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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin denied a request from Elor Azaria to pardon the soldier over the killing of an injured Palestinian in March 2016.

The official map included in a preliminary agreement that seeks to establish buffer zones in southwest Syria indicates that Iran-backed forces could deploy within several kilometres of the Israeli frontier.

Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

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Israel issues Syria warning over Iran-backed forces

Netanyahu warned on Monday that Israel will continue to take military action in Syria even as Russia and the United States attempt to broker a ceasefire in the war-torn country.

Israel downs Russian-made Syrian drone in occupied Golan Heights

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Israel downs Russian-made Syrian drone in occupied Golan Heights

Israel's army shot down a Russian-made Syrian drone carrying out a reconnaissance mission over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Saturday.

Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

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Lebanon no longer immune to tensions over Hizballah

Analysis: With Hariri sidelined, Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government has collapsed, temporarily abating desires for a punitive war against ...

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Netanyahu asked Trump to 'allow Israeli spy to immigrate'

New reports emerge on Tel Aviv's lobbying on behalf of a former US navy intelligence officer who served three decades in prison for spying for Israel.

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Russia agrees to keep 'Iran, Hizballah from Israeli border'

Russia has agreed to expand a buffer zone along the Israeli-Syrian border where Iranian and Hizballah forces will not be allowed to enter, ...

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Israel's Netanyahu presses Russian defence minister on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pressed Russia's defence minister in a meeting on Tuesday over Iran attempting to "establish itself ...

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New US measures will not affect group, says Hizballah

Hizballah brushes off multimillion-dollar bounty placed on leaders by the Trump administration.

'Hizballah controls Lebanese army,' says Israeli defence minister

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'Hizballah controls Lebanese army,' says Israeli defence minister

Israel has expressed mounting concern about the growing presence of Hizballah and other Iranian-backed militia groups in neighbouring Syria

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US offers multi-million dollar reward for Hizballah leaders

Hizballah's 'head of external operations' and an 'operative' have been put on a US bounty list, with Washington warning the Lebanese movement ...

'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

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'Assad victorious in Syria war,' Israel defence minister claims

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman has said Syria's President Bashar al-Asad has won the six-year war against the armed ...

Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

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Israel says Iran missile test a 'provocation'

Israel has reacted to Iran's latest missile test describing it as a "provocation" to the US and its allies, and "proof" of its ambitions to ...

Far-right Israeli party to 'pay Palestinians to leave'

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Far-right Israeli party to 'pay Palestinians to leave'

A far-right nationalist party in Israel will launch a new online campaign to pay Palestinians to leave the occupied West Bank and move to ...

Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

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Israel warns Iran, Syria after 'chemical weapons factory' airstrike

Israel's defence minister issued a veiled warning to Syria on Thursday, without confirming or denying what Damascus said was an Israeli air ...

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Israel closes deal for more US-made F-35 fighter jets

Israel has finalised a deal to buy 17 more F-35 stealth fighter jets from the US, in addition to 33 already on order, the defence ministry said on Sunday.

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Israel demolishes home of knife attacker's family

Collective punishment is illegal under international law.

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UN Secretary General announces first-time visit to Palestine, Israel

This will be Antonio Guterres' first visit since becoming Secretary General. He is expected to hold talks with parties on both sides of the ...

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Israel: minor sentence for soldier who killed Palestinian point-blank

An Israeli military court on Sunday upheld a manslaughter conviction and 18-month sentence for a soldier who shot and killed a Palestinian at ...

Netanyahu vows to expel Al Jazeera over al-Aqsa coverage

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Netanyahu vows to expel Al Jazeera over al-Aqsa coverage

Israel's prime minister has vowed to expel Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera, claiming the network is "inciting" violence as tensions have flared at ...

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Israel detains senior Hamas officials in West Bank raids

Israeli security forces detained 25 members of the Hamas movement during overnight arrest raids in the occupied West Bank on Sunday.

Israel to demolish family home of alleged Palestinian attacker

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Israel to demolish family home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Israel vowed to demolish the home of Palestinian Omar Alabed after a raid in the occupied West Bank. It comes amid rising tensions over ...

Israel freezes 'essential' expansion of packed Palestinian city

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Israel freezes 'essential' expansion of packed Palestinian city

The plan would have allowed Qalqilya to double its size by expanding into land that has until now been off-limits

US anti-boycott laws could come into play in Qatar-crisis

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US anti-boycott laws could come into play in Qatar-crisis

As the Gulf-crisis drags into a second month, a four-country boycott of Qatar is raising questions about whether American businesses that follow ...

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