JERUSALEM—British scholars examining the oldest fragments of the Koran ever found believe it might be so old as to pre-date the prophet Mohammed, in defiance of Islamic belief.
JERUSALEM—Russia has begun to deploy an air force contingent to Syria in order to undertake air attacks against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) and other Islamic groups battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, according to the Israeli news site, Ynet.
JERUSALEM—In a succession of swift steps after being hit by two rockets fired onto its territory from Syria Thursday, Israel has signaled to the Iranian-backed organization allegedly behind the incident that it knows who is responsible and that “we’ll get you.”
JERUSALEM—For the first time in years, rockets fired from across the border struck inside northern Israel Thursday. There were no casualties.
JERUSALEM—Palestinian terror has declined this year in Israel and the West Bank but not for lack of trying.
JERUSALEM—Hinting at steps Israel might take to prevent an Iranian nuclear breakout, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon told an interviewer last week “I’m not responsible for the longevity of Iranian scientists.”
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.