UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel

Jul 8, 2017

UNESCO puts Hebron on endangered heritage list, outraging Israel

UNESCO on Friday declared the Old City of Hebron a Palestinian World Heritage site in danger, sparking outrage from Israel, which said the decision denied a Jewish claim to an ancient burial cave that is also sacred to Muslims. The Tomb of the Patriarchs, known ...

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Jun 30, 2017

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Germany's national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, the latest act in a defense deal that has been overshadowed by corruption allegations. The $1.5 billion transaction came to public attention when ...

IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

Jun 17, 2017

IS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman outside Jerusalem's Old City, in what would be a first for the jihadists in Israel. Three suspected Palestinian attackers were shot dead by security forces, Israeli police said Friday. In ...

Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

Jun 13, 2017

Mosul siege, airstrikes 'degrade IS chemical arms capabilities'

The siege of Mosul and targeted killings of chemical weapons experts in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes have significantly degraded the Islamic State's production capability, although the group likely retains expertise to produce small batches of sulfur mustard and chlorine agents, a London-based analysis group said ...