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Dozens of neglected animals evacuated from Gaza zoo

World Apr 8, 2019

Dozens of neglected animals evacuated from Gaza zoo

Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo on Sunday in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave. Vets and volunteers from Four Paws International transported some 40 animals into Israel from the neglected zoo in the ...

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

World / Politics Apr 8, 2019

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Some Israeli commentators saw the right-wing leader's pledge on Saturday, as Tuesday's national ballot approaches, as mainly a ...

Democrats would abandon Israel, Trump claims

World / Politics Apr 7, 2019

Democrats would abandon Israel, Trump claims

President Donald Trump warned on Saturday that a Democratic victory in 2020 could "leave Israel out there" as he highlighted his pro-Israel actions in an effort to make the case for Jewish voters to back his re-election. Speaking at the annual meeting of the Republican ...

Israel and Hamas take tenuous first steps toward Gaza cease-fire deal

World Apr 1, 2019

Israel and Hamas take tenuous first steps toward Gaza cease-fire deal

A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave. Egyptian mediators have worked in recent days ...

Trump tweets U.S. recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

World / Politics Mar 22, 2019

Trump tweets U.S. recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election. The ...