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  • Gaza fighting surges with no firm sign cease-fire near

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli leaders on Thursday played down prospects of a permanent Gaza cease-fire and fighting returned to a familiar pattern of Palestinian rocket salvoes and Israeli bombing after a five-hour humanitarian truce.

    An Israeli official said earlier that senior Israeli negotiators in...

  • Netanyahu brings new gov’t to Peres, taps Ya’alon for defense

    March 18, 2013 | 4:44 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Shimon Peres that he formed a government coalition.

    The leaders met Saturday night at the president's residence in Jerusalem, one day after Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett -- leaders of the Yesh Atid and Jewish Home parties,...

  • Israel okays mobilizing reserve troops for Gaza if needed

    November 14, 2012 | 1:31 pm

    The Israeli cabinet gave preliminary authorization on Wednesday for the mobilisation of military reserves if required to press an air assault against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

    Ministers convened in Jerusalem agreed "to allow the IDF (Israel Defence Forces) to enlist reserve forces in accordance with the need and the authorisation of the defence minister," a statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said.

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