Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked 2015 email

Sep 17, 2016

Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked 2015 email

In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads. Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nukes decades ago, it ...

U.S., Israel to sign record military aid deal

Sep 14, 2016

U.S., Israel to sign record military aid deal

The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington’s closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. The deal will represent the ...

Israel's Peres hospitalized after stroke

Sep 14, 2016

Israel's Peres hospitalized after stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffered a “major stroke” on Tuesday and experienced heavy bleeding in the brain, hospital officials said, as doctors raced to stabilize the 93-year-old Nobel laureate. Dr. Itzik Kreiss, director of the Sheba Medical Center, told reporters outside the hospital ...

Sep 13, 2016

Israel denies its aircraft harmed after air raid in Syria

The Israeli military struck artillery positions in Syria on Tuesday after a projectile from that country’s civil war hit the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, but denied a Syrian claim that Syrian forces shot down two Israeli aircraft in the assault. The incident ...

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

Aug 26, 2016

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple’s mobile operating system ...

Aug 16, 2016

IOC punishes Egyptian who refusesd to shake Israeli's hand

An Egyptian athlete who refused to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand after their judo bout has been reprimanded and sent home from the Rio Olympics, officials said Monday. The International Olympic Committee said Islam El Shehaby received a “severe reprimand” for his behavior following ...

Playoff MVP Ravenel to join Israel's Maccabi Haifa

Aug 12, 2016

Playoff MVP Ravenel to join Israel's Maccabi Haifa

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After being named playoff MVP in May and helping the Ryukyu Golden Kings secure their fourth championship in the bj-league’s 11th and final season, Evan Ravenel is taking his hoop talents to Israel. Instead of remaining with Ryukyu during the inaugural B. League campaign, ...