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Israel deploys 'Star Wars' missile killer system


JERUSALEM Israel's upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a "Star Wars"- like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed.


Arab Israeli and policeman killed in suspected car ramming attack in southern Israel 18 Jan 2017

JERUSALEM Police in Israel said an Arab Israeli on Wednesday rammed his car into a group of policemen in the southern Negev region, killing one before being shot dead, though a rights activist who was present disputed it was an attack.


Trump's U.N. pick to echo his criticism of world body, offer some praise 18 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON Donald Trump's pick for U.N. ambassador will echo his condemnation of the world body's treatment of Israel at her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, although offering some praise for an organisation the president-elect has disparaged.


Israel, Palestinians warned against solo steps harmful to peace 16 Jan 2017

PARIS Some 70 countries reaffirmed on Sunday that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations. | Video


Obama says U.N. vote didn't rupture U.S.-Israel relations 16 Jan 2017

WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama played down fallout from a U.S. abstention on a United Nations resolution last month demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, saying it did not trigger a significant break in relations with Israel.

Syrian army says Israel fires rockets at air base near Damascus 13 Jan 2017

AMMAN Syrian army command said on Friday that Israeli artillery fired rockets at a major military airbase outside Damascus, and warned Israel of repercussions for what it called a "flagrant" attack.


France plays down Paris Middle East peace talks prospects 12 Jan 2017

PARIS President Francois Hollande sought on Thursday to play down prospects for Middle East peace talks this weekend in Paris, saying only direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians could resolve the conflict.

Hamas sets 'honey traps' to hack Israeli soldiers' phones - army 11 Jan 2017

TEL AVIV Using photos of young women and Hebrew slang, the Palestinian militant group Hamas chatted up dozens of Israeli soldiers online, gaining control of their phone cameras and microphones, the military said on Wednesday.


Obama says Israeli settlements making two-state solution impossible 11 Jan 2017

JERUSALEM U.S. President Barack Obama, in an interview aired on Israeli television on Tuesday, said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policy backing settlements in occupied territory is making a future Palestinian state impossible.


Israeli troops kill knife-wielding Palestinian in West Bank raid - military 10 Jan 2017

JERUSALEM Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who the military said tried to attack them with a knife during a raid on Tuesday to detain suspected militants in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.