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  • Israel, EU reach research deal, finessing settlement issue

    November 26, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Israel struck a compromise deal with the European Union on Tuesday allowing it to join a prestigious EU scientific research project, Israeli government sources said, resolving a dispute over Jewish settlements in the West Bank.

    Israeli participation had been jeopardized by new EU...

  • Gazan breached border fence for moshav attack

    November 28, 2012 | 11:59 am

    The Gaza Palestinian who stabbed a woman in an Israeli farming town near the Egyptian border had breached an unguarded border fence.

    The attacker entered the Sde Avraham home of Yael Raam-Matzpun early Monday morning. Raam-Matzpun managed to send her four children to safety and...

  • Gaza boy killed by Israeli troops, Palestinian officials say

    November 8, 2012 | 1:39 pm

    A Palestinian boy who died in southern Gaza was killed by Israeli troops, Palestinian officials said.

    The boy, 13, was hit by machine-gun fire from Israeli helicopters or tanks that targeted houses and farms near Khan Yunis, the Palestinian Maan news agency reported, quoting a...

  • Syrian clashes intensify near Turkey border

    October 9, 2012 | 9:22 am

    NATO said on Tuesday it had drawn up plans to defend Turkey if necessary against any further spillover of violence from Syria's border areas where rebels and government forces are fighting for control.

    Rebel suicide bombers struck at President Bashar Assad's heartland, attacking...

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  • Israelis look nervously across to Syria

    October 4, 2012 | 10:24 am

    The Golan Heights on the border between Israel and Syria is a favorite holiday destination for Israelis, and thousands were hiking and picnicking there during the recent holidays. But the Israeli army asked some visitors to leave after a group of 50 Syrians, some of them armed,...

  • Egypt sentences 14 to death for Sinai attacks

    September 24, 2012 | 9:55 am

    An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced 14 Islamists to death for attacks on security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, showing Egypt's determination to put down militancy in a region critical to relations with neighbouring Israel.

    The Jewish state has voiced concern about security in...

  • IDF soldier, assailants killed in skirmish near border with Egypt

    September 21, 2012 | 9:55 am

    One Israeli soldier and three armed assailants died in a skirmish near the border with Egypt.

    Army Radio reported that the assailants opened fire on Israel Defense Forces soldiers Friday morning while they were patrolling the border with Egypt.

    Another Israeli soldier who was...

  • Agreement reached on African migrants at Israeli border

    September 6, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    Israel said it will allow two female African migrants -- one who is pregnant -- and a teen to enter the country, and turn over more than a dozen other refugees who have been trapped at its border to Egyptian authorities.

    Thursday's decision by the Israel government came hours...

  • African migrants remain trapped at border following hearing

    September 6, 2012 | 9:15 am

    A group of African migrants remain trapped at the border with Egypt after Israel's Supreme Court decided to hold another hearing next week on their situation.

    The decision to hold a second hearing was made at a court hearing on Thursday. The hearings are in response to a...

  • Egypt replaces tanks with armored vehicles in Sinai

    September 4, 2012 | 4:38 pm

    Egypt's military is deploying light armored vehicles in Sinai to replace some heavy tanks whose presence at the border area had raised concerns in Israel, security sources said on Tuesday.A source said last week the army had begun withdrawing some of the tanks, after they had been...

  • Egypt broadens Sinai campaign against militants

    August 29, 2012 | 5:53 pm

    Egypt’s military said on Wednesday it would broaden its offensive against militants in the Sinai Peninsula, a campaign that has raised concerns in Israel about the movement of heavy armor into the area near its border.

    After militants attacked and killed 16 border guards on Aug. 5,...

  • Israel denies pro-Palestinian activists entry to West Bank

    August 27, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Pro-Palestinian activists were denied entry into the West Bank from Jordan by Israeli authorities.

    Approximately 100 members of the Welcome to Palestine movement attempted to cross into the West Bank on Sunday via the Allenby Bridge.

    The activists said they were carrying one ton of...

  • Clinton urges Egypt, Israel to talk about Sinai

    August 23, 2012 | 2:34 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Egypt’s foreign minister to keep lines of communication open with Israel amid tensions over an Egyptian push against militants in the neighboring Sinai desert, the State Department said on Thursday.

    Clinton spoke with Foreign Minister...

  • Egypt’s deployment of armor in Sinai worries Israel

    August 21, 2012 | 4:12 pm

    Israel is concerned about the deployment of Egyptian armor in a push against militants in the neighboring Sinai desert, saying the vehicles’ entry wasn’t coordinated and is in violation of a 1979 peace treaty, an Israeli official said on Monday.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

  • Report: Morsi ‘interested in amending’ peace treaty with Israel

    August 15, 2012 | 5:33 pm

    Following unrest in the Sinai including a terrorist attack that killed 16 soldiers, Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi “is interested in amending” the country’s 1979 Camp David Accords with Israel “with regards to the deployment of forces in Sinai,” said his judicial...

  • Little sign of battle in Egypt’s Sinai region

    August 9, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Egypt poured troops into North Sinai on Thursday in an offensive meant to tackle militants in the Israeli border region, but residents were skeptical, saying they had seen no sign of anyone being killed in what they described as a “haphazard” operation.

    The offensive is crucial to...

  • Egyptian troops move into Israeli border zone

    August 9, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Gunmen fired shots towards a police station in the main administrative center of Egypt’s North Sinai on Thursday, underscoring lawlessness in the desert region bordering Israel as a Egyptian military offensive there entered its second day.

    Hundreds of troops in armored cars drove...

  • Sinai border attack seen as test in Egypt-Israel relationship

    August 7, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    The attack this week along the Israel-Egypt border poses dilemmas both for Israel and for the new Egyptian president.

    Should Israel accede to pressure to modify its 1979 peace treaty with Egypt and allow more Egyptian troops into the Sinai to quell the unrest there?

    For Egyptian...

  • Israel moves tanks to border with Egypt after attack kills civilian

    June 18, 2012 | 8:17 am

    Israel reportedly moved tanks close to the border with Egypt following a cross-border attack in which an Israeli civilian was killed.

    The move Monday was in violation of the Camp David Accords. The tanks were later withdrawn from the area, according to Haaretz. 

    The terrorists who...

  • Palestinian assailant stabs Israeli border guard in Hebron

    June 4, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    An Israeli border guard was stabbed by a Palestinian assailant near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

    The border guard was lightly wounded in the head during Monday evening’s attack and taken to the hospital.

    Another border guard shot the Palestinian assailant in the chest during the attack, seriously wounding him, according to reports.

    It is unknown if the assailant is a member of a terrorist organization.

    Monday’s attack came days after an Israeli soldier was killed by a Palestinian gunman that infiltrated the border with Gaza.

  • Israeli troops fire at Palestinians near Gaza border

    May 17, 2012 | 11:36 am

    Israeli troops fired at armed Palestinians who came too close to the border fence with Gaza despite warnings.

    At least seven people were injured, two seriously, according to the Palestinian Ma’an news agency.

    Ma’an identified most of the men as farmers.

    The IDF spokesperson’s...

  • Israel constructing security wall on Lebanese border

    April 30, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Israel started building a security wall along its border with Lebanon.

    The work, which began Monday and is expected to last several weeks, is being carried out with the coordination of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, and the Lebanese army, according to...

  • Israel kills Gazan gunman along tense border

    April 2, 2012 | 12:00 am

    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian gunman suspected of trying to plant explosives beneath a fence at the border with Gaza, the Israeli military said on Sunday.

    Soldiers on Sunday recovered the remains of the gunman alongside an assault rifle, a statement from the Israeli...

  • Global March to Jerusalem could bring thousands of Arabs to Israel’s borders

    March 27, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    If pro-Palestinian calls for a so-called Global March to Jerusalem are heeded, thousands of Arabs from the West Bank, Gaza, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria could converge on Israel’s borders.

    The day, March 30, marks Land Day, which commemorates the deaths of six Arab Israelis...

  • VIDEO: YouTube video purports to show Israeli border police tossing gas grenade at Palestinians

    March 12, 2012 | 6:15 pm

    Israeli troops were captured on film throwing a tear gas grenade at Palestinians in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

    In the clip, shot last Friday by freelance photographer Mati Milstein in Nabi Saleh, a tear gas grenade is tossed out the window of a passing Border Police jeep,...

  • Israeli troops foil terror attack on Egypt border

    February 21, 2012 | 10:59 am

    Israeli troops thwarted a terror attack on Israel’s border with Egypt.

    During a routine patrol on the Israel-Egypt border to prevent smuggling, Israeli soldiers stopping a smuggling attempt witnessed a man leave a bag on the Israeli side of the border and flee back to Egypt. The bag...

  • Two Palestinians planting bombs killed by Israeli troops

    January 18, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Two Palestinians were reported killed in an Israeli military strike near the Gaza border.

    Israeli troops fired Wednesday on Palestinians that the Israeli military said were placing explosives near the border fence in order to harm or kidnap Israeli soldiers. Two other Palestinians...

  • Gunmen fire on Israeli troops at Gaza border

    November 3, 2011 | 9:02 am

    Palestinian gunmen fired on Israeli soldiers working on the border fence between Israel and Gaza.

    The soldiers were conducting what the Israeli military called routine work on the fence near Kibbutz Zikim and northern Gaza on Thursday. An Israel Defense Forces vehicle was damaged in...

  • Israeli, Lebanese troops exchange fire [VIDEO]

    August 1, 2011 | 8:30 am

    Israeli and Lebanese troops exchanged fire on Israel’s northern border; no Israeli soldiers were injured.

    The gunfight is the first skirmish on the Israel-Lebanon border since May when Nakba Day protesters attempted to breach Israel’s border. Ten protesters died and more than 100...

  • Bibi warns protesters planning new border breach

    June 2, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    Palestinian protesters planning to breach Israel’s borders again will be halted, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu, speaking Thursday evening at a conference in Jerusalem, said Syria and Iran and the Hezbollah and Hamas terrorist groups are behind the planned...

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