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Abbas Confirms He Halted Security Contacts with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed on Monday his decision to halt security coordination with Israel in protest of the installation of metal detectors at entrances to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, describing the decision as difficult and warning that it would be Israelis who would suffer from the measure.

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WATCH: In a First, Jews Ascend Temple Mount Without Muslim Supervision

JERUSALEM – For the first time in decades, Jews ascended the Temple Mount on Monday and prayed without fear of being arrested by Muslim religious authority officials who have kept away from the site in protest over the newly installed metal detectors following Friday’s terror attack.

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Israeli Arabs Sign up for Israel’s Army

A battalion of soldiers crawls across the desert sand with assault rifles cocked. It’s a routine exercise, but these are no ordinary troops – they are Arabs who have chosen to fight for the Jewish state.

Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members …

WATCH: Arab Lawmakers Join Nakba Day Ceremony At Tel Aviv University

The Jerusalem Post reports: An international peace process is necessary to stop the deteriorating Israeli-Palestinian conflict, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters on Sunday after separately briefing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Arab MKs participated in a “Nakba Day” ceremony at Entin Square in front of the main entrance to Tel Aviv University on Sunday.

An Israeli Arab student is seen through a torn placard during a ceremony commemorating the 'Nakba Day' in front of Tel Aviv university on May 14, 2012 which was organised by Arab Israelis and left-wing students.

Poll: Most Jewish Israelis Trust Trump on Israel, but Prefer Clinton

TEL AVIV – An overwhelming majority of Jewish Israelis – 71.5% – do not believe that Israel’s control of the West Bank is an “occupation,” while 40% of them think Hillary Clinton will make a better president for Israel compared with 31% in favor of Donald Trump, according to a new poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute.

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Arab Stabs Jew, Flees in Southern Israel

Ynetnews reports: A young Arab man on Saturday afternoon stabbed and moderately wounded a 65-year-old woman at the street market in Rahat, a Bedouin-majority city in southern Israel. The attacker quickly fled. Police announced that the stabbing was likely a

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