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Netanyahu and Abbas may meet in Moscow in October
Contacts have recently been established regarding a possible meeting in Moscow between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. [ No Comments ]

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U.S. Warns Americans to Leave Gaza 'as soon as possible'
The United States on Tuesday called on Americans in the Gaza Strip to leave the coastal enclave “as soon as possible.” [ 3 Comments ]

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Israel strikes target in Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan Heights
The Israeli Defense Forces on Monday carried out a strike in the Syrian Golan Heights in retaliation to mortar fire that landed on the Israeli side of the border, the IDF said in a statement. [ No Comments ]

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Brigade commander, Col. Yehuda Hacohen finishes his term on the Egyptian border where the agriculture is flourishing and a dangerous enemy sits on the other side of the border.

Several militaries are currently working on a range of not only unmanned, but autonomous military vehicles. Israel this summer became the first to actually deploy such machines to active duty.

Earlier this week, Russia's Vladimir Putin reportedly told Egypt's President Abdul Fattah Sisi that he would be willing to host direct talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas feels threatened by the 'carrot-and-stick' plan forged by new Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, a Mideast expert assessed on Tuesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday evening to discuss a variety of issues in the Middle East, Russian media reported.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused Islamist militant group Hamas of using Gazans' tax money on rearmament rather than rebuilding, two days after the Israeli military struck targets in the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a rocket that landed in the city of Sderot.

The IDF conducted its most significant strike in the Gaza Strip since the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge in late August 2014. The IDF has stated that its targets in the unusually-powerful strike were related to Hamas terror infrastructure in the northern Strip. Despite the fact that neither Israel nor Hamas have officially specified the targets and their importance, the significance is probably well-understood by the leadership on both sides.

The IDF is reported to have continued a combined air and artillery assualt on Hamas targets in Gaza Sunday night in retaliation for rockets fired from the Strip into Sderot earlier on Sunday afternoon.

Around 150 Haredi protesters took to the streets of Jerusalem on Sunday evening outside the IDF drafting office in response to the arrest by the Military Police of a Haredi individual police suspect of draft dodging.

Palestinians marked 47 years since a fire set by a Christian fundamentalist damaged the Al-Aqsa Mosque by blaming the 1969 arson on a 'radical Jew.'

The White House is seeking to cancel a provision in its upcoming 10-year arms deal with Israel that allows the Mideast ally to spend part of the funds on Israeli-made goods, Foreign Policy reports.

Turkey's parliament on Saturday approved a reconciliation agreement signed with Israel in June which has brought a six-year rift between the two regional powers to an end.

Adnan al-Husayni, the Minister of Jerusalem Affairs in the Palestinian Authority (PA) government, on Thursday accused Jewish organizations of preparing plans to demolish the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and to establish an 'imaginary' Holy Temple in its place.

Egypt and other Arab League nations do not plan to call for a vote on a resolution on oversight of Israel's nuclear facilities at this year's International Atomic Energy Agency's conference, unlike most years since 1987, Haaretz reported on Thursday, citing a cable sent to Israeli embassies.

In an operation to confiscate terrorist funds and illegal weapons in the West Bank overnight Wednesday, IDF forces, in cooperation with the Israel Civil Administration and police, arrested five wanted Palestinians.

An Israeli lawmaker on Thursday demanded that the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee hold an urgent meeting to discuss former prime minister Ehud Barak's critical rhetoric against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

After the election of Barack Obama in 2009, the George Soros organization saw an opportunity to weaken the pro-Israel lobby's influence in Washington. So his Open Society Foundations began an ambitious project in 2009 to persuade Europe and the U.S. to 'hold Israel accountable' for violations of international law.

Security forces arrested a top West Bank Hamas official overnight Tuesday, drawing accusations from the Gaza-based terror group that Israel is meddling in the upcoming Palestinian municipal elections.

The Republican Party launched its first ever election campaign in Israel on Monday, trying to convince skeptical American-Israeli dual citizens to cast their votes for Donald Trump.

The remains of an unusual structure that served as a synagogue during the Second Temple era have been unearthed at an archaeological excavation underway at Tel Rechesh in the heart of the Nahal Tavor Nature Reserve in the lower Galilee.

Most weapons used in the dangerous crime family wars in Israel's streets are stolen from the Israel Defense Forces, a secret police report Israel Hayom obtained on Sunday reveals. The use of military-grade weapons in crime families' disputes places innocent lives at risk and has long caused great concern for the Israel Police.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal, Switzerland's highest court, ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion plus interest to Iran in a decades old dispute over a secretive oil pipeline predating Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution. The verdict was dated June 27, while media broke the story late last week.

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America approved a resolution calling on the US government to end all aid to Israel if Israel does not stop building settlements and 'enable an independent Palestinian state.'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by the end of the month for talks about the situation in the Gaza Strip and a French initiative for ending the conflict with Israel.

Several Muslim worshippers were removed from the Temple Mount complex and one held for questioning on Sunday after clashing with police and with Jews visiting the holy site on Tisha B'Av.

The 2016 Olympic Games have been billed as an opportunity to put politics aside in the spirit of international camaraderie, but that's not necessarily how it's working out for Israeli athletes.

Some 30,000 children in the Gaza Strip enrolled in Hamas-run summer programs this season, in camps providing very different sorts of activities and learning from the typical summer camp.

A new museum tour has opened in Jerusalem featuring exhibits that show what life was like in Jerusalem during Jesus' time on earth.

Israel's Shin Bet security agency on Tuesday announced the arrest of a United Nations humanitarian aid worker for allegedly providing 'material assistance' to Hamas' military efforts in the Gaza Strip.

A Swiss court has determined that the Israeli government owes Iran NIS 1 million ($260,000) for oil sent to Israel before the fall of the shah in 1979.