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Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in


GOLAN HEIGHTS/BEIRUT Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israel's army. | Video

Syrian army says it captures strategic hill overlooking Israeli border 17 Jul 2018

(The April 16 story corrected the last paragraph to change Syria accused Israel instead of accused Tel Aviv)

Israeli rockets strike military position near Aleppo - Syrian state media 17 Jul 2018

BEIRUT Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.


Israeli lawmakers vote to ban some left-wing groups from schools 17 Jul 2018

JERUSALEM Israel's parliament passed a law on Tuesday that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.


Trump stresses Israel's security in talks with Putin 16 Jul 2018

HELSINKI The United States and Russia will work together to ensure Israel's security, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Israel frees Turk after charging her with aiding Hamas 16 Jul 2018

JERUSALEM Israel has released a Turkish woman who had been arrested while visiting on a tourist visa and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in a case that angered Ankara, Israel and her lawyer said on Monday.


Syrian forces widen south west offensive, some rebels leave for north 15 Jul 2018

AMMAN/BEIRUT Syrian government forces widened their offensive in the country's southwest on Sunday to Quneitra province, a region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor and rebel sources said.


Gaza ceasefire largely holding after day-long flareup 15 Jul 2018

GAZA A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defences in case hostilities resume.


Exclusive - Lockheed F-35 jet price falls 6 percent to below $90 million: sources 15 Jul 2018

FARNBOROUGH, England The United States has struck a preliminary deal to buy F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin worth about $13 billion (9.82 billion pounds), clearing the way for a larger multi-year purchase that aims to bring the cost per jet down to $80 million by 2020, sources said.


Israel and Gaza militants agree to end fierce flare-up of fighting 14 Jul 2018

GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave's ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. | Video