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Slower enrichment may mean Iran wants deal

Slower enrichment may mean Iran wants deal

TEHRAN, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Iran's slowing of its uranium enrichment efforts may indicate it wants a deal to end the standoff over its nuclear program with Western nations, analysts say.
The two-state litmus test

The two-state litmus test

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The author says Arab rejection of Israel is the true hurdle to solving the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
ASAF ROMIROWSKY, UPI Outside View Commentator

Israel tests new missile system

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Israel has recently tested the David's Sling missile-defense system designed to knock out medium- and long-range rockets, officials said.
Barak says he's retiring from politics

Barak says he's retiring from politics

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, 70, announced Monday he is retiring from political life, saying there are many other ways to "contribute to the state."
Cairo announces Israel, Hamas truce

Cairo announces Israel, Hamas truce

JERUSALEM, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Israel must use the cease-fire ending eight days of hostilities with Hamas to achieve a long term truce, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Wednesday.
Israel's Iron Dome blocks Gaza barrage

Israel's Iron Dome blocks Gaza barrage

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Israel's Iron Dome counter-rocket system has been a critical factor in blocking a massive missile onslaught from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
Gaza: Invasion fears as Israel escalates

Gaza: Invasion fears as Israel escalates

GAZA, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Signs were growing Monday that Israel's preparing to unleash a major ground offensive against the Gaza Strip.
Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes

Israel resumes Gaza airstrikes

GAZA, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Israel resumed airstrikes in Gaza Thursday night after two rockets struck near Tel Aviv and three Israelis died in the south, military authorities said.
Israeli assault in Gaza kills Hamas leader

Israeli assault in Gaza kills Hamas leader

GAZA, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Israel said strikes in Gaza Wednesday, including one in which a top Hamas official was killed, are part of a campaign against Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

Syria, rebels fighting on Turkish border

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Turks have left homes near the Syrian border as Syria as stepped up its attacks on rebel-held areas, Turkish news media said Wednesday.

Israel threatens attacks on Gaza

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres called for an end to Hamas missile strikes being launched from Gaza, saying relations would never be normal with the violence.

Israel lawmakers: Assassinate Gaza chiefs

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli lawmakers are pressing the government to authorize the assassination of Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip amid an escalation in clashes on the border.

Israel mulls Gaza push amid rocket attacks

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Israeli military's preparing for intensified strikes against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip who bombarded the southern part of Israel last weekend.

Egypt tries mediating Israel-Gaza truce

BEERSHEBA, Israel, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Egyptian intelligence officials were trying to defuse the escalating violence between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, Haaretz reported Sunday night.

Israeli soldier injured in tunnel blast

JERUSALEM, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- An Israeli soldier was injured in a blast at a smuggling tunnel near the Gaza border, officials said.

Netanyahu strike report boosts war fears

TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- An Israeli television report that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered the Jewish state's military to prepare for a strike against Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010 has heightened war fears in the Middle East.

Report: Officials nixed Iran strike prep

JERUSALEM, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Israeli military and Mossad leaders refused an order to prepare for a strike on Iran nuclear facilities, fearing a war would start, an investigation indicated.

Israel committed to Egypt peace treaty

JERUSALEM, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Israel's prime minister and defense minister distanced themselves from a top Israeli official who called the rule in Egypt a "terrible dictatorship."
Netanyahu: Iran strike will benefit region

Netanyahu: Iran strike will benefit region

JERUSALEM, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- A military strike on Iran's nuclear sites would benefit the Arab world and not worsen regional tensions, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.
Dempsey in Israel for joint defense drills

Dempsey in Israel for joint defense drills

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Gen. Martin Dempsey, the U.S. military chief, is in Israel to observe missile defense drills involving soldiers from both countries, Israeli officials said.
Gaza rockets pound southern Israel

Gaza rockets pound southern Israel

BEERSHEBA, Israel, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli forces hit Gaza, killing three Palestinians, following the firing of scores of rockets and mortar shells into southern Israel, the army said.

Israel counted calories to limit Gaza food

JERUSALEM, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Israeli military blockading the Gaza Strip calculated the smallest number of calories Gazans needed to avoid malnutrition, a declassified document said.
Barak denies meeting secretly with Abbas

Barak denies meeting secretly with Abbas

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak Tuesday denied reports he met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman last week.

Israel boosts defense against cyberattack

JERUSALEM, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Israel is stepping up its cyberdefense and developing a digital "Iron Dome" system to combat the threats, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said.

Mideast cyber war widens, oil targets hit

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The Middle East's cyberwar with Israel and the United States on one side and Iran on the other is steadily escalating.
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