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British foreign secretary warns of "terrible consequences" of not reaching a two-state solution

British foreign secretary warns of "terrible consequences" of not reaching a two-state solution

LONDON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- British Foreign Secretary William Hague warns of "terrible consequences" for both Israel and the Palestinians if they do not come to a two-state solution soon.
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Fears grow of new Israeli assault on Gaza amid rocket attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- There are growing concerns Israel may soon unleash a new punitive operation against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip after the military reported a dramatic increase in rocket attacks in January.
Israel to announce more settlement building

Israel to announce more settlement building

JERUSALEM, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Israel plans to announce more apartment projects in the West Bank the same day it releases a second group of Palestinian prisoners, a government official said.
Kerry, Netanyahu discuss Iran, peace in Middle East

Kerry, Netanyahu discuss Iran, peace in Middle East

ROME, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Diplomacy is the best way to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.
Israel: Don't make partial agreement with Iran on nuke program

Israel: Don't make partial agreement with Iran on nuke program

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Israel Tuesday warned world leaders meeting in Geneva not to make a partial agreement with Iran about dismantling its nuclear program.
Netanyahu says Rouhani's speech 'cynical'

Netanyahu says Rouhani's speech 'cynical'

JERUSALEM, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech at the U.N. General Assembly "cynical" and "full of hypocrisy."

Israel to boycott Iran's U.N. speech

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Official Israeli representatives attending the United Nations General Assembly said they will boycott Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's speech Tuesday.
Israeli minister calls for deadline on Iran nukes

Israeli minister calls for deadline on Iran nukes

JERUSALEM, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- An Israeli minister called on the international community to impose a deadline that, if crossed, will lead to the destruction of Iran's nuclear facilities.

Israel willing to make 'serious territorial concessions' for peace

JERUSALEM, July 26 (UPI) -- Israel is prepared to make "serious territorial concessions" in order to reach peace with Palestine, International Relations Minister Yuval Steinitz said.
Diplomatic weight builds behind Middle East peace

Diplomatic weight builds behind Middle East peace

LONDON, July 25 (UPI) -- The British government said it stands in support of efforts to restart the Middle East peace process but remains committed to Israeli national security.
Israel to free 82 prisoners before promised peace talks

Israel to free 82 prisoners before promised peace talks

JERUSALEM, July 23 (UPI) -- Israel will release 82 Palestinian prisoners serving life sentences, a key hurdle before planned Middle East peace talks, a Justice Ministry official said.

Israel to free 'heavyweight' Palestinians in peace talk agreement

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 20 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Palestinians held in Israeli prisons for many years will be freed as part of an agreement to resume peace talks, an Israeli official says.

Israel says no to international forces

JERUSALEM, June 5 (UPI) -- Israel will oppose deployment of international forces in any Palestinian peace deal, Minister of International and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz said.

Kerry: $4B West Bank plan could underpin peace with Israel

DEAD SEA, Jordan, May 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said a $4 billion plan to rebuild the West Bank economy could be a strong underpinning of a lasting peace with Israel.

Israeli Foreign Ministry staff seek department improvements

JERUSALEM, April 25 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Ministry staff members, saying the department was "hacked to pieces," are seeking a full-time minister and demand improved working conditions.
Israel talks Iran war as U.S, sells arms

Israel talks Iran war as U.S, sells arms

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 22 (UPI) -- A new flurry of threats by Israeli leaders to launch airstrikes against Iran on their own if need be has coincided with a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to finalize an arms deal that will guarantee Israel's regional military supremacy for a decade or two.

New Israeli government sworn in

JERUSALEM, March 18 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new ministers were approved by the Knesset and sworn in Monday.

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U.S. opposes Israel's West Bank building

U.S. opposes Israel's West Bank building

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The White House and the State Department both voiced opposition to unilateral action, such as Israel's West Bank settlement activity, as hurting peace efforts.
Netanyahu: Israel will build everywhere

Netanyahu: Israel will build everywhere

JERUSALEM, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Israel will continue to build in Jerusalem and anywhere considered to be in its strategic interest, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in Jerusalem Sunday.

Israel facing increased cyber attacks

JERUSALEM, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Israel has been confronted with unprecedented cyber attacks since the start of the military operation in Gaza, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said Sunday.

Israel denies trying to sway U.S. election

BEERSHBA, Israel, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's support for Republican nominee Mitt Romney did not amount to Israeli interference in the U.S. election, an Israeli official said.

Israel, Palestinians reach tax deal

JERUSALEM, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Israel and the Palestinian Authority agreed on bilateral trade and tax procedures to ease trade and reduce tax evasion, officials said.

Israeli protester dies of self-immolation

JERUSALEM, July 21 (UPI) -- An Israeli man has died of burns suffered when he set himself on fire in protest of the high cost of living in Israel.
Egypt terminates gas supply to Israel

Egypt terminates gas supply to Israel

JERUSALEM, April 23 (UPI) -- Most Israeli officials downplayed Egypt's decision to terminate a natural gas supply to Israel, calling it a business dispute, not a politically motivated one.
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