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Israeli Jet Reportedly Strikes Syrian Army Near Golan, Rebels Say
An air strike said to have been carried out by an Israeli jet hit a Syrian army post near the Syrian side of Golan Heights on Wednesday, two Syrian rebel sources told Reuters. [ No Comments ]

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Abbas urges African Union to back French peace push on Mideast conflict
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged members of the continental African Union to back a French-led initiative to hold an international summit on relaunching negotiations on the decades-long Middle East conflict. [ 1 Comment ]

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EU UNESCO draft also disregards Jewish connection to Temple Mount
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem is fuming over a draft decision distributed on Thursday by representatives of the European Union at meetings of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in Istanbul on the subject of the Israeli capital's Old City that completely ignores the Jewish connection to the site. [ No Comments ]

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A British lawmaker is under fire for accusing Israel of being a major cause in the rise of jihadism worldwide, JTA reported Thursday.

One year after the murder of teenager Shira Banki, at least 30 suspects were arrested for attempting to disrupt Thursday's annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, which attracted a record 25,000 participants amid unprecedented security.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the LGBT community is an integral part of Israeli society, calling the pride parade in Jerusalem a 'march of unity' for all those who believe in equality. The Hebrew message was followed by an English video stressing the differences between the treatment of homosexuals in Arab countries and Israel.

While literally hundreds of rabbis have this week spoken out against the Jerusalem Pride Parade which took place yesterday, and with the storm surrounding the anti-gay comments made by Rabbi Yigal Levenstein last week, several Jerusalem-based rabbis have nevertheless given their full support to the event.

Israel is trying to prevent an internal EU document blaming Palestinian terrorism on the 'occupation' from coming up for discussion in EU institutions in Brussels, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The Jerusalem March for Pride and Tolerance is set to continue on its planned route despite threats by extremist elements to disrupt it, said Jerusalem District Police Commandner Yoram Halevy.

A military court in Gaza on Tuesday sentenced three local residents to death after they were convicted of providing information to Israel's security services.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah will face an 'iron fist' if it attacks Israel again.

Six-hundred policemen arrested 63 suspects on Monday morning as part of a wide-scale operation during which a secret agent with a false criminal identity exposed a wide-scale illicit weapons industry in Arab sectors of society.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he hopes to close ongoing talks and reach a deal with the United States concerning long-term military aid to Israel in the coming weeks, Haaretz reported.

The failure to intercept a drone yesterday afternoon above the Golan Heights exposed a crack in Israel's aerial defense system.

The failed Turkish coup over the weekend delayed until October a UNESCO vote on Jerusalem that ignores Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.

The Israel Defense Forces said Sunday that it failed in three attempts to shoot down an unidentified drone aircraft that entered Israeli airspace from Syria on Sunday.

Israel on Sunday fired Patriot missiles at an unidentified drone that entered Israeli airspace, apparently from Syria, setting off red alert sirens in communities in the Golan Heights region.

The Knesset passed a bill this week designed to protect Arab Christians who enlist in the Israeli army. The law, which includes an extended prison sentence for anyone who tries to dissuade a Christian Arab from serving in the IDF, became necessary in the face of stiff opposition and violent attacks against the Christian soldiers.

MK Hanin Zoabi (Joint List), known for her anti-Israel statements, is at it again, and is clarifying that she views sovereign Israeli territory as 'occupied' Palestinian territory.

Israel warned the European Union on Thursday night that supporting a UNESCO resolution which views the Temple Mount as a solely Muslim site is akin to ignoring Europe's Christian roots.

The former chief-of-staff to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was taken in for questioning by Israel authorities Thursday morning after he arrived at Ben Gurion Airport.

Israel's growing normalization with the Arab world could facilitate peace with the Palestinians, Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday.

The UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) delayed Tuesday a controversial vote on a draft resolution that would challenge Jewish historical ties to the Old City of Jerusalem.

The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year's Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.

In a marathon session that went into the night, the Knesset has passed a controversial bill imposing a greater degree of transparency on foreign-funded NGOs, which its critics believe represents a clampdown on leftist human rights groups.

The U.S. has greenlighted the sale of eight SH-60F Seahawk helicopters and related equipment to Israel.

An unrivaled discovery on the southern coast of Israel may enable archaeologists to finally unravel the origins of one of the most notorious and enigmatic peoples of the Hebrew Bible: the Philistines.

A prominent Turkish Muslim leader hosted a gathering of Israeli rabbis to call for an end of anti-Jewish sentiment in the Islamic world, saying he looks forward to the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

The Philistines - villains in the Bible thought to have little culture or class - may have gotten a bad rap.

Egypt's foreign minister made his first visit to Israel in nine years in a bid to revive peace efforts with the Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently traveled to Africa where he met with Christian Zionists.

The United Nations Security Council should reject the Quartet report on the conflict with Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday.

Shadi Hamid believes that the Middle East is suffering from some deep-seated issues, and solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue is not going to solve them all.