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 ...

Dec 20, 2015

Longest-serving Lebanese prisoner in Israel killed in Syria

Samir Kantar, a Lebanese who was convicted of executing one of the most notorious attacks in Israeli history and spent nearly three decades in an Israeli prison, has been killed in an Israeli airstrike that targeted a residential building near the Syrian capital, the ...

Dec 18, 2015

Israel and Turkey reach preliminary deal to restore ties, official says

Israel and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement to normalize relations, including the return of ambassadors to both countries, an Israeli official said on Thursday. The deal was reached during a recent meeting in Switzerland between the incoming head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, ...

Dec 14, 2015

Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire: Israeli army

Israeli warplanes hit bases of the militant Islamic Hamas in the Gaza Strip overnight, following a Palestinian rocket attack on Israel, the Israeli army said on Monday. “Yesterday evening … a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel,” a military statement ...

Dec 14, 2015

Arab Israeli army veteran now member of Islamic State

An Israeli army veteran from the country’s Arab minority has joined Islamic State insurgents in Syria, an Israeli security official said on Sunday, confirming a local media report. Israel says dozens of Muslim Arab citizens have illegally traveled to Islamic State’s Syrian or Iraqi ...