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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves $600 Million in Israeli Defense Funding
The Senate Appropriations Committee easily approved $600 million in funding for Israeli missile defense programs Thursday, moving the legislation to the floor for a full chamber vote. [ No Comments ]

Egypt seeks to advance own Israeli-Palestinian peace initiaitve
While France has pushing for an international peace summit in Paris in an effort to restart negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Egypt has been working behind the scenes on its own diplomatic initiative. [ No Comments ]

Coalition deal reached in overnight negotiations, signing expected today
Representatives of the Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and the Finance Ministry reached an agreement overnight that will enable a signing ceremony on a new coalition deal that was expected to take place on Wednesday morning. [ No Comments ]

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Ajnad Bait al-Maqdis, a salafi terror organization operating in the Gaza Strip, claimed responsibility for rocket fire at southern Israel on Wednesday night.

Non-nuclear US sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in 'its worst financial shape in decades,' the top sanctions enforcement official told Congress.

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday denied reports of a planned tripartite meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the opposition of some Israeli cabinet ministers to a Palestinian state alongside Israel raised 'legitimate questions' about the direction of Israeli policy but he said the United States would judge the new government based on its actions.

Suspect Detections Systems Ltd. (SDS) developed the COGITO System, which incorporates various sensors to detect nervousness by identifying increased salt levels in perspiration, an increase in sweat production, pressure in the veins, and thermal changes in the face.

In response to rocket fire launched towards Israel late Wednesday night, the Israeli Air Force attacked two locations that were part of Hamas' terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

The Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah said on Wednesday that it was digging tunnels along the border with Israel.

Israeli start-up Faception is claiming it can spot terrorists by simply analyzing their faces and says it is working with 'a leading Homeland Security Agency' to identify potential threats.

For a man shot point-blank four times in 2014 by a Palestinian gunman who branded him the 'enemy of Al-Aqsa,' incoming Likud MK and Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick is remarkably dismissive of any connection between his vocal advocacy of Jewish prayer at Judaism's holy site and Palestinian terrorism.

Authorities in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip plan to publicly execute more than a dozen criminals in the coastal enclave, the top judicial figure in the territory said on Sunday.

Official Palestinian Authority media glorified an attacker who murdered 29-year-old U.S. Army veteran Taylor Force and wounded nearly a dozen others in Israel earlier this year.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot's decision to make the document public is considered highly unusual, as it affords a rare glimpse into Israel's defense doctrine for the first time since the 1950s, when then-Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion approved the principles of the military's defense strategy.

Human cloning will be illegal until 2020, after a law prohibiting the practice - should the technology become available - passed a final vote Monday night.

The Palestinians on Monday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's call to hold direct talks in Paris under the auspices of the French government.

A senior Iranian military commander boasted that the Islamic Republic could 'raze the Zionist regime in less than eight minutes.'

A number of measures for Israel have been attached to a defense spending bill approved in the US House of Representatives, including $600 million in missile defense cooperation.

Israel is expected to finally ratify a deal to put a major offshore gas field online, the energy ministry announced, after a compromise was reached with the US-led consortium of developers.

Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon announced on Friday morning on his Facebook and Twitter feeds that he has resigned from his ministerial position and from the Knesset. He further announced a break from political life.

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon is reportedly to be offered the post of foreign minister, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu moves to vacate the defense chair for ostensible new coalition partner Avigdor Liberman.

Avigdor Liberman met Wednesday afternoon with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of bringing his six-seat Yisrael Beytenu party into the coalition, with reports indicating that he had been offered and accepted the defense minister post.

U.S. President Barack Obama is encouraging Israeli military leaders to oppose the 'politically paralyzed' Benjamin Netanyahu by running for office on their own in order to effectively change the nation's policies.

Israeli divers discovered a treasure trove of valuable statues and coins beneath the ocean's surface recently, which had apparently been sitting on the sea floor for 1,600 years, researchers said.

Isaac Herzog is facing fierce opposition from members of his own Labor party over his intentions to join Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, with senior party members talking about an inevitable split within the party.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems plans to unveil its Spike, short-range (SR) shoulder- fired (man portable) weapon Wednesday at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Rafael said.

In coalition negotiations with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, opposition leader Isaac Herzog conditioned his party joining the government on landing either one of the justice, culture or communications portfolios, local media reported early Tuesday.

The United Methodist Church has rejected several resolutions calling for the 12-million-member Protestant church to divest from companies engaging in business with Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.

The Israeli Navy arrested off the coast of Gaza last month a Hamas-affiliated smuggler who is accused of bringing weapons and illegal building materials into the Strip, the Shin Bet revealed Monday.

Palestinians on Sunday marked the anniversary of their 'Nakba' ('Catastrophe') -- namely the dispossession that accompanied the creation of the State of Israel almost seven decades ago -- with sirens and low-key marches.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.

Israel is ready to talk about an amended Saudi Peace Initiative, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday during a Twitter chat he held in the courtyard of his Jerusalem home in honor of Israel's 68th Independence Day.