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Palestinians warm to Netanyahu rival, citing signs of compromise

06 Feb 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank/JERUSALEM Palestinians warmed on Wednesday to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest election rival, a former top general who said Israel should not maintain its dominion over them.

Netanyahu election rival moots West Bank settlement removals

06 Feb 2019

JERUSALEM, Feb 6 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's toughest election rival voiced openness on Wednesday to a future removal of settlements from the occupied West Bank, sparking debate over diplomacy with the Palestinians as a U.S. peace plan looms.

Israel's far right, security agency spar over charges in Palestinian's killing

24 Jan 2019

JERUSALEM Israeli prosecutors indicted a 16-year-old Jewish seminary student on Thursday over the killing of a Palestinian woman, a case that has sparked public recrimination between Israel's far-right and its usually tight-lipped internal security agency.

REFILE-UPDATE 7-Israel strikes in Syria in more open assault on Iran

21 Jan 2019

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM, Jan 21 Israel struck in Syria early on Monday, the latest salvo in its increasingly open assault on Iran's presence there, shaking the night sky over Damascus with an hour of loud explosions in a second consecutive night of military action.

Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over

13 Jan 2019

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged on Sunday Israel's weekend attack on what he called an Iranian arms cache in Syria, and said it had also completed a hunt for cross-border tunnels dug by Tehran-allied Lebanese Hezbollah fighters.

Israel jails Palestinian for Briton's killing, says is mentally ill

31 Dec 2018

JERUSALEM An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian to 18 years imprisonment on Monday for stabbing to death a British woman in Jerusalem last year, under a plea bargain acknowledging he is mentally ill.

Amos Oz, author who chronicled Israel's struggles, dead at 79

29 Dec 2018

JERUSALEM Amos Oz, Israel's best-known author and an outspoken supporter of a two-state solution to its conflict with the Palestinians, died of cancer at the age of 79 on Friday, his daughter said.

Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit - Netanyahu

20 Dec 2018

JERUSALEM Israel will escalate its fight against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

Israel says Hezbollah closed precision-guided missile plants

19 Dec 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Hezbollah had shut down plants to develop precision-guided missiles but was imperiling Lebanon with a cross-border tunnel network he deemed "an act of war". | Video

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's 'mistaken' West Jerusalem move

16 Dec 2018

JERUSALEM Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city. | Video

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