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Jerusalem library work is on track

The work on a new Bahrain-funded library being built in Jerusalem will be completed next year, said a report. The facility will serve thousands of people and will be electronically linked to Bahrain's National Library in a bid

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Doha summit approves $1bn for Jerusalem

  The Arab League on Tuesday approved a Qatari proposal to set up a $1 billion fund for Arab East Jerusalem, which Palestinians want as the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.  

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Qatar proposes $1bn fund for Jerusalem

  Qatar called on Tuesday for the immediate establishment of a $1 billion fund to help Palestinians in Arab East Jerusalem, and offered to contribute $250 million to it.   Qatar's Emir Sheikh Ha

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Israel ‘mistreats Palestinian children in custody’

Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law, a Unicef report said on Wednesday. The United Nations Children Fund (Unicef) estimated that

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Gaza rocket attacks Israel, first since truce

A rocket fired from Gaza exploded in Israel on Tuesday, the first such attack since a November truce and an apparent show of solidarity with West Bank protests after the death of a Palestinian in an Israeli jail. Al-Aqsa Martyrs B

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Iran threat ‘is paramount for new Israeli govt’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday took on the job of forming a new government and said its most important task would be to ensure that Iran does not gain nuclear arms. President Shimon Peres formally called on

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Rare snowstorm paralyses Jerusalem

  The worst snowstorm in 20 years shut public transport, roads and schools in Jerusalem on Thursday and along the northern Israeli region bordering on Lebanon.   Elisha Peleg, an official in charge

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Settlements: UK, France mull steps against Israel

  Britain and France on Monday weighed measures against Israel to protest at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to expand settlement building after the UN's de facto recognition of Palestinian statehood.

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Israel withholds Palestinian funds after UN vote

Israel said on Sunday it was withholding this month's transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority, after the United Nations' de facto recognition of a Palestinian state. Under interim peace deals, which Israel sa

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Israel's Peres welcomes Abbas statement

Israeli President Shimon Peres hailed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as a courageous partner for peace on Saturday after the Palestinian leader made clear his support for a two-state solution to the decades old conflict with Israel.

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