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06 January 2019 2:35 PM John Bolton to Israel and Turkey to discuss Syria pullout

US National Security Adviser John Bolton was deployed to Israel to allay concerns about President Donald Trump's decision to withdrawal troops from Syria and discuss the process with Turkish officials. The pull-out announced last month was initially expected to be completed within weeks, but the timetable has slowed as the president acceded to requests 24

02 January 2019 6:01 AM Israel opposition in dramatic split ahead of election

Israel's centre-left opposition dramatically split on Tuesday ahead of an April 9 election, with leader Avi Gabbay announcing he would no longer partner with veteran politician Tzipi Livni as she sat stone-faced next to him. The announcement means the end of their Zionist Union alliance, which secured the second most seats in the last general election 26

27 November 2018 4:30 PM Israeli leader to visit Chad and restore relations

Israel's prime minister says he will soon travel to the central African nation of Chad to officially restore relations. Benjamin Netanyahu made the announcement on Tuesday in a meeting with visiting Chadian President Idriss Deby in Jerusalem. Deby's visit is the first by a president of Chad, a Muslim-majority country that broke off relations with Israel 38

04 November 2018 7:17 AM Israel PM praises restoration of US sanctions on Iran

Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the agreement concluded by the Obama administration, said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump had made an "historic" decision by restoring sanctions against "the murderous terror regime 57

18 September 2018 2:01 PM Israel to approve immigration for 1 000 Ethiopian Jews

The Israeli government announced on Monday that it agreed to absorb 1 000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8 000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that a special committee had agreed to allow community members who already have children in Israel to immigrate. It was not clear 31

10 May 2018 7:17 AM Israel hits dozens of 'Iranian' targets in Syria after rocket fire

Israel's army said on Thursday it had hit dozens of Iranian military targets in Syria overnight after rocket fire towards its forces which it blamed on Iran, marking a sharp escalation between the two enemies. The incident came after weeks of rising tensions and followed US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday 45

08 May 2018 8:10 PM Netanyahu says 'fully supports' Trump's withdrawal from Iran deal

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his strong support for US President Donald Trump's "bold" decision Tuesday to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which the Israeli leader has repeatedly criticised. "Israel fully supports President Trump's bold decision today to reject the disastrous nuclear deal with the terrorist regime in Tehran 111

16 April 2018 5:29 AM Israeli police use stun grenades to quell ultra-Orthodox 'rioters'

Israeli police used stun grenades on Sunday to try to calm a violent protest by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, the latest angry demonstration against the military draft. A police statement said four officers were slightly injured in scuffles as law enforcement tried to disperse "several hundred ultra-Orthodox extremists" outside an army enlistment 161

19 February 2018 4:13 PM Israel announces 'historic' gas contract with Egypt

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced an "historic" contract for sales of billions of dollars' worth of Israeli natural gas to Egypt. "This will bring billions of dollars to state coffers," he said in a statement announcing the accord with Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel 39

11 February 2018 8:58 PM Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt 'severe blows' to Iran, Syria

Jerusalem — Israel's prime minister said Sunday his country delivered "severe blows" to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement in Syria since the war there erupted almost seven years ago. Benjamin Netanyahu's tough words to his Cabinet came a day after Israel carried 59