Israel says Islamic State could attack it and Jordan after Syria setbacks

By Dan Williams TEL AVIV, Jan 18 : Islamic State’s battleground setbacks in Syria have increased the chance of an attack by the insurgents or their allies on Israel and Jordan, Israel’s military chief said today. While focused on shoring up its Syrian and Iraqi fiefdoms, Islamic State has in recent months stepped up attacks […]

Netanyahu says Israel and EU need to reset ties

By Ari Rabinovitch JERUSALEM, Jan 14 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the European Union today of holding his country to a double standard, and reserved special criticism for Sweden, saying its call to investigate Israel was outrageous, immoral and stupid. “There is a natural tendency in the EU establishment to single out Israel […]

Israel sees Palestinian attacks “waning”; two killed in West Bank

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Jan 14 : Israeli troops killed two knife-wielding Palestinian assailants in the occupied West Bank today, the army said, the latest in a months-long spate of street violence that Israel’s defence minister described as declining. Almost daily stabbings, car-rammings and shootings by Palestinians targeting Israelis have been fuelled in part by […]

“Enraged” Israel summons Swedish envoy over FM’s remarks

By Dan Williams and Anna Ringstrom JERUSALEM/STOCKHOLM, Jan 13 : Israel summoned the Swedish ambassador today to convey what it described as its “rage” at a call by Stockholm’s top diplomat for an investigation to determine whether Israeli forces were guilty of extrajudicial killings of Palestinians. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom’s remarks yesterday were the […]