Netanyahu aide calls US ambassador 'little Jew boy' in escalating controversy

US State Department backs Daniel Shapiro after his comments drew criticism from Israeli ministers

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Storm over bizarre Holocaust comments intensifies as Benjamin Netanyahu meets John Kerry

Binyamin Netanyahu has met with the US secretary of state, John Kerry, in Berlin amid a continuing storm of criticism over remarks by the Israeli prime minister claiming that the Palestinian grand mufti of Jerusalem had suggested the genocide of the Jews to Adolf Hitler.

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Confused and garbled: Mike Huckabee blunders his way through Israel press conference

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee delivered a confused and garbled press conference in Jerusalem during a brief campaign stop, which included a controversial fundraising visit to a settlement in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Archaeologists find possible evidence of earliest human agriculture -- 11,000 years earlier than thought

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered dramatic evidence of what they believe are the earliest known attempts at agriculture , 11,000 years before the generally recognised advent of organised cultivation.

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Israeli papers react to Netanyahu speech with shrugs and cynicism

Israeli opposition figures and columnists have reacted to Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress with a combination of shrugs and cynicism.

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The quest to conquer Yosemite's El Capitan: Friends hope to the finish in world's toughest climb

Daredevil climber Tommy Caldwell has finished the most difficult section of the epic 3,000 ft rock formation in Yosemite national park – but his partner Kevin Jorgeson is struggling with split fingertips. Can they make it all the way?

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'Death and horror' in Gaza as thousands flee Israeli bombardment

Palestinian government condemns attack on Gaza's Shejaiya neighbourhood as 'war crime' as Israel widens ground offensive

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A father opens his plastic bag: 'This is my son,' he says, killed by Israeli shell

Salem Antez, 29, gathered up remains of his two-year-old boy - who died when the projectile ripped through their home in Gaza

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Disabled Palestinians unable to escape Israeli air strike on home

Two killed and three injured in deadly blast as international criticism grows over rapidly rising civilian death toll in Gaza

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Palestinian boy Mohammed Abu Khdeir was burned alive in brutal revenge killing: officials

Mohammed Abu Khdeir, the Palestinian teenager kidnapped and murdered on Wednesday in a suspected revenge killing by Israeli extremists, was reportedly burned alive after suffering a head injury.

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Bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers found in West Bank

The bodies of three missing Israeli teenagers, including one with US citizenship, have been found close to the southern West Bank city of Hebron, according to multiple Israeli media reports.

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Pope Francis faces political and religious minefield in Holy Land

Vatican says purpose of visit is mainly religious, but political spectres hang over three-day tour of Jordan, Palestine and Israel

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John Kerry apologizes for Israel 'apartheid' remarks

US secretary of state sparked outcry when he said country risked becoming an 'apartheid' state without a peace deal

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Al-Qaida repeats old mistakes as a new act in Falluja's tragedy unfolds

Peter Beaumont, The Observer

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Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Announcement of one of worst outbreaks in years raises fears that disease could spread to towns and cities

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