Israel

LARGEST PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANT IN ISRAEL TO COMMENCE OPERATIONS

“This is another significant project that will generate electricity for tens of thousands of Israeli homes with clean energy,” said Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz. The largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Israel, set to provide solar energy to approximately 60,000 households, has been granted a permanent license to generate electricity by the Electricity Authority and the Energy Ministry.The license granted ...

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News Analysis: Trump’s rash exit from Syria emboldens Russia and horrifies Israel

For the last 2½ years of haphazard foreign policy under President Trump, the refrain of reassurance was that at least the unconventional leader had not been faced with a major international crisis. Now, Trump faces one of his own making — something he started and might not be able to stop. Until now, the consequences of Trump’s foreign policy decisions ...

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Netanyahu asks Putin to pardon Israeli backpacker jailed on drug charges

Official request seeks release of Naama Issachar, who is believed to be held in tit-for-tat over detained Russian hacker wanted by US Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday formally requested that Russia pardon an Israeli woman hit with a tough prison sentence last week for drug offenses. The pardon request for Naama Issachar, which was submitted on behalf of Netanyahu ...

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JORDAN-ISRAEL PEACE TREATY UNDER THREAT – JORDANIAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER

“We in Jordan, who are signatory to a peace treaty with the Israeli occupation government, see today that this peace is under threat, in light of the blatant violation of its terms.” The Peace treaty between Jordan and Israel is “under threat” due to Israeli “violations” against Jerusalem, according to the speaker of the Jordanian House of Representatives and president ...

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How Israel Can Deter Iran

An all-out Iran offensive against Israel can be neutralized using a simple declaration of just one sentence Hezbollah is said to have 130,000 rockets that could reach all of Israel, with Hamas possessing thousands of rockets that could cover southern and central Israel, including the Tel Aviv area. It is also said that, if war broke out, Israel could find ...

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Trump has used Israel for political points — and there may be consequences

President Trump has never shied away from foreign election interference — he’s professed his willingness to accept dirt from foreign countries and stayed silent when despots like Kim Jong Un criticize his political rivals.President Trump has never shied away from foreign election interference — he’s professed his willingness to accept dirt from foreign countries and stayed silent when despots like ...

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IMPRISONED ISRAELI ‘FALLING APART’ IN RUSSIAN JAIL

25-year-old Naama Issachar charged with drug smuggling nine grams of cannabis in her checked baggage an Israeli Woman who has been languishing in various Russian jails for four months is “falling apart,” according to her sister. Naama Issachar, 25, was charged with smuggling narcotics into Russia after nine grams of cannabis were found in her checked baggage, which was being ...

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Escalating Incidents on Gaza-Israel Border Indicate Hamas Is Losing Its Grip

Hamas has a lot to lose from a major round of violence, but with election looming, Netanyahu’s restraint may not last long The recent series of incidents in the Gaza Strip are exceptional in magnitude compared to the past few months. Over the weekend, rockets were fired twice from the Strip at Israeli communities on the Gaza border. And on ...

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Israel’s Do-over Election: A Guide to All the Parties and Who Holds the Keys to the Next Government

The final list of political parties running in Israel’s September 17 election looks like it will be remarkably — and historically — short. The entire political firmament learned a harsh lesson from the April election: unity within ideological allies is crucial. Smaller parties flying solo risk falling below the electoral threshold and not making the Knesset — and when that ...

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In Next Gaza War, Israeli Army Eyes Crippling Hamas, but Not Toppling It

The Israeli army has revamped combat procedures for the Gaza Strip, updating battle orders so that in a possibe war Hamas and its forces would be delivered a severe blow that would weaken the organization, but still leave it with the ability to govern the enclave. The preparation process ended this week with a maneuver by the Israel Defense Forces’ Gaza ...

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