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Israel coerces immigrants to leave, rights group claims

Israel coerces immigrants to leave, rights group claims

JERUSALEM, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Israel is pressuring nearly 7,000 immigrants from Eritrea and Sudan to leave the country, the advocacy group Human Rights Watch claimed Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Hamas official: Extended cease-fire deal

Hamas official: Extended cease-fire deal

CAIRO, Aug. 26 (UPI) --A Hamas official said Tuesday his organization and Israel had come to an agreement on a long-term truce to end the fighting in Gaza.
Gabrielle Levy
Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

Israeli airstrike in Gaza targets Hamas commander

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 20 (UPI) --Israel suspended negotiations and renewed airstrikes in Gaza overnight Tuesday, responding to a burst of Hamas rocket fire that broke nearly six days of calm.
Gabrielle Levy
Rocket fire breaks latest Gaza truce

Rocket fire breaks latest Gaza truce

JERUSALEM, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Three rockets were fired into southern Israel from Gaza Tuesday, the Israeli military said, interrupting the latest cease-fire agreement.
Ed Adamczyk
Cease-fire extension between Israel and Hamas holds despite violence

Cease-fire extension between Israel and Hamas holds despite violence

CAIRO, Aug. 14 (UPI) --A five-day cease-fire has taken hold between Israel and Hamas despite the exchange of rocket fire Wednesday night.
Aileen Graef
Gaza uses truce to rebuild

Gaza uses truce to rebuild

GAZA CITY, Gaza, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Residents of Gaza are hurriedly taking advantage of a three-day truce between Hamas and Israel to rebuild whatever they can of their land.
Ed Adamczyk
John Kerry: Collapse of 72-hour Gaza cease-fire an 'outrageous violation'

John Kerry: Collapse of 72-hour Gaza cease-fire an 'outrageous violation'

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Secretary of State John Kerry expressed outrage Friday after the collapse of a 72-hour cease-fire between Hamas and Israel mere hours after it went into effect.
JC Finley
Hamas: Israeli ground attack will have consequences

Hamas: Israeli ground attack will have consequences

JERUSALEM, July 17 (UPI) --Hamas spokesman says 'Israel will pay a heavy price for' ground attack.
Danielle Haynes
Autopsy indicates Palestinian teen was burned alive

Autopsy indicates Palestinian teen was burned alive

JERUSALEM, July 5 (UPI) --Autopsy concludes slain Palestinian teen was burned alive.
Danielle Haynes
Israeli envoy to discuss Iran nuke deal with US officials in Washington

Israeli envoy to discuss Iran nuke deal with US officials in Washington

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that an Israeli envoy would soon meet with President Barack Obama to discuss the recently signed Iranian nuclear agreement.
JC Finley
No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

No direct dialogue between Israel and the Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- The year 2012 saw no advance in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, and chances of talks resuming in 2013, appear slimmer than ever, Israeli and Palestinian experts say.
MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
Iran offers aid escorts to Gaza

Iran offers aid escorts to Gaza

GAZA, June 7 (UPI) -- Pictures of pro-Palestinian activists overpowering Israeli troops as they stormed a Gaza-bound aid ship surfaced as Iran offered to escort other relief ships.

Israel seeks Lebanon peace talks

JERUSALEM, June 18 (UPI) -- The Israeli government, after reaching a cease-fire with Hamas in Gaza, now says it's ready for direct peace talks with Lebanon.
Olmert rejects Gaza Strip invasion

Olmert rejects Gaza Strip invasion

JERUSALEM, June 11 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday he has shelved plans to launch an invasion of the Gaza Strip and will give truce talks with Hamas more time.

No agreement near on Jerusalem status

JERUSALEM, June 8 (UPI) -- Negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are unlikely to produce an agreement on the future of Jerusalem any time soon, an Israeli official said Sunday.
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Mark Regev (formerly Freiberg) (Hebrew: מרק רגב‎) is an Israeli diplomat and media spokeperson. He is currently the spokesman for the Prime Minister of Israel and an advisor on foreign press and public affairs, a position he has held since his appointment by the former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in 2007.

Regev was born Mark Freiberg in Melbourne, Australia in 1960 to Martin and Freda Freiberg. He graduated from Mount Scopus Memorial College, received his Bachelor's degree in Political Science and History at Melbourne University, and a Master's degree in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as well as a Master of Science in Management from Boston University.

In his youth Regev was a prominent member of the Socialist-Zionist youth movement, Ichud Habonim and was active in the Melbourne University Jewish Students Society. In 1982 he emigrated to Israel and worked at kibbutz Tel Katzir. In Israel he changed his name from Freiberg to Regev, adopting the Israeli family name of his adoptive kibbutz parents. He is married and has three children.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mark Regev."
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