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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Iran’s New Strategic Threat Against Israel

The possibility of closing the Bab al-Mandab and Hormuz straits pose a threat no less serious than others coming from Tehran and Hezbollah Israel isn’t involved. That’s the official response to anyone who asks what the recent deterioration in relations between Iran and the United States means for Jerusalem. We’re not involved; we’re not addressing or responding to it. Ramifications? ...

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Swedish news chief says Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital, insists UN agrees

The editor of a Swedish news website dismissed complaints about his publication’s claim that Tel Aviv is Israel’s capital, asserting incorrectly that this is the position of the United Nations. ABC Nyheter’s editor-in-chief Daniel Lilja made the claim in an email he sent this week to a reader who wrote to correct the news website’s assertion that Tel Aviv is ...

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ISRAEL ALLOWS PA SECURITY SERVICES TO BRING ARMORED VEHICLES INTO WEST BANK

The Palestinian Authority has received armored vehicles from the United States after a long period during which it was not permitted to receive such vehicles, according to Ynet. Israel had denied requests to bring in the vehicles for years, due to the issue of tax money being used to pay the families of terrorists. The Palestinian security services received ten armored ...

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Israel’s Ambassador Turns to the Bible

In what can only be considered an historical speech before the world’s governing authorities, Israel’s ambassador to the UN gave a surprising defense for the right of the Jewish people to the whole Land of Israel-the Bible. The unparalleled presentation by Ambassador Danny Danon delivered to the UN General Assembly just after Passover a few weeks ago has gone viral ...

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