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A protester waves a Palestinian flag in front of the Jewish settlement of Ofra during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir near Ramallah. Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Torokman/Reuters

A Catholic monastery and convent in a secluded valley outside Bethlehem has lost a seven-year legal battle against the building of Israel’s se(...)

The remains of a shell fired by what residents say is from the Syrian rebels are seen in the town of Hermel in Bekaa earlier this week.  Photograph: Reuters

These men died in Syria, battling alongside the army of Hizbullah’s close ally, President Bashar al-Assad, against rebel units in(...)

Salam Fayyad (left) with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who accepted his resignation this month as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority. Photograph: David Silverman/Getty Images

On April 13th, Palestinian Authority prime minister Salam Fayyad resigned. It was an easy development to miss, but not one to be ignored. It wa(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry says Netanyahu not in a position to confirm reports of chemical weapon use in Syria. Photograph: Reuters

The Israeli army’s top intelligence analyst says he is certain that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel fo(...)

 Fernando Torres and Yossi Benayoun look on during the UEFA Europa League quarter final second leg match between FC Rubin Kazan and Chelsea at the Luzhniki Stadium. Photograph: Photograph: Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images

Chelsea are investigating abuse directed towards forward Yossi Benayoun from their own fans after the Israel international described the comme(...)

US secretary of defence Chuck Hagel waves before boarding an aircraft for a trip to the Middle East  at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Photograph:  Jim Watson/Getty Image

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel said today Israel and the US agree Iran must be stopped from attaining the ability to build a nuclear bomb w(...)

In the close-knit Jewish community of 1980s Gothenburg, tradition and family are sacred. So when Jacob’s mother leaves his father for her genti(...)

A  fireman runs through the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building April, 1995,  after the explosion destroyed the federal building, killing 168 people.  Timothy McVeigh was convicted of the bombing. Photograph: Reuters
Timeline: Terror in The US
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  • April 17, 2013, 06:00

February 26th, 1993 A bomb in a van explodes in the underground World Tr(...)

US secretary of defence Chuck  Hagel is to  try to encourage Turkey and Israel  to restart military co-operation, which used to include manoeuvres and defence contracts. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel will try to rekindle military co-operation between Turkey and its former close ally Israel in his first visit (...)

Jewish worshippers wrapped in prayer shawls take part in a special priestly blessing during the Jewish holiday of Passover last month at the Western Wallin Jerusalem's Old City. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to consider liberalising access to Judaism's Western Wall, officials said today, citing concern t(...)

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