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Germany shuts stations on warning of New Year suicide attack

Germany shut down two train stations in Munich on Thursday following a tip that Islamic State was planning a suicide bomb attack.

Israel to build barrier along Egyptian frontier

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved plans on Sunday to erect a barrier along part of Israel's border with Egypt.

Israeli premier seeks to reassure Egypt before US visit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to reassure Egypt about his commitment to Middle East peace talks on Monday.

No rejoicing for Israeli Arabs on Independence Day

When Israel marks its 61st anniversary this week, most of the Arab citizens who make up 20% of the population will not celebrate.

Netanyahu turns right to form Israel coalition

Benjamin Netanyahu's hawkish Likud party launched talks on Wednesday with right-wing parties on forming Israel's next government.

Israel picks Netanyahu to form government

Right-wing leader Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked to form the next Israeli government, the office of President Shimon Peres said on Friday.

Israel votes in tight election

Israelis began voting on Tuesday in an election that pollsters say is too close to call, with right-wing opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dead Sea Scrolls to go digital on internet

Scientists in Israel are taking digital photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls with the aim of making the documents available on the internet.

Olmert’s rivals jostle for Israel’s leadership

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's rivals jostled for Israel's leadership on Thursday after he announced his decision to resign.

Israeli police quiz Olmert again in bribery case

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was questioned by police for an hour on Friday, the second time this month that investigators have quizzed him over allegations he took bribes from an American businessman. Investigators from the National Fraud Unit turned up early for a previously arranged appointment at Olmert's official residence in Jerusalem.

Israel minister warns Palestinians of ‘holocaust’

Deputy Israeli Defence Minister Matan Vilnai said on Friday the Palestinians would bring on themselves what he called a ''bigger holocaust'' by stepping up rocket attacks on Israel from the Gaza Strip. ''Holocaust'' is a term rarely used in Israel outside discussions of the Nazi genocide during World War II.

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