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Defiant Gaza militants vow to rearm amid shaky truce

Calm returned to the coastal enclave in a Tuesday ceasefire, and Gazans were gradually starting to rebuild their lives after a bloody and destructive 50-day war, the deadliest for years.<p>However, the chances of long-term peace hung in the balance after Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal ruled out Israeli …

Middle East

U.N. Peacekeepers Rescued After Being Trapped By Syrian Militants

Dozens of besieged United Nations peacekeepers were safely extracted after being surrounded for days on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.<p>After rebels of the al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front seized 44 Fijian peacekeepers on Thursday, they laid siege to two encampments of Filipino peacekeepers …

Israel Claims Almost 1,000 Acres of West Bank for New Settlement

Israel declared a large section of the West Bank as “state lands” on Sunday, in a move that caused outrage among Palestinian authorities.<p>The Los …

Israel

Israeli and Palestinian groups criticise land appropriation in West Bank - video

Publication of tenders for new settlement follows announcement of Israel's biggest land grab in West Bank since 1980s<p>Published: 5 Sep 2014<p>US secretary of state calls Israel's prime minister amid mounting international and internal criticism of land appropriation<p>Published: 3 Sep 2014<p>British foreign …

Israel raises alarm over Islamist militants on its frontiers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s frontier with Syria, where militants have kidnapped 45 U.N. peacekeepers, has become a magnet for Islamist activity and Israel itself is now a target, the defense minister and security analysts said on Tuesday.<p>U.N. vehicles drive in Syria near the border fence with …

Middle East

In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war

A large majority of Palestinians believe that the Islamist movement<p>Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, won its 50-day war with Israel, a new Palestinian public opinion poll said Tuesday.<p>The poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West …

Israel shows evidence of rocket fire from Gaza schools | Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The Israeli military has provided its most detailed assessment yet of the conduct and impact of the Gaza war, including photographs indicating that militants stored and fired rockets from schools and a breakdown of the toll inflicted on Hamas.<p>Palestinian militants from the …

Israel Reveals That Steven Sotloff Was Also an Israeli Citizen

As President Obama confirmed the authenticity of the video showing the execution of journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIL, an Israeli spokesman revealed that Sotloff held dual American-Israeli citizenship.<p>This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>As President Obama confirmed the authenticity of …

Israel Settlements: White House Says Construction Construction in East Jerusalem Would Distance Israel From 'Even Its Closest Allies'

Hours after President Barack Obama met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the White House has said that if Israel progresses with a …

Israel accused of 'act of war’ after closing religious site

Palestinian leaders accuse Israel of "an act of war" in closing Al-Aqsa mosque for most of the day on Thursday<p>Palestinian leaders accused <b>Israel</b> of "an act of war" in closing <b>a sacred religious site</b> on Thursday after a dramatic rooftop ambush of an Arab accused of trying to kill a far-Right Jewish …

Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked 2015 email

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel's nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads.<p>Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nukes decades ago, it has …

Tel Aviv Diary: Obama Exacts Cold Revenge on Netanyahu

They say revenge is a dish best served cold.<p>It’s clear that President Obama got his revenge on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week. …

Israel defense sector faces big hit after new U.S. aid agreement | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel’s defense industry faces layoffs, closures and a scramble to set up shop in the United States following the signing of a new U.S. military aid package that phases out Israel’s ability to spend a quarter of the funds on its own businesses.<p>Visitors watch a demonstration …

Israel

US, Israel sign landmark $38 billion military aid package

The United States on Wednesday signed a landmark agreement to provide Israel with $38 billion in military assistance over the next decade, the largest such aid package in US history.<p>The deal will allow Washington’s chief Middle East ally to upgrade most of its fighter aircraft, improve its ground …

3 Palestinians said hurt by IDF fire in riots on Gaza border

Riots broke out along the border fence in northern and central Gaza on Friday, with IDF soldiers driving back the participants using both non-lethal …

Israel

Technion invents spinach-powered electricity cell

Oil is clearly the devil and hydrogen is evidently the fuel of the future. Now Israeli researchers have developed a "really green" power cell that …

Tel Aviv University

Ungrateful Israel owes the US a simple thank you

Op-ed: Nobody put a (US-funded) gun to our heads. We chose to sign the $38 billion military aid deal. We should stop moaning about it

U.S. Sept. 11 law weakens international relations, Saudi cabinet says | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a U.S. law allowing citizens to sue the kingdom over the Sept. 11 2001 attacks represented a threat to international relations and urged Congress to act to prevent any dangerous consequences from the new legislation.<p>The cabinet, at its weekly …

Middle East

Reporter Jason Rezaian sues Iranian government

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his family filed suit against the Iranian government Monday for treatment to which he and his wife were subjected during their imprisonment in Iran.<p>The suit, which was brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, alleges that Rezaian and his wife, …

Asia

Tory MP Anna Soubry: Hard Brexit is a 'bonkers' agenda pushed by MPs who are 'in denial'

Soubry, who spoke to Business Insider at the Conservative conference in Birmingham on Monday, was a passionate supporter of the Remain campaign and has lambasted Tory Brexiteers since the June referendum.<p>The MP for Broxtowe was in fine form when she spoke to BI, describing the idea that Britain …

Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin: 'Syria is Obama's Rwanda'

That work, according to those who know him, was always largely behind the scenes — in the way you might expect a former undercover CIA agent who grew up in a religious Mormon family on a small farm in Washington state to pair ambition with subtlety.<p>McMullin was instrumental in bringing a Syrian …

Reporter jailed in Iran sues Iranian government

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post reporter who was detained for more than 18 months in Iran after being accused of espionage has filed a federal lawsuit against the Iranian government.<p>The lawsuit filed Monday by Jason Rezaian (reh-ZY'-ahn) together with his brother and mother accuses the …

US-Russia relations plummet further over Syria, Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already testy, relations between the United States and Russia plummeted Monday as Washington suspended diplomatic contacts with Moscow over failed efforts to end the war in Syria and President Vladimir Putin put on hold a deal with the U.S. on disposing weapons-grade plutonium.<p>On …

Russia

U.S. cuts off talks with Russia on Syria cease-fire

The United States announced Monday it is cutting off one-on-one talks with Russia over attempts to establish a cease-fire in Syria. It's an extraordinary move that comes days after a truce collapsed in ugly bloodshed, but it does little to resolve the issue of how to stop the violence in Syria, and …

The State Department just cut off its bilateral channels with Russia over Syria

"This was not a decision that was taken lightly," the statement said.<p>"The US spared no effort in negotiating and attempting to implement an arrangement with Russia aimed at reducing the violence, providing unhindered humanitarian access, and degrading terrorist organizations operating in …

Russia

Putin suspends weapons-grade plutonium deal with US

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a deal with the United States on the disposal of weapons-grade plutonium, once a symbol of U.S.-Russian rapprochement that has fallen apart amid tensions over Ukraine, Syria and other disputes.<p>A strain in ties between the former Cold War …

FBI agreed to destroy laptops of Clinton aides with immunity deal, lawmaker says

Immunity deals for two top Hillary Clinton aides included a side arrangement obliging the FBI to destroy their laptops after reviewing the devices, House Judiciary Committee sources told Fox News on Monday.<p>Sources said the arrangement with former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and ex-campaign …

Laptops

Republicans are asking for a formal review of a top Clinton aide's role in the email scandal

The complaint was filed with the DC Bar on Monday.<p>The letter from the RNC read:<p>"The District of Columbia's Rules of Professional Conduct strictly prohibit a lawyer from accepting employment in connection with a matter the lawyer 'participated personally and substantially as a public officer or …