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Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims
Israeli jets attack Gaza after 'infiltration attempt'
Israel says 2 soldiers killed in Palestinian car-ramming
German parliamentary leader calls for Russian cooperation in spy case
Palestinian TV: PA Prime Minister, Intel Chief survive assassination attempt
Free Gaza spox admits activist initiated fatal 2010 violence aboard Mavi Marmara
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Israel at 70: Satisfaction and grim disquiet share the stage - The Mainichi
2018-04-19 06:01:11 JERUSALEM (AP) -- Is Israel a success as it turns 70? As Israelis commemorate the milestone this week, satisfaction and a grim disquiet share the stage. It has a standard of living that rivals Western Europe, though it lacks significant natural resources. It can boast of scientific achievements and military and technological clout beyond its modest size. It controls most of biblical Israel, and despite widespread criticism of its policies toward the Palestinians, it has cultivated good diplomatic ties with most of the world   Read More ...
Israel says new Gaza tunnel foiled, lifts veil on detection lab
2018-04-15 21:09:35 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Sunday it destroyed a guerrilla tunnel from the Gaza Strip and gave rare details on a classified military laboratory spearheading efforts to foil the cross-border digs. Palestinian gunmen used tunnels to blindside Israeli forces during the 2014 Gaza war. Israel has since been developing detection technologies and laying down an underground frontier wall which, it says, will end the Gaza tunnel threat by 2019   Read More ...
Hundreds of Palestinians Injured, One Killed, in Clashes With Israel’s Military
2018-04-15 21:02:51 Palestinians clashed with Israel’s military, which responded with gunfire, killing one, along the fence dividing the Gaza Strip and Israel, as thousands gathered again despite the past two demonstrations turning deadly.   Read More ...
Sirens wail as Israel stands still for Holocaust remembrance
2018-04-12 18:00:24 Israelis stood still on Thursday for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as a two-minute siren wailed across the country and the nation paid respects to those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II. As every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, buses and cars halted on streets and highways and Israelis stepped out of their vehicles, standing with heads bowed in solemn remembrance   Read More ...
Sirens wail as Israel stands still for Holocaust remembrance
2018-04-12 18:00:19 JERUSALEM — Israelis stood still on Thursday for a nationwide moment of silence in remembrance of the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as a two-minute siren wailed across the country and the nation paid respects to those systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II. As every year on Holocaust Remembrance Day, buses and cars halted on streets and highways and Israelis stepped out of their vehicles, standing with heads bowed in solemn remembrance   Read More ...
Polish, Israeli presidents march together at Auschwitz
2018-04-12 17:48:07 OSWIECIM, Poland (Reuters) - The presidents of Poland and Israel marched together at the Auschwitz concentration camp on Thursday, putting aside their differences over a new law that makes it a crime to suggest there was any Polish complicity in the Holocaust. Poland's Andrzej Duda and Israel's Reuven Rivlin joined some 15,000 people - mostly young Jews from around the world and some camp survivors - in a 3-km (2-mile) walk from the infamous "Arbeit macht frei" ("work sets you free") gate to the site of the gas chambers   Read More ...
Time ripe to accelerate collaboration between Japanese, Israeli firms: Chemi Peres
2018-04-12 17:46:12 TOKYO -- The future of automotive mobility, incorporating artificial intelligence and other technologies, is an area of interest for collaboration between Israeli and Japanese companies, Nechemia "Chemi" Peres, the son of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres, said on April 11. Peres, visiting Japan as a managing general partner of Israeli venture capital firm Pitango Venture Capital, spoke on Israeli innovation and business collaboration during an interview in Tokyo with the Mainichi Shimbun   Read More ...
Can Trump's 'deal of the century' bring Israel-Palestine peace?
2018-04-12 15:20:16 Given the chaos in the White House ― and President Donald Trump's rush to abandon Syria to Iran and the next version of ISIS ― it's easy to overlook two critical Mideast milestones. The first was the announcement by Israeli officials that the number of Jews and Arabs living under Israeli control between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean was now equal, at 6   Read More ...
Egypt opens Gaza border ahead of new protests against Israel
2018-04-12 14:01:28 GAZA CITY: Egypt on Thursday opened its largely sealed border with the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip for three days, on the eve of more planned protests against Israel, Palestinian authorities said. Palestinians say protesters are being shot while posing no threat to soldiers. The Rafah crossing is the only exit for Gaza residents except into Israel, but Egypt has largely sealed it in recent years, citing security threats   Read More ...
Israeli air force gives Tel Aviv a scare as Syria tensions flare
2018-04-12 13:49:51 TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli police emergency lines lit up on Thursday after warplanes roared over the Tel Aviv coast, dropping anti-missile flares and performing aerobatics at a time of tension along the border with Syria. It was just a rehearsal - practice flights are held every year - for the Israeli Air Force's annual Independence Day national flypast on April 19, but no prior announcement was made   Read More ...
Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims
2018-04-12 13:45:15 JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israelis came to a halt throughout the country on Thursday (April 12) to observe two minutes of solemn silence as a siren blared, marking the annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Motorists exited their vehicles and students at schools stood in ceremonies beginning with the 10am (3pm Singapore time) siren. Outside shops and offices, Israelis stood still, many with heads bowed   Read More ...
Israel comes to a halt to remember Holocaust victims
2018-04-12 13:12:56 Jerusalem, Undefined. Israelis came to a halt throughout the country Thursday to observe two minutes of solemn silence as a siren blared, marking the annual remembrance of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Motorists exited their vehicles and students at schools stood in ceremonies beginning with the 10:00 am (0700 GMT) siren. Outside shops and offices, Israelis stood still, many with heads bowed   Read More ...
These evangelicals in Israel are on a mission to win the hearts and minds of Syrians
2018-04-12 13:03:19 ALONG THE GOLAN HEIGHTS — In the no-man’s land between Israel and Syria, an unlikely group of Americans toil at a makeshift clinic to care for ill and injured Syrians trapped in their country’s seven-year civil war. For Don Tipton of Beverly Hills and his group of evangelical Christian do-gooders, their border perch is a divine mission. For the Israelis, Tipton and his group are part of a deliberate defense mission to win the hearts and minds of Syrian civilians   Read More ...
Israel Caught in U.S.-Russia Rift Over Syria
2018-04-12 13:01:05 A significant U.S. attack on Syria could shake Israel’s balancing act between superpowers and undo Benjamin Netanyahu’s understandings with the Kremlin about activities in his country’s backyard.   Read More ...
Syria says strike on military base carried out by Israeli warplanes
2018-04-09 12:01:49 ISTANBUL — A missile strike on an air base in central Syria was carried out by Israeli warplanes in the early hours of Monday morning causing multiple casualties, according to the Syrian and Russian governments, amid fears of renewed regional confrontation. Israeli officials did not immediately comment on the reports. The raid on the T4 airfield in Homs province comes as tensions rise over possible U   Read More ...
Russia blames Israel for Syria air base attack after Pentagon denial
2018-04-09 12:00:37 A Syrian monitoring group says a missile strike on a Syrian air base killed 14 people including Iranians early Monday. Syrian state-run media says the missiles were likely American. The Pentagon denies launching airstrikes on Syria. (April 9) Russia on Monday said the Israel Air Force was responsible for a missile attack on an air base in central Syria that activists say killed at least 14 people   Read More ...
Syrian state media says Israel struck air base
2018-04-09 10:47:37 BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state media, citing a military source, said on Monday that Israeli F-15 war planes had conducted the overnight missile attack on a major air base in central Syria. "The Israeli aggression on the T4 airport was carried out with F-15 planes that fired several missiles from above Lebanese land," state news agency SANA said. (Reporting by   Read More ...
Russia's Military Says Israel Was Behind the Missile Attack on a Syrian Air Base
2018-04-09 10:47:20 The Russian military says the Israeli Air Force was behind the airstrike in Syria and had launched eight missiles on a Syrian air base. A Syrian military official also says Israel was behind the attack. Russia’s Defense Ministry says two Israeli fighter jets launched the attack on the T4 air base in central Syria from Lebanon’s air space in the early hours on Monday   Read More ...
Russia says Israel was behind Syria airstrike that killed 14
2018-04-09 10:45:42 Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early on Monday, the country's state-run news agency reported, killing at least 14 people, including Iranians, according to a war-monitoring group. The Russian military says the Israeli Air Force was behind the airstrike in Syria and had launched eight missiles on a Syrian air base. A Syrian military official also says Israel was behind the attack   Read More ...
Russia, Syria say Israel was behind missile strike
2018-04-09 10:00:10 BEIRUT — Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early Monday, its state-run news agency reported. Both Russia and Syria said Israel was responsible for the attack. The agency previously said said it was likely ‘‘an American aggression,’’ Pentagon officials said the US had not launched airstrikes on Syria. The missile attack followed a suspected poison gas attack Saturday on the last remaining foothold for the Syrian opposition in the eastern suburbs of Damascus   Read More ...
Russian military says Israeli war planes struck Syrian air base - Ifax
2018-04-09 09:47:09 MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian military said on Monday that two Israeli F-15 war planes had carried out strikes on a Syrian air base on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported. Interfax cited the Russian Defence Ministry as saying the Israeli war planes had carried out the strikes from Lebanese air space, and that Syrian air defence systems had shot down five of eight missiles fired   Read More ...
Israeli jets attack Gaza after 'infiltration attempt'
2018-04-09 09:45:40 Israeli fighter jets targeted a Hamas "military target" in northern Gaza on Monday in response to Palestinians infiltrating the border and laying bombs the previous day, the army claimed. Palestinian security sources in Gaza said the Israeli strikes hit a base in Jabalia belonging to Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, and farmland near Beit Lahia, causing damages but no injuries   Read More ...
Israel and Hamas May Have Committed War Crimes in Renewed Gaza Violence, the ICC Says
2018-04-09 05:06:04 (JERUSALEM) — The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court raised concerns Sunday that Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during a current flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, Fatou Bensouda’s office expressed “grave concern” over the shootings of Palestinians by Israeli troops during mass protests along Gaza’s border with Israel. Her office said that Israel’s “violence against civilians — in a situation such as one prevailing in Gaza” may constitute war crimes   Read More ...
ICC says Israel, Hamas acts on Gaza border may be war crimes
2018-04-09 04:56:29 JERUSALEM (AP) -- The chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court raised concerns Sunday that Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes during a current flare-up of violence in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, Fatou Bensouda's office expressed "grave concern" over the shootings of Palestinians by Israeli troops during mass protests along Gaza's border with Israel. Her office said that Israel's "violence against civilians -- in a situation such as one prevailing in Gaza" may constitute war crimes   Read More ...
Camels and merchants return to Gaza-Israel border, but with risks
2018-04-06 02:48:46 GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER (Reuters) - A narrow track inside Gaza around 300 meters from the Israeli border marks a line beyond which most Gazans do not normally venture, fearing they will be shot by Israeli troops. Since a protest began last Friday, however, the area has been transformed. Tented encampments have sprung up a few hundred meters from the 40-km (25-mile) fence, and hundreds of youths venture even closer to hurl stones at Israeli soldiers and roll burning tyres at the barrier   Read More ...
Obama is gone, but the Democrats’ Israel problem is only getting worse
2018-04-05 22:47:16 On a moral level, Bernie is helping create a political and media environment that incentivizes Hamas attacks on Israel, which result overwhelmingly in the deaths of Palestinians, not Israelis. But on a political level, Bernie is damaging Democrats. President Obama’s emotional and ideological need to pillory Israel accomplished nothing for his presidency, and it certainly did not help Democrats raise money or win elections   Read More ...
Campaign urges Israel soldiers to refuse to shoot unarmed Palestinians
2018-04-05 21:16:21 Jerusalem, Undefined. A prominent campaign by an Israeli rights group on Thursday urged soldiers to refuse to shoot at unarmed Palestinians as tensions increased ahead of new protests along the Gaza border. The calls come after a mass protest along the Gaza border last Friday that led to clashes with Israeli forces, who killed 17 Palestinians. New mass protests are expected again on Friday   Read More ...
Israel reaches deal on African migrants
2018-04-02 19:45:13 Under the deal, more than 16,000 migrants will be sent to those Western countries willing to take them in. Israel said the UNHCR will work with Western countries to transfer at least 16,250 migrants. Other migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum, will be allowed to remain in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named Canada, Italy and Germany as some of the nations that will take in the migrants   Read More ...
Migrants in Israel to resettle in Canada, Germany, Italy: Netanyahu
2018-04-02 19:01:37 JERUSALEM: Thousands of African migrants in Israel will be resettled in countries including Canada, Germany and Italy under an agreement reached with the UN refugee agency, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday. "This agreement will allow for the departure from Israel of 16,250 migrants to developed countries, such as Canada, Germany and Italy," Netanyahu said.   Read More ...
Israel says it has reached ‘unprecedented’ deal to resettle African migrants in the West
2018-04-02 18:47:35 The Israeli government announced Monday that it would scrap controversial plans to deport African asylum seekers, saying it had reached an “unprecedented understanding” with the United Nations to resettle many of these migrants in Western countries. In a statement released by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office, Israel said it was working with the United Nations to resettle at least 16,250 migrants in Western nations under the scheme, which would be implemented in stages over five years   Read More ...
Netanyahu says Canada, Italy and Germany to take in some of Israel's African migrants
2018-04-02 16:51:38 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Canada, Italy and Germany will take in some of Israel's African migrants under an agreement Israel reached with the U.N. refugee agency. Under the deal with the UNHCR, Israel said it plans to relocate more than 16,000 migrants to Western countries. "This is) a unique agreement between the U.N. commissioner and the state of Israel, that takes 16,250 people out, takes them out to developed countries like Canada, or Germany and Italy - that is the commitment the U   Read More ...
Israel says to send 16,000 African migrants to Western countries
2018-04-02 16:00:22 JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - Israel said on Monday (April 2) it has cancelled a plan to deport African migrants to Africa and reached an agreement with the United Nations refugee agency to send more than 16,000 to Western countries instead. Other migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum, will be allowed to remain in Israel for at least the next five years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement   Read More ...
Israel says to send 16,000 African migrants to Western countries
2018-04-02 14:48:22 JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Monday it has cancelled a plan to deport African migrants to Africa and reached an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to send more than 16,000 to Western countries instead. Other migrants, many of whom are seeking asylum, will be allowed to remain in Israel for at least the next five years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said in a statement   Read More ...
Israel Rejects Calls for an Inquiry Into Gaza Violence
2018-04-02 13:09:20 (JERUSALEM) — Israel’s defense minister on Sunday rejected international calls for an investigation into deadly violence along Gaza’s border with Israel, saying troops acted appropriately and fired only at Palestinian protesters who posed a threat. Fifteen Palestinians were killed and over 700 wounded in Friday’s violence near the Israeli border, according to Palestinian health officials. It was the area’s deadliest violence since a war four years ago   Read More ...
Israeli troops fire on Palestinian protesters, leaving at least 14 dead near Gaza border
2018-04-02 13:05:18 At least 14 people were killed and hundreds wounded Friday as Israeli troops fired on Palestinian "instigators" during a March by thousands in Gaza to the Israeli border at the start of six weeks of protests, according to media reports. The Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 1,000 Palestinians were injured by live fire, rubber-coated steel pellets or tear gas fired by Israeli forces at several locations along the fence, but did not provide the breakdown, the Associated Press reports   Read More ...
For Israel, there’s little political cost to killing Palestinians
2018-04-02 13:03:59 Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? . This weekend in Gaza, Palestinians buried their dead after Israeli soldiers killed at least 15 Palestinian protesters and wounded hundreds more on Friday. About 30,000 Palestinians had gathered near the fenced barrier separating the Gaza Strip from Israel, both protesting the stifling blockade on their territory and mourning the dispossession of their ancestral lands at the hands of the Israeli state   Read More ...
Palestinian Protests Pose Fresh Hurdles for Israel
2018-04-02 13:02:14 Israel faces a new military and political challenge in the Gaza Strip as Palestinian activists have pledged weeks of protests after Israeli soldiers opened fire Friday on at-times violent demonstrators, killing at least 15.   Read More ...
Israel shelling kills Palestinian ahead of Gaza protests
2018-03-30 10:00:49 GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: Israeli shelling killed a Palestinian farmer in Gaza early on Friday, the enclave's health ministry said, just hours before the launch of mass protests along the border.   Read More ...
A Palestinian Has Been Killed by Israeli Tank Fire as Gaza Tension Mounts
2018-03-30 09:47:43 (GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip) — A Palestinian farmer was killed by an Israeli tank shell in the Gaza Strip early on Friday, hours before Palestinians were to stage mass sit-ins along the border with Israel, a health official and a witness said. Ahead of the protests, called for by Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, Israel’s military said it doubled its standard troop level along the border, deploying snipers, special forces and paramilitary border police units, which specialize in riot control   Read More ...
Gaza farmer killed by Israeli tank shell amid heightened tensions
2018-03-30 08:45:15 GAZA (Reuters) - A Gaza farmer was killed and a second man was wounded by an Israeli tank shell on Friday( March 30), a Gaza health ministry spokesman said, on a day of heightened tensions ahead of planned protests by Palestinians along the border with Israel. An Israeli military spokesman confirmed the incident."Overnight two suspects approached the security fence and began operating suspiciously and the tank fired towards them," the spokesman said   Read More ...