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Israel's envoy to UK defends call to Israeli citizens to carry guns after Jerusalem terror attack
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Israel's envoy to UK defends call to Israeli citizens to carry guns after Jerusalem terror attack

The message by the Israel government came after a terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Jerusalem last week in which several people were killed

Explained: The increasing Israel-Palestine tensions and Netanyahu’s plans to arm citizens
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Explained: The increasing Israel-Palestine tensions and Netanyahu’s plans to arm citizens

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced a slew of measures to ‘strengthen Jewish settlements’ including making it easier for citizens to obtain guns. Over 200 Palestinians were killed last year – the worst in 16 years – and experts have warned that 2023 could be even more deadly

Israeli-Palestinian cauldron tests US as Blinken visits
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Israeli-Palestinian cauldron tests US as Blinken visits

Blinken’s high-wire diplomatic act begins on Monday after he completes a brief visit to Egypt that has been almost entirely overshadowed by the deteriorating security situation in Israel and the West Bank.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to Middle East as violence erupts
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to Middle East as violence erupts

Blinken, who will travel Monday and Tuesday to Jerusalem and Ramallah, had long planned the visit to see Israel's new right-wing government, but the trip takes on a new urgency after some of the worst violence in years

Israel to 'strengthen' settlements after shooting attacks
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Israel to 'strengthen' settlements after shooting attacks

The announcement cast a cloud over a visit next week by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and threatened to further raise tensions following one of the bloodiest months in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in several years

India condemns Jerusalem synagogue shooting, extends support to Israel
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India condemns Jerusalem synagogue shooting, extends support to Israel

In a statement on Twitter, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi slammed the attack and offered condolences to the families of the victims

New gun attack in east Jerusalem after synagogue mass shooting
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New gun attack in east Jerusalem after synagogue mass shooting

On Friday, a 21-year-old resident to a synagogue in East Jerusalem and opened fire during the Jewish Sabbath. Seven people were killed in the attack

Israel: Police arrest dozens after deadly synagogue shooting
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Israel: Police arrest dozens after deadly synagogue shooting

Police identified the gunman as a 21-year-old resident of east Jerusalem. There has been no indication that he had prior involvement in a militant activity or was a member of an established Palestinian armed group

Palestinian gunman opens fire outside Jerusalem synagogue, kills seven
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Palestinian gunman opens fire outside Jerusalem synagogue, kills seven

The attack, which occurred as residents were observing the Jewish sabbath, came a day after an Israeli military raid killed nine people in the West Bank

New Israeli government takes series of steps to penalize Palestinian leadership
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New Israeli government takes series of steps to penalize Palestinian leadership

The move comes a week after the United Nations General Assembly voted to approve a resolution requesting that the International Court of Justice intervene and render an opinion on the legality of Israeli policies in the occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem

US leads criticism of Israel minister's visit to Al-Aqsa mosque compound
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US leads criticism of Israel minister's visit to Al-Aqsa mosque compound

The move by Itamar Ben-Gvir angered the Palestinians and US allies in the Arab world, while Western governments warned such moves threaten the fragile status quo at Jerusalem's holy sites

Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right minister visits al-Aqsa mosque compound
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Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right minister visits al-Aqsa mosque compound

Earlier in the day, Palestinian officials said a 15-year-old boy was killed by Israeli army fire near the occupied West Bank city of Bethlehem

Jerusalem: One dead, at least 14 injured in twin bus stop blasts
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Jerusalem: One dead, at least 14 injured in twin bus stop blasts

The first explosion occurred near a bus stop on the edge of the city, where commuters usually crowd waiting for buses. The second went off in Ramot, a neighborhood in the city's north

From Shantaram to Dobaaraa: Films and web series to watch this week on OTT platforms
Entertainment

From Shantaram to Dobaaraa: Films and web series to watch this week on OTT platforms

Apart from bringing along the festive season, October seems to be endowed with exciting releases across a variety of digital platforms and genres.

What is a Pakistani delegation doing in Jerusalem?
World

What is a Pakistani delegation doing in Jerusalem?

If reports by a leading daily of Israel are to be believed, Pakistan seems to have extended its much maligned begging bowl to its much hated 'foe' as well

Jerusalem: Eight Israelis injured in shooting near Western Wall
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Jerusalem: Eight Israelis injured in shooting near Western Wall

The police suspect this a Palestinian attack that came a week after violence flared up between Israel and militants in Gaza, where 49 Palestinians, including 17 children and 14 militants, were killed, and several hundred were injured

Explained: The controversy over ‘kosher phones’ in Israel that has raised the ire of rabbis
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Explained: The controversy over ‘kosher phones’ in Israel that has raised the ire of rabbis

A decision made by Israel’s communication minister to make it easier for members of the ultra-Orthodox Haredi community to use smartphones without the knowledge of their rabbis has sparked a firestorm. Stores have been trashed, customers assaulted and riots broken out

US President Joe Biden to hold bilateral talks with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem on second day of Mideast tour
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US President Joe Biden to hold bilateral talks with Israeli leaders in Jerusalem on second day of Mideast tour

Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid said that Tehran will be the subject of Thursday's talks, while a senior official said a joint declaration would be signed between the two leaders

Hussein al-Sheikh, possible successor of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, warns Israel, but works with it
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Hussein al-Sheikh, possible successor of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, warns Israel, but works with it

Hussein al-Sheikh said relations with Israel have gotten so bad that Palestinian leaders cannot go on with business as usual

Jerusalem on high alert ahead of Israeli 'flag march'
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Jerusalem on high alert ahead of Israeli 'flag march'

Clashes surrounding the Jewish calendar date for Jerusalem Day last year led to an 11-day conflict after Hamas fired rockets at Israel, prompting Israel to launch strikes in response