Washington rebuked Moscow for pledging new weapons to Syria after Europe green-lighted arming rebels, and Israel vowed to take action if Moscow's arms arrive.
A new flurry of threats by Israeli leaders to launch airstrikes against Iran on their own if need be has coincided with a visit by U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to finalize an arms deal that will guarantee Israel's regional military supremacy for a decade or two.
Israel has a unilateral right to strike Iran, U.S. Secretary of State Chuck Hagel said ahead of talks in Jerusalem Monday on Iran's nuclear program threats.
The U.S. sale of $10 billion in weapons to Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates underlines the scale of arms purchases in the region.
Israelis observed 2 minutes of silence Monday morning as sirens rang out across the country in honor of Remembrance Day.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new ministers were approved by the Knesset and sworn in Monday.
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Sudan claims Israel was behind explosions that ripped apart a munitions factory outside Khartoum.
The Middle East's cyberwar with Israel and the United States on one side and Iran on the other is steadily escalating.
Israel and China have been renewing their military ties in recent months after a lengthy chill caused by some hefty Israeli arms deals that the Americans shot down.