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Israel in talks to stop Syria missile plan

The country fears that sophisticated Russian arms could end up in the hands of its enemies.

Israel takes flak for ‘African prison’

Israel has begun plans to build a controversial detention centre for refugees and illegal immigrants. It is meant to detain "infiltrators".

Hamas moves to eschew violent struggle against Israel

Hamas, which has controlled Gaza for five years, has agreed to shift its emphasis away from armed struggle against Israel to non-violent resistance.

Romney’s $10?000 bet to rival candidate could hurt his chances

Mitt Romney was accused of being out of touch with working-class Americans.

Newt Gingrich slammed for peddling ‘Israeli propaganda’

Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich is under fire for describing Palestinians as an "invented" people who were taught to kill at school

Israel, Hamas swap prisoners

Israeli and Hamas officials have agreed on a prisoner-swap deal to secure the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Palestinians: Profile of a people in search of statehood

As their leaders go to the UN for a vote on state recognition amid a diplomatic crisis, six men and women say what it means to be Palestinian in 2011.

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