Israel

Egypt in $500m settlement with Israel Electric Corp

Egypt has signed a $500m settlement with state-owned Israel Electric Corp over a defunct natural gas deal, the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and Egyptian Natural Gas (EGAS) said in a statement. The statement said that under the agreement signed on Sunday, Egypt will pay the amount over a period of eight-and-a-half years in exchange for the Israeli company dropping all ...

Read More »

IDF general warns Lebanon will pay ‘heavy price’ for working with Hezbollah

The head of the IDF Northern Command on Tuesday threatened overt and covert action against the Hezbollah terror group and its home country of Lebanon, in response to its efforts to build up terrorist infrastructure along the border, in the latest of increasingly bellicose statements by senior military officers against the Iran-backed Lebanese militia. Maj. Gen. Amir Baram accused Hezbollah ...

Read More »

First-ever UK human rights report accuses Israel of ‘continued violations’

The British government on Thursday accused both Israel and the Palestinians of ongoing human rights abuses, in its first annual report on the state of democracy and human rights across the globe. According to the 76-page report, 2018 saw “continued violations by the Israeli government of international human rights and international humanitarian law in the context of Israel’s occupation” of ...

Read More »

Israel: Amir Ohana becomes first openly gay minister

Amir Ohana, of Mr Netanyahu’s Likud party, was named as acting justice minister following the sacking of the previous office holder. Mr Ohana, 43, is a Netanyahu loyalist, who backs moves to protect the prime minister from possible prosecution. His appointment comes days after parliament dissolved itself in preparation for fresh elections. Mr Netanyahu fired the previous justice minister, Ayelet ...

Read More »

Israel said to expect US-brokered talks with Lebanon on sea border within weeks

Israel reportedly believes US-brokered talks with Lebanon on demarcating the countries’ maritime border could be held within weeks. Speaking with Reuters on Tuesday, an unnamed senior Israeli official said the talks “will begin already in the coming weeks” and could be held in southern Lebanon. The official said the potential talks, which Lebanon has not publicly commented on, would only ...

Read More »

After Locking This Palestinian Out of His Home, Israel Revokes His Entry Permit

Omar Hajajla’s family lives in the only home on the Israeli side of a Jerusalem-area village which straddles the West Bank border – and Israel locked the family out of ts home due to ‘security threat’ A Palestinian resident of a village that straddles the border between Jerusalem and the West Bank is now being barred from entering Israel, although ...

Read More »

Israel reinstates Gaza fishing zone restrictions

Israel announced on Wednesday it had tightened restrictions on Palestinian fishing off the blockaded Gaza Strip after more balloons fitted with firebombs were floated from the enclave into its territory. The zone it allows Gaza fishermen was reduced to a maximum of 10 nautical miles from 15, COGAT, the Israeli defence ministry unit that oversees such regulations, said. The move came just days after Israel ...

Read More »

ISRAEL HATED AMERICAN BAN ON SHARING INTEL FOR ASSASSINATIONS, SO U.S. MADE NEW RULES

AS ISRAEL AND the Lebanese militia Hezbollah exchanged blows during their short-lived but devastating 2006 war, Israeli military officials used private channels to pressure their American counterparts in the National Security Agency for intelligence to help assassinate Hezbollah operatives, according to a pair of top-secret NSA documents. The NSA was legally restricted from providing such information but, after Israeli officials asked for an exemption, ...

Read More »

New Israeli government or polls: Midnight deadline for Netanyahu

Israel’s political elite is racing against time to form a new government through high-stakes backchannel negotiations before a midnight deadline. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing coalition has to secure the support of Avigdor Lieberman’s nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu faction on Wednesday or face an unprecedented second election of the year. Netanyahu’s Likud and its right wing and religious allies won a total ...

Read More »

Israel Destroyed Syria’s Nuclear Potential. What Would The World Look Like Now If They Hadn’t?

n the middle of April 2007, a short, bald and burly man with a limp and a cane walked into the West Wing of the White House. He carried a small briefcase with folders chaotically jutting out. The man showed his diplomatic passport. He was under the impression that he would be brought directly to the Oval Office for a ...

Read More »