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Iran Says Oil Tanker Struck by Missiles Off Saudi Arabia

Iran Says Oil Tanker Struck by Missiles Off Saudi Arabia

Two missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia on Friday, Iranian officials said, the latest incident in the region amid months of heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S.

Iran Women to See Soccer Freely for First Time in Decades

Iran Women to See Soccer Freely for First Time in Decades

Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium Thursday for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the Islamic republic over its controversial male-only policy.

Israel Weighs Deporting Palestinian BDS Founder

Israel Weighs Deporting Palestinian BDS Founder

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Sunday that he had directed the Population and Immigration Authority to prepare a legal opinion to be used in the deportation of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions founder Omar Barghouti.

U.S. Deploys Patriot Air Defense Systems, Troops to Saudi Arabia

U.S. Deploys Patriot Air Defense Systems, Troops to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. is sending one Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Thursday, in what officials describe as the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself against Iranian attacks.

Netanyahu’s Likud Wins Extra Knesset Seat in Latest Tally

Netanyahu’s Likud Wins Extra Knesset Seat in Latest Tally

The Central Election Committee amended its vote tally early Wednesday, awarding Likud an extra seat at the expense of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism party following last week’s election.

Report: Iran Helping Islamic Jihad Build Terror Rocket Arsenal in West Bank

Report: Iran Helping Islamic Jihad Build Terror Rocket Arsenal in West Bank

Palestinian Authority security forces have thwarted an attempt by Islamic Jihad to manufacture rockets in the West Bank. The Israeli news site Mako reported that the terrorist group was operating under Iranian guidance in the building of low-tech rockets.

Netanyahu, Gantz Meeting Israeli President in Expected Bid for Unity Coalition

Netanyahu, Gantz Meeting Israeli President in Expected Bid for Unity Coalition

After completing meetings with party representatives to hear their recommendations as to who should form the next government, and with neither Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz receiving majority support in the new Knesset, President Reuven Rivlin on Monday issued an invitation for a meeting between the two in an attempt to move forward in the coalition-building process.

Lieberman Won’t Recommend Gantz or Netanyahu as PM

Lieberman Won’t Recommend Gantz or Netanyahu as PM

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman on Sunday said his right-wing party will not recommend any candidate for prime minister during its consultations with President Reuven Rivlin later in the evening.

Latest Tally Has Gantz Party 2 Points Ahead of Netanyahu's Likud

Latest Tally Has Gantz Party 2 Points Ahead of Netanyahu's Likud

Benny Gantz’s Blue and White centrist party has opened a two-seat lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, according to updated voting results Thursday morning from the Central Election Committee.

Benny Gantz: Israeli Voters Want Unity Government

Benny Gantz: Israeli Voters Want Unity Government

Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Thursday dismissed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer of a unity government that includes all the religious right-wing parties, insisting that the next coalition should have himself as prime minister, not Netanyahu, and be committed to liberal policies on religious issues.

Netanyahu to Skip Trump Meet, U.N. General Assembly Amid Election Deadlock

Netanyahu to Skip Trump Meet, U.N. General Assembly Amid Election Deadlock

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said Wednesday he would not travel to New York for the UN’s annual General Assembly later this month after failing to secure sufficient support in elections to form a new government with his right-wing political allies.

Deadlocked Knesset Continues as Final Votes Get Counted

Deadlocked Knesset Continues as Final Votes Get Counted

With 89.8 percent of votes having been counted by the Central Elections Committee, Benny Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party on Wednesday was projected to secure 32 seats in the Knesset, edging ahead of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud, which stood at 31 seats.

Gamble Pays Off for Lieberman, Who Becomes Israeli Kingmaker

Gamble Pays Off for Lieberman, Who Becomes Israeli Kingmaker

The veteran Israeli politician Avigdor Lieberman took the political gamble of his life when he spurned his mentor, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and forced an unprecedented repeat election.

Benny Gantz: Time for 'Good Unity Government'

Benny Gantz: Time for 'Good Unity Government'

In his first public comments the day after elections, Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz on Wednesday morning said he hoped for a “good unity government.”

Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Mutual Defense Pact Ahead of Israeli Election

Trump, Netanyahu Discuss Mutual Defense Pact Ahead of Israeli Election

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he had spoken with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone of a potential Mutual Defense Pact, or MDP, between the two countries, and that he hoped to continue such talks after Tuesday’s election.

Gaza Terror Rockets Disrupt Netanyahu Campaign Event

Gaza Terror Rockets Disrupt Netanyahu Campaign Event

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a late night meeting with his defense chiefs at the military headquarters in Tel Aviv, hours after Gaza terrorists fired two rockets the southern cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon.

U.N. Watchdog Finds Uranium Traces in Iran Site Flagged by Netanyahu

U.N. Watchdog Finds Uranium Traces in Iran Site Flagged by Netanyahu

Samples taken by the U.N. nuclear watchdog at what Israel’s prime minister called a “secret atomic warehouse” in Tehran showed traces of uranium that Iran has yet to explain, two diplomats who follow the agency’s inspections work closely say.

Reports: Airstrikes Target Iran-Backed Militia Base in Syria

Reports: Airstrikes Target Iran-Backed Militia Base in Syria

Unidentified aircraft launched strikes on a base belonging to an Iran-backed militia in Syria, near the border with Iraq, killing several people early Monday, an observer and Arabic media reported.

Hezbollah Fires from Lebanon at IDF Positions in Northern Israel

Hezbollah Fires from Lebanon at IDF Positions in Northern Israel

The Hezbollah terror group fired several anti-tank guided missiles at an army base and military vehicles in northern Israel Sunday afternoon, the Israel Defense Forces said, adding that more information would be released shortly.

Watch: Gaza Terror Rockets Explode Over Israeli Concert

Watch: Gaza Terror Rockets Explode Over Israeli Concert

At least three rockets were launched from Gaza at 9 pm Sunday night in an attack on southern Israel, including one that landed in an open field in the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council district, igniting a fire.

U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Struck Iranian Targets in Iraq

U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Struck Iranian Targets in Iraq

Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, U.S. officials have confirmed, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel’s years-long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment across the region.

Gaza Terror Rockets Fired at Israel

Gaza Terror Rockets Fired at Israel

A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel early Thursday morning, the IDF said. The attack came shortly after Israeli planes struck Hamas naval targets off the coast of the Strip following an earlier rocket attack which landed in an open field in Israel.

Iranian Tanker Sought by U.S. Steaming Toward Greece

Iranian Tanker Sought by U.S. Steaming Toward Greece

An Iranian supertanker with $130 million worth of light crude oil that the U.S. suspects is tied to a sanctioned organization has left Gibraltar and was heading Monday east into the Mediterranean Sea, with its next destination reported to be Greece.

Netanyahu: Israel Greatly Respects Congress but Can’t Tolerate BDS

Netanyahu: Israel Greatly Respects Congress but Can’t Tolerate BDS

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday defended Israel’s decision to bar Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from entering the country and said that the Israeli ambassador to the United States had said they would be allowed in before learning of their itinerary.

Israel Navy Works with NATO Members in Major Exercise

Israel Navy Works with NATO Members in Major Exercise

Sailors from France, Greece and the United States have arrived aboard their vessels and joined by the Israelis off the Israeli port city of Haifa for a major four-day naval exercise called Mighty Waves.

Syria: At Four Killed as Israeli Jets Strike near Damascus

Syria: At Four Killed as Israeli Jets Strike near Damascus

Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21, Syrian state media said.

Hungary to Honour Scottish Missionary Who Died at Auschwitz

Hungary to Honour Scottish Missionary Who Died at Auschwitz

A Scot who gave her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls during World War Two is to be honoured in Hungary. Jane Haining, from Dunscore, worked at the Scottish Mission school in Budapest in the 1930s and 1940s.

Hamas Gaza Chief Threatens Tel Aviv Amid Truce Talks

Hamas Gaza Chief Threatens Tel Aviv Amid Truce Talks

Hamas’s chief in Gaza said Saturday that if there is a war, Israel will need to evacuate its civilians from Tel Aviv as well as the border communities, a day after the terror group’s leader said talks to achieve a truce were advancing.

Final Polls: Gantz Leading but Right-Wing Bloc Stronger

Final Polls: Gantz Leading but Right-Wing Bloc Stronger

The final batch of polls conducted before Tuesday’s elections showed the centrist Blue and White widening its lead over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, even as the surveys unanimously indicated that the incumbent prime minister was best positioned to form the next government.

Mayoral Races Test Turkey’s Erdogan Amid Economic Downturn

Mayoral Races Test Turkey’s Erdogan Amid Economic Downturn

ISTANBUL — Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races Sunday that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia.

Argentina's Chief Rabbi Assaulted, Tied up in His Home

Argentina's Chief Rabbi Assaulted, Tied up in His Home

Argentina's Chief Rabbi has been taken to hospital after being beaten in a night-time attack at his home in the capital Buenos Aires. Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich said his wife was restrained during the break-in while he was attacked.

Iran’s Zarif: Cannot Rule Out Possibility of War with Israel

Iran’s Zarif: Cannot Rule Out Possibility of War with Israel

Iran’s foreign minister accused Israel of “adventurism” with its campaign of airstrikes against Iranian targets in Syria, and said he could not rule out the possibility that they could lead to a war between the Mideast arch-foes.

Gantz, Lapid Merge Parties In Significant Challenge to Netanyahu

Gantz, Lapid Merge Parties In Significant Challenge to Netanyahu

After marathon, all-night talks, the leaders of the two top-polling centrist parties, Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, announced Thursday that they had agreed to merge their party lists to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s frontrunning Likud in the upcoming elections.

First Private Israel Lunar Mission Ready for Launch

First Private Israel Lunar Mission Ready for Launch

RAMAT GAN, Israel — A nonprofit Israeli consortium said Monday that it hopes to make history this week by launching the first private aircraft to land on the moon.

Spate of Anti-Semitic Acts Sparks Outrage in France

Spate of Anti-Semitic Acts Sparks Outrage in France

A tree planted in a Paris suburb in memory of a young Jewish man who was tortured to death in 2006 has been chopped down, authorities said Monday, confirming the latest in a series of anti-Semitic acts in France.

Trump Warns Europeans Not to Try to Evade Iran Sanctions

Trump Warns Europeans Not to Try to Evade Iran Sanctions

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is closely eyeing efforts in Europe to set up an alternative money payment channel to ease doing business with Iran and avoid running afoul of sanctions the U.S.

Egypt Issues Ultimatum to Hamas on Cooperation with Iran

Egypt Issues Ultimatum to Hamas on Cooperation with Iran

Israel Hayom has learned that alongside Jerusalem’s decision to postpone the transfer of Qatari funds to Hamas following the escalation on Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, Egypt has issued the terrorist organization’s political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh an ultimatum.

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