Israel aims to export cyber technology, despite risks

Feb 3, 2014

Israel aims to export cyber technology, despite risks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a bold initiative this week calling on tech giants and Western powers to band together to protect the world from cyber-attacks. He vowed to relax export restrictions usually placed on security-related technologies, a move that would enable Israeli ...

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Feb 2, 2014

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning against a growing boycott movement against the Jewish state should peace talks with the Palestinians fail, while some of his Cabinet ministers lashed out angrily, saying the stance undermined ...

Israel seeks to save ancient sites from earthquake

Jan 31, 2014

Israel seeks to save ancient sites from earthquake

With Israel situated in one of the world’s earthquake-prone areas, officials are taking action to protect the Holy Land’s most important ancient treasures so they don’t come tumbling down. After a series of five moderate earthquakes shook the country in October, experts installed a ...

Netanyahu son's love life sparks uproar

| Jan 30, 2014

Netanyahu son's love life sparks uproar

The love life of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son is setting off sparks in Israeli politics. News that 23-year-old Yair Netanyahu is dating a statuesque non-Jewish Norwegian university student was not only a juicy item for the gossip pages. It also unleashed an uproar ...

Bombing of U.S. embassy thwarted: Israel

Jan 23, 2014

Bombing of U.S. embassy thwarted: Israel

Israel on Wednesday said it had foiled an “advanced” al-Qaida plan to carry out a suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and to bomb other targets, in what analysts said was the first time the global terrorist network’s leadership has been ...

Jan 17, 2014

The whitewashing of Sharon

by Ramzy Baroud

Ariel Sharon, the late former Israeli prime minister, was not called the "the Bulldozer" for being a fearless leader. Nor do Arabs call him "the Butcher of Beirut" for simply overseeing the invasion of Lebanon.

Israeli defense chief comments spark spat with U.S.

Jan 15, 2014

Israeli defense chief comments spark spat with U.S.

An Israeli newspaper quoted the defense minister Tuesday as deriding U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Mideast peace efforts as naive and foolhardy, triggering an angry response from Washington and rekindling simmering tensions with Israel’s closest and most important ally. The quotes appeared ahead ...

Israelis line up to bid farewell to Ariel Sharon

Jan 12, 2014

Israelis line up to bid farewell to Ariel Sharon

Hundreds of Israelis lined up outside Israel’s parliament building on Sunday to pay their last respects to Ariel Sharon, the hard-charging former prime minister and general who died over the weekend. Sharon’s coffin was displayed in a plaza in front of the Knesset, where ...