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German justice ministry urges ban on Kuwait Airways over Israel issue

BERLIN The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable.

German court rules Kuwait airline is allowed to ban Israelis 16 Nov 2017

BERLIN A German court ruled on Thursday that Kuwait Airways had the right to refuse to carry an Israeli passenger due to his nationality, a verdict that Jewish groups said condoned anti-Semitism.


Israeli army chief says ready to share information with Saudi Arabia 16 Nov 2017

DUBAI The Israeli army's chief of staff told an Arabic language online newspaper that Israel was ready to share "intelligence information" with Saudi Arabia, saying their countries had a common interest in standing up to Iran.


Netanyahu signals Israel will act with free hand in Syria 13 Nov 2017

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he has put the United States and Russia on notice that Israel will continue to take military action across the frontier in Syria, even as the two powers try to build up a ceasefire there.


Israel signals free hand in Syria as U.S., Russia expand truce 12 Nov 2017

JERUSALEM Israel signalled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

Israel says downed Syrian spy drone over Golan Heights 11 Nov 2017

JERUSALEM Israel shot down a Syrian spy drone over the Golan Heights on Saturday, the Israeli military said.


For some Palestinians in love, this slum is the only place to live 09 Nov 2017

JERUSALEM Kafr Aqab is no one's dream destination: the overcrowded neighbourhood separated from adjacent East Jerusalem by Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank is notorious for rutted roads, drugs and violence.


Palestinians resume security ties with Israel, eye Gaza enforcement 08 Nov 2017

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's administration said on Wednesday it had resumed security coordination with Israel in the occupied West Bank, frozen in July, and sought sole security control of the Gaza Strip, where Hamas Islamist forces dominate.


Netanyahu confidant questioned as Israeli graft inquiry widens 07 Nov 2017

JERUSALEM A top confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned as part of an investigation into a $2 billion (1.52 billion pounds) submarine deal with Germany, police said on Tuesday, bringing a cascade of corruption scandals closer to the Israeli leader.


Britain's aid minister apologises over undisclosed Israel meetings 06 Nov 2017

LONDON Britain's international development minister Priti Patel apologised on Monday for failing to disclose meetings with senior Israeli officials during a private holiday.