Netanyahu to Iran: ‘Do Not Test Israel’s Resolve’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, who spoke at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, on Sunday, brandished a remnant of what he said was an Iranian drone shot down in Israeli airspace.CreditLennart Preiss/MSC Munich Security Conference, via Reuters MUNICH … Read More

Israel squares off for showdown with Iran in Syria

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Israel has viewed Iran’s growing footprint in neighbouring Syria with alarm [File: Omar Sanadiki/Reuters] A surge in Israeli-Syrian cross-border incidents has turned into the “biggest” confrontation between the two countries in decades, and confronted Russia with a new dilemma: how to preserve … Read More

Mideast tensions get even worse

(CNN)As if the broken, angry, dysfunctional Middle East needed another conflict, along came an unprecedented escalation between Israel, Iran and Syria to make the region even more volatile and dangerous. In the predawn hours of Saturday, an Iranian drone penetrated Israeli airspace … Read More

Israel widely condemns Poland’s new ‘Holocaust law’

JERUSALEM — The diplomatic backlash had been immediate. Polish President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday signed into a law a controversial Holocaust bill that criminalizes ascribing blame for crimes committed by Nazi Germany to the Polish nation, including use of the term “Polish death camp.” Penalties range … Read More

Netanyahu: Israel Expects All Nations to Help Protect the Truth About the Holocaust – Including Poland

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‘We must always study the truth about the Holocaust, we must always remember it, prime minister says. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office on February 4, 2018. AFP / POOL /JIM HOLLANDER Israeli … Read More

Hezbollah official warns terror group can destroy Israeli army

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Hezbollah has responded to an op-ed published by IDF Spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis on Lebanese opposition websites, calling it “provocative words published by a coward.” “The article is nonsense and a provocation that is published by someone who is a coward,” wrote … Read More

Trump administration doubles down on Palestinian aid cutoff threat

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is doubling down on its threat to cut off aid to the Palestinians if they fail to “sit down and negotiate peace,” even as it proceeds with contentious plans to move the U.S. embassy to … Read More

Israel leaders embrace Pence as a ‘mensch,’ others show their anger

WASHINGTON — Vice President Pence repeatedly made headlines during a four-day trip to the Middle East taken weeks after the Trump administration recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel —– a move that sparked protests throughout the region after Trump’s December announcement. … Read More

Opinion Can India Really Play ‘Best Friends’ to Israel, Palestine and Iran at the Same Time?

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Netanyahu calls India – Israel relations a ‘marriage made in heaven’. For the arms trade and public relations, it certainly is. But as Modi won’t betray the Palestinians or renounce the Iranians, it resembles more an open marriage – and … Read More

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