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Watch: ‘Fire Kite’ from Gaza Starts Major Blaze in Southern Israel

Watch: ‘Fire Kite’ from Gaza Starts Major Blaze in Southern Israel

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday flew a fire kite into Israel, starting a large blaze in fields in southern Israel that spread through dozens of acres of grasslands and agricultural fields, authorities said, the largest fire yet since the first use of these kites.

Guatemala Begins Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala Begins Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

Guatemala on Wednesday started to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, transferring furniture and other equipment into a yet-unfinished office in the capital’s Malha Technology Park.

Israel’s Mossad Spy Agency Shrouded in Mystery and Mystique

Israel’s Mossad Spy Agency Shrouded in Mystery and Mystique

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's seizure of Iran's purported nuclear program archive and the dramatic display of the documents taken from a facility in the heart of Tehran marked a rare case of Israel going public about the operations of its top-secret Mossad spy agency.

Pompeo Pressures Palestinians to Rejoin Peace Talks

Pompeo Pressures Palestinians to Rejoin Peace Talks

AMMAN -US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wound up a three-day Middle East trip Monday without having met any Palestinian, but nevertheless urged their leadership to rejoin the peace process.

Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, Gets Tough on Iran, Gulf Dispute

Pompeo, in Saudi Arabia, Gets Tough on Iran, Gulf Dispute

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America’s top diplomat to call for concerted international action to punish Iran for its missile programs.

Saudis Apologize for ‘Indecent’ Images at Wrestling Event

Saudis Apologize for ‘Indecent’ Images at Wrestling Event

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi sports officials are apologizing after images of scantily clad women appeared on big screens during a world wrestling event held in the kingdom, which hosted women and children for the first time.

Gazans Throw Stones, Burn Tires in Latest Hamas Border Riots

Gazans Throw Stones, Burn Tires in Latest Hamas Border Riots

Thousands of Palestinians converged on the Gaza border with Israel for a fifth round of weekly protests Friday, some throwing stones and burning tires, as a top UN official urged Israel to refrain from using excessive force against them.

Israel: Iran Has More Than 80,000 Fighters in Syria

Israel: Iran Has More Than 80,000 Fighters in Syria

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday presented an aerial photograph of an alleged Iranian base outside Damascus that he said Tehran was using to bring in and train tens of thousands of fighters for the militias it backs in Syria.

Report: Saudis Down New Missile from Yemen Rebels

Report: Saudis Down New Missile from Yemen Rebels

Riyadh - Saudi air defences on Sunday intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Yemeni rebels at the kingdom's southern border city of Najran, which set a farm ablaze, state media said.

Chemical Inspectors Launch Probe in Syria After Western Strikes

Chemical Inspectors Launch Probe in Syria After Western Strikes

DAMASCUS, Syria — The world’s chemical weapons watchdog is set to convene Monday to discuss the suspected toxic gas assault in Syria that prompted an unprecedented wave of Western strikes, as its inspectors probe the attack near Damascus.

Saudi King Slams Iran’s ‘Blatant Interference’ in Arab World

Saudi King Slams Iran’s ‘Blatant Interference’ in Arab World

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's King Salman opened a summit of Arab leaders on Sunday by condemning an old foe, Iran, without making any reference to missile strikes by Western powers on Syrian government targets over a suspected gas attack a week ago.

Israel: U.S. ‘Acted Appropriately’ with Syria Strikes

Israel: U.S. ‘Acted Appropriately’ with Syria Strikes

Israel on Saturday said that the combined US, British and French strikes on Syria was an “appropriate” response to the alleged chemical gas attack and warned that Damascus’ actions put it in danger of further strikes, including against its leadership.

Palestinians Burn Israeli Flags, Hurl Explosives During Hamas Riots at Gaza Border

Palestinians Burn Israeli Flags, Hurl Explosives During Hamas Riots at Gaza Border

Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday hurled an explosive device and firebombs at Israeli troops manning the border, during what the Israel Defense Forces described as “several attempts” to damage the fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and cross over into Israeli territory.

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews Who Fought Nazis Recall Struggle

Holocaust Memorial Day: Jews Who Fought Nazis Recall Struggle

KFAR SABA, Israel — While most of his fellow Jews were being killed or brutalized in Nazi death camps and ghettos, Baruch Shub and his friends were hiding in the forests of the former Soviet Union, trying to undermine the Nazis by derailing trains, burning bridges, sabotaging communication lines and killing the occasional collaborator.

Holocaust Survivors Sue Polish Publisher Over pro-Nazi Propaganda Books

Holocaust Survivors Sue Polish Publisher Over pro-Nazi Propaganda Books

VARSOVIE, Poland — Two Holocaust survivors and a Polish anti-Nazi resistance fighter have filed a lawsuit against the publisher of books praising Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler in a civil case that the plaintiffs’ lawyers said on Monday is the first of its kind in Poland.

Hamas Vows More Israel Border Chaos

Hamas Vows More Israel Border Chaos

The protests along the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel will continue until they achieve their goals and the Palestinians return to all of Palestine, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh vowed on Monday.

Report: U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Hit Syrian Air Base

Report: U.S. Officials Confirm Israel Hit Syrian Air Base

US officials have reportedly confirmed that Israel carried out a predawn missile strike on an air base in central Syria that reportedly killed 14 people on Monday, while Russia protested that it had not been informed ahead of time.

Syrian News Agency Reports Missile Attack on Air Base

Syrian News Agency Reports Missile Attack on Air Base

Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early Monday, its state-run news agency reported. Although the agency said it was likely “an American aggression,” U.S. officials said the U.S.

U.S. Blocks UN Statement Supporting Gaza Rioters

U.S. Blocks UN Statement Supporting Gaza Rioters

The United States for a second week in a row blocked a UN Security Council statement supporting the right of Palestinians to “demonstrate peacefully” and endorsing Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ call for an independent investigation into deadly protests in Gaza.

White House Slams Gaza Leaders for Sending Children to Border Riots

White House Slams Gaza Leaders for Sending Children to Border Riots

The White House on Thursday called on Palestinians to engage in solely peaceful protests and stay at least 500 meters from Gaza’s border with Israel, on the eve of fresh demonstrations supported by Gaza’s Hamas terrorist rulers along the border.

Netanyahu Suspends UN Deal to Relocate Illegal African Migrants

Netanyahu Suspends UN Deal to Relocate Illegal African Migrants

In a dramatic about-face, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday evening that he was freezing a new agreement with the UN refugee agency that would have seen thousands of African migrants given temporary status in Israel — mere hours after announcing the plan.

Palestinian Authority Calls Nikki Haley ‘Ambassador of Hatred’

Palestinian Authority Calls Nikki Haley ‘Ambassador of Hatred’

The Palestinian Authority on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, dubbing her an “ambassador of animosity, hatred and dark ideology,” after she blocked a UN condemnation of Israel.

Hamas Warns of Surprises With More Gaza Riots

Hamas Warns of Surprises With More Gaza Riots

Defiant Hamas leaders warned Sunday that Palestinians would continue their protests along the Gaza fence, vowing to go beyond the barrier next time and promising fresh surprises for Israel.

Catholics Celebrate Easter in Ancient Jerusalem Church

Catholics Celebrate Easter in Ancient Jerusalem Church

JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Christians are marking Easter by flocking to Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where they believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.

Report: At Least 25 Injured in Renewed Gaza Border Riots

Report: At Least 25 Injured in Renewed Gaza Border Riots

The Times of Israel reported: At least 25 Palestinians have been injured in renewed clashes on Saturday along the security fence with Israel, according to Hamas-run Gaza health authorities, with Palestinian media reporting that the death toll from Friday’s violence has climbed to 18.

Israeli Drone Drops Tear Gas on Gaza Protesters

Israeli Drone Drops Tear Gas on Gaza Protesters

Israeli border police dropped tear gas from a drone onto Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Friday, a police spokesman told AFP, acknowledging operational deployment of new technology.

At Least 12 Gazans Killed, Over 1,000 Wounded in Hamas-Instigated Border Riots

At Least 12 Gazans Killed, Over 1,000 Wounded in Hamas-Instigated Border Riots

At least 8 Palestinians were killed and some 1,100 were wounded by Israeli tear gas, rubber bullets and live fire in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian sources said, as a series of massive protests along the security fence around the Hamas-controlled enclave intensified and turned violent.

At Least 14 Gazans Killed, Over 1,000 Wounded in Hamas-Instigated Border Riots

At Least 14 Gazans Killed, Over 1,000 Wounded in Hamas-Instigated Border Riots

At least 8 Palestinians were killed and some 1,100 were wounded by Israeli tear gas, rubber bullets and live fire in the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian sources said, as a series of massive protests along the security fence around the Hamas-controlled enclave intensified and turned violent.

Chabad Rabbis Meet with Trump in Oval Office

Chabad Rabbis Meet with Trump in Oval Office

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation in honor of Education and Sharing Day, marking the anniversary of the birth of the last Lubavitcher rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Report: Israeli Stealth Fighter Jets Fly Over Iran

Report: Israeli Stealth Fighter Jets Fly Over Iran

Two Israeli F-35 fighter jets entered Iranian airspace over the past month, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Thursday. The act is a signal of heightened regional tensions, especially in light of recent Israeli military attacks in Syria, including against Iranian bases in the country.

Bahrain Vows to Hunt Social Media Dissidents

Bahrain Vows to Hunt Social Media Dissidents

Dubai - Bahraini authorities on Sunday announced they would be taking "severe measures" to track down dissidents who use social media, as the Gulf monarchy tightens its grip on political opposition.

Jerusalem on High Alert Week Before Passover

Jerusalem on High Alert Week Before Passover

The two terror attacks in the past seven days in Mevo Dotan and Jerusalem's Old City, which claimed the lives of three Israelis in total, naturally put defense forces across the country on high alert ahead of the coming Passover holiday, but doubly so in the capital.

Hamas Accuses Abbas of ‘Undermining’ Gaza

Hamas Accuses Abbas of ‘Undermining’ Gaza

The Hamas terror group has accused Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas of seeking to undermine Palestinian unity, following his decision announced on Monday to impose sanctions on the Gaza Strip for the attempted assassination of Rami Hamdallah.

Watch: IDF Destroys Gaza Terror Tunnels

Watch: IDF Destroys Gaza Terror Tunnels

The Israeli military on Sunday announced that it destroyed two attack tunnels, one that entered Israeli territory and another inside the central Gaza Strip, the latest in a series of underground structures have been demolished by Israel in recent months.

Palestinian Officials Claim White House Delaying Peace Plan Until Abbas Leaves Office

Palestinian Officials Claim White House Delaying Peace Plan Until Abbas Leaves Office

The US administration is delaying the announcement of its Middle East peace plan because it believes the proposal would have a greater chance of success after a new leader replaces long-time Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a senior Palestinian official was quoted as saying Saturday.

Israeli Planes Strike Gaza After Terror Explosion

Israeli Planes Strike Gaza After Terror Explosion

Israeli military aircraft carried out a raid against a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip overnight after an explosive device detonated near the border with Israel, the military said Sunday.

UN Rates Israel 11th Happiest Country, U.S. Ranked 18th

UN Rates Israel 11th Happiest Country, U.S. Ranked 18th

Israel has retained its spot as the 11th happiest country in the world for the fifth year running, according to the United Nations’ annual “World Happiness Report,” published Wednesday.

Iran Signs $742 Million Oil Deal with Russian Company

Iran Signs $742 Million Oil Deal with Russian Company

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday signed a $742 million (600 million euro) deal with Russian state-owned energy firm Zarubezhneft to boost production at two oil fields in the country’s west.

WATCH: Palestinian Official – Israel ‘Summarily Executes’ Children

WATCH: Palestinian Official – Israel ‘Summarily Executes’ Children

JERUSALEM - Israel was built on the bodies of the Palestinian children it murdered, the host of a program recently aired on official Palestinian Authority TV declared, a claim that was echoed by a senior Palestinian official who was interviewed on the show and charged the Jewish state with the "summary executions" of children.

Iran Sentences Unnamed British-Iranian to 6 Years for Spying

Iran Sentences Unnamed British-Iranian to 6 Years for Spying

An unnamed British-Iranian national has been sentenced to six years in prison on spying charges, the official news agency of Iran’s judiciary reported Sunday, the latest dual national convicted in the country.

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