Skiing on the edge of Syria's war

Feb 2, 2016

Skiing on the edge of Syria's war

The snowy ridge of Mount Hermon separates two worlds. In one, Syria’s war rages. In the other, Israeli tourists slalom down ski slopes or drink mulled wine to the sound of techno music. On a clear day Damascus is visible from the top of ...

Jan 29, 2016

U.S., British spies hacked Israeli Air Force, say reports citing Snowden

The United States and Britain have monitored secret sorties and communications by Israel’s air force in a hacking operation dating back to 1998, according to documents attributed to leaks by former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden. Israel voiced disappointment at the disclosures, which ...

Jan 29, 2016

Tunnel collapse claims seven Hamas militants in Gaza

Seven Hamas militants were confirmed killed Thursday after a tunnel built for fighting Israel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, highlighting concerns that yet another conflict could eventually erupt in the Palestinian enclave. The Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s armed wing, said that four militants managed ...

Japan boasts booth at Israel cybersecurity event

Jan 27, 2016

Japan boasts booth at Israel cybersecurity event

Japan opened a booth for the first time at a large-scale trade exhibition for cybersecurity technologies that kicked off in Tel Aviv on Tuesday for a two-day run. Japanese companies are aiming to cooperate with Israeli firms with cutting-edge cybersecurity technologies ahead of the ...

Dec 30, 2015

U.S. spying reportedly included Israeli phone calls with U.S. lawmakers

The U.S. National Security Agency’s foreign eavesdropping included phone conversations between top Israeli officials and U.S. lawmakers and American-Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing current and former U.S. officials. White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to ...