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January 23, 2022, 1:34 PM

Israel launches state probe into German submarine purchase

Israel’s Cabinet has approved the launch of a state investigation into the purchase of submarines and other warships from Germany, a case that has embroiled close confidants of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
January 23, 2022, 1:34 PM
Israel launches state probe into German submarine purchase
January 21, 2022, 8:33 AM

Israeli general turned lawmaker emerges as settler critic

A retired Israeli general has emerged as one of the country's most vocal critics against settlers in the occupied West Bank
January 21, 2022, 8:33 AM
Israeli general turned lawmaker emerges as settler critic
January 20, 2022, 11:57 AM

Israel inks multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Germany

Israel has signed a three billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal to buy three cutting edge submarines from Germany, the defense ministry announced
January 20, 2022, 11:57 AM
Israel inks multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Germany
January 19, 2022, 6:33 PM

Israel evicts Palestinians from disputed Jerusalem property

Israeli police have evicted Palestinian residents from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood
January 19, 2022, 6:33 PM
Israel police evict Jerusalem residents from disputed houses
January 19, 2022, 12:12 PM

Israel minister denies police used NSO spyware on protesters

An Israeli Cabinet minister has dismissed claims that police used controversial spyware to surveil protesters, a day after a newspaper investigation prompted outraged lawmakers to seek a formal inquiry
January 19, 2022, 12:12 PM
Israel minister denies police used NSO spyware on protesters
January 18, 2022, 3:03 PM

Israel says it successfully tests long-range missile defense

Israel says it has successfully tested a system designed to intercept ballistic missiles outside the earth’s atmosphere
January 18, 2022, 3:03 PM
Israel says it successfully tests long-range missile defense
January 17, 2022, 1:04 PM

Trailblazing Arab lawmaker shakes up Israeli politics

Arab politician Mansour Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he joined Israel’s governing coalition last year
January 17, 2022, 1:04 PM
Trailblazing Arab lawmaker shakes up Israeli politics
January 16, 2022, 11:05 AM

Netanyahu negotiating plea deal in corruption trial

Netanyahu is accused of fraud and breach of trust. He denies any wrongdoing.
January 16, 2022, 11:05 AM
Netanyahu negotiating plea deal in corruption trial
January 13, 2022, 8:31 AM

Two Israeli soldiers killed by friendly fire

Two Israeli soldiers have been killed by friendly fire while on a security patrol near a military base in the Jordan Valley
January 13, 2022, 8:31 AM
January 12, 2022, 3:49 PM

Israel says it took down Iranian spy ring targeting women

Israel says it has broken up an Iranian spy ring that recruited Israeli women via social media
January 12, 2022, 3:49 PM
Israel says it took down Iranian spy ring targeting women
January 10, 2022, 1:13 PM

Former Israeli PMs face off in court in defamation lawsuit

Two former Israeli prime ministers have faced off in a Tel Aviv courtroom as Benjamin Netanyahu’s defamation suit against Ehud Olmert gets underway
January 10, 2022, 1:13 PM
Netanyahu, Olmert face off in court in defamation suit
January 9, 2022, 6:01 PM

Israel's national library sees Arabic site traffic boom

The National Library of Israel says the number of visitors to its Arabic website more than doubled over the course of 2021, thanks to the digitization of its Arabic manuscripts and archives and an extensive outreach program in recent years
January 9, 2022, 6:01 PM
Israel's national library sees Arabic site traffic boom
January 6, 2022, 4:01 PM

Israel lawmaker under fire for remarks on West Bank settlers

An Israeli deputy minister is under fire for calling residents of an unauthorized West Bank settlement outpost “subhuman."
January 6, 2022, 4:01 PM
Israel lawmaker under fire for remarks on West Bank settlers
January 4, 2022, 7:55 AM

Future of prayer site in doubt under Israel's fragile govt

Israel’s new government had offered early indications that it would press ahead on an egalitarian prayer site at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray
January 4, 2022, 7:55 AM
Future of prayer site in doubt under Israel's fragile govt
January 2, 2022, 6:08 PM

Egypt pushes for calm after flare-up in Gaza hostilities

Egyptian officials appealed for calm, reminded of May's cease-fire in place.
January 2, 2022, 6:08 PM
Egypt pushes for calm after flare-up in Gaza hostilities
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Israel strikes Gaza after gunfire wounds civilian near fence

Israel’s defense minister approves measures aimed at improving relations.
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Israel approves measures for Palestinians after leaders meet
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Israel plans to double settlement in Golan Heights

Israel says it plans to double the amount of settlers living in the Golan Heights and invest hundreds of millions of dollars developing the area
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Israel plans to double settlement in occupied Golan Heights
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Palestinians, Israeli forces clash near West Bank outpost

The Israeli military says forces have clashed with Palestinians in the West Bank in an area that has seen a recent uptick in friction
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Ex-intel chief confirms Israel's role in Soleimani killing

Israel’s former military intelligence chief says that Israel was involved in the American airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in January 2020
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Ex-intel chief confirms Israel's role in Soleimani killing
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian during West Bank operation

There were clashes in the West Bank city of Nablus.
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Israel's Bennett makes first official visit to UAE

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has made a historic trip to the United Arab Emirates, the first visit to the country by an Israeli premier
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PM to make first official visit by Israeli premier to UAE
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2 Palestinians killed during funeral in Lebanon refugee camp

Gunfire broke out during the funeral of a Hamas member killed days earlier.
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Israel to remove security detail for Netanyahu family

An Israeli parliamentary committee has voted to stop providing personal security details to former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife and adult sons
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Israel to remove security detail for Netanyahu family
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Israel announces completion of security barrier around Gaza

Israel has announced the completion of an enhanced security barrier around the Gaza Strip designed to prevent militants from sneaking into the country
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Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests

Rights groups say Israel failed to investigate shootings that killed more than 200 Palestinians and wounded thousands at violent protests along the Gaza frontier in 2018 and 2019
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Report: Israel failed to probe shootings at Gaza protests
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Israeli PM slammed for family trip amid travel restrictions

Israel's prime minister has come under fire after his wife and children flew abroad
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Israeli PM slammed for family trip amid travel restrictions
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Israeli Supreme Court: Cable car survivor to return to Italy

There was a bitter custody battle over a boy who survived a cable car crash.
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Israeli Supreme Court: Cable car survivor to return to Italy
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Miss Universe contestant in Israel has COVID-19

Organizers of next month’s Miss Universe pageant say one of the contestants has tested positive for COVID-19
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Miss Universe contestant in Israel has COVID-19
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Israeli PM urges world powers to resist Iran's 'blackmail'

Israel’s prime minister is calling on world powers not to “give in to Iran’s nuclear blackmail” as talks commenced in Vienna
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Israeli PM urges world powers to resist Iran's 'blackmail'
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Two Palestinians end hunger strike after deal with Israel

A Palestinian prisoner rights group says two Palestinian hunger strikers have halted their protest against Israel’s controversial policy of detaining them without charge
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Israel announces Hamas arrests, day after deadly shooting
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Cleaner for Israeli defense minister charged with espionage

Israel has charged the housekeeper for the country’s defense minister with espionage for allegedly offering to spy for hackers linked by news reports to Iran
2 months ago
Worker for Israel defense minister accused of Iran espionage
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Netanyahu appears in court as ex-aide prepares to take stand

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is appearing in court for the first time in over half a year as a one-time confidant prepares to take the stand against him in a high-profile corruption case
2 months ago
Netanyahu appears in court as ex-aide prepares to take stand
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Gaza doctor's appeal for apology heard by top Israeli court

A Palestinian doctor has asked Israel's Supreme Court to order the military to issue an official apology and compensation for a 2009 Israeli strike on Gaza that killed three of his daughters and a niece
2 months ago
Gaza doctor's appeal for apology heard by top Israeli court
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Israel readying for possible Iran conflict, officials say

Top Israeli defense officials say the country is preparing for the possibility of an armed conflict with regional arch-rival Iran and its proxies
3 months ago
Israel readying for possible Iran conflict, officials say
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Report: NSO spyware found on 6 Palestinian activists' phones

Security researchers say the spyware was from a notorious Israeli firm.
3 months ago
Report: 6 Palestinian rights activists hacked by NSO spyware
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Nearly 20 years on, Israeli barrier shapes Palestinian lives

Palestinian farmers must show permits to soldiers in order to access their land.
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Nearly 20 years on, Israeli barrier shapes Palestinian lives
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Palestinians, Israel spar over US mission in Jerusalem

The Palestinians have slammed Israel for rejecting the promised reopening of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem
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Israel: No room for US mission for Palestinians in Jerusalem
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Israel spared fifth snap election as lawmakers pass budget

Israel’s parliament has passed a national budget for the first time in three years, avoiding a November deadline that would have brought down the new government and triggered another election
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Israeli parliament passes budget, clearing key hurdle
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Senate confirms new US ambassador to Israel

The Senate has confirmed Thomas R
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Israel looks to pass budget in major test for new government

Israeli lawmakers have begun a marathon voting session to try and pass the first national budget in three years
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Israel looks to pass budget in major test for new government
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Israel, touting technology, aims for zero emissions by 2050

Israel says it hopes to reach zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, after previously acknowledging it would fall short of the international community's goal
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Israel, touting technology, aims for zero emissions by 2050
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Israel OKs some 3,000 new settler homes, despite U.S. rebuke

Israel has approved about 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank
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Israeli body to OK settlement homes after US condemnation
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Israel envoy to brief US over ban on Palestinian groups

An Israeli Foreign Ministry official says the country is sending an envoy to Washington amid a deepening rift with the Biden administration over six outlawed Palestinian rights groups
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Israel envoy to brief US over ban on Palestinian groups
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Israeli court orders boy in custody fight returned to Italy

An Israeli court has ordered a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy to be returned to his relatives there amid a bitter custody battle between them and his family in Israel
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Israeli court rules on boy who survived cable car crash
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Israel set to OK 3,000 West Bank settler homes this week

The U.S. voiced "concern" over the expected approvals for the occupied territory
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Israel announces 3,000 new work permits for Gazans

Israel says it will increase the number of Palestinian workers it permits to enter its territory from the Gaza Strip
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Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword

A man was on a weekend dive when he spotted a trove of ancient artifacts.
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Scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword
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Israeli scuba diver discovers ancient Crusader sword

Israeli archaeologists say a scuba diver has salvaged an ancient sword off the country's Mediterranean coast that experts say dates back to the Crusaders
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Man dies after falling from hot air balloon ride in Israel

Israeli police say a man is dead after falling from a hot air balloon in mid-flight
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Man dies after falling from hot air balloon ride in Israel
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Israeli officer punished for violence against protesters

The Israeli military says it has reprimanded the officer.
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