JERUSALEM—More than half of Syria’s population has been swept up by the country’s civil war in the past five years—either killed, wounded or displaced, according to a report by the Syrian Center for Policy Research.
JERUSALEM—An Iranian hacker succeeded in gaining access last year to the computer database of a retired Israeli army chief of staff, according to Israel’s Channel 10. The officer was not named.
JERUSALEM—A delegation of American Jewish leaders met this week in Ankara with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an apparent indication that normalization of Turkey’s relations with Israel is in the offing.
JERUSALEM—Israel’s Labor Party, traditional flag bearer in Israel of the two-state solution for its conflict with the Palestinians, veered in a new direction this week when it adopted a controversial platform proposed by party leader Yaacov Herzog.
JERUSALEM—While Israel’s attention is currently focused on the danger of tunnels being built by Hamas in the Gaza Strip that possibly extend under the border fence into Israel, security officials are warning about the possibility of thousands of Gazans coming over the top of the border fence in an attempt to find work in Israel.
JERUSALEM—A leading member of Hamas’ military establishment in the Gaza Strip was executed Sunday in Gaza for allegedly informing Israel about the location of the military leader of Hamas, Mohammed Deif, during the war with Israel in the summer of 2014.
JERUSALEM—Israel’s defense establishment has decided to combat the Palestinian terror wave of recent months by issuing 30,000 more work permits that would enable West Bank Palestinians to find employment in Israel.
JERUSALEM—Two 13-year-old girls descended from a bus in the central Israeli city of Ramle Thursday morning and, instead of walking to their nearby school, proceeded to pull kitchen knives from their schoolbags and stab a security guard at the entrance to the bus station. The guard was lightly wounded, and the girls were subdued by a civilian and a soldier.
JERUSALEM—Israel, which regards its neighbor, Jordan, as a buffer against the upheavals sweeping Syria and Iraq, is deploying surveillance drones on the Syrian-Jordan border to monitor attempts by Islamist militants to penetrate the Hashemite kingdom, according to Israeli media repor
JERUSALEM—Residents of Israeli villages abutting the Gaza Strip have in recent weeks reported hearing the sounds of underground digging and drilling at night, apparently confirming Hamas’ claims that they have resumed digging attack tunnels into Israel like those destroyed during the war in Gaza two years ago.