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# United States
Former presidential candidate John Kerry to be new US Secretary of State
The veteran Democratic senator will succeed Hillary Clinton in the new year provided he is confirmed by his colleagues in the senate.
# Palestine
UN vote on Palestine should see 'substantive peace negotiations' - Tánaiste
The general assembly last night voted overwhelmingly to give Palestine non-member observer state status.
# Israel
Israel's defence minister Ehud Barak says he's quitting politics
There had been rumours that Barak planned to form a new political party but he has now announced his intention to leave politics altogether.
# Conflict
Explainer: How Israel developed its 'Iron Dome' rocket defence system
Israel’s Iron Dome missile defence system has been used heavily over the last week. Here’s the story behind it…
# Conflict
Gaza conflict: Fighting rages amid continued efforts to reach peace deal
Israel is pushing for a long-term solution to the crisis as attacks on both sides of the Gaza border continued overnight.
# Gaza
PHOTOS: Israeli soldiers wait at Gaza Strip 'staging area'
The images, taken earlier this morning, show soldiers asleep on military tanks, reading holy books and doing other everyday tasks such as brushing their teeth.
# tensions
Israel ready to 'significantly expand' Gaza operation
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this morning that Israel is “extracting a heavy price from Hamas and the terror organisations”.
# Middle East
Senior Hamas military commander killed by Israeli air strike
Israeli said the death of Ahmed Jabari was the beginning of an operation to target militant groups throughout the Gaza Strip.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Egypt
Six dead as Egypt army presses Sinai drive: witnesses
The Egyptian military sent more tanks and armoured vehicles to Sinai in an unprecedented campaign to capture or kill Islamic militants behind an attack on an army outpost that killed 16 soldiers on in early August.
# Israel
Hunger strike prisoner deported to Gaza Strip
Palestinian woman Hana Shalabi was on hunger strike for 43 days to protest against Israel’s policy of “administrative detention”. She must remain in the Gaza Strip for three years.
# Middle East
Ceasefire: Israel and Palestine halt strikes after four days of violence
Violence flared last week after Israel killed a militant commander in Gaza. In response, Palestinians fired rockets into areas along the border.
# Middle East
Israeli airstrikes kill 14 as tensions flare in Gaza
Palestinian militants have launched 92 rockets into Israel since yesterday alone.
# Hamas
Hamas rift emerges over Palestinian reconciliation deal
A Qatar-brokered deal between Hamas’ leader and the Palestinian president has sparked a rift in Hamas.
# Middle East
Palestinian militants fire rockets into Israel after airstrike on Gaza
The latest exchange followed several days of violence in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Column: The Irish ship to Gaza wasn’t carrying aid – it was making a point
The MV Saoirse has been criticised for not taking aid to Gaza – but its aim was to make a bigger statement about human rights, writes Laurence Davis.
# Gaza
Nine remaining Gaza activists expected back in Ireland today
It follows yesterday’s confusion which saw only five of the seven activists due to fly home actually landing in Dublin late last night.
# Gaza
Gilmore defends actions over Gaza activists amid confusion over deportation
Two of the seven Irish activists due to fly home from Israel today have remained in Israel this evening.
# Gaza
Gaza activists set to return to Ireland after Israeli detention ends
Arrangements are being made for the 14 Irish activists who were on a solidarity mission to the Gaza Strip to return home.
# gaza strip
Two killed after Israeli aircraft strike Gaza Strip
Two men reported dead after Israeli aircraft struck the southern Gaza Strip targeting rocket-launching militants.
# Gaza
Gaza militants offer ceasefire as attacks continue
Ten people have died this weekend in some of the worse violence in the area in months.
# Palmer Report
UN: Israeli blockade of Gaza legal but troops' use of force excessive
A UN report on last year’s deadly Gaza flotilla raid has concluded that the blockade is legal but that the actions of the IDF were “excessive”. Turkey has reacted angrily – threatening to take the matter to the International Court of Justice.
# gaza strip
Southern Israel pounded from Gaza by Hamas militants
Rocket and mortar attacks hit an empty school and dozens of other targets as diplomats try to quell the violence.
# Gaza
Israeli navy takes over Gaza bound ship
The ship, carrying no aid, has been seized by the Israeli navy but no violence has been reported during the incident.
# Gaza
Protest ship headed for Gaza but how will Israel react?
A protest ship, carrying no aid, is headed for the Hamas-run territory. Israel has said it will stop any attempt to breach its sea blockade of Gaza.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In today’s Fix: DSK maid to sue over ‘prostitute’ claims; women advised to “floss for fertility”; and one quick way to rescue a kitten from a pipe.
# Gaza
French boat leaves Greece for Gaza as flotilla activists detained
Pro-Palestinian group says vessel left Greece early yesterday Morning and has reached international waters.
# Gaza Flotilla
Minister questions need for Gaza flotilla
Alan Shatter said the aid mission was a political protest.
# Palestine
Trouble ahead? Hamas rejects Fatah's nominee for Palestinian prime minister, complicating unity deal
Efforts to reconcile the two previously warring factions from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank have been hit once more by this latest setback.
# Golan Heights
Fourteen people now dead as Israel opens fire on Syrian protesters along border
Local doctors confirmed the death toll as Israeli soldiers opened fire on protesters who stormed the border into the Golan Heights which Israeli seized from Syria in 1967.
# Gaza
Egypt reopens its borders to Gaza - for good
The Gaza Strip’s main gateway to the outside world is reopened by Egypt’s military leadership after four years of closure.
18 Gazans dead as Israel continues to retaliate for rocket attacks by Hamas
The violence follows an attack on an Israeli school bus earlier in the week which seriously wounded a 16-year-old boy.
# Gaza
Israel fires on Gaza killing militants as violence intensifies
The attacks came in response to a Hamas rocket attack on an Israeli school bus near the border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday.
# gaza island
Israel considering plans to build island off the coast of Gaza Strip
The island would cost billions and take years to construct but would protect Israeli security, according to the country’s government.
# Israel
Gaza militants launch mortar attack on Israel
Israeli forces respond to rocket assault with airstrikes as tension between the two sides continues to escalate.
# Air Strikes
Air strikes on Gaza City injure 18 people
Strikes come after 56 mortar shells and rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel last week.