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Israeli election too close to call: exit polls

17 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's election on Tuesday was too close to call, exit polls indicated, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party virtually level with Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White.

Israeli election too close to call - exit polls

17 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's election on Tuesday was too close to call, exit polls indicated, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party virtually level with Benny Gantz's centrist Blue and White.

Hezbollah: flare-up with Israel over but a 'new phase' has started

03 Sep 2019

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Lebanon's Hezbollah leader said on Monday that while a flare-up with Israel at the border was over, the episode had launched a "new phase" in which the Iran-backed group no longer has red lines.

Israel says Iran boosting bid to set up Hezbollah precision-missile plants in Lebanon

29 Aug 2019

JERUSALEM Israel accused Iran on Thursday of stepping up efforts to provide the Hezbollah militia with precision-guided missile production facilities, a warning to Beirut that Israeli counter-strikes could escalate.

Israeli army in no rush to go fully robotic

04 Aug 2019

ELYAKIM ARMY BASE, Israel Israel, a world leader in hi-tech, is around 30 years away from its ambition of deploying robot forces, and for now will chose between three prototypes of semi-automated armoured vehicles to cocoon its troops in battle, defence officials said on Sunday.

Israel announces new homes for settlers, Palestinians in West Bank ahead of Kushner visit

31 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM Israel will build 6,000 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank - a move Palestinian leaders decried as showing Israel's "colonial mentality" - but in a rare step it also approved permits for 700 houses for Palestinians.

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

28 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the achievement as a warning to Iran.

Israel says Arrow-3 missile shield passes U.S. trials, warns Iran

28 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM Israel's U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the achievement as a warning to Iran.

Bruised but driven, Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving PM

19 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu makes history this weekend by becoming the longest-serving Israeli prime minister, surpassing a record held by the country's founding father David Ben-Gurion.

Israeli minister accuses Corbyn of Jew-hatred

16 Jul 2019

JERUSALEM An Israeli official close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of Jew-hatred on Tuesday, remarks likely to fuel acrimony in and around the opposition party as it struggles with anti-Semitism probes.

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Iran says it will destroy any aggressor

Iran will pursue any aggressor, even if it carries out a limited attack, and seek to destroy it, the head of the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday, after attacks on Saudi oil sites which Riyadh and U.S officials blamed on Tehran.