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Netanyahu would go into an election with an unassailable lead

Netanyahu eyes early election date as his poll ratings soar

An early election date could have implications for the timing of any pre-emptive strike on Iran

Livni quits and attacks Israel's leaders

Former foreign minister Tzipi Livni announced her resignation from Israel's parliament yesterday with a withering attack against the current leadership, warning that its policies had placed Israel's existence as a Jewish and democratic state "in mortal danger".

Netanyahu accused after legalising settlements

Israel has legalised three outposts in a move that critics say effectively establishes the first new Jewish settlements on occupied Palestinian land in more than 20 years.

Flames rise from a pipeline in the Sinai peninsula that delivers gas to Israel and Jordan. The supply line has been attacked 14 times since January last year

Tensions flare as Egypt cuts off gas deal with Israel

Netanyahu tries to play down fraying relations as Cairo scraps Mubarak-era contract

General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, left, with the US RQ-170 Sentinel drone

Tehran boasts it is building a copy of crashed US spy drone

Washington expresses doubts as Iranian military claims it has cracked secret codes

Palestinians in Gaza City show their support for prisoners held in Israel

Palestinians deliver ultimatum to Israel in bid to revive peace talks

Abbas letter calling on Netanyahu to end settlement expansion exposes leadership split

The prisoners have a list of demands including better visitation rights for their families

Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails start mass hunger strike today

Prisoners hope to draw attention to solitary confinement and detention without charge

Kuwait may introduce death penalty for blasphemy after man's Twitter arrest

Kuwait's parliament has voted in favour of a legal amendment that would make blasphemy a crime punishable by death following the arrest of a man accused of insulting the Prophet Mohamed on the social-networking website Twitter.

Israel expels 'Palestinian collaborator' back to Gaza

Israel deported a Palestinian man to Gaza even though he faced almost certain execution there if caught by Hamas, which has charged him with spying for Israel, the man's lawyer said.

Myrna Shiboleth has the only kennel in the world dedicated to breeding Canaans

The battle to save Israel's biblical-era desert dogs

A kennel devoted to the survival of the rare Canaan is facing eviction by the government, says Catrina Stewart in Jerusalem

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