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Israel's Netanyahu 'unlikely to disobey Biden' as Iran attack readjusts alliances

TEL AVIV — The analysts who crowded Israeli television studios in the tense hours leading up to Iran’s historic missile and drone barrage at...

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Ben Caspit

Israel weighs response to Iranian attack as US urges restraint

Israel's war cabinet is now convening to decide on the country's response to the drone and missile attack by Iran Saturday night. The two options...

yesterday 4

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Rina Bassist

Iran gloats as Arab states, Turkey exercise caution after attack on Israel

Iranian officials boasted on Sunday about their unprecedented attack against Israel, while Arab governments called for de-escalation amid fears of...

yesterday 4

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Adam Lucente

US rules out joining Israeli attack on Iran

The United States said Sunday it will not join any Israeli counterattack on Iran, with President Joe Biden warning Prime Minister Benjamin...

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By Danny Kemp

Biden urges Israel to 'think carefully' as it mulls response to Iran attack

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden cautioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “think carefully and strategically about the risk of...

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Elizabeth Hagedorn

Biden in 'very tough spot' trying to stop Middle East escalation

Iran's attack on Israel gives Joe Biden a familiar dilemma, but on steroids -- how to balance support for a difficult ally while preventing the...

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By Danny Kemp

Palestinian to bury settler attack victim as West Bank tensions soar

A funeral was expected Sunday for a man Palestinian officials say was killed by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, where the murder of an...

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Agence France-Presse

Gazans flood road north after 'open checkpoint' rumours

Thousands of Gazans flooded the coast road north on Sunday after hearing that several people managed to cross a closed checkpoint towards Gaza...

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Agence France-Presse

Israel strikes Hezbollah site in east Lebanon

Israel Sunday struck a Hezbollah site in Lebanon's east near the Syrian border, the Israeli army and a source from the Iran-backed group said, as...

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Agence France-Presse

Hezbollah source says Israel struck position in east Lebanon

A Hezbollah source said Israel struck Sunday one of the Iran-backed group's buildings in Lebanon's east, close to the Syrian border, as tensions...

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Agence France-Presse

Israel says Iran attack 'foiled' amid fears of wider conflict

Iran's unprecedented overnight attack on Israel has been "foiled", the Israeli military said Sunday, with hundreds of missiles and drones...

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By Jay Deshmukh And Louis Baudoin-Laarman

Iran says retaliation 'concluded,' warns Israel not to respond

Iran on Sunday urged Israel not to retaliate militarily to an unprecedented attack overnight, which Tehran presented as a justified response to a...

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By Jérôme Rivet, Ramin Khanizadeh

Hamas and Israel exchange recriminations over stalled Gaza talks

Israel and Hamas have accused each other of undermining negotiations for a truce in Gaza and a hostage release deal, although the talks have not...

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By Gaël Branchereau

Iranians torn between concern and pride after attack on Israel

Iranians were torn between a fear of war and pride at Iran's military capabilities, after Tehran's unprecedented attack on Israel in retaliation...

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By Majid Sourati

Israelis take stock after Iran's 'frightening' attack

Israelis in Jerusalem said Sunday Iran's overnight missile and drone attack was "frightening", but they were confident in their country's defences...

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By Ahikam Seri And Louis Baudoin-Laarman

Iran warns of 'stronger response' if Israel retaliates to attack

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi warned on Sunday against any "reckless" Israeli retaliation to Tehran's unprecedented missile and drone attack, as...

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By Jay Deshmukh And Gael Branchereau

'From Gaza With Love': Palestinian Saint Levant rouses Coachella

Saint Levant, the Palestinian-French-Algerian-Serbian rapper who's found viral fame online, made his Coachella debut over the weekend, bringing...

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By Maggy Donaldson

Israel, Iran trade accusations at Security Council meeting

Israel and Iran accused one another Sunday at the United Nations of being the main threat to peace in the Middle East, each calling on the Security...

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Agence France-Presse

Iran’s attack on Israel stress tests Washington's Middle East coalition

WASHINGTON – US F-15E Strike Eagles coordinated with UK, French and Jordanian fighter pilots to intercept dozens of Iranian drones fired towards...

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Jared Szuba

Iran’s attack on Israel stress tests Washington's Mideast coalition

WASHINGTON – US F-15E Strike Eagles coordinated with UK, French and Jordanian fighter pilots to intercept dozens of Iranian drones fired towards...

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Jared Szuba

Anger among Israeli Bedouins after girl wounded in Iranian attack

In his spartan home in Israel's Negev desert, Mohamed Hassouna points to the spot where his seven-year-old daughter Amina was seriously wounded by...

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By Michael Blum

How the US helped counter Iran's attack on Israel

Iran's unprecedented attack on Israel with hundreds of drones and missiles marked the culmination of a tense two weeks in which Washington engaged...

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By W.g. Dunlop

Middle East, world cannot 'afford more war': UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned the international community Sunday against deeper descent into conflict, addressing the...

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Agence France-Presse

Death of Israeli teenager in West Bank fuels attacks on Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday condemned the "heinous murder" of an Israeli teenager in the occupied West Bank as attacks on...

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Agence France-Presse

Hunt for Israel teen resumes in West Bank after settler attacks

The search for a missing Israeli teenager resumed Saturday in the occupied West Bank, where settler attacks on Palestinian villages have left at...

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Agence France-Presse

Leaving hostages in Gaza breaks 'sacred' bond for Israelis

Six months after Hamas's October 7 attack, dozens of hostages are still languishing in captivity -- a fact that for many Israelis has ruptured a...

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By Fiachra Gibbons

US vows 'ironclad' support for Israel against Iran attack

The United States pledged to support Israel's defense against an Iranian drone attack Saturday as President Joe Biden held crisis talks with his...

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By Danny Kemp

Iran launches unprecedented strikes on Israel, risking wider conflict

Iran launched more than 200 drones and missiles on Israel in an unprecedented attack late Saturday, the Israeli army announced, in a major...

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By Jay Deshmukh And Louis Baudoin-Laarman

'Everybody is running': residents take cover as Iran attacks Israel

Jerusalem residents took cover on Sunday as Iran launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel. Blasts rang out across the city and...

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By Louis Baudoin-Laarman

Biden vows 'ironclad' support for Israel as US downs Iran drones

US President Joe Biden promised "ironclad" support for Israel against attacks by Iran on Saturday, with American forces shooting down Iranian...

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By Danny Kemp And W.g. Dunlop

Biden says US helped Israel down nearly all Iran attacks

President Joe Biden said US forces helped Israel shoot down nearly all the drones and missiles fired by Iran Saturday, but appeared to guide the...

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By Danny Kemp And W.g. Dunlop

Iran launches direct strikes on Israel, opening wider conflict

Israel was coming under direct attack from Iran Saturday, the army announced, in a major escalation of the long-running covert war between the...

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By Jay Deshmukh With Laurie Churchman

Iran launches unprecedented strikes on Israel, opening wider conflict

Iran launched an unprecedented drone and missile attack on Israel Saturday, the Israeli army announced, in a major escalation of the long-running...

previous day 1

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By Jay Deshmukh With Laurie Churchman

In Tehran, fears grow of potential Iran-Israel war

After three days off, people in Tehran returned to work as normal on Saturday, but with a lingering cloud of concern that soaring tensions between...

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By Majid Sourati And Ahmad Parisi

Thousands gather in Iran in show of support for attack on Israel

Thousands of Iranians took to the streets of Iran early Sunday in a show of support for the unprecedented drone and missile attack under way...

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By Majid Sourati

Hezbollah fires rockets at Israel amid expected Iranian retaliation

Hezbollah said its fighters fired missiles toward Israel on Friday, as the region awaits Iran’s response to the suspected Israeli strike on the...

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Adam Lucente

Germany, Russia thwart attack plots as ISIS threat looms

German authorities arrested a group of teenagers on suspicions of planning an “Islamist-motivated” attack, prosecutors said on Friday, a day...

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Adam Lucente

Iran can’t win in response to Israeli killing of IRGC leaders

Iran constrained by retaliation options So much for the element of surprise. The entire region, and most of the world, is on high alert for an...

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Week In Review

US unveils sanctions on Hamas spokesperson Abu Ubaida

WASHINGTON — More than six months after Hamas launched its deadly attack on Israel, the Biden administration has sanctioned the militant...

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Elizabeth Hagedorn

EU releases another $1.06B to Egypt to boost fragile economy

The European Union has mobilized another €1 billion ($1.06 billion) in aid to Egypt, to help the country’s struggling economy recover. This...

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Jack Dutton

How could Iran seek to punish Israel over consulate strikes?

Iran has vowed to punish Israel over a recent strike on its Damascus consulate widely blamed on Israel, and fears are rising that an imminent...

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By Didier Lauras

Pentagon shifts forces to Middle East ahead of expected Iran attack on Israel

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is holding out hope that last-minute diplomacy may avert an expected attack by Iran and its proxies against...

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Jared Szuba

Over 60 members of Gaza family killed in separate Israeli strikes

Gaza's Tabatibi family is in mourning for the second time in less than a month, after separate Israeli bombardments on buildings they were...

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Agence France-Presse

Israeli forces kill 2 in West Bank: Palestinian agency

Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians early Friday in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian news agency Wafa reported, but the military said it "...

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Agence France-Presse

Thousands of Lebanese mourn slain Christian political official

Thousands of Lebanese on Friday mourned a slain Christian political official authorities said was killed by a Syrian gang, with supporters pointing...

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Agence France-Presse

Argentine court blames 'terrorist state' Iran for 1990s attacks

An Argentine court has blamed Iran for two deadly attacks on Israeli targets in Buenos Aires three decades ago, declaring it a "terrorist state" in...

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Agence France-Presse

Hunt for Israel teen missing in West Bank turns violent

Israel launched a massive manhunt in the occupied West Bank Friday after an Israeli teenager went missing, with the search party clashing with...

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Agence France-Presse

Rushdie's first thought on attempted assassin: 'So it's you'

Salman Rushdie, targeted for assassination since 1989 over his writing, had long wondered who would kill him. When he was stabbed almost fatally,...

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Agence France-Presse

Turkey's trade boycott of Israel: 'more theatre,' less substance

This is an excerpt from Turkey Briefing, Al-Monitor's weekly newsletter covering the big stories of the week in Turkey. To get Turkey Briefing in...

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Amberin Zaman

France, Canada, Australia warn citizens against travel to Israel, Lebanon, Iran

PARIS — The French Foreign Ministry warned its citizens on Friday against travel to Israel, the Palestinian territories, Iran and Lebanon in the...

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Rina Bassist

The mystery of Israel's last missing October 7 victim

As air raid sirens rang out on the morning of October 7, Bilha Inon and her husband Yakovi sheltered in the safe room of their home in Netiv...

friday 10

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By Ilan Ben Zion

Iran balances striking Israel, avoiding full-blown war

TEHRAN — Iranian authorities were facing a dilemma, weighing the extent and severity of their much-anticipated strike against Israel in...

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A Correspondent In Tehran

With US on its side, Israel expects any imminent Iran attack to be 'measured'

TEL AVIV — Tensions remained high in the Middle East and beyond on Friday in expectation of Iran's response to the April 1 assassination of Quds...

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Ben Caspit

Sectarian tension, anti-Syria sentiment haunts Lebanon as it buries Sleiman

BEIRUT — Sectarian tensions are running high in Lebanon after the killing earlier in the week of a senior official in one of the country’s...

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Beatrice Farhat

What are main Israeli scenarios in preparing for possible Iran attack?

Anticipating a retaliation on the part of Iran after the suspected Israeli killing on April 1 in Syria of Quds Force regional commander Mohammad...

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Rina Bassist

Hezbollah fires rockets at Israel as Iranian retaliation looms

Hezbollah fired over 50 rockets toward Israel on Friday, as the region awaits Iran’s response to the suspected Israeli strike on the Iranian...

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Adam Lucente

Apple to fix 'bug' behind Palestinian flag emoji suggestions

Apple on Thursday promised it would stop a Palestinian flag emoji from being suggested to some iPhone users when they type "Jerusalem" in messages....

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Agence France-Presse

Flurry of US calls to China, EU, Gulf as threat of Iranian attack on Israel looms

Diplomats from the United States, Europe, the Gulf and Iran held calls on Thursday regarding an anticipated retaliation to the suspected Israeli...

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Adam Lucente

Iraq’s Sudani hosts Chaldean Patriarch in Baghdad following dispute

The leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq called for more protection of minorities during a meeting with Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-...

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Adam Lucente

Israel on alert after Iranian threat as Gaza war grinds on

Israel was on alert Thursday after its arch foe Iran threatened reprisals over a strike in Syria this month that killed two Iranian generals, and...

11.04.2024 1

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By Belal Alsabbagh With Jay Deshmukh In Jerusalem

Israeli ultra-Orthodox minister breaks ranks on military draft

An Israeli minister said Thursday that after Hamas's October 7 attack, there was no longer a "moral" justification to exempt ultra-Orthodox Jewish...

11.04.2024 1

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Agence France-Presse

CENTCOM chief begins Israel visit, coordinating for possible Iran attack

Head of US Central Command (CENTCOM) Gen. Michael Kurilla met Thursday in Tel Aviv with Israeli military chief of staff Herzi Halevi to coordinate...

11.04.2024 1

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Rina Bassist

Lufthansa extends Tehran flights ban as Iran-Israel tensions flare

Germany's flagship airline on Thursday extended its suspension of flights to Tehran amid escalating security concerns in the Middle East driven by...

11.04.2024 2

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Jack Dutton

Generation War: children in Sudan today

Amna Ishaq can no longer feed her children "more than once a day and sometimes not at all" after nearly a year of devastating war in Sudan. "We are...

10.04.2024 1

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Agence France-Presse

Israel, US on high alert as Iran vows ‘punishment’ for Syria strike

This is an excerpt from Security Briefing, Al-Monitor's weekly newsletter covering defense and conflict developments in the Middle East. To get...

10.04.2024 1

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Jared Szuba

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