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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commends his military for ‘quick and forceful’ retaliation

Bombs in the Gaza Strip killed a 12-year-old boy and two other Palestinians yesterday

Israeli air strikes kill 12-year-old boy in Gaza

Israeli air strikes killed a 12-year-old boy and two other Palestinians in the Gaza Strip today as militants fired fresh volleys of rockets at southern Israel on the third day of violence triggered by the killing of a militant leader.

Fifteen Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes

Israeli air strikes killed 15 militants in the Gaza Strip yesterday after Palestinian gunmen fired 30 rockets into the Jewish state, according to Palestinian health officials. Three strikes in total were launched.

Toll from Israel Gaza strikes now 14 militants

The worst exchange of strikes between Israel and the Gaza Strip so far this year entered its second day today, as Israeli aircraft carried out raids that have so far killed 14 militants according to a Palestinian count, and militants responded with nearly 100 rockets.

Israeli airstrike kills top militant commander in Gaza

An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed the commander of the militant group behind the abduction of Gilad Schalit, an Israeli soldier who was held captive for more than five years and freed in a prisoner swap for more than 1,000 Palestinians.

Israel is building a fence to stop migrants crossing from Egypt

Israelis build the world's biggest detention centre

Thousands of African asylum-seekers fleeing persecution could end up in Negev desert camp

David Cameron has been accused of making a U-turn because only last month he joined Labour and Liberal Democrats in attacking excessive pay and bonuses

Iran needs 'big change' warns David Cameron

Iran must make a "big change" in its strategic thinking, David Cameron warned today, as leading international powers agreed to resume talks with the Tehran regime over its nuclear programme.

Obama will be no pushover for Netanyahu

Israeli PM may have to fall in step with US. By Donald Macintyre
Occupy protesters shout at Barack Obama’s car as the President leaves the Aipac policy conference in Washington DC yesterday

Occupy activists fear that America's pro-Israeli lobbyists want a war

“Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran!” sings the AIPAC delegate, striding cheerfully through illegal Israeli settlements in his sharp tan suit.

Barack Obama addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee at the Washington Convention Centre

Obama: Too much loose talk of war has only helped Iran

But US President refuses to rule out military action to stop Tehran getting nuclear weapons. Donald Macintyre reports from Jerusalem

Letters: Israel

Israel dangerously deaf to criticism

Iranians, living with the threat of war and crippling sanctions, voted in parliamentary elections on Friday

Patrick Cockburn: Israel's threats of war are more potent than war itself

World View: Warnings of strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities are probably only bluff, but thanks to the US and widespread gullibility, they are proving effective

Howard Jacobson: Tolerance shouldn't stop us challenging hatred

Baroness Tonge’s sympathy for the Palestinian cause is considered to cancel out the sin of antipathy to others

Barack Obama says he's not bluffing on Iran

President Barack Obama warned that he is not bluffing about attacking Iran if it builds a nuclear weapon, but in an interview published today, Obama also cautioned US ally Israel that a premature attack on Iran would do more harm than good.

Above: Jamal al-Dura and his son Mohammed shelter from crossfire behind a barrel. Below: Mohammed lays in his father's lap after being fatally injured

Court orders retrial into boy's death in Gaza captured by TV crew

Controversial footage which purports to show the death of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in Gaza 11 years ago is to be examined again by the French courts.

We won't give US advance warning of Iran strike, says Israel

Message on military action against nuclear facilities strains relations between allies
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