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US faces Palestinian, international criticism of Israel settlement move

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | The United States faced stiff international and Palestinian criticism Tuesday over its decision to no longer consider Israeli settlements illegal, while the Jewish state’s premier cheered on the “historic” move. The United Nations and European Union stressed the decision would not change the reality that …

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Israel exit polls show possibility of another deadlock

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were locked in a tight race in the country’s general election after polls closed Tuesday, exit surveys showed, raising the possibility of another deadlock. Three separate exit polls carried by Israeli television stations showed …

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The winding road to power in Israel: How elections work

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israel will hold general elections on April 9. Here are some facts about the process: Dozens of parties Israel’s system of proportional representation allows small parties a chance of getting a seat in the 120-member Knesset, Israel’s parliament. There is however a barrier to the …

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Hero French pilot in Entebbe hijack dies aged 95

Nice, France | AFP |  A French pilot hailed for bravery during a hijacking drama targeting Jews on an Air France flight in 1976 has died aged 95, his son told AFP on Wednesday. Michel Bacos was flying from Tel Aviv to Paris when Palestinian and German radicals hijacked the …

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Reuse waste water to curb climate change disasters

In Israel: ➡ 90% of the water used is reused ➡ 38% of the country’s agriculture uses water from sewage to water crops ➡ 90% of the country’s agriculture depends on reused water Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Israel is a desert country, but it is one of the leading producers of …

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Italy doctor-to-be picks Gaza for semester abroad

Gaza City, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Seated with other students on the steps at the Islamic University of Gaza with his backpack, the young Italian doctor-to-be draws looks from passersby. Riccardo Corradini is the first exchange student in the Gaza Strip under a popular European programme known as Erasmus …

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Eastern Mediterranean countries to boost energy ties

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Eastern Mediterranean countries including Egypt and Israel agreed on Monday to boost energy ties through the creation of a body to strengthen the gas market. The decision came during a meeting bringing together seven energy ministers including those from Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Italy and the Palestinian territories. The “East Mediterranean …

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