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February 19, 2018 2:32 PM Israel announces ‘historic’ gas contract with Egypt

JERUSALEM, Feb 19 — Israel has struck an “historic” contract for sales of billions of dollars’ worth of natural gas to Egypt, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced today. “This will bring billions of dollars to state coffers,” he said in a statement announcing the deal with Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab state to sign a peace treaty 11

February 14, 2018 3:41 PM Tillerson says US Mideast peace plan ‘fairly well advanced’

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gestures during a news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi (not pictured) in Amman February 14, 2018. — Reuters picAMMAN, Feb 14 — The United States’s work on a new Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced”, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today, though he provided no details on an initiative 7

February 14, 2018 9:00 AM Jordan to secure 5-year US aid pledge, says Jordanian official

US President Donald Trump had threatened to cut off aid to countries that wanted the US to withdraw its Jerusalem decision. — Reuters picAMMAN, Feb 14 — Jordan will secure a promise of five more years of US financial aid today, a Jordanian official said, despite US President Donald Trump’s threat to withhold support from countries that opposed his position 5

February 10, 2018 9:42 AM Israel says Iran, Syria 'playing with fire' but does not want escalation

JERUSALEM: Israel's military said Saturday Iran and Syria were "playing with fire" but that it was not seeking an escalation after a confrontation resulted in large-scale Israeli air strikes inside Syria. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus made the comments after Saturday's confrontation, the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since 4

February 5, 2018 11:41 PM Germany to compensate Algeria Jews under Vichy rule

JERUSALEM: Germany is to pay compensation to Jews persecuted in Algeria under the rule of Vichy France in World War II, a group which works for Nazi victims announced Monday. The Claims Conference said on its website that Jews who lived in Algeria under pro-Nazi Vichy rule which lasted from July 1940 to November 1942 would each receive 2,556.46 euros 8

January 30, 2018 9:17 AM Israel reopening Jordan embassy after diplomatic row

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had expressed regret over the July shooting and agreed to pay compensation to the Jordanian government. — Reuters picJERUSALEM, Jan 30 — Israel said today it was reopening its embassy in Jordan which has been shut for six months, after the countries resolved a diplomatic dispute over a deadly shooting 11

January 17, 2018 1:35 PM Israel’s Netanyahu says Indian peace hero Gandhi an inspiration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu writes a message in the visitor's book as his wife Sara and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi look on during their visit to Gandhi Ashram in Ahmedabad January 17, 2018. — Reuters picNEW DELHI, Jan 17 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the home of Mahatma Gandhi today, saying modern India’s 13

December 27, 2017 12:50 PM Israel to name new Jerusalem station after Trump

JERUSALEM: Israel is to name a planned new railway station close to Judaism's hallowed Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump, the transport minister has said. Trump has been lauded by the Jewish state - and sparked international condemnation - by breaking with years of US policy to recognise the holy city as Israel's 7

December 24, 2017 8:50 PM From Jerusalem, Netanyahu offers Christians personal tours of Israel

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered to play tour guide to Christian pilgrims on Sunday in a message relayed from Jerusalem, whose recognition as Israel's capital by U.S. President Donald Trump has split global Christian opinion. A Christmas Eve video on Twitter showed Netanyahu against the backdrop of East Jerusalem, an area laden 8

December 23, 2017 6:40 PM Gaza zookeeper puts lion cubs up for sale

GAZA CITY: The owner of a private zoo in the impoverished Gaza Strip has put three lion cubs up for sale, saying he can no longer afford to feed them. Mohammad Ahmad Jumaa took to social media to advertise the animals at 3,500 Jordanian dinars (US$5,000) each. "Because of the bad economic situation and the difficulty of finding food and drink (for the animals) 5