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Israel says it strikes Syria targets in response to border incident

Aug 03 2020

JERUSALEM Israeli aircraft attacked military targets in Syria on Monday, an Israeli military statement said, describing the strikes as a response to an attempt by an enemy squad to place a bomb on the border fence.

Netanyahu coalition ally wants military to front anti-COVID campaign

Jul 21 2020

JERUSALEM The military should take over responsibility for keeping Israel's spreading coronavirus epidemic in check, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner said on Tuesday, in comments likely to fuel tensions within the government.

Netanyahu ally wants West Bank 'cultivation' now, not annexation

Jul 17 2020

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's top coalition partner wants Israel to shelve planned West Bank annexations and instead focus on improving conditions for Jewish settlers and Palestinians in the occupied territory, two cabinet ministers said on Friday.

Coronavirus resurgence sidelines Israel's annexation planning

Jul 15 2020

JERUSALEM A coronavirus resurgence in Israel and divisions within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government have sidelined its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, officials said.

Protests over economy in Israel may turn violent, opposition leader says

Jul 09 2020

TEL AVIV Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid said on Thursday protests over the economic slowdown could soon turn violent as restrictions to contain the coronavirus are reimposed and state assistance for the jobless lags.

Israel feels exposed as U.S. drops satellite-imaging cap

Jul 06 2020

JERUSALEM An Israeli official flagged a possible security risk on Monday following a U.S. move to allow American providers to sell clearer satellite images of Israel and the Palestinian territories.

On a target date, Israel signals delay in West Bank annexation moves

Jul 01 2020

JERUSALEM Israeli annexation in the occupied West Bank might be weeks away, a government minister said as a start date on Wednesday for cabinet discussions of the move slipped by in the absence of a green light from Washington.

Israel's Netanyahu and Gantz at odds over West Bank annexation moves

Jun 29 2020

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, Benny Gantz, signalled his opposition on Monday to advancing a plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, where Palestinians want to establish a state.

In West Bank, Israeli settler leaders complicate annexation plan

Jun 26 2020

ITAMAR, West Bank Jewish settler leaders who resist the creation of a Palestinian state are complicating Israel's plans to annex scores of settlements in the occupied West Bank under U.S. President Donald Trump's peace blueprint. | Video

No final decision at White House talks on Israeli annexation moves, U.S. officials say

Jun 25 2020

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM Three days of White House meetings between aides to U.S. President Donald Trump on whether to give Israel a green light to annex parts of the occupied West Bank have ended without any final decision, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday. | Video

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