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Israel blames arsonists for sparking half of wildfires sweeping the country, as 60,000 forced to flee homes

Israel’s government has accused arsonists of sparking half of a wave of wildfires that has paralysed parts of the country and forced 60,000 people to evacuate from their homes.<p>The flames began on Tuesday but have grown more powerful because of dry weather and strong winds and by Thursday fires were …

Trump's Mexican wall a boon for Israeli security company

YEHUD, Israel (AP) — The Israeli company that has built high-tech fences along the country's volatile borders is now trying to build a bridge to the …

Israeli forces kill 4 Islamic State allies in Golan Heights firefight

By William Booth<p>William Booth<p>London bureau chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>JERUSALEM — Israeli forces engaged in a brief but deadly fight Sunday against Syrian militiamen allied with the Islamic State, killing four militants in the fraught borderlands of the Golan Heights.<p>It was the “first substantial fight” …

Golan Heights

Israel is burning: inflammatory social media posts celebrate wildfires raging in Jewish state

As Israel battles wildfires which have spread into the country’s third largest city of Haifa, the state’s detractors have celebrated the …

Social Media

Trump’s Election Prods Netanyahu to Make a Choice

<i>This article</i> <i>first appeared on the Council on Foreign Relations site.</i><p>The election of Donald Trump has fueled an intense struggle within Israeli Prime …

Forest fires in Israel – in pictures

Wildfires,Israel,Natural disasters and extreme weather,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Israel,Middle East<p>Israel is battling fierce fires that have led to tens of thousands of people being evacuated from Haifa. Blazes have spread across the country after a third day of warm weather and …

Forestry

Israeli media/academics to Donald Trump: Hold off ripping up Iran Deal

As President-elect Donald Trump continues to flesh out his cabinet, the notion of who may be appointed energy secretary is compelling in light of the battle heating up over President Obama’s Iran deal, something Trump has promised to trash once he takes office. Forbes reports that there are several …

Before Donald Trump, There Was Menachem Begin

So shocking was the electoral upset that Israeli television created a word for it: <i>mahapakh</i>. Derived from the root that means “revolution” or “turning upside down,” the word was fashioned because Menachem Begin’s 1977 election as prime minister was such a game-changer in Israeli politics that no …

Israel fires: Al-Qaeda linked Palestinian militant group 'claims responsibility' for devastating Haifa blaze

An al-Qaeda linked militant group has claimed responsibility for starting a devastating fire in the Israeli city of Haifa that forced tens of …

Israel

Growing up in Jerusalem, just miles apart but worlds away

Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi lit up the food world with their sexy, delicious takes on the sometimes-controversial flavors of their childhood. …

Many fear Israel wildfires will singe Jewish-Arab ties in Haifa

Two days after a wave of wildfires spread throughout the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands to flee, residents returned to pick through the blackened debris of their homes while pondering what had started it all.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday had …

Documents Reveal Just How Freaked Out America Was Over Israel Building Nuclear Weapons

Israel’s nuclear weapons program is one of the biggest military open secrets in the world. Now we know a little more about the angst inside the …

U.S. State Department

Isis and Israel clash for first time after jihadis open fire on IDF

Israeli forces killed four Isis militants in Syria in the first direct clash between the country and the jihadi group.<p>The militants opened fire on a …

Middle East

The Basketball Team That Put Israel 'On the Map'

“This is our version of the <i>Miracle on Ice</i>, but we’d argue even bigger and more important,” the Israeli screenwriter and filmmaker Dani Menkin said …

Israel

Can Donald Trump solve the Middle East's many crises?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Civil wars, proxy wars, energy wars and a war on ISIS. When US President-elect Donald Trump, takes office in January, he will face numerous challenges in the Middle East.<p>In this series of videos, CNN's Connect the World explores the key challenges awaiting Trump in this turbulent region.<p>War …

Gaza risks becoming easy launchpad for Islamic State: Qatari minister

DOHA (Reuters) - Palestinian infighting and years of an Israeli blockade could turn the impoverished Gaza Strip into an easy “launching pad” for Islamic State recruiters, Qatar’s foreign minister says.<p>Qatar's Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani attends an interview in Doha, …

How Israel thanks (or doesn’t) Palestine for helping put out fires

<b>The Palestinian Authority contributed eight firetrucks and 40 firefighters to combat the fire in Haifa. All they got was a footnote.</b>The Israel …

One arrested in UP for Nabha jailbreak incident

Parminder alias Penda was travelling in an SUV when his vehicle was intercepted by police at a check post in Kairana in Shamli district in western …

Uttar Pradesh

Israeli air strike kills four Islamic State-linked gunmen on Golan

(Reuters) - Israeli aircraft killed four Islamic State-linked gunmen on Sunday after they fired mortars and shot at troops patrolling along the occupied Golan Heights, the military said.<p>Israel has often responded to errant fire from the Syrian civil war, but exchanges of fire with gunmen on the …

Israeli PM Netanyahu thanks Palestinian President Abbas for help in fighting fires

<b>Jerusalem:</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to thank him for sending firefighting teams and …

Israeli Airstrike Kills 4 ISIS Fighters

Middle East

History will judge Fidel Castro impact - Obama

<b>"History will judge the enormous impact" of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro on the world, US President Barack Obama has said.</b><p>The death of Castro, one of the world's longest-serving leaders, was announced by his brother Raul on Friday night.<p>Castro came to power in 1959, and ushered in a Communist …

India's Modi calls for move towards cashless society

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation’s small traders and daily wage earners to embrace digital payment channels, as a cash crunch following the government’s surprise ban on high-value bank notes drags on.<p>India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks to the …

Why Fidel Castro hated Barack Obama's administration

Fifty years after its last revolution, communist Cuba was at the mercy of another regime; Barack Obama's White House. Here's how Obama's election …

Cuba

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of November 7, 2016)

This week Donald Trump was elected 45th president of the United States beating perceived frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Republicans kept control of the House and Senate. Trump traveled to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Barack Obama, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch …