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UN General Assembly votes to give Palestine enhanced status

This upgrades Palestine's status from mere "observer" and, without making it a full voting member of the U.N., explicitly recognizes it as a state.

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Egypt brokers Gaza talks as rocket fire continues

Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.

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Israel assassinates Hamas military commander

Ahmed al-Jabari and another top Hamas official Mohammed al-Hams were killed during a wave of raids in retaliation for rockets fired into southern Israel.

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Carter: Chance for peace is 'vanishing'

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter warned during a visit to Jerusalem on Monday that the prospect of Israeli-Palestinian peace is "vanishing."

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The war on Palestinian soccer: Free Mahmoud Sarsak

Sarsak was branded an "illegal combatant" by Israel's military judicial system, and was since imprisoned without any charges or trial.

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Key steps for a just and lasting Middle East peace

The most volatile tinderbox area of the world where the danger of war exists is the Middle East.

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Germany aggrieved about G√ľnter Grass

Günter Grass, a Nobel Literature Prize winner, causes anger and excitement with his poem "What Must Be Said". And the subject matter is war and peace.

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UNESCO grants Palestine membership: Bethlehem, Dead Sea could gain world heritage status

Palestine became UNESCO's 195th member on Monday.

Israeli whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu's appeal rejected

Israel's Supreme Court last Thursday kept in place a range of restrictions on the rights of nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vananu, while his fight to secure asylum elsewhere continues.

Israel to release 1,000 Palestinians in swap for Hamas-held soldier, Gilad Shalit

Israel approved a prisoner swap with Gaza's governing Hamas movement early this morning, prompting celebratory street parties in both Israel and Palestine.

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