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Fearing Israeli attack, Iran boosts nuke defenses, TV report claims
Iran has bolstered defenses at its nuclear facilities, introduced new radar systems, and "raised its alert" for fear of an Israeli attack, an Israeli television report said Tuesday evening. [ 1 Comment ]

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ISIS affiliate in Gaza claims failed rocket launch on first day of school year
Militants in Gaza attempted to fire a rocket at the Ashkelon region Tuesday morning, triggering Israel's rocket alarm system. [ No Comments ]

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Iran official: We will never end fight against Israel
A aide to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday dismissed remarks by British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond that Tehran has changed its stance on Israel, insisting that fighting the "illegal Zionist regime" is an ongoing policy of the Islamic Republic, the semi-official Fars news agency reported. [ 1 Comment ]

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday he was willing to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas 'right now' to resume peace negotiations without preconditions.

Hamas is seizing construction imports to the Gaza Strip and using the materials to build tunnels to attack Israel, the IDF's Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told the Palestinian Ma'an News Agency on Tuesday.

The Knesset is set to cast its first of three votes on the 2015-16 state budget Wednesday.

The security reality in the Gush Etzion sector is 'continuously changing,' Col. Roman Gofman, the newly appoint ed commander of the IDF's Gush Etzion territorial brigade, warned on Sunday, during the takeover ceremony. Gofman replaced Col. Amit Yamin.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused Israel on Monday of being founded on the basis of terror and continuing that legacy to the present day.

The settlements in Samaria are as much a part of Israel as the country's largest city Tel Aviv, said President Reuven Rivlin as he visited an elementary school in the community of Peduel.

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has made an exciting announcement: A 2,000-year-old podium may have been found in the City of David section of the Old City of Jerusalem.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin on Monday that she would welcome Iran's participation in the ongoing fight against ISIS in Syria, however Iran's attitude and slander towards Israel must change.

After clearing away villages and farms within 3 to 5 kilometers of its border with Gaza, Egypt on Monday embarked on the second stage of its plan to protect itself from Hamas terrorists and tunnel smugglers -- the construction of a medieval-style moat around Gaza.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has asked members of his Fatah party to select three candidates to replace him, a daily linked to rival group Hamas reported on Monday.

Contrary to remarks made by visiting UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond an Iranian official denied on Tuesday that his government's policy towards Israel has changed and said that the Zionist regime should be annihilated.

The new Sanhedrin movement -- an organization that seeks to restore rabbinical law in Israel -- provided support to the 11 right-wing extremists recently slapped with restraining orders, Ynet learned Monday.

Rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza and the Golan Heights area in recent days, while Israeli forces foiled a bomb plot at the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph.

The United States and Israel should work out a bilateral, parallel agreement in response to the Iran nuclear deal, Israel's former military intelligence chief said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday held a meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Florence, whre he said that Israel was only opposed to an Iranian military nuclear program, not one meant for peaceful purposes.

Hezbollah has been working intensively to enlist former operatives from Fatah's armed wing, the Al Aksa Brigades, in order to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets in the West Bank and inside Israel, a Palestinian security source was quoted as saying on Sunday.

Palestinian leaders have set September 15-16 as the dates for their first congress in nearly 20 years after President Mahmoud Abbas announced his resignation as head of a top executive body.

Amid rumors of backchannel talks between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist organization has reportedly summoned other Palestinian factions to Beirut where the details of a long-term truce with Israel will be discussed.

The Iran nuclear deal would be far more effective if the United States provided Israel with weapons capable of destroying the Islamic Republic's atomic facilities, two former high-level US officials wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post on Wednesday.

US President Barack Obama's sanctions chief was due in Israel on Friday for three days of high-level talks on the Iran nuclear deal, in a bid to reassure Israel that Washington will 'intensify' sanctions against Hezbollah and combat Iran's 'malign activities.'

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is constructing a $13 million palace in the West Bank, despite the country being crippled by financial woes.

Jerusalem is under a full-blown massive terror onslaught -- or 'intifada,' as Arabs call it -- official statistics prove. The statistics were compiled by the Ministry of Construction and Housing, which operates a security service in the area known as the 'Old City Basin.' The area includes the Old City quarters inside the city's ancient walls, as well as the Mount of Olives, the Silwan (Shiloah) neigborhood and the City of David.

Several firebombs was thrown at a border police vehicle in East Jerusalem's A-Tur neighborhood on Wednesday night, mere hours after a convicted killer stabbed a border policeman near Damascus gate in Jerusalem's Old City.

A Palestinian man stabbed and injured an Israeli Border Police officer Wednesday evening outside Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate, police said.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the key to peace with the Palestinians, a Palestinian leadership delegation that met with Deputy Regional Cooperation Minister Ayoub Kara on Monday said.

The Palestinian Authority's (PA) Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammed Hussein on Tuesday condemned Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan's (Likud) call the day before to ban the Islamist organizations that routinely riot on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism.

The new Sanhedrin movement -- an organization that seeks to restore rabbinical law in Israel -- provided support to the 11 right-wing extremists recently slapped with restraining orders, Ynet learned Monday.

A senior Iranian official on Tuesday said Israel 'should be annihilated,' and that the thawing relations with the West would not translate into a shift in Tehran's position concerning the Jewish state.

Former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman on Sunday accused erstwhile defense minister Ehud Barak of exposing state secrets, after the latter detailed on tape three occasions between 2010 and 2012 when Israel was ostensibly poised to strike Iran's nuclear facilities.

President Reuven Rivlin hosted this morning, (Monday,) the regional and municipal heads of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, including chairman of the Judea and Samaria Council, Avi Roeh.