Major General Mordechai threatens Hamas

COGAT message to Hamas heads: 'Stop violent border disturbances. IDF will take harsher measures.'

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Vice President Mike Pence confirmed as AIPAC conference speaker

Vice President Mike Pence has been confirmed as keynote speaker for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy conference.

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Iranian wrestler temporarily banned after intentional loss to avoid Israeli opponent

Iran's youth and sports ministry is hailing the wrestler a hero, even though his decision resulted in suspension from international ...
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Israelis being terrorized by immigrants, top diplomat says

Right and left-wing lawmakers debate the fate of African asylum seekers to be expelled in a Knesset discussion on Israel's ...
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Turkey warns Syrian army against helping Kurdish YPG in Afrin

By Angus McDowall and Tuvan Gumrukcu BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned on Monday it would confront Syrian government forces if ...
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Arutz Sheva conference on US-Israel relations

Dignitaries and guests gather in Jerusalem to discuss bilateral relations, median and Jerusalem.

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Egypt’s Ansar militants swear allegiance to Islamic State: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) – Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, Egypt’s most active militant group, has sworn allegiance to Islamic State, a statement from Ansar said Monday night. Ansar had previously told Reuters that it sought inspiration and advice from Islamic State, the radical al-Qaeda offshoot that has taken over swathes of Iraq and Syria, drawing U.S.-led airstrikes as it tries to remake the map of the Middle East. “After entrusting God we decided to swear allegiance to the emir of the faithful Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, caliph of the Muslims in Syria and Iraq and in other countries,” the statement said. …

Saudi jails protesters, jihadists for up to 10 years

Demonstrators gather in Qatif, in the Shiite-populated east of Saudi Arabia, on July 8, 2012A Riyadh court sentenced five Saudis to jail for five to 10 years on Monday for anti-regime activities in its restive Eastern Province and supporting jihadists in Iraq and Syria. It gave another defendant an eight-year prison term for having travelled to war-torn Syria and pledging allegiance to the head of the Sunni jihadist Islamic State group. Another was sentenced to seven years in jail for going to Iraq to fight alongside jihadists after receiving combat training at a camp in Yemen, where Al-Qaeda is highly active. Scores of Saudis are believed to be in the ranks of radical Islamist groups in areas of unrest across the Middle East, including Iraq and Syria.


Peshmerga, Syrian rebels battle Islamic State in besieged Kobani

An Islamic State flag is seen in east KobaniBy Omer Berberoglu MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and moderate Syrian rebels bombarded Islamic State positions in Kobani on Monday, but it was unclear if their arrival would turn the tide in the battle for the besieged Syrian border town. Kobani has become a symbolic test of the U.S.-led coalition's ability to halt the advance of Islamic State, which has poured weapons and fighters into its assault of the town that has lasted more than a month. …


EU’s top diplomat to visit Israel, Gaza, West Bank

New EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini will visit Israel, Gaza and the West Bank this weekNew EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini will visit Israel, Gaza and the West Bank this week to help revive the stalled Middle East peace process, her office said Monday. The trip will last three days beginning Friday, taking in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Gaza and Ramallah. "The visit is a signal of the priority given to the region by the EU and (Mogherini's wish) to play a role in the stabilisation, reconstruction and revival of the peace process," a spokesperson said.