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Indian airliner makes history by flying to Israel via Saudi airspace


BEN GURION AIRPORT, Israel Saudi Arabia opened its airspace for the first time to a commercial flight to Israel with the inauguration on Thursday of an Air India route between New Delhi and Tel Aviv.

Palestinian teen on trial for striking Israeli soldier agrees plea deal

OFER PRISON, West Bank A teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed kicking and slapping an Israeli soldier in the occupied West Bank accepted a plea deal on Wednesday under which she will be sentenced to eight months in prison, her lawyer said.

World, Mar 21 2018

Israel admits bombing suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007, warns Iran

JERUSALEM Israel for the first time admitted that it bombed a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007 and said on Wednesday the strike should be a warning to Iran that it would not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. | Video

World, Syria, Mar 21 2018

Austria recalls embassy employee from Israel over Nazi shirt

VIENNA Austria's foreign ministry has recalled an employee of its embassy in Israel after an Austrian weekly said he posted a picture of himself on social media wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of a Nazi tank division.

World, Mar 21 2018

Palestinian President attacks Hamas, calls U.S. ambassador 'son of a dog'

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called the U.S. ambassador to Israel a "son of a dog" because of his support for Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank.

World, Mar 19 2018

Israel accuses French consulate driver of smuggling guns to Palestinians

JERUSALEM Israeli prosecutors charged a French consular driver on Monday with using a diplomatic car to elude border inspections and spirit guns from the Islamist-ruled Gaza Strip to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on behalf of a Palestinian smuggling ring.

World, Mar 19 2018

Israeli stabbed by Palestinian dies of wounds: hospital

JERUSALEM An Israeli security guard died of wounds he suffered in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday carried out by an assailant identified by Israel as a Palestinian.

World, Mar 18 2018

Israel says foiled Hamas bid to rebuild Gaza tunnel

JERUSALEM Israeli forces on Sunday knocked out a tunnel in the Gaza Strip dug by Hamas militants to mount cross-border attacks, the military said.

World, Mar 18 2018

Palestinian ramming attack kills 2 Israeli soldiers in West Bank: military

JENIN, West Bank A Palestinian motorist rammed and killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded two others in the occupied West Bank on Friday, the Israeli military said.

World, Mar 16 2018

Israeli liaison minister gives Qatar mixed review on Hamas

JERUSALEM An Israeli official who has coordinated with the Gulf Arab state of Qatar on aid to the Palestinians credited it on Friday with trying to prevent the funds reaching Hamas, but accused it of still "flirting" with the Islamic militant group.

World, Mar 16 2018