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A Middle East defense alliance is as vital for Israel as the air we breathe

It’s time for Israel to face reality: If it weren’t for our regional partners including Jordan, the country would look completely...

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Netanyahu desperately seeks to strengthen his base, at the expense of US ties, hostages

Since October 7, the Israeli public has understood the PM is not Mr. Security, not Mr. Responsibility and not Mr. Empathy either. And none of his...

26.03.2024 10

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US ships head to Gaza for massive aid pier project — but enclave can’t afford to wait

The complex operation off the Strip’s coast is set to start running in May; for now, Israel is facing intensifying pressure to greatly increase...

25.03.2024 30

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Amid arms embargo calls, data shows 99% of Israeli weapon imports are from US, Germany

Swedish institute’s research finds American arms make up 69%, another 30% come from Berlin; it says some sales may be missing due to lack of...

24.03.2024 10

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Awash in Qatari money, have US campuses become incubators for Doha’s interests?

The Gulf kingdom has lavished billions on US higher education as it seeks soft power, but some allege the money may also be fueling anti-Israel and...

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Polls open across much of Israel for twice-delayed local elections under shadow of war

Israelis cast votes for cities, towns and regional councils amid war with Hamas in Gaza, conflict in north; results only expected Wednesday due to...

27.02.2024 40

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As Israel heads to municipal elections mid-war, here’s what you need to know

The war against Hamas forced 2 postponements of the vote, but it will finally take place on Tuesday – except in those parts of the country that...

26.02.2024 30

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Media tycoon Lachlan Murdoch heads to Israel for secret meeting with Netanyahu

Will also meet with Benny Gantz; PM has long-standing relations with Murdoch family, is said to have previously tried to persuade them to invest in...

29.01.2024 20

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Is PM serious about expanding local arms production, reducing dependence on imports?

Netanyahu has twice highlighted the imperative for self-reliance, and the Defense Ministry made a decision in principle to this effect last month. But...

16.01.2024 7

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The IDF should have opened a probe into the events of October 7 a long time ago

The war in Gaza won’t end any time soon. Instead of attacking the military for beginning an internal probe, the government should immediately...

07.01.2024 10

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Gallant’s post-war Gaza plan: Palestinians to run civil affairs with global task force

Defense minister’s 4-part proposal calls for US, Egypt, moderate Arab countries to lead rehabilitation of Strip; Smotrich slams plan, calls for...

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Expert: Hezbollah has built a vast tunnel network far more sophisticated than Hamas’s

Tunnel system in south Lebanon runs hundreds of kms, up to the border and even into Israel; launchers can fire precision-guided missiles from there,...

02.01.2024 30

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‘If the generals are counting tunnels, it suggests things are not going well’

Yehuda Kfir, an expert in underground warfare, says the IDF can’t keep bombing buildings and infrastructure to locate Hamas’s tunnels:...

19.12.2023 20

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Watch: Reservists help lost Gazan child who fell asleep in IDF encampment

Soldiers helped treat the girl, return her to Palestinian medics after finding her barefoot and injured

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IDF reservists shocked to be provisioned Vietnam War-era equipment

A note from 1963 that came with a vest given to a soldier serving in a high-risk area caught him by surprise, as the IDF maintains there is no...

08.12.2023 20

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Israel summons Spanish envoy, recalls own ambassador after Madrid criticizes Gaza war

Spain’s PM said he had ‘serious doubts’ Israel was complying with international humanitarian law; Netanyahu calls remarks...

30.11.2023 10

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Mossad chief Barnea in Qatar for fresh talks, will meet CIA director

Spymaster makes third trip to Doha since war began, to finalize release of additional 20 hostages from Gaza, possible futher extension of truce to...

28.11.2023 10

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Families of freed hostages express joy, tempered by fear for abductees still in Gaza

Yoni Asher, whose wife and young daughters were among the 13 Israelis released on Friday says he’s happy for their return, but won’t celebrate...

25.11.2023 20

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In surprise delay, top Netanyahu aide says hostage release ‘not before Friday’

National Security Council chairman Tzachi Hanegbi announces talks for deal on hostages and fighting lull ‘progressing’; truce also on...

23.11.2023 20

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Release of 50 abducted women, children to begin 10 a.m. Thursday – Israeli official

Israel said to receive list of first batch of hostages to be freed; senior Israeli official says Hamas, desperate for more days of halted fighting,...

23.11.2023 10

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9 years after Hadar Goldin’s capture in Gaza, fight to declare him ‘kidnapped’ continues

During a 2014 Hamas ceasefire, Leah Goldin’s soldier son was killed and his body secreted within the Gaza Strip. His remains weren’t part...

21.11.2023 8

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Counterterrorism expert: Hamas mass abduction event may lead to global copycat attacks

Israel historically serves as a ‘guinea pig’ for acts of terror, says Reichman University’s Prof. Boaz Ganor. ‘What is...

16.11.2023 20

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Netanyahu is trying to avoid an accounting for October 7. This time, he won’t escape

Contrary to what our wartime leaders – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and the minister Benny Gantz – said on...

30.10.2023 20

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Jerusalem real estate company hosts families from south in empty homes free of charge

A Jerusalem construction company has mobilized to help Israelis left homeless by the war with Hamas. During peacetime, Hutzot Yerushalayim mostly...

25.10.2023 30

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After blowing up ties with the media, Netanyahu now fears taking questions in wartime

The last time that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sat in an Israeli television studio for an interview was April 13, 2023. The interview, which...

22.10.2023 20

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For years, Netanyahu propped up Hamas. Now it’s blown up in our faces

For years, the various governments led by Benjamin Netanyahu took an approach that divided power between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank — bringing...

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Netanyahu has yet another new plan for choosing judges. It, too, is highly problematic

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said several times in recent weeks, during meetings with overseas leaders and in English-language interviews,...

01.10.2023 20

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Anti-overhaul activists meet NY tech leaders: ‘We’re facing a protracted campaign’

NEW YORK — At the New York offices of JVP, the venture capital fund of former Israeli lawmaker Erel Margalit, high-tech workers and members of the...

23.09.2023 30

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Israeli official: Netanyahu to meet Biden in New York, not in White House

A senior Israeli official told The Times of Israel on Friday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be meeting US President Joe Biden on the...

08.09.2023 30

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