British street artist Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations

Feb 27, 2015

British street artist Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations

The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a minidocumentary on his website, banksy.co.uk, showing squalid conditions in the Gaza Strip six months after the end of the war between the enclave’s Islamist Hamas rulers and Israel. Israel was criticized ...

Feb 27, 2015

Jordan, Israel sign deal to help save Dead Sea

Jordan and Israel signed a deal on Thursday to build a pipeline to link the Red Sea with the shrinking Dead Sea and combat regional water shortages. The official Petra news agency said that the agreement signed in Amman would set in motion the ...

Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

Feb 25, 2015

Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

by Christopher Torchia

Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. “Until high level Ministerial interaction has taken place it is evident that this relationship in all honesty is doomed,” a ...

Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

Feb 25, 2015

Israeli challenger Herzog a determined underdog

Isaac Herzog would have faced an uphill climb even in a country without huge security problems and a history of placing its trust in tough guys. But he is running for prime minister in Israel. Lawyerly and unimposing, the opposition Labor Party leader has ...

Mossad played down Iran nuclear situation

Feb 24, 2015

Mossad played down Iran nuclear situation

Israel’s Mossad spy agency in October 2012 had a less alarmist view of Iran’s nuclear program than an assessment delivered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations just a few weeks earlier, according to a purported secret cable published Monday by two ...

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

Feb 23, 2015

Palestinians threaten to end security ties with Israel

The Palestinian president has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue, a senior Palestinian official said Sunday. Nabil Shaath said President Mahmoud Abbas warned European leaders on a trip to Europe ...

Feb 23, 2015

Iran forming 'third front' against Israel on Golan: Netanyahu

Iran is seeking to open a “third front” against Israel using Hezbollah fighters on the Syrian Golan Heights, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. Netanyahu said Tehran’s attempts to entrench itself along Israel’s borders was one of the biggest emerging security threats facing ...

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

Feb 21, 2015

White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

The White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and the world in what has become a nasty grudge match. There ...

Feb 18, 2015

Cyberattacks on Israel traced to Gaza: Trend Micro

A series of cyber attacks against Israel since mid-2013 appears to be coming from “Arab parties located in the Gaza Strip” and elsewhere, U.S. security researchers say. A research report by Trend Micro said the effort appears to be using “spear phishing” emails with ...

Danish Jews' affection for their country runs deep

Feb 17, 2015

Danish Jews' affection for their country runs deep

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s calls for Jews to move to Israel after attacks in Paris and Copenhagen may strike a chord with thousands of French Jews, but it will likely fall on deaf ears in Denmark. While French Jews are moving to Israel at ...