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Israeli Jets Fly over Lebanon in Rare Daytime Raid on Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA —  Israeli jets flying high over Lebanon struck at targets inside Syria on Tuesday, Syrian state media reported, in a rare daytime raid that killed at least one person. Syria’s SANA state news agency said the country’s air defenses shot down five missiles, adding that one person was killed and 12 others were wounded. It reported strikes on ...

Egypt enraged at Netanyahu over Gaza

Hamas’ demonstrations have been taking place along the border fence for over a month now. The number of participants may have dropped, but the violence has intensified, with many Palestinians getting hurt and even killed. The Israeli military is currently investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy who was shot dead April 21. Nevertheless, there is almost universal consensus in Israel surrounding the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) ...

Why a two-state solution for Israel and the Palestinians is closer than you think

As President Trump welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House next week, opinions have never been more dour about the possibility of peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The Trump administration says it is working on a plan, but its intended transfer of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and its open criticism of ...

Man dies after attacking Israeli troops with a knife in deadly clashes over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

sraeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital entered a second week. Most of the casualties were on the Gaza Strip border, where thousands of Palestinians gathered to hurl rocks at Israeli soldiers beyond the fortified fence. Medics ...

Analysis Egypt’s ‘Newspeak’ Masks Public’s Perception of Israel

Ahmed Kahwaji is a teaching assistant at Alexandria University and a doctoral student at the University of Poitiers in France. He also periodically contributes to the Egyptian website Mada Masr, whose op-eds tread the fine line between the permitted and the forbidden. His latest article, “The Egyptian ‘1984’: A war on words,” is about the newspeak that has taken over ...

Benjamin Netanyahu to press Theresa May for tougher line on Iran

The Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will push his UK counterpart, Theresa May, to back his call for a tougher international stance on Iran when the pair meet in Downing Street. Netanyahu told his cabinet on Sunday he would raise the issue of Iran as a diplomatic priority, as it has become clear that he sees the arrival of the ...

Israel-Palestinian conflict: Summit warns against unilateral actions

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Representatives of nations at a conference aimed at kick-starting peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians have warned that neither side should take unilateral actions. In a statement, delegates at the summit in Paris also restated their commitment to the two-state solution. But they shied away from criticising President-elect Donald Trump’s suggested US embassy move to ...

Jerusalem lorry attack: Four Israelis soldiers killed

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Four people have been killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian man who drove a lorry into a group of soldiers, in what police called a terror attack. Three women and one man, all in their twenties, were killed and 17 others were wounded, police said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attacker, who was shot ...

Israel summons US ambassador as Netanyahu hits out at Obama

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a scathing attack Sunday on the Obama administration and summoned the US ambassador after its refusal to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s settlements in the West Bank. The United States abstained on the resolution, allowing it to pass, rather than vetoing it – as it usually does ...

Why Trump’s Israel ambassador could upend relations in the Middle East

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Donald Trump’s designated ambassador to Israel signals a potential shift in long-standing US policy that has implications for Washington’s relationships in the region, with Europe and even the American Jewish community. The President-elect tapped New York-based attorney David Friedman Thursday to represent the United States. Friedman, who maintains a residence in Jerusalem, is known for hardline ...