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  • Civilian airspace in northern Israel closed over fears

    May 5, 2013 | 5:00 pm

    Israel closed the airspace in its North to civilian traffic following attacks on Syrian targets that were believed to be carried out by the Israeli military.

    The closure comes after the Israeli military moved two Iron Dome missile defense batteries to northern Israel near Safed...

  • Is Obama in Trouble Because of Israel (Again)?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 23, 2013 | 8:59 am

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    Israeli officials confirmed today that the Syrian Assad regime has used chemical weapons against Syrian rebels:

    Senior Israeli military officials on Tuesday stated that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have used chemical weapons against the country’s...

  • Israeli intelligence: Syria used chemical weapons

    April 23, 2013 | 8:04 am

    Syrian forces have used chemical weapons against rebel forces and civilians, the head of Israel's military research said.

    The weapon likely is sarin-based, which targets the nervous system and can cause paralysis or death, Brig. Gen Itai Baron, the head of the Israel Defense...

  • Berkeley student senate passes divestment bill SB 160 11-9

    April 18, 2013 | 11:36 am

    In a dramatic vote that was emotional for all sides, the ASUC Senate voted 11-9 to divest from companies affiliated with Israel’s military early Thursday morning.

    The heated debate began Wednesday evening and carried on for 10 hours, continuing into Thursday. Anna Head Alumnae...

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  • Man behind Iron Dome addresses Milken students

    March 13, 2013 | 8:16 am

    Milken Community High School's middle and upper school students and teachers got a unique glimpse into the inner workings of some of the Israeli military’s most cutting-edge technology on March 7.

    The best part? It was delivered by someone who had an integral role in bringing it...

  • UNICEF: Israel mistreats Palestinian children in custody

    March 6, 2013 | 8:33 am

    Palestinian children detained by the Israeli military are subject to widespread, systematic ill-treatment that violates international law, a UNICEF report said on Wednesday.The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) estimated that 700 Palestinian children aged 12 to 17, most of them...

  • Israel hits Syrian artillery that fired on Golan

    November 12, 2012 | 7:39 am

    Israel's army fired tank shells into Syria on Monday and scored "direct hits" in response to a Syrian mortar shell that struck the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said in a statement.

    It was the second time in as many days that Israel had fired across the disengagement line...

  • Israel ready to stop boats heading for Gaza

    November 2, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    The Israeli navy will prevent two yachts carrying pro-Palestinian activists which left Turkey on Wednesday from breaching an Israeli blockade and reaching the Gaza Strip, an Israeli military official said.

    Lieutenant-Colonel Avital Leibovich, speaking to reporters by telephone,...

  • Iran warns against rumored Israeli military strike

    November 2, 2011 | 9:23 am

    Iran’s top military chief warned that his country would retaliate harshly against an Israeli strike on its nuclear sites, as Israel successfully test fired a new ballistic missile.

    Responding to reports that Israel was preparing to launch an attack against Iran, the Islamic...

  • Israeli military admits killing of Gaza terrorist

    November 4, 2010 | 12:08 pm

    The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that it assassinated a senior Palestinian terrorist in the Gaza Strip.

    Muhammad Namnam, 25, was killed Wednesday when his car exploded outside police headquarters in Gaza City. 

    Several hours after the explosion, the IDF admitted that it killed...

  • ‘Leasing’ of Peace Could Be Best Move

    By Reuven Firestone

    May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    OK, let's get it over with. Normative Islam today cannot make a peace treaty with a Jewish State in the midst of the Islamic world. It just doesn't make it, not in terms of historical precedent, cultural expectations or religious law. Islamists simply trump liberal Muslims on this.

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