The Arab League approved a Qatari proposal to set up a $1 billion fund to "defend the Islamic and Arab character of East Jerusalem," which Palestinians claim as the capital of an independent state under any peace deal with Israel.
Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz allowed local medics to treat seven wounded Syrians who came to the Golan Heights border early Wednesday morning, citing humanitarian considerations.
Israel arrested four leaders of the Islamist movement Hamas, including lawmaker Mohammed Natsheh, in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, Hamas officials said.
Syria's increasingly isolated President Bashar Assad appealed to the leaders of BRICS, the five-nation economic forum meeting in South Africa, to help end his country's two-year conflict.
A pro-Palestinian group called American Muslims for Palestine launched an ad campaign on the New York City transit system, calling on the United States to stop its foreign aid to Israel. The ads, which will appear in 25 Metro North stations over the next four weeks charge that Israel is an apartheid state, something that Israel has vehemently rejected.
Five people died in traffic accidents – two of them in collisions that took place just an hour apart on the same highway in southern Israel.
An Israeli security guard was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of having shot and killed his wife while they were driving through Petah Tikva, with their teenage daughter in the back seat.
The large area known as Hatzeva B is located close to a phosphate factory in the primordial landscape of the central Negev's Tzin Valley. Until a year ago, phosphate mining had left gashes up to dozens of meters deep here. Now, though, landscape rehabilitation work has returned to site to its original look.
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