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Rattled by wartime rockets, Israel plans alternate airport

by Dan Williams, Reuters

2 weeks ago

A sign pointing to a bomb shelter on the runway at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv on July 22. Photo by Tsahi Ben Ami/Flash90

An airport planned for Israel's southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative to Tel Aviv, which was briefly shunned by most foreign carriers in July because of Palestinian... read full article

  • U.S. citizen indicted in Israel on weapons charges

    Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    A U.S. citizen has been indicted in Israel on weapons charges and told investigators he had been weighing the possibility of attacking Muslim holy sites, the Israeli domestic security service Shin Bet said on Tuesday.

    The man's lawyer told reporters that the Shin Bet was...

  • Netanyahu makes cost-of-living promise ahead of Israeli election

    by Luke Baker, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    In nearly nine years as Israel's prime minister spread over three terms, Benjamin Netanyahu has been a security hawk, promising to do whatever it takes to combat the threat from Palestinian militants or a nuclear-armed Iran.

    But as he opened his campaign for a fourth term ahead...

  • Rattled by wartime rockets, Israel plans alternate airport

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    2 weeks ago

    An airport planned for Israel's southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative to Tel Aviv, which was briefly shunned by most foreign carriers in July because of Palestinian rocket fire from Gaza.

    The targeting of Israel's main Ben Gurion airport was a heavy blow to its...

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  • Israel's Knesset votes to dissolve

    by Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Israel's parliament voted on Monday to dissolve itself in preparation for an early general election on March 17, after a crisis set in motion by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's dismissal of two ministers.

    The parliament's vote of 93 to 0 formalized a decision to move forward...

  • Question of Palestine Debate

    by Ambassador Ron Prosor

    3 weeks ago

    Delivered to UN General Assembly on November 24th.

    Mr. President, 

    I stand before the world as a proud representative of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. I stand tall before you knowing that truth and morality are on my side.  And yet, I...

  • Leave or let live? Arabs move in to Jewish settlements

    by Dan Williams, Reuters

    3 weeks ago

    Little noticed amid the furor over one of Israel's most contentious policies, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services.

    For decades, Israel has encouraged Jews to settle in East Jerusalem,...

  • Suspects arrested in torching of joint Arab-Jewish school

    JTA

    3 weeks ago

    Several suspects were arrested in the suspected arson attack on a joint Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem.

    The suspects were arrested a week ago, shortly after a fire was set in the classroom of the Max Rayne Hand In Hand Jerusalem School.

    On Sunday, the Petach Tikvah...

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