Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next month

Philippines' Duterte to visit Israel next monthPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte is to make an official visit to Israel next month, his government said Monday, nearly two years after he sparked outrage by likening his deadly drug war to the Holocaust. The September 2-5 trip will be the first by a Filipino leader since diplomatic ties were established between the two countries in 1967, a foreign department statement said. Duterte and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will discuss how to develop ties on issues including security and counter-terrorism, according to the statement.


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Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?

  1. Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Again. Was That a Negotiating Tactic?  New York Times
  2. Israel and Hamas Trade Blows Amid Talks Toward a Cease-Fire  Bloomberg
  3. Palestinians Say Israel and Hamas Reach Cease-fire; Israel Denies  Haaretz
  4. Hatred of Israel prompts a UN official to discuss action against the Jewish state  Fox News
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Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

Israeli aircraft strike Gaza after Palestinians fire rockets into IsraelIsraeli aircraft struck more than 150 targets in Gaza overnight and Palestinian militants fired scores of rockets including a long-range missile deep into Israel, escalating fighting despite talks on a truce to avert an all-out conflict. Israel has fought three wars in the past decade with Hamas, the Islamist group that controls the Gaza strip.


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Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truce

Hamas fires rockets, Israel bombs Gaza despite talk of truceBy Nidal al-Mughrabi and Dan Williams GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Gaza militants fired rockets into Israel and the Israeli military responded with air strikes on Wednesday despite talk from both sides of progress toward a possible truce to avert a fourth war in a decade. A senior member of Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group that controls Gaza, said talks mediated by the United Nations and Egypt on a deal to tamp down tensions were in “advanced stages”. The Israeli army said Wednesday’s violence began with militants firing guns at an Israeli engineering vehicle, and Israeli troops responding with tank fire.


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