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Russia says no decision yet on delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria

MOSCOW Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had not yet decided whether it would deliver advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria, but would not make a secret of the matter if it took such a decision, the TASS news agency reported.

Iran, Israel play down prospects they'll go to war over Syria

JERUSALEM Iran and Israel traded blame on Sunday for an unprecedented, weeks-long surge in hostilities between their forces over Syria but played down prospects of a spillover into war.

World, Syria, Apr 22 2018

Israel dismisses suggestions it killed Palestinian in Malaysia

JERUSALEM Israel's defence minister said on Sunday a Palestinian scientist shot dead in Malaysia was a rocket expert and "no saint", but dismissed suggestions by Hamas that Israel's Mossad spy agency assassinated him. | Video

World, Apr 22 2018

Israel hints it could hit Iran's 'air force' in Syria

(This April 17 story corrects to change the media source in paragraph 8 to The Israeli News Company.)

World, Syria, Apr 22 2018

Dead Gaza teenager ignored mother's warning

GAZA Fourteen-year-old Mohammad Ayoub ignored his mother's objection and slipped away to join this week's protest along the Gaza-Israel border, just hours after Israel's military dropped leaflets in his Gaza village warning residents to stay away.

World, United Nations, Apr 21 2018

Natalie Portman says to skip Israeli ceremony due to Netanyahu speech

JERUSALEM Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be seen as supporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was scheduled to speak at the event.

World, Entertainment, People, Apr 21 2018

Israeli troops kill four more Palestinians in border protest

GAZA Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians on the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, bringing to 35 the death toll in recent weeks among Palestinian protesters demanding the right to return to their former homeland. | Video

World, Apr 20 2018

Romania govt supports moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, president concerned

BUCHAREST Romania's government has backed moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, drawing a warning from the president - who has the final say - that the move could break international law.

World, Apr 20 2018

Mourning Arabs fly Palestinian flags as Israel marks Independence Day

ATLIT, Israel/BEIRUT Waving Palestinian flags and wearing T-shirts proclaiming Jerusalem to be "the eternal capital of Palestine," thousands of Israel's Arab minority turned out on Thursday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 70 years ago.

World, United Nations, Apr 19 2018

With Jews largely gone from Iraq, memories survive in Israel

BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM Behind the high concrete walls of Baghdad’s Jewish cemetery, Violette Saul lies at rest under a weathered and cracked tombstone, one of the last memorials to an ancient community that is now all but extinct.

World, Apr 19 2018