Peter Beaumont

Video of Israeli Extremists Celebrating Toddler's Death at a Wedding Sparks Uproar

Senior Israeli politicians and religious figures have condemned an incendiary video showing a hall packed full of Jewish extremist teenagers cheering the death of a Palestinian toddler murdered in an anti-Palestinian hate crime earlier this year.

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Palestinian President Signs Up to Join International Criminal Court

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, dramatically moved to join the international criminal court on Wednesday, setting Palestinians on a diplomatic collision course with Israel and Washington, and risking imposition of US sanctions.

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Palestinian President Presses for UN Vote on Israeli Withdrawal

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, is pushing for a vote in the United Nations security council – as early as Wednesday – on a resolution calling for a deadline to end the 47-year-long Israeli occupation.

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Palestinian Minister Dies after West Bank Confrontation with Israeli Soldiers

A senior minister in the government of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has died following a violent confrontation with Israeli soldiers in a West Bank village near Ramallah.

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Israeli Jets Bomb Syria, Says Damascus

Syria accused Israeli jets of bombing two installations inside the country on Sunday, one near the capital, Damascus, and the second in a town near the Lebanese border.

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Israeli Cabinet Approves Legislation Defining Nation-State of Jewish People

A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite warnings that the move risks undermining the country’s democratic character.

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4 Dead in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

Four Israelis were killed and eight more wounded in a frenzied assault by two Palestinian men on Jewish worshippers praying at a Jerusalem synagogue in the most lethal incident in the city in years.

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A Pause in the Bombing by Israeli Forces - and the Ruins of Gaza Are Laid Bare

n the dangerous streets around the hospital in Beit Hanoun, the buildings were, by and large, still standing on Friday afternoon. By Saturday morning, after a day of intense Israeli bombing and shellfire, the hospital in the northern Gaza town was standing in a sea of rubble, its walls pockmarked with gunfire and torn by shrapnel.

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Gaza Violence Spreads to West Bank with Five Palestinians Reportedly Killed

The violence of the Gaza conflict has spread to the West Bank where five Palestinians have reportedly been killed and scores wounded in the biggest clashes with Israeli forces for several years.

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Israeli Jets Pound Gaza After Teenagers' Deaths

Israeli jets and helicopters launched dozens of air strikes across theGaza Strip overnight on Monday, just hours after the bodies of three abducted Israeli teenagers were found in a shallow grave near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

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