Israel to improve coordination with Moscow over Syria after plane crash

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Sept 20 : Israel said on Thursday it would not halt strikes on Syria but would do more to “deconflict” them with Russian forces, after Moscow accused it of “irresponsible and unfriendly actions” that led to Syrian ground fire mistakenly downing a Russian plane. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when the […]

Israeli troops kill boy, two men in Gaza protests – medics

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA, Sept 14 : Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, one of them an 11-year-old boy, and wounded at least 248 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, Palestinian medical officials said. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to repel 13,000 Palestinians who massed […]

Protesters arrive at Bedouin village as Israeli demolition looms

By Ali Sawafta KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank, Sept 11 : When the residents of Khan al-Ahmar awoke on Tuesday morning, they were greeted by the sight of five brand new shacks on the outskirts of their village, a cluster of tumbledown huts on a desert hillside in the occupied West Bank. The structures are the […]

Israel closing embassy in Paraguay in response to return of mission to Tel Aviv

By Ali Sawafta and Daniela Desantis JERUSALEM/ASUNCION, Sept 6 : Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the closure of Israel’s embassy in Paraguay on Wednesday, hours after the Latin American nation’s new government announced it would move its embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem. Paraguay’s decision was a blow to Israel’s efforts to achieve […]

Israel’s top court clears way for razing of Bedouin village in West Bank

By Ali Sawafta KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank, Sept 5 : Israel’s top court cleared the way on Wednesday for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank whose fate has drawn international concern and Palestinian protests. The Palestinian government, in a statement, said the razing of Khan al-Ahmar was part of an […]

Israel signals it could attack Iranian weaponry in Iraq

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Sept 4 : Israel signalled on Monday that it could attack suspected Iranian military assets in Iraq, as it has done with scores of air strikes in war-torn Syria. Citing Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources, Reuters reported last week that Iran had transferred short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite allies in Iraq […]