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Israel to expand settlements after family killing

Harriet Sherwood The Guardian 03/15/2011
Israel to expand settlements after family killing

Israel is to build hundreds of homes in West Bank settlements in response to the murder of five members of a Jewish settler family, including two children and a baby, believed to be the work of Palestinian militants. The events of the weekend are likely to further push back the prospects of renewed peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

Jewish couple, three children killed in West Bank

A Jewish couple and three of their children were stabbed to death in a West Bank settlement on Saturday in what Israeli officials said was an attack by a Palestinian who broke into their home in the early hours.

Israel settlers block roads in 'Day of Rage'

Settlers tried to block a main highway and burned tyres at the entrance to Jerusalem, launching a "Day of Rage" to protest police action during an outpost demolition, officials said.

Yemeni president says US and Israel behind unrest

Yemen's embattled president on Tuesday accused the U.S., his closest ally, of instigating the mounting protests against him, but the gambit failed to slow the momentum for his ouster.

Airline Apologizes For Pork-Only Menu On Israel Flight

UK budget airline easyJet apologized Tuesday to Jewish customers after the only food choices served on a flight from Israel were ham melts and bacon baguettes.

In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council

The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal.

Israel says Iran warships to transit Suez for Syria

Two Iranian warships planned to sail through the Suez Canal en route to Syria on Wednesday, Israel's foreign minister said, calling it a "provocation," but the vessels were seen as posing no serious military threat.

Israeli army 'ready for all eventualities': PM

The Israeli military is "ready for all eventualities" as the Arab and Muslim world undergoes "an earthquake," Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday just days after Egypt's regime collapsed.

Gaddafi tells Palestinians: revolt against Israel

Ali Shuaib and Salah Sarrar Reuters Africa 02/14/2011
Gaddafi tells Palestinians: revolt against Israel

Palestinian refugees should capitalise on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said on Sunday.

Israel Army Chief: Prepare for all-out war

In his final days on the job, Chief of Staff Ashkenazi warns about growing radicalization in region; given recent changes across Middle East, Israel must prepare for a battle in several theaters, he says

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