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Israeli official slams Palestinian leader Abbas as "enemy number one"

A key Israeli minister on Thursday slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as "enemy number one," a day after Abbas warned he would withdraw his recognition of Israel if the Israeli government...

Hackers play anti-state propaganda film on Israeli TV

Hackers interrupted broadcasts on two Israeli television stations for several minutes with an anti-Israel propaganda film, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.

Nearly three dozen arrested in connection to wildfires across Israel

Nearly three dozen people, most from the Palestinian territories, have been arrested on suspicion of arson since the outbreak of wildfires across the country, Israeli radio said Sunday.

Israel fires spread, worsen in West Bank as three seriously injured

Wildfires in Israel, some of which are believed to have been caused by arson, have spread further, including to areas of the West Bank, injuring at least three people seriously, authorities said...

Firefighters in Israel warn of exhaustion; arson suspects held

Firefighters in Israel warned Friday that their networks were on the verge of collapse after five days of fighting blazes in the north of the country, while 14 suspects were arrested on suspicion...

Thousands evacuated as wildfires rage in Israel

Around 60,000 people have had to leave their homes in Haifa as severe bush fires burn in and around Israel's third-largest city, The Times of Israel reported Thursday.

Netanyahu defends submarine deal with Germany

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended his decision to push for a submarine deal with Germany amid mounting pressure from opposition lawmakers, who criticize it as a conflict of...

Israel appoints first ambassador to Turkey since 2010

Israel on Tuesday appointed its first ambassador to Turkey since the two countries agreed to resolve their diplomatic crisis over the summer, ending six years of strife, according to the Israeli...

Israel says common goal with Russia, US of destroying Islamic State

Israel, Russia and the United States have a common goal of destroying the Islamic State extremist group, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

World Heritage Committee adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday voted to approve a resolution criticized by Israel as ignoring Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem, the second such decision approved by the...

Israeli ambassador wants UN to cut funding for human rights group

Israeli UN ambassador Danny Danon called on the UN Security Council Wednesday to suspend UN funding to the B'Tselem human rights group, which had testified at a special meeting of the council on...

UNESCO adopts controversial resolution despite Israeli objections

UNESCO formally adopted a controversial resolution on Tuesday that Israel says seeks to erase Jewish ties to a key Jerusalem holy site, according to a spokeswoman for the UN body.

Israel to consider resuming UNESCO ties if resolution vote cancelled

Israel's education minister on Tuesday said he would "consider resuming professional ties" with UNESCO if the organization decides to cancel a vote on a draft resolution that Israel says seeks to...

Israel in UNESCO row about Jerusalem, as UN to discuss settlements

Israel's education minister on Friday ordered the suspension of "all professional activities" with UNESCO, after the organization moved a draft resolution the day before, which Israel says seeks...

Israel enraged after UNESCO text disputes Judaism link to holy sites

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried UNESCO's decision on Thursday to adopt a resolution that disputes the link between Judaism and several hot-spot holy sites in Jerusalem.