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Population swap idea angers Israel's Arab minority

01/10/2014 12:11am
Israel's powerful and outspoken foreign minister has enraged the country's Arab minority by proposing that some of its towns and villages be handed over to a future Palestine in exchange for parts of the West Bank where Jewish settlers live.

Tunisia swears in a caretaker prime minister

01/10/2014 8:58am
Tunisia has sworn in a new caretaker prime minister to oversee the country until it holds a new election following the resignation of his Islamist predecessor.

Israel city unveils gay Holocaust victims memorial

01/10/2014 9:49am
Israel's cultural and financial capital unveiled a memorial Friday honoring gays and lesbians persecuted by the Nazis, the first specific recognition in Israel for non-Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Jordan Valley settlements hit by boycott campaign

01/10/2014 12:41pm
An international campaign to boycott Israeli settlement products has rapidly turned from a distant nuisance into a harsh economic reality for Israeli farmers in the West Bank's Jordan Valley.