 14th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jerusalem, April 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Justin Bieber has expressed his frustration with being drawn into “politics” by the Israeli government. The singer is in the country and tweeted that the country’s press ... Read more...

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Italian novelist compares Berlusconi with Adolf Hitler


February 26th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): One of the best-known Italian novelists, Umberto Eco, has raised eyebrows by comparing Silvio Berlusconi to Adolf Hitler.He made the comparison while responding to a question on whether ... Read more...

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Blast at Egypt gas pipeline


February 5th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Egyptian Army has stopped the gas flow at a pipeline in Egypt's North Sinai following an explosion, the governor of the province said Saturday.The explosion at ... Read more...

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Andhra to tie-up with Israel


January 27th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh will shortly sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Israeli government to promote start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in IT and IT enabled ... Read more...

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Seven mortar shells fired from Gaza Strip into Israel


December 21st, 2010 - 1:40 am ICT by BNO News
GAZA STRIP (BNO NEWS) -- Seven mortar shells were fired into southern Israel on Monday morning, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said, but there were no reports of injuries.The IDF said the ... Read more...

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PM Netanyahu says Israel “quite serious” on peace talks


November 12th, 2010 - 3:11 am ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday told U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Israel is "quite serious" on resuming peace talks with the Palestinian Authority as ... Read more...

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Spanish porn site owner sold Twitter user name to Israel for ‘thousands of pounds’


September 15th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.15 (ANI): A user of Twitter has sold his username on the micro-blogging website to Israel for thousands of pounds.Israel Melendez, the owner of a porn site, sold the @Israel username ... Read more...

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Israeli government discusses peace talks progress


September 5th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Sep 5 (DPA) The Israeli cabinet was summoned Sunday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to consult about the most recent round of direct peace talks with the Palestinian, reported Israeli media. At ... Read more...

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‘Israeli army lacked intelligence before raid on aid flotilla’


August 12th, 2010 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 12 (IANS) The Israeli military lacked enough intelligence, especially about the main organisers of the Gaza-bound aid vessels, before its raid on the flotilla May 31, the army chief said ... Read more...

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Ban to meet UN panel probing flotilla raid


August 10th, 2010 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 10 (DPA) The four-member panel appointed to investigate the Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May was to hold its first meeting with UN Secretary General Ban ... Read more...

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UN to discuss Israel-Lebanon border incident


August 5th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 5 (DPA) The UN Security Council plans to discuss this week's shooting incident at the Israeli-Lebanese border after a UN investigation has been done, the council president said Thursday. Russian ... Read more...

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Obama asks Abbas to enter direct talks


August 1st, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem/London, July 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama has warned the Palestinian government of Mahmoud Abbas that "there will be consequences" if he declines to open direct talks with Israel, Arab ... Read more...

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Obama calls Abbas, favours direct Palestine-Israel talks


July 10th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) US President Barack Obama called up Palestinian National Authority (PNA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and discussed ways to "advance to direct talks" towards building peace between Palestine and ... Read more...

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Around 16,500 Palestinians cross Egypt’s border with Gaza


June 25th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rafah (Egypt), June 25 (DPA) Around 16,500 Palestinians have crossed Egypt's border with Gaza since it was opened June 1 after Israel's attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, a security source said ... Read more...

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Israel eases Gaza blockade


June 21st, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 20 (DPA) The Israeli government has adopted measures to ease its blockade of the Gaza Strip and extend the list of products allowed in, the prime minister's office said in ... Read more...

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Ban urges Israel to fundamentally change its Gaza policies


June 19th, 2010 - 9:08 am ICT by IANS
New York, June 19 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Israel's decision to ease the land blockade of the Gaza Strip, but said a "fundamental change" was needed to improve ... Read more...

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US urges ‘prompt’ inquiry of Gaza flotilla raid


June 14th, 2010 - 7:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) The US has urged Israel to "promptly" conduct a probe into its military raid on an international aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip, a media report said. "While ... Read more...

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Israeli soldiers board Gaza-bound ‘Rachel Corrie’ without incident


June 5th, 2010 - 5:38 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- Israeli soldiers boarded the Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' on Saturday after it ignored numerous invitations to dock at Ashdod port, where its cargo would be inspected and then transfered ... Read more...

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Israeli Navy seizes Gaza-bound aid ship (Second lead)


June 5th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, June 5 (DPA) The Israeli Navy boarded and seized a ship bound for the Gaza Strip Saturday, a military spokeswoman said. "The ship was boarded with the full compliance of the ... Read more...

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Israel says Gaza-bound Rachel Corrie ignores invitation to dock at Ashdod port


June 5th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Saturday said the Gaza-bound 'Rachel Corrie' has ignored two invitations to dock at Ashdod port, where its cargo would be inspected and ... Read more...

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‘US pressed Israel to release 400 Turkish citizens’


June 4th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, June 4 (ANI): Turkey's Deputy Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy Selim Yenel has said that the US pressured Israel to facilitate the speedy release of more than 400 Turkish citizens whom ... Read more...

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US had urged Israel to observe caution, restraint on flotilla move to Gaza Strip


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): The Obama administration had urged Israel to use "caution and restraint" with the half a dozen aid boats bound for the Gaza Strip before Israeli commandos raided the ... Read more...

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African National Congress’ Youth League condemns Israeli raid on Gaza relief flotilla


June 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 am ICT by BNO News
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (BNO NEWS) – The African National Congress (ANC) Youth League condemned on Wednesday the Israeli raid on the humanitarian flotilla that was headed to Gaza to provide relief.The Youth ... Read more...

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Israel under ‘international assault of hypocrisy’: Netanyahu


June 3rd, 2010 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, June 2 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday bluntly rejected international criticism of his country's forceful interception on high seas of six aid ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip. "The ... Read more...

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Israel says Middle East Resolution passed at the NPT Review Conference “deeply flawed and hypocritical”


May 31st, 2010 - 4:02 am ICT by BNO News
JERUSALEM (BNO NEWS) -- Israel on Sunday said the Middle East Resolution passed at the NPT Review Conference is "deeply flawed and hypocritical," because "ignores the realities and the real threats."On Saturday, ... Read more...

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