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Israel Approves 566 East Jerusalem Settler Homes

Israeli authorities on Sunday approved building permits for 566 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, plans that had been postponed until U.S. President Donald Trump took office, the city's deputy mayor said.

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After Paris, Israelis and Palestinians Look to Trump's U.S.

Israel and the Palestinians remain as far apart as ever after a Paris conference, with attention now turning to whether U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will shake up the long-stagnant Middle East peace process.

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Trump Warned Off Unilateral Mideast Moves at Paris Peace Conference

France warned Sunday of "serious consequences" if Donald Trump moves to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as representatives from 70 countries met in Paris to try to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

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Five Questions on Paris Mideast Peace Conference

Representatives from around 70 nations are to meet in Paris on Sunday to try to chart a course toward restarting moribund Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

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What Do the Israelis and Palestinians Want?

The decades-old Israel-Palestinian conflict has returned to the spotlight after a U.N. resolution condemning Israeli settlements and a major speech by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

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Israel Delays Settler Permits ahead of Kerry Speech

Israel delayed a vote Wednesday on permits for settler homes at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request, ahead of a speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry, an official said.

The discussion was pulled from the agenda in a move following last week's UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to Israeli settlement building and with Kerry set for a major speech on the conflict later in the day.

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Israeli Tanks Strike Gaza Base after Border Shooting

Israeli tanks fired shells at a Hamas post in the Gaza Strip on Monday after troops were shot at on the border with the Palestinian territory, the army said.

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Israeli Troops Kill Stone-Throwing Palestinian Teenager

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager early Sunday during a confrontation in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

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Abbas Re-Elected Party Leader as Fatah Opens Rare Congress

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah re-elected him party head Tuesday as the movement opened its first congress since 2009 with talk mounting of who will eventually succeed the 81-year-old.

Abbas was re-elected by consensus, party spokesman Mahmoud Abu al-Hija said, and was due to address the congress at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT). Some 1,400 delegates were attending.

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Key Dates in Life of Palestinian President Abbas

Key dates in the life of Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority since 2005:

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