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  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in eastern Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an effort to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. In exchange, Israel would agree to accept a four-year freeze on new settlement activity while...

  • President Donald Trump's statements on his Mideast plan are "aggressive" and his proposals for Jerusalem are "nonsense", an official with the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Tuesday. "Trump's statement is aggressive and it will spark a lot of anger," Sami Abu Zuhri, whose Hamas group rules in the Gaza Strip, told Reuters. "Trump's statement about Jerusalem is...

  • HAMAS OFFICIAL IN GAZA CALLS TRUMP'S STATEMENT' AGGRESSIVE', DEEMS JERUSALEM PLAN' NONSENSE'.

  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed creation of a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem, dependent on Palestinians taking steps to become self-governing, in an attempt to achieve a peace breakthrough in their decades of conflict with Israel. Senior administration officials, briefing Reuters on the details of a plan the president was due...

  • Netanyahyu was in Washington for meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the release of Trump's long-delayed Israel-Palestinian peace plan when Israel's attorney-general filed the charges in a Jerusalem court. In addition to his legal battle, Netanyahu is fighting for his political life in a March 2 election, Israel's third in less than a year...

  • President Donald Trump's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan on Tuesday hours before its scheduled release at a ceremony in Washington. They say his administration is biased towards Israel. The Palestinians fear the plan will dash their hopes for an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem- areas Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East War- by...

  • JERUSALEM, Jan 24- More than two years after first proposed a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, U.S. *The Palestinian demand for statehood in territory- the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem- captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war. *Palestinian demands that Israel remove its settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

  • *Israel's PM Netanyahu, rival Gantz invited to White House. Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival centrist former general Benny Gantz to the White House next week, saying he would reveal details of his plan before his Tuesday meeting with Netanyahu. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014 and Palestinians...

  • *Israel's PM Netanyahu, rival Gantz invited to White House. Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival centrist former general Benny Gantz to the White House next week, saying he would reveal details of his plan before his Tuesday meeting with Netanyahu. Israeli-Palestinian peace talks collapsed in 2014 and Palestinians...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23- United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday, after U.N. experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The independent U.N. experts...

  • *Poland absent in dispute with Russia, Israel. JERUSALEM, Jan 23- Dozens of world leaders will convene in Jerusalem on Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, amid a backdrop of rising anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. However, the president of Poland, where the Nazi concentration camp was built during the German...

  • AMMAN, Jan 19- Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of the population. Although U.S. ally Jordan has a peace treaty with Israel the deal, which supplies Jordan for 15 years, has faced much popular opposition,...

  • *Europeans trigger Iran nuclear deal's dispute clause. PARIS/ LONDON, Jan 14- Britain, France and Germany on Tuesday formally accused Iran of violating the terms of its 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear programme, a step by the three powers that could lead eventually to the reimposing of U.N. sanctions lifted under the deal. The three countries said they still...

  • *Bank of Israel keeps benchmark interest rate at 0.25%. "There has to be a more significant deterioration in economic activity," Yaron told reporters after the Bank of Israel held its benchmark interest rate at 0.25% at a policy meeting, as widely expected amid a stable shekel and solid economic growth. Yaron pointed to both the U.S. Federal Reserve and European...

  • LAS VEGAS, Jan 6- Intel Corp on Monday released a video of its Mobileye autonomous car navigating the streets of Jerusalem for about 20 minutes with the help of 12 on-board cameras and, unusually, no other sensors. v=- kNUVM8s0nc&feature= youtu.be at a news conference at tech show CES in Las Vegas. In the video, Mobileye, Intel's Israel- based autonomous driving unit,...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 31- Israel's $3.6 billion offshore Leviathan field started production on Tuesday, paving the way for multi-billion dollar gas export deals with Egypt and Jordan in the coming weeks. However, Texas- based Noble Energy, Israel's Delek Drilling and Ratio Oil said that operations had started, effectively doubling the amount of Israeli-produced gas...

  • KIEV, Dec 19- Ukraine's largest lender PrivatBank, which was nationalised in 2016, said on Thursday it had initiated more legal claims abroad for compensation against its former owners. The bank said in a statement it had started new litigation at the district court of Tel Aviv for a claim of $600 million. The bank has also increased the amount of its claims in a...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 19- An Israeli court lifted on Thursday a temporary injunction that had threatened to delay production at the Leviathan gas field due to environmental concerns. Rescinding Tuesday's injunction, the Jerusalem District Court said appellants had not provided sufficient evidence that Leviathan's emissions, in its start-up phase, could prove...

  • JERUSALEM, Dec 19- An Israeli court lifted on Thursday a temporary injunction that had threatened to delay production at the Leviathan gas field due to environmental concerns. The companies, led by Texas- based Noble Energy and Israel's Delek Drilling, have already signed major, multi-billion dollar deals for exports to Egypt and Jordan. Leviathan was...

  • ISRAELI COURT LIFTS INJUNCTION AGAINST START OF OPERATION OF LEVIATHAN GAS FIELD.