JERUSALEM—Two of Israel’s principal adversaries, Hezbollah and Hamas, have experienced major setbacks in recent days, none of them connected to Israel.
JERUSALEM—Israel this month installed anti-missile systems on commercial flights to the southern resort city of Eilat to foil possible attacks from nearby Sinai by militant Jihadi groups affiliated with Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL).
JERUSALEM—Two Israeli citizens, an Ethiopian immigrant and a Bedouin, are being held prisoner by Hamas after separately crossing the border into Gaza months ago on their own volition, Israeli officials said Thursday after a gag order was lifted by the courts.
JERUSALEM—Greece’s foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias, who arrived in Israel Tuesday to strengthen bilateral relations, will reportedly receive tips on how a neighboring country on the Mediterranean coast managed to climb out of the financial depths to achieve international economic success.
JERUSALEM—In their most brazen attack yet, Islamic militants in northern Sinai carried out simultaneous attacks Wednesday against 15 Egyptian military positions, killing 64 soldiers and police officers, according to an Egyptian newspaper. Reuters quoted Egyptian military sources as saying that more than 100 attackers were killed, but there has been no confirmation of this figure.
JERUSALEM—For the first time since the Israeli embassy in Cairo was trashed by a mob in 2011 and staff members were nearly lynched, a senior Israeli diplomat publicly visited the city yesterday for intensive talks with Egyptian officials.
JERUSALEM—Although Israel has repeatedly declared its determination not to get sucked into the civil war raging across the border with Syria, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon admitted Monday that the country was in fact doing more than just cheering on the good guys.
JERUSALEM—Five years after nine Turkish activists were killed in an attempt to break through Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip, a vessel attempting the same mission was boarded Monday by Israeli naval commandos and directed to an Israeli port. A military spokesman described the seizure of the ship as “uneventful.”
JERUSALEM—Despite the lynching in the Golan Heights of a wounded Syrian rebel by a mob that dragged him out of a military ambulance, Israel will continue to provide medical care to wounded Syrians brought to the Golan border, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday.
JERUSALEM – The shooting death of an Israeli student on the West Bank last weekend as he visited an ancient spring is the latest in what Israeli authorities have come to call “lone wolf” attacks.