JERUSALEM—Israel on Monday contracted for the purchase of four new German corvettes to be used to protect Israel’s offshore natural-gas drilling platforms in the Mediterranean from guided missiles and seaborne attacks.
JERUSALEM—After 42 days of negotiations and with only 90 minutes left before deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed Wednesday night to cobble together a wafer-thin coalition government, one which most political commentators say will have a short and fractious life.
JERUSALEM—Sounding an uncharacteristic note of pessimism, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that if the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad falls then Hezbollah will fall too, according to a report today in the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar.
JERUSALEM—Two Israeli planes bearing 250 rescue workers took off for Nepal Sunday as Israel moved quickly into its traditional role as an early responder to natural disasters around the world.
JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have rejected invitations to meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on his visit to the region in about 10 days.
JERUSALEM—When the mastermind behind the creation of the Islamic State was shot dead last year, his house produced a collection of documents spelling out a detailed plot for seizing power and manipulating religious passions. What was not found in the house was a Koran.
JERUSALEM—Haunted since last summer’s war in Gaza by Hamas’ success in infiltrating fighters into Israel through tunnels, Israel announced on Thursday the development of the first effective system for detecting tunneling activity at a distance.
For the first time since the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising 15 years ago, Palestinian doctors and medical staff working in Israeli hospitals will be permitted to drive into Israel from the West Bank in their own cars.
A surprise attack on the country’s borders stuns the high command. Sensing imminent catastrophe, the defense minister instinctively reaches for the Bomb. He does not propose dropping it on the enemy, but staging a “demonstration” that will stop the enemy before the country is overwhelmed. Cooler heads in the system prevail. There will be no demonstration, no threat of the Bomb.
JERUSALEM – The Israeli Army has warned citizens that in a future war with Hezbollah the country might be hit by hundreds or thousands of rockets a day and that hundreds of civilians could be killed.