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Israel Approves 560 New Homes in West Bank Settlement

Israel has approved 560 new homes for the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, a spokesman for the settlement said Monday, in a move likely to further raise tensions following a series of Palestinian attacks.

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Mideast Quartet: Israel Settlements, Palestinian 'Incitement' Must Stop

Israel should stop building settlements and the Palestinians should cease incitement to violence, the Middle East diplomatic quartet said in a much-awaited report Friday aimed at reviving peace talks.

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UN Chief Ban Says Israel-Turkey Deal 'Hopeful Signal' for Region

UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday welcomed a deal between Israel and Turkey to normalize relations after years of acrimony, calling it a "hopeful signal for the stability of the region."

"I welcome today's announcement of the normalization of relations between Israel and Turkey," Ban told journalists as he met Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

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Palestinian Woman Shot Dead after Ramming Car into Two Israelis

A Palestinian woman rammed her car into a West Bank checkpoint on Friday, wounding two Israelis before being shot dead, Israel's army said.

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Palestinian Killed by Israel Troops May Have Been 'Uninvolved Bystander'

A group of Palestinians shot by Israeli forces overnight, one of them fatally, after a stone-throwing incident in the occupied West Bank, may have been "uninvolved bystanders," the Israeli army said Tuesday.

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Abbas Rejects 'Violence against Civilians' after Tel Aviv Attack

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' office said Thursday it rejected violence against civilians after Palestinian gunmen killed four people in Tel Aviv, but stopped short of condemning the attack outright.

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Israel Says Paris Meeting 'Distances Peace' as Palestinians Hail 'Very Significant Step'

The international community committed Friday to try and push Israel and the Palestinians to resume peace talks under a French-led initiative, despite a decidedly lukewarm reaction from Washington and hostility from Israel.

Indirect peace talks between the two sides collapsed more than two years ago, and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault warned that the diplomatic void meant the prospect of a two-state solution to the decades-long conflict was in "serious danger."

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Trying to Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A Paris meeting Friday on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the latest attempt to tackle one of the world's most stubborn diplomatic issues.

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Israeli Prosecutors Demand Life for Ringleader in Burning Alive of Palestinian

Israeli prosecutors on Tuesday demanded a life sentence for a Jewish man found to be the ringleader of a group that beat and burned alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

State prosecutor Uri Korb demanded Israeli settler Yosef Haim Ben-David be given life for the killing of Mohammed Abu Khdeir, as well as 20 years for his kidnapping and an additional 15 years for other crimes -- including the attempted kidnapping of a child.

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Ban 'Ashamed' over Israel-Palestinian Peace Process

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Friday he was "ashamed" at a lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

"I feel guilty, ashamed of the lack of progress," he told an event organized by foreign affairs think-tank Chatham House in London.

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