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Obama, Netanyahu, Abbas open peace talks

By Jennifer Lipman, September 3, 2010
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As the first direct Middle East peace talks in nearly two years begin in Washinton, President Barack Obama is joined by Israeli Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.

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Tribute to Gilad Shalit

By Jennifer Lipman, September 3, 2010
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Teenagers at a Canadian Jewish summer camp perform a tribute to captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

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An Israeli meets the soldier who saved his life

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2010
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A decade ago a photograph was published in the New York Times showing an Israeli soldier facing off against a bloodied young man.

The young man was labelled as a Palestinian victim and the image was seized upon as evidence of Israeli aggression. But it then emerged that the young man was an American-Jewish student called Tuvia Grossman who had been savagedly beaten and that the Israeli soldier had been rescuing him.

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Michael Bloomberg defends the Ground Zero mosque

By Jennifer Lipman, August 26, 2010
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New York mayor Michael Bloomberg outlines why he supports the plan to build a mosque and Islamic community centre near the site of the September 11 attacks.

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Tony Blair: I am a passionate believer in Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, August 26, 2010
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Former UK prime minister Tony Blair addresses a conference in Herzliya on the de-legitimisation of Israel and the resumption of direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Quartet representative said: "the best answer to the de-legitimisation of Israel lies in the character of Israel itself and in the openness, fair-mindedness and creativity of ordinary Israelis.

"That character and those people built the State of Israel. They remain it’s guardians.

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IDF responds to Facebook photos uproar

By Jennifer Lipman, August 17, 2010
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An IDF spokesman explains that the controversial behaviour of a former soldier who posted photos of her with Palestinian detainees on to Facebook was "in total opposition to the values and ethical code" of the army.

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Cameron in Turkey: full comments

July 27, 2010
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The Prime Minister talks Israel, Iran and Turkish membership of the European Union while on a visit to Ankara.

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Dancing Auschwitz: I Will Survive

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2010
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The controversial video of a Holocaust survivor disco dancing at death camp Auschwitz.

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Bristol Council lobbies for Israel sanctions

By Jessica Elgot, July 8, 2010
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Bristol City Council has condemned Israel's part in the Gaza flotilla attack and called for sanctions against the Jewish state.

No councillor spoke on behalf of Israel during the debate, and the Gaza flotilla was referred to as a "peace convoy".

The Tories proposed a milder condemnation of Israel which was rejected. The resolution was passed with the votes of Lib Dem and Labour councillors, with the Conservatives opposing it.

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Elton John plays in Tel Aviv

By Jennifer Lipman, June 21, 2010
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Footage from Elton John's Tel Aviv concert

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