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Syrian State TV: Israel behind overnight air strikes near Damascus
According to Syrian state television, Israel was behind the overnight air raids just west of Damascus. [ No Comments ]

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Israeli Air Force strikes Islamic State targets in Syria
The Israeli Air Force struck an Islamic State held target in the southern Syrian Golan Heights early Monday morning in response to an attack on Israeli soldiers near the Syrian border on Sunday. [ No Comments ]

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60,000 flee massive fires raging across Haifa; arson suspected
Some sixty thousand people were evacuated from their homes in Haifa Thursday as a wave of wildfires threatened the bay metropolis, bolstered by high winds and dry conditions that have contributed to a spate of blazes across the country this week. [ No Comments ]

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The Palestinian leadership plans to continue its strategy to internationalize the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by joining international institutions, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said during a long speech at the seventh Fatah General Congress in Ramallah on Wednesday.

For the first time in three months, Israeli jets reportedly struck targets in Syria early Wednesday morning, hitting a Bashar Assad regime military base and a Hezbollah convoy en route to Lebanon, according to foreign media.

Israel's tax authority announced on Tuesday that it would recognize a number of recent wildfires as 'nationalistically motivated' arson, making people whose property was damaged eligible for compensation from the government, Channel 2 reports.

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter, who brokered peace between Egypt and Israel at Camp David, has called on Barack Obama to recognize the State of Palestine (as the United Nations refers to the non-member observer state) before he leaves office in January.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Islamic State and other groups in Syria on Monday that Israel would have a zero tolerance policy for attacks across its border.

Hundreds of members of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement are gathering in the West Bank for a special leadership conference that is expected to cement the rule of the longtime leader.

Nearly half of Israelis don't believe that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to purchase three new German-made submarines for the Israeli Navy was made for purely security reasons, a Channel 2 poll revealed.

The rehabilitation of natural reserve parks and infrastructures damaged by the rash of fires which were finally brought under control and extinguished on Sunday is likely to continue for as much as 30 years, according to experts.

A source in the Israel Police said on Sunday night that the approximately 90 fires that have blazed across the country in the past week were believed to be caused by arson.

Military Intelligence chief, Major General Herzl Halevi warned of the consequences of an unstable Palestinian Authority (PA) next year, according to a report by the Israeli publication Haaretz.

Israel's security cabinet on Sunday unanimously agreed to purchase 17 new f-35 stealth fighter jets, bringing the total number of the US-made aircraft in Israel's fleet to fifty.

With wildfires currently raging across Israel for a third consecutive day, many are concerned that this may be a new form of terrorism.

For the third straight day, more than 40 firefighting teams are working to contain and extinguish a blaze that is spreading with the aid of strong winds toward Sha'ar Hagai and the village of Neve Ilan in the Jerusalem area.

The hashtag 'Israel is burning' has become one of the top trends on Arab media over the past 24 hours, with countless of people gloating over the recent rash of fire plaguing Israel over the past three days.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has broken David Ben-Gurion's record as the prime minister who served the longest consecutive term in Israel's history.

The Palestinians need to work on building a state for themselves instead of focusing on terror and death, Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid said at The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference in the capital Wednesday.

Donald Trump believes that his son in-law, an Orthodox Jew, may help further peace between Israelis and Palestinians, the President-elect told reporters with The New York Times on Tuesday.

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton warned Sunday that President Obama should not take any actions before leaving office that could hurt Israel at the U.N.

A senior Iranian military commander predicted on Monday that the Palestinian Arabs would 'get rid of Israel' in the next 10 years.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett met with members of US President-elect Donald Trump's team, likely prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to issue his ban on ministers directly contacting the incoming president's staff, sources said Tuesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the 39th anniversary of Anwar Sadat's trip to Jerusalem to highlight on Sunday differences between the slain Egyptian peacemaker and the current Palestinian leadership.

Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Jerusalem Shlomo Amar spoke out harshly against Reform Jews and the LGBT community in an interview with Israel Hayom's weekend supplement this week. He went as far as to call Reform Jews 'evil' and homosexuals 'a cult of abomination,' prompting LGBT community leaders to launch complaints with the police for incitement.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected on Sunday to pass David Ben-Gurion as the prime minister who served the longest consecutive term in Israel's history.

An Israeli-designed, drone-based sensor capable of remotely detecting explosives, hazardous material and drugs was unveiled at a trade show in Tel Aviv this week at the Homeland Security Expo.

The discovery of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine arch was revealed Wednesday at a ceremony attended by Construction Minister Yoav Gallant in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's Old City.

Israel is set to embark on a three-year expedition to search for additional Dead Sea Scrolls and other antiquities in the Judean Desert.

Israel should be concerned about the deepening disconnect between Russia's aims in the Middle East and its own goals, according to a senior Israeli official who held high-level meetings in Moscow last week.

A group of leading Israeli rabbis see in US President-elect Donald Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin echoes of King Cyrus of Persia, who 2,500 years ago assisted the Jewish people in rebuilding the Temple in Jerusalem.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he hoped President Barack Obama would not back any new UN initiatives on Palestinian-Israeli peace in the final weeks of his term.

Following the approval Sunday of the so-called Muezzin bill of Bayit Yehudi MK Moti Yogev for a preliminary reading in the Knesset, activists on both sides of the dispute regarding the noise-levels of the Islamic call to prayer have spoken out.