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Uefa postpones match after Tel Aviv bomb blast

By Simon Griver and Danny Caro, November 21, 2012

Uefa has called off tomorrow night’s Europa League match between Hapoel Kiryat Shmona and Athletic Bilbao after this morning’s bus bomb attack in Tel Aviv.

The decision came amid growing pressure from the Spanish club who were preparing to fly to Israel.

A decision concerning the rescheduling of the match will be made by the end of the week.

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Israel and Gaza ceasefire efforts backed by Cameron and Miliband

By Marcus Dysch, November 21, 2012

Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition leader Ed Miliband have repeated their calls for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Mr Cameron said peace would only be possible if Israelis and Palestinians resumed direct negotiations.

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Hague condemns Tel Aviv terror attack

By Sandy Rashty, November 21, 2012

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague has said that “terrorists must not be allowed to set the agenda” in comments after the attack on a bus in Tel Aviv this morning.

Mr Hague said: “The UK is deeply concerned at emerging reports of a bomb attack on a bus in Tel Aviv, which has seriously injured a number of people.

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Amnesty takes disciplinary action over official's "Jewish MPs" tweet

By Marcus Dysch, November 21, 2012

Amnesty International has started disciplinary action after a senior official sent an offensive tweet about three Jewish MPs.

Kristyan Benedict, the charity’s campaigns manager, took to Twitter during a Parliamentary debate about the violence in Israel and Gaza.

He wrote: “Louise Ellman, Robert Halfon and Luciana Berger walk into a bar…each orders a round of B52s … #Gaza”

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Bus explodes in Tel Aviv in terror attack

By Jennifer Lipman, November 21, 2012

A bus has exploded in central Tel Aviv in what Israeli police said was a terrorist attack.

Emergency services organisation Magen David Adom said that seven people were injured in the attack, with at least three sustaining "severe" injuries.

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Israel and Hamas may announce ceasefire tonight

By Marcus Dysch and Zoe Winograd, November 20, 2012

American and Egyptian officials may announced the signing of a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas tonight, according to reports.

It is thought the final wording of an agreement is being worked on, and German officials are working to mediate between the two conflicting groups.

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UK government reiterates Hamas responsibility in escalation of violence

By Martin Bright, November 20, 2012

Foreign Secretary William Hague used a statement in parliament on Tuesday to reiterate the UK government's view that Hamas should bear the principal responsibility for the escalation in violence in Gaza over the past week. The statement came as Israel announced it was suspending plans for a ground operation to allow talks in Egypt to take place to secure a truce.

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Guard stabbed in US Embassy attack in Tel Aviv

By Marcus Dysch, November 20, 2012

A security guard at the US Embassy in Tel Aviv has been injured after being attacked and stabbed.

It was initially claimed that the attacker was an Arab who had approached the American building on Hayarkon Street, but police later ruled out that theory and revealed the attacker was Jewish.

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Israeli official: 'We would prefer a diplomatic solution'

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

Calls for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are increasing after six days of fighting, with the UN Secretary General arriving in Egypt on Monday evening to encourage a resolution to the conflict.

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Islamic Jihad leader killed in Gaza strike

By Jennifer Lipman, November 19, 2012

A leader of Islamic Jihad is believed to have been killed in a strike on a building in Gaza City.

According to the Associated Press, the IDF struck the media centre used by Hamas' communications wing for the second time on Monday.

The news agency named the assassinated terrorist as Islamic Jihad's Ramez Harb, a key figure in the Al Quds Brigades.

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