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Israeli defence minister quits over Gaza truce in blow to Netanyahu

14 Nov 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a "capitulation to terror", weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government. | Video

Israel-Gaza border ignites after botched incursion; four dead

13 Nov 2018

GAZA/JERUSALEM Palestinian militants on Monday carried out their most intensive shelling of Israel since the 2014 Gaza war in retaliation for a botched cross-border commando raid, drawing Israeli air strikes against Hamas' television station and other targets. | Video

Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee's saviour

06 Nov 2018

DEGANIA DAM, Israel Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, according to the Bible. Today, that doesn't require a miracle. | Video

Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

02 Nov 2018

SOFIA/JERUSALEM Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.

Jerusalem mayoral race narrows to religious and secular Jewish candidates

31 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM The race for mayor of Jerusalem, a role shaping Israel's rule over the sacred city at the heart of its conflict with the Palestinians, will go to a run-off between religious and secular Jewish candidates, election tallies showed on Wednesday.

Israel's Mossad chief says high-tech not always a spy's friend

22 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM Spying is getting harder because the same technologies that catch terrorists can sometimes uncover foreign intelligence operations, the director of Israel's Mossad said on Monday.

Jerusalem vote: a weathervane on ultra-Orthodox Jews in Israel

18 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM As a member of the largest Jewish religious community in Jerusalem, Yossi Daitsh should have a big lead in the holy city's mayoral election race.

Bucking boycott, Palestinian eyes seat in Jerusalem city hall

15 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM A civil engineer from East Jerusalem is bucking a Palestinian boycott of Israeli politics by running for a seat in city hall with a campaign that demands equitable municipal services while side-stepping the long struggle over sovereignty.

U.S. student barred by Israel appeals to top court

15 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM A U.S. student barred from Israel under a law against pro-Palestinian boycotters filed an appeal on Sunday with its top court, which suspended her deportation pending a discussion of the case. | Video

Israel says Palestinian refugees number in the thousands, not millions

12 Oct 2018

JERUSALEM An Israeli government study shared with Washington argues that Palestinian refugees number in the thousands, not the millions designated by a U.N. aid agency whose funding has been slashed by the Trump administration, an Israeli official said on Friday.

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