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Israel's military beats defense cuts by selling high-value land

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Israel's Defense Ministry has found a novel way of overcoming cuts in military spending: selling off state-owned land in the vast Tel Aviv urban conurbation whose value has gone through the roof of late and moving military bases into the Negev Desert to the south.

2 Palestinians arrested for driving through Israeli airport checkpoint

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Police in Israel said they arrested two Palestinians who allegedly stole a truck and drove it through a security barrier at the Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday.

Effort to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel comes to an end

JERUSALEM, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- As the Jewish Agency's effort to bring Ethiopian Jews to Israel ended Wednesday, Ethiopians in the country accused officials of abandoning those left behind.

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.

IAI to produce F-35 wings

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 24 (UPI) -- Wings for Lockheed Martin's F-35 joint strike fighter are to be supplied by Israel Aerospace Industries under a contract with a potential value of $2.5 billion.

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.

Israeli defense industry eyes Turkey again

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 8 (UPI) -- With onetime allies Israel and Turkey supposedly on the road to reconciliation after a three-year split, the Jewish state's export-hungry defense companies are going all out to revive lucrative business ties with Ankara.
Israel-Turkey thaw: Strategic prospects

Israel-Turkey thaw: Strategic prospects

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 26 (UPI) -- The rapprochement between Israel and Turkey is expected to have a significant strategic effect on the turbulent region.
Sandstorm fouls Obama's Israel schedule

Sandstorm fouls Obama's Israel schedule

JERUSALEM, March 22 (UPI) -- Sandstorms moving from Egypt to Israel polluted the air Friday, reduced visibility for drivers and forced U.S. President Barack Obama to change his schedule.
Israel: Iron Dome shootdown rate disputed

Israel: Iron Dome shootdown rate disputed

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 22 (UPI) -- Israel showcased its Iron Dome anti-missile system for U.S. President Barack Obama but the system's shoot-down rate has been challenged by scientists.
Obama calls for Mideast peace talks

Obama calls for Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM, March 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday Palestinians "have a right to be a free people in their own land" and asked Israelis to see the world "through their eyes."
Netanyahu, Obama show unity on Iran

Netanyahu, Obama show unity on Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 20 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he and U.S. President Obama believe Israel has the right to act on its own on Iranian nuclear weapons.

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Obama schedule for Wednesday, March 20

Obama schedule for Wednesday, March 20

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama arrives in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday for a series of meetings with Israeli leaders, the White House said.

Israel: Uprising fears rise as poll nears

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- With Israel's hard-line right wing expected to score heavily in the Jewish state's parliamentary elections next week, there's growing concern the Palestinians, fearful their last hopes of statehood will vanish, could rise up again against occupation.

Israel's air force gets ready for a blitz

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Israel's air force, the Jewish state's strike arm, was reported Thursday to be planning massive, pulverizing strikes against foes who bombard the country with missiles.
Israel eases restrictions for Christmas

Israel eases restrictions for Christmas

JERUSALEM, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Israel has taken steps to aid Palestinian Christians during the Christmas holiday season, the Israeli Defense Ministry said.

Activists say they couldn't enter Israel

AMMAN, Jordan, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Israel barred about 100 members of a pro-Palestinian group from entering the country from Jordan at the Allenby Bridge border crossing, the activists said.

New Yorker extradited from Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Israel says it will extradite a New York resident accused of killing his parents who was stopped at Ben Gurion airport after trying to buy a ticket to China.

Low-carb, Mediterranean diets said to work

BEERSHEBA, Israel, July 17 (UPI) -- Low-carbohydrate and Mediterranean diets may be just as safe and effective in losing weight as the standard low-fat diet, Israeli researchers say.

Hamas TV says Holocaust was Jews' idea

GAZA, May 1 (UPI) -- A TV station run by the Palestinian militant group Hamas aired a program saying Jews organized the Holocaust to get rid of the weak, a media watch group said.

TraceGuard completes second pilot

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New York-based TraceGuard Technologies Inc. announced it has completed a second pilot program of its trademarked CompactSafe system.

Israeli airport to get Muslim prayer room

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Israeli Airport Authority plans to set up a prayer room for Muslims in Ben Gurion International Airport.

Dayan's eye patch for sale on eBay

NETANYA, Israel, July 25 (UPI) -- Moshe Dayan's eye patch and candle holders given to Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion are for sale on eBay.

Egypt writer banned from travel to Israel

CAIRO, June 1 (UPI) -- Egyptian authorities barred Egyptian writer Ali Salem from traveling to Israel to receive an honorary doctorate from Ben Gurion University.
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