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Israel says aircraft strikes in Syria after errant Syrian fire

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israeli aircraft attacked a target in Syria on Monday after errant fire from fighting among factions in Syria struck inside Israel, Israel's military said.

Explosions hit Syrian town near Golan Heights 20 Jul 2016

BEIRUT/AMMAN Syrian rebels and a monitoring group said two explosions that struck a Syrian town near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday were caused by an Israeli air strike but Lebanon's Hezbollah blamed rocket fire by al Qaeda-linked militants.


Palestinian boy killed during clash with Israeli troops in West Bank - Palestinians 20 Jul 2016

JERUSALEM A Palestinian boy was killed on Tuesday during a clash with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Arab East Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said.


Israeli parliament enacts impeachment law, critics say targets Arab MPs 20 Jul 2016

JERUSALEM Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed a law enabling it to impeach deputies for incitement to violence, racism or support for armed struggle against the state, in a move critics said was aimed mainly at Arab legislators.


EU eyes Israeli technologies for spotting militants online 19 Jul 2016

TEL AVIV European powers are looking to Israeli-developed technology to develop better means for spotting "lone-wolf" militants based on their online activity, a senior EU security official said on Tuesday.

Israel launches anti-aircraft missiles at Syrian drone - army 17 Jul 2016

JERUSALEM Israel on Sunday fired missiles towards an unmanned drone that entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria and it turned back, the military said in a statement.


Israel expects reconciliation with Turkey to remain on course 17 Jul 2016

JERUSALEM Israel reacted tersely on Sunday to a thwarted coup in Turkey, saying it expected a new reconciliation deal between the two regional powers following a six-year rift to be implemented as planned.

Australian, Canadian to be tried over Bulgarian bus bomb 15 Jul 2016

SOFIA An Australian and a Canadian, both of Lebanese origin, will be tried in absentia on charges of being accomplices in a bombing that killed five Israeli tourists at a Bulgarian airport in 2012, prosecutors said on Friday.


Without two-state solution, Middle East faces 'perpetual violence' - U.N. 13 Jul 2016

JERUSALEM A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more remote than ever, with the risk of generations of violence and radicalism unless leaders act, the United Nations' most senior official in the region said on Wednesday.


Israeli military chief rabbi-designate under fire over remarks on rape 13 Jul 2016

JERUSALEM Israel's military has nominated a new chief rabbi who seemed to imply in a past religious commentary that its soldiers are allowed to rape non-Jewish women in wartime.