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Egypt recalls envoy from Israel over deaths

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt said Saturday it would withdraw its ambassador from Israel, insisting the killing of five Egyptian security personnel while Israeli forces pursued gunmen across the border was a breach of its 1979 peace treaty with the Jewish state. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel regretted the…

Australia boots Israeli diplomat over fake murder passports

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia said Monday it would expel an official from the Israeli embassy after finding the Jewish state was behind fake Australian passports linked to the killing of a Hamas operative. Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said Australia remained a “firm friend” of Israel but no government could tolerate…