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Israel says will revoke press credentials of Al Jazeera reporter


JERUSALEM Israel intends to cancel an Al Jazeera journalist's press accreditation on the grounds that he is biased toward the Palestinians, the director of the government press office said on Wednesday.

Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria: Israeli TV

JERUSALEM An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction.

World, Syria, Aug 15 2017

Israeli billionaire Steinmetz held in custody in fraud probe: police

JERUSALEM Billionaire Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz and another suspect were remanded in custody for four days on Monday after being arrested in a fraud investigation, a police spokeswoman said.

World, Aug 14 2017

Trump will send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace: official

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump is sending his son-in-law Jared Kushner and negotiator Jason Greenblatt to the Middle East soon to meet regional leaders and discuss a "path to substantive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks," a White House official said on Friday.

Politics, Election 2016, Aug 11 2017

Israel warns Hamas not to try to foil its anti-tunnel Gaza wall

JERUSALEM Israel warned Gaza's Hamas rulers on Thursday not to try to foil its construction of a border wall designed to stop tunnels between the two sides.

World, Aug 10 2017

Time is Netanyahu's ally in weathering Israel legal storm

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has described the din of criminal investigations around him as "background noise" and dismissed speculation he will be forced to resign by saying simply on Facebook: "Won't happen." He might just be right.

World, Aug 10 2017

Netanyahu accuses Israeli left, media of trying to oust him

TEL AVIV Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused his leftist opponents and the country's media on Wednesday of trying to oust his government by pressuring investigators to indict him "at any cost".

World, Aug 09 2017

Bomb threat suspect in Israel offered services on dark web: U.S. authorities

NEW YORK An Israeli teenager accused of a wave of bomb threats against dozens of Jewish community centers advertised his services on a now-shuttered online black market, offering to threaten any school for $30, according to U.S. authorities.

World, U.S., Aug 08 2017

Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al Jazeera

JERUSALEM Israel plans to revoke the media credentials of Al Jazeera TV journalists, close its Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station's broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday. | Video

World, Aerospace & Defense, Aug 07 2017

Jordan's King Abdullah discusses holy site tensions in Ramallah

RAMALLAH, West Bank Jordan's King Abdullah met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday for the first time in five years to discuss tensions at a Jerusalem holy site and wider political developments.

World, Jordan, Aug 07 2017