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Israeli Air Force acrobatic team flies during a graduation ceremony for new pilots in Hatserim air force base near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
December 26, 2018 - 8:25 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli security official on Wednesday confirmed responsibility for overnight airstrikes in Syria, saying the air force had hit a series of targets involved in Iranian arms transfers to the Hezbollah militant group. Russia had criticized the airstrike, saying it endangered...
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Product manager Asaf Lebovitz from the Israeli anti-drone company Skylock.
Sebastian Scheiner/AP
December 25, 2018 - 4:27 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli technology company says its anti-drone system is drawing major interest after rogue unmanned aircraft sowed chaos at London's Gatwick Airport last week. The Israeli company Skylock is among a growing industry specializing in detecting and downing intruder drones by "...
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Roseanne Barr
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December 25, 2018 - 3:47 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former television star Roseanne Barr says she will be traveling to Israel in January and has been invited to address the country's parliament. Barr announced her visit to Israel on Monday, saying her aim is to "further my own knowledge of Jewish and Israeli history" and speak out "...
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Christian worshippers light candles at the Church of the Nativity, traditionally recognized by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018.
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December 24, 2018 - 5:44 pm
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Pilgrims from around the world flocked to Bethlehem on Monday for what was believed to be the biblical West Bank city's largest Christmas celebrations in years. Hundreds of locals and foreign visitors milled in Manger Square as bagpipe-playing Palestinian Scouts paraded...
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In this Nov. 18, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Ariel Schalit/AP Photo, file
December 24, 2018 - 10:32 am
By Aron Heller, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government agreed Monday to hold early elections in April after the ruling coalition appeared to come up short on votes needed to pass a contentious piece of court-ordered legislation. Netanyahu said his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2018, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara attend ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool, File
December 02, 2018 - 10:09 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges related to a corruption case involving Israel's telecom giant, prompting immediate calls for his resignation. Police say their investigation has established an evidentiary foundation...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, center, Government Secretary Tzahi Braverman, center right, Yuval Steinitz Israel's Minister of Energy, center left, in charge of Israel Atomic Energy Commission attend the weekly cabinet meeting at the prime min
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November 18, 2018 - 2:36 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on the defense minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely. Netanyahu said heading to elections now, amid repeated violent...
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An Israeli soldier stands near a burning bus after it was hit by a mortar shell fired from Gaza near the Israel Gaza border, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.
AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov
November 12, 2018 - 7:39 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war. Palestinian officials said at least three...
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Pittsburgh synagogue shooting
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Hadas Kuznits
October 27, 2018 - 5:56 pm
ISRAEL (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pittsburgh synagogue shooting has had an impact on the Jewish community here in America, but what about the Jewish community in Israel? News of the shooting reached retired police colonel David Doryon, in Israel, just as shabbat was coming to an end. "My first thought...
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Gaza Rockets
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October 26, 2018 - 8:53 pm
By Oren Liebermann, CNN (CNN) -- Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets into Israel on Friday evening, triggering red-alert sirens across the Gaza periphery into the early morning hours. More than a dozen rockets were fired from Gaza, many of which were intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome aerial...
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