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Now is the time to defuse and de-escalate: UN chief calls for maximum restraint after Iran’s attack on Israel

UNITED NATIONS, APRIL 15: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday warned members not to further escalate tensions with reprisals against Iran, while the US warned the Security Council it would work to hold Tehran accountable at the UN. Guterres, speaking to a meeting of the UN Security Council, told member states that the UN charter bars the use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state as he also condemned Iran's attack on Israel. Iran launched a swarm of explosive drones and fired missiles on...
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India seriously concerned over hostilities between Israel, Iran; calls for ‘exercise of restraint’

NEW DELHI, APRIL 14: Hours after Iran launched dozens of drones and missiles at Israel in a retaliatory attack, India on Sunday said it is concerned over escalating hostilities between the two sides that threaten regional peace and security. Iran carried out the attack on Israel in response to a suspected Israeli strike on its consulate in Damascus on April 1 in which 7n Iranian Revolutionary Guards personnel, including 2 Generals, were killed. In its reaction, India called for immediate de-escalation of the situation and return to the path of...
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Israel, Palestine missed historic opportunity for peace after 2008 ceasefire: Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert

NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 25: Israel and Palestine missed a historic opportunity for peace following the 2008 Gaza ceasefire, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Saturday. Olmert accused attacks by Hamas for the failure to establish peace, even as the former Prime Minister said he is not a political supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We missed an opportunity as a result of the vicious attack of Hamas which was unsolicited. There was no confrontation, no exchange of hostilities or violence on the border", he said at the...
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US President sharpens criticism of Israel, calling Gaza response ‘over the top’

WASHINGTON, FEBRUARY 9: President Joe Biden sharply escalated his criticism of Israel's approach to the war against Hamas on Thursday, calling military operations in the Gaza Strip "over the top" and saying that the suffering of innocent people has "got to stop". Biden, who has strongly supported Israel's right to retaliate for the October. 7 terrorist attack by Hamas that killed an estimated 1,200 people, exhibited growing impatience with the scale and duration of Israel's response during a nighttime meeting with reporters at the White House. "I'm of the view,...
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10,000 Indian construction workers to reach Israel soon in batches starting next week

JERUSALEM, JANUARY 31: With Israel's construction sector suffering a severe manpower crisis post the October 7 conflict with Hamas, some 10,000 workers from India are to make their way here starting next week, industry sources said on Wednesday. These 10,000 workers will reach in batches of 700 to 1,000 a week, a source in the Israel's Builders Association (IBA) told PTI here. With Israel's latest conflict with Hamas in Gaza a little short of 4 months, a ban on the entry of Palestinian workers and the departure of several thousand...
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EU pushes Israel on two-state solution after war in Gaza

BRUSSELS, JANUARY 22: EU Foreign Ministers on Monday pressed Israel for an eventual two-state solution with the Palestinians after the war in Gaza, at meetings with the top diplomats from the two sides and key Arab states in Brussels. The surprise Hamas attack on October 7 on Israel and the subsequent devastating military response from Israel has plunged the Middle East into fresh turmoil and sparked fears of a broader conflict. But while the bloodshed appears to have driven a long-term solution further out of sight, EU officials insist the...
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Israel’s progress is limited in eradicating Hamas and also liberating Israeli hostages still in Gaza

JERUSALEM, JANUARY 21: After more than 100 days of war, Israel's limited progress in dismantling Hamas has raised doubts within the military's high command about the near-term feasibility of achieving the country's principal wartime objectives: eradicating Hamas and also liberating the Israeli hostages still in Gaza. Israel has established control over a smaller part of Gaza at this point in the war than it originally envisaged in battle plans from the start of the invasion, which were reviewed by The New York Times. That slower-than-expected pace has led some commanders...
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Israel is using starvation of civilians as ‘weapon of war’ in Gaza: Human Rights Watch

JERUSALEM, DECEMBER 18: The group Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused the Israeli Government of intentionally starving civilians in Gaza as part of its offensive in the besieged Palestinian territory. "The Israeli Government is using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare in the occupied Gaza Strip, which is a war crime", the New York-based group charged in a report. "Israeli forces are deliberately blocking the delivery of water, food and fuel, while wilfully impeding humanitarian assistance, apparently razing agricultural areas and depriving the civilian population of objects...
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Israel declares Lashkar-e-Taiba as ‘terror organisation’ ahead of 15th anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks

NEW DELHI/JERUSALEM, NOVEMBER 21: Israel on Tuesday re-affirmed its declaration of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as a 'terror organisation' ahead of the 15th year anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 persons, including 6 Jews, were killed. "Yes, I can confirm it. It's not a new thing and it is actually from 2013. It was recently re-published because of a bureaucratic error but it is not a new thing", Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Lior Haiat, told PTI. Haiat's statement came after a press release by the Embassy of...
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