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  • Israel eases Gaza travel restrictions for Muslim holiday

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - In a rare step Israel said on Wednesday it would let 500 Palestinians living in Gaza pray at a Jerusalem holy site during the Eid al-Adha feast at the weekend, and allow Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel more freely for the holiday.
  • Questions linger over Hamas' role in kidnapping that led to Gaza war

    JERUSALEM After the killing Sept. 23 of two Palestinians suspected of kidnapping and fatally shooting three Jewish teenagers in the West Bank in June, Israeli officials declared the end of a case that shook Israel and triggered a series of events that...

    Filmmaker stars Bethlehem as model of diversity in Middle East

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Palestinian filmmaker Leila Sansour returned to Bethlehem to make a film about her home town, she had no idea she would end up running a campaign to put the ancient city on the world map as a model for...

    Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza

    Hamas and Fatah reach accord on sharing power in Gaza
    The Islamist movement Hamas has agreed to share power in the Gaza Strip with the more moderate and secular Fatah faction, representatives from the two sides said at a news conference in the Egyptian capital on Thursday. Hamas forcibly ejected its...

    'Too many Israelis' ready to give up on peace, Obama laments

    UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama lamented on Wednesday that "too many Israelis" were ready to abandon Middle East peace efforts and urged them to reflect on the matter, saying the status quo with the Palestinians was...