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April 4, 2018 7:24 PM Mossad chief '100 percent certain' Iran seeks nuclear bomb

JERUSALEM – The head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency is "100 percent certain" that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or scrap its nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. Yossi Cohen, who leads the shadowy spy agency, has been holding discussions about the Iranian nuclear program 78

April 1, 2018 9:43 PM Palestinian Protests Pose Fresh Hurdles for Israel

Clashes are a fresh test for Prime Minister Netanyahu, who has enforced an economic blockade on Gaza to stop Hamas attacks Israel faces a new military and political challenge in the Gaza Strip as Palestinian activists have pledged weeks of protests after Israeli soldiers opened fire Friday on at-times violent demonstrators, killing at least 15. Palestinians 61

March 13, 2018 6:48 PM Israeli PM avoids early elections over ultra-Orthodox draft

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his coalition has struck a compromise to avoid taking the country to early elections. Netanyahu's coalition had been divided over a bill that would grant exemptions from military service to ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, a divisive issue among Israelis. Under Tuesday's compromise, the small Yisrael 74

February 23, 2018 9:25 PM US to open new embassy in Jerusalem in May

The US Department of State has said that a new American embassy in Jerusalem will open in May. The opening of the mission will coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary, the statement said. The announcement brings forward the controversial plan, announced by President Trump in December, by at least a year. A senior Palestinian official, Saeb Erekat, called 74

February 19, 2018 4:34 PM Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession

JERUSALEM – Benjamin Netanyahu traces his meteoric rise in Israeli politics to his days as a telegenic media star who dazzled audiences in both English and Hebrew. But he has also had a rocky relationship with Israel's notoriously aggressive media, often accusing it of carrying out a "witch hunt" against him. If the myriad of corruption charges plaguing 40

February 18, 2018 6:44 PM Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

JERUSALEM – Israeli police say they have arrested senior officials at the country's national telephone company as part of an investigation into alleged corruption offenses. The Israeli daily Haaretz says police are investigating a possible relationship between the company, Bezeq, its controlling shareholder and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 53

February 18, 2018 9:52 AM Israeli PM: Iran becoming increasingly aggressive in region

MUNICH – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an international agreement with Iran has emboldened the regime in Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the region. Netanyahu told world leaders, defense officials and diplomats at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday the agreement has "unleashed a dangerous Iranian tiger in our region 56

February 11, 2018 9:19 AM New, Old Headaches to Greet Tillerson on Trip Middle East Trip

Secretary of state left Saturday for a five-city trip WASHINGTON—A rare confrontation between Israel and Syria’s Iran-backed military added unexpected new complications to plans by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for a five-city trip through the Middle East, where he already was set to confront strains. Hours before leaving on Saturday, Mr. Tillerson 43

February 6, 2018 3:57 PM Netanyahu visits Golan Heights, near Syrian border, and cautions Israel's enemies

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a rare visit to the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, peering across the nearby border into Syria and warning Israel’s enemies not to “test” its resolve. Netanyahu has been cautioning against any attempt by Iran to deepen its military foothold in Syria or construct missile factories in neighboring 74

January 31, 2018 6:39 PM Israel: Netanyahu corruption probe in 'final stretch'

JERUSALEM – Israel's attorney general says an investigation looking into two corruption allegations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in its "final stretch." Speaking at a meeting of the Israel Bar Association Wednesday, Avichai Mandelblit says dozens of witnesses have been questioned in various countries as part of the probe. He says authorities 43