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Israeli forces shoot two Lebanese soldiers after Israeli troop killed

JERUSALEM, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Israeli forces shot two Lebanese troops near the place where a sniper killed a member of Israel's navy, an Israeli military spokeswoman said Monday.

Norway considering ban on male circumcision

OSLO, Norway, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A promise by Norway's health minister to draft new regulations on circumcision has Jewish leaders worried a ban could be in the works.

Court prepares to issue verdict in Lieberman case

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A ruling by an Israeli court could alter the political fate of former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman and that of his party, Israeli analysts say.

Military: Israeli airstrike takes out underground launcher in Gaza

JERUSALEM, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- The Israeli military, responding rocket attacks from Gaza, launched airstrikes and hit two underground rocket launchers Monday, military officials said.

Palestinians to replace 4,000 destroyed olive trees with 750,000

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- About 750,000 olive trees will be planted to offset some 4,000 trees lost in alleged settler attacks, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah says.

Netanyahu: Palestinians must give up 'right of return' for peace

JERUSALEM, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Palestinians don't have to accept Israel as a Jewish state but they must renounce all claims to its lands, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday.

Israeli rabbi, 99, victim of apparent political attack

JERUSALEM, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A 99-year-old rabbi was assaulted in his home by a young man apparently angered by a political dispute in Israel's ultra-Orthodox community, police said.

Israeli military says troops defuse explosive device on Gaza border

GAZA, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Israeli troops deactivated an explosive device found Monday near the security fence that separates Israel from central Gaza, military officials said.

Abbas says future border excludes Israel

JERICHO, West Bank, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- The future border of the Palestinian state with Jordan will exclude Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said, adding he is ready for peace.

Jordanian lawmaker dismissed after shooting in Parliament

AMMAN, Jordan, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Jordan's lower house Tuesday voted to dismiss a lawmaker who fired a gun during a morning session and suspend a colleague who was the target of his ire.
Ex-Israeli president on first leave from prison

Ex-Israeli president on first leave from prison

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Moshe Katzav, a former president of Israel, was allowed his first 24-hour leave Monday since being imprisoned in November 2011 after he was convicted of rape.

Netanyahu bolsters Israel's cybersecurity

BE'ER SHIVA, Israel, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the dedication of a new cybertech center his country is building an "iron wall" fit for the 21st century.

PA official: Israeli, Palestinian negotiators to meet Tuesday

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Lead Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to meet Tuesday for the next round of peace talks, an official of the Fatah Party said Monday.
Binyamin Netanyahu: Israel will enjoy calm Rosh Hashana

Binyamin Netanyahu: Israel will enjoy calm Rosh Hashana

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the country would enjoy a calm Rosh Hashana holiday despite threats from Syria.
Israel says 'low probability' of Syrian attack as U.S. prepares strike

Israel says 'low probability' of Syrian attack as U.S. prepares strike

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Israeli military officials Wednesday downplayed the probability of a Syrian attack in response to potential U.S. strikes on the regime's forces.

Rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel

JERUSALEM, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- At least four rockets were fired from Lebanon into Israel, causing several residents to be treated for shock, Israeli defense officials said Thursday.

Palestinians threaten to sue to stop Israel's expansion of settlements

JERUSALEM, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Palestinian leaders said Wednesday they may go to international court in attempt to stop Israel from expanding settlements in contested territories.

Israel gets ready to expand its submarine fleet

HAIFA, Israel, July 29 (UPI) -- The Israeli navy is getting ready to expand its fleet of German-built Dolphin-class submarines that are widely believed to give it the only seaborne nuclear missile capability in the Middle East.
Anti-Assad supporters say 185 killed in Syria Sunday

Anti-Assad supporters say 185 killed in Syria Sunday

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 21 (UPI) -- Supporters of Syrian rebels said 185 people were killed across the civil war-torn country Sunday, including 13 members of one family.

Greek airplane makes emergency landing at Tel Aviv airport

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 11 (UPI) -- A Greek airplane flying to Amman, Jordan, made an emergency landing at a Tel Aviv, Israel, airport Thursday after reporting problems with its hydraulic system.
Israelis warn of terror in Morsi aftermath

Israelis warn of terror in Morsi aftermath

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 4 (UPI) -- Israeli officials expressed concern Thursday that radical Islamists or Jihadists may take advantage of the situation in Egypt to wage terror attacks.

Katzav accuser suspected of stalking former Israeli leader

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 14 (UPI) -- A woman who first brought rape accusations against former Israeli President Moshe Katzav is facing accusations she stalked the former leader, police said.

Ronald Lauder re-elected president of World Jewish Congress

BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 7 (UPI) -- U.S. businessman and philanthropist Ronald Lauder has been elected to another term as president of the World Jewish Congress.

Airline workers in Israel plan strike

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18 (UPI) -- A labor union in Israel said it is supporting a strike at three airlines set for Sunday to protest a national policy opening routes for foreign competitors.

Pair nabbed for frog smuggling in Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18 (UPI) -- Customs workers in Israel caught a smuggler and an accomplice who were attempting to bring 30 poison dart frogs into the country, officials said.
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