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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 ...

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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 ...

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Israeli ambassador backs Trump pledge to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

Israel’s ambassador to the United States issued an impassioned endorsement on Tuesday of President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to relocate the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, a move that would mark a break with longstanding U.S. foreign policy. Ron Dermer, the Israeli envoy to Washington, made the statement less than a week after Trump announced his decision to nominate as ambassador to ...

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ISIS fighters target Israel for the first time and are obliterated by warplanes after firing rockets at soldiers

   Four jihadi gunmen were shot dead when they tried to take on Israel today  Attack took place in the Golan Heights in Syria, occupied by Israeli troops  Israeli general: ‘They know exactly what the Israeli response would be’ Four ISIS gunmen were killed today after they opened fire on Israeli soldiers in their first attack on the occupied Golan ...

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Israeli Blazes Damage Almost as Much Land as 2010 Carmel Fire

Last week’s fires were about 80 percent as bad with a similar problem: Pine forests might now expand at the expense of natural woodland Israel’s five days of fires have burned more than 20,000 dunams (5,000 acres) of forest, brushland and other open space, a similar scope as the record 2010 Carmel fire, the Jewish National Fund and the Israel ...

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Iran demands halt in arms sales to Israel citing ‘humanitarian law’

The comments were made during the UN’s annual Disarmament and International Security Committee meeting at the world body’s headquarters in New York, Press TV added. “We are deeply concerned about the destabilizing repercussions of the continual entry and export of such weaponry into the region, especially into Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime of Israel,” said Iran’s Deputy permanent representative ...

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Meet Israel’s guardians of the Special Forces

They fly from Sde Dov airport all over the world, providing a constant line of communication between Israeli Special Forces teams on the ground and the IDF chief of staff in Tel Aviv; meet the soldiers of the Israel Air Force’s transmissions unit Of all the special forces which take part in thwarting Hamas and Hezbollah to build up their ...

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Tough Talk but Little Action From Lieberman as Israel’s Defense Minister

JERUSALEM — Israel has been challenged by land, sea and air in recent weeks, as security officials have braced for a wave of violence around the Jewish High Holy Days and the anniversary of the outbreak of Palestinianstabbing, shooting and automobile attacks that began a year ago. A deadly drive-by shooting in Jerusalem, a spate of stabbings in the West ...

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The Feigned Democracy of Israel’s Education Minister

Naftali Bennett’s intervention in the deliberation around his recent statement about “giving our lives” for the settlements occurred Friday on Twitter. “To all those asking: To give one’s life = to make great effort toward a goal,” he tweeted, and ended his clarification by wishing all a peaceful Shabbat. It was an almost peaceful Shabbat, because even afterward, the debate ...

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The Cities of Israel Are Not Safe

headquarters in Jerusalem, in which a woman and a policeman were killed and six people wounded, is a murderous, despicable act that must be unequivocally condemned. But the reactions of those responsible for public safety in Israel – Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Police Commissioner Roni Alsheich – were ridiculous and demonstrate a denial of reality. Erdan repeated his ...

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