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Irish parliament denounces Israeli policies in West Bank

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LONDON — Ireland’s parliament has passed a motion describing Israeli settlements and other policies in the occupied West Bank as “de facto annexation’’ -...

UN body asked to up scrutiny of Israel’s human rights record

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GENEVA — Member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are calling on the U.N. Human Rights Council to set up a permanent commission...

US reaches out to Palestinian leaders many angrily reject

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JERUSALEM — After weeks of unrest and a devastating 11-day war in Gaza, the U.S. and the international community plan to engage with the...

Egyptian mediators hold talks to firm up Israel-Hamas truce

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egyptian mediators held talks Saturday to firm up an Israel-Hamas cease-fire as Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip began...

Palestinians claim victory as Gaza truce faces early test

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinians rallied by the thousands early Friday after a cease-fire took effect in the latest Gaza war, with many...

Analysis: In Mideast turmoil, Palestinians find rare unity

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JERUSALEM — Over the past weeks, as stun grenades echoed off Jerusalem's walls, rockets streaked out of Gaza, West Bank protesters burned tires and...

Netanyahu’s prospects bolstered amid Israel-Hamas fighting

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JERUSALEM — Israel is at war with Hamas, Jewish-Arab mob violence has erupted inside Israel, and the West Bank is experiencing its deadliest unrest...

UN rights body to hold special session over Mideast violence

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GENEVA — The U.N.’s top human rights body said Thursday it will hold a special session next week to address “the grave human rights...

Israeli airstrikes kill 6, level large family home in Gaza

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli airstrikes killed at least six people across the Gaza Strip and destroyed the home of a large extended...

Islamic nations hold emergency summit on Israel-Gaza attacks

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The 57-nation Organization of Islamic Cooperation opened an emergency meeting Sunday over the heavy fighting between Israel and the...