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Syria says downs 'hostile targets' in suspected Israeli attack

Nov 30 2018

AMMAN/JERUSALEM Syrian air defenses shot down "hostile targets" on Thursday, state media said, in an area regional intelligence sources said contains Iran-backed assets, while Russian media said no Israeli jet had been downed as earlier reported.

U.S. urges Palestinians to free dual national suspected of Jerusalem land deal

Nov 28 2018

JERUSALEM The U.S. ambassador to Israel called on Palestinians on Wednesday to free an American-Palestinian who, the envoy said, was detained for "selling land to a Jew", apparently violating a long-standing Palestinian ban on selling land to Israelis.

Israeli minister urges Airbnb boycott, talks up rival service

Nov 21 2018

JERUSALEM An Israeli cabinet minister called on Wednesday for a boycott of Airbnb and promoted one of its rivals, escalating the government's response to the home-rental company's decision to delist Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Israeli minister urges Airbnb boycott, talks up rival service

Nov 21 2018

JERUSALEM, Nov 21 An Israeli cabinet minister called on Wednesday for a boycott of Airbnb and promoted one of its rivals, escalating the government's response to the home-rental company's decision to delist Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank.

Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements

Nov 20 2018

JERUSALEM Home-renting company Airbnb Inc <AirBnB Inc> said on Monday it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a "wretched capitulation" to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace. | Video

Israeli defense minister quits over Gaza truce in blow to Netanyahu

Nov 14 2018

JERUSALEM Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation on Wednesday in protest at a Gaza ceasefire that he called a "capitulation to terror", weakening Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's conservative coalition government. | Video

Israel-Gaza border ignites after botched incursion; four dead

Nov 12 2018

GAZA/JERUSALEM Palestinian militants on Monday carried out their most intensive shelling of Israel since the 2014 Gaza war in retaliation for a botched cross-border commando raid, drawing Israeli air strikes against Hamas' television station and other targets. | Video

Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee's savior

Nov 06 2018

DEGANIA DAM, Israel Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, according to the Bible. Today, that doesn't require a miracle. | Video

Netanyahu condemns killing of Saudi journalist but keeps focus on Iran

Nov 02 2018

SOFIA/JERUSALEM Israel on Friday condemned the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but said cooperating with Riyadh against Iran was a greater priority.

Jerusalem mayoral race narrows to religious and secular Jewish candidates

Oct 31 2018

JERUSALEM The race for mayor of Jerusalem, a role shaping Israel's rule over the sacred city at the heart of its conflict with the Palestinians, will go to a run-off between religious and secular Jewish candidates, election tallies showed on Wednesday.

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