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Iran may attack Israel if US standoff escalates, says Israeli minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, which supports Donald Trump's hard tack against its arch-foe, has largely been reticent about the spiralling tensions.

Explained: Why Israel and Gaza keep fighting brief battles

The relationship between Hamas and Israel is adversarial, to be sure: always bumpy, frequently deadly and fraught with risk that it could spiral into a protracted ground conflict.


What is Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system?

The Iron Dome is a mobile all-weather air defence system developed by Israel to intercept and destroy short-range rockets and artillery shells fired from short distances.

Violence reduces, Palestinians say Egypt has mediated ceasefire with Israel

The latest round of fighting erupted three days ago, peaking on Sunday when rockets and missiles from Gaza killed four civilians in Israel, and Israeli strikes killed 19 Palestinians, more than half of them civilians.

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to land on moon

The mishap occurred in front of a packed audience that included Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was broadcast live on national television.

In Israel election, the future of the West Bank is now on the ballot

(Written by David M. Halbfinger) As Israelis get ready to go to the polls Tuesday, a stark, fateful and long-deferred choice has suddenly reappeared to confront them after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s unexpected promise to begin extending sovereignty over the West Bank if he is re-elected. Do voters want to make permanent their country’s control […]


Explained: Israeli parties running in the 2019 election

Israelis vote in a national election on Tuesday. Polls show that veteran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seeking a fifth term in office, is best positioned in the tight race to win and head the next government.

Israel wants to land on the Moon. First its spacecraft needs to stick the orbit

If the spacecraft Beresheet misses the rendezvous, it probably will not have another chance. If the manoeuvre works, Beresheet will be reined into an elliptical orbit around the moon, passing within 310 miles of the surface and swinging out as far as 6,200 miles away.

Benjamin Netanyahu embraces Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro in Israel

During his first state visit to Israel, the Brazilian leader is also expected to decide whether to follow President Donald Trump's lead and move the Brazilian Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that he has repeatedly promised.

US criticized for recognizing Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

The United States came under sharp criticism from the 14 other Security Council nations Wednesday for its decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in violation of council resolutions.

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu wins record fifth term in office

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck-and-neck with his challenger Benny Gantz.

Israel strikes Gaza after rockets hit Tel Aviv

The attack prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to Washington and return home. He promised a tough response, setting the stage for perhaps the most serious conflict since a 50-day war in 2014


Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

For Gaza women, even shopping and getting married has become more difficult due to the restrictions imposed by Israel which has fought three wars in the past decade

Israelis hold mass protests over violence against women

Organizers of the nationwide protests want the government to implement a $67 million plan it promised last year to combat violence against women

Life at a UN school in Gaza during ceasefire

During the 72 hour ceasefire, displaced Palestinian children at a UN school where they had sought refuge, tried to forget the trauma of war.

Gaza crisis: Israel warns of more airstrikes; Palestinians flee their homes

Israel fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort.


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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the national capital after her two-day visit to from Israel and Palestine on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.