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Exchange of fire along Israel-Egypt border: army

JERUSALEM — Israeli troops opened fire at a group of suspects along the Egyptian border on Tuesday, two of whom had crossed from Egypt, a military spokesman said, indicating that several of them were wounded. The incident took place 2:00 pm (1200 GMT), the army said. Also during the afternoon,…

New air strikes on Gaza after Netanyahu warning

Israeli war planes carried out new air strikes on Gaza overnight, wounding 35, after Israel’s premier vowed no let-up against rocket-firing militants. Hamas emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya reported at least six air strikes across the Gaza Strip, including two in Jabalia refugee camp that left 33 people injured,…

Netanyahu meets with top U.S. advisor amid Iran tension

A top US security official was due to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday amid rising concerns over Iran and ahead of a trip by the Israeli premier to Washington. The White House has said that National Security Advisor Tom Donilon would talk to senior Israeli officials on…

Thai police seek new Iranian bomb suspect

Police in Thailand said Friday they were hunting for a fifth Iranian suspected in a failed bomb plot in Bangkok that has sent tensions between Israel and Iran soaring. The tourist magnet has stepped up security following Tuesday’s blasts, the third bomb incident to shake world capitals in less than…

Netanyahu blasts Iran over nuclear program

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of being the most irresponsible country in the world and said sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear programme “haven’t worked.” “Iran has been exposed for being the most irresponsible power on earth today. The one that exports terror with abandon is…

Netanyahu claims victory in party primary

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed victory in the primary of his rightwing Likud party over his sole rival, the hardline settler Moshe Feiglin. “I thank you for the confidence and the renewed support that you have given me,” Netanyahu told a party gathering before the official results were…

Israel plans Jordan border fence to stop migrants

JERUSALEM, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ministerial colleagues on Sunday that he planned to strengthen barriers along his country’s border with Jordan, the Jerusalem Post reported. The English-language daily’s website said Netanyahu told ministers from his Likud party that he feared illegal migrants who currently enter Israel…

Israeli’s Netanyahu pledges to fight Jewish extremism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday pledged anew to rein in a wave of attacks on Palestinian and Israeli property by disgruntled Jewish settlers, his office said. Speaking at a candle-lighting ceremony to start the eight-day Jewish festival of Hannukah, also known as the Festival of Lights,Netanyahu told soldiers at a West…

Jewish settlers set fire to mosque, defy Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – People thought to be Jewish settlers set fire to a mosque, damaging its interior, in the West Bank on Thursday after Israeli forces tore down structures in a settler-outpost built without government approval. The vandalism appeared to be the latest act of defiance by militant settlers whom…

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