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Israel nixes drone deal with Ukraine to not anger Russia – report
Israel’s Foreign Ministry blocked the proposed sale of military hardware to Ukraine to avoid a strain in relations with Russia – even after the country’s Defense Ministry approved the transaction – Israeli media reported. The deal with Kiev included UAVs.

16.09.2014 02:21

Israeli military to discipline intel veterans over public refusal to spy on Palestinians
The Israeli military has threatened disciplinary action against 43 veteran servicemen who signed an open letter refusing to spy on the Palestinians for the IDF’s elite military intelligence Unit 8200.

15.09.2014 00:24

IDF intel veterans refuse to operate in ‘occupied Palestine’ - open letter
Forty-three veterans from an elite Israeli military intelligence unit have written an open letter refusing to continue operating in the occupied Palestinian territories, as it is aimed at “political persecution” and not the defense of Israel.

13.09.2014 09:04

Senator Ted Cruz booed off stage by Christian group for supporting Israel
Texas Senator Ted Cruz was apparently caught unawares by the intense political leanings of an audience he addressed in Washington, D.C., when he spoke out in defense of Israel.

12.09.2014 10:36

Israel starts investigating alleged Gaza abuses by its own forces
The Israeli Defense Forces are launching criminal probes into five cases of alleged misconduct and breach of international law by their own soldiers in the summer operation in the Gaza Strip. This will be part of a series totaling 99 investigations.

11.09.2014 07:20

Joint US-Israeli missile test over Mediterranean picked up by Russian radar
Israel and the United States have conducted a joint missile test of the Arrow 2 interceptor system. It took place over the Mediterranean, according to Israel’s Defense Ministry, and was detected by military radar in southwest Russia.

09.09.2014 13:56

​Up to 700 Iraqi children killed, maimed or used as suicide bombers this year – UN envoy
Up to 700 children have been killed, mutilated, or used as suicide bombers in Iraq since the beginning of the year, UN envoy Leila Zerrougui said while briefing the Security Council on violations of children’s rights in armed conflicts worldwide.

09.09.2014 00:22

​Israel and New Zealand in diplomatic row over rejected ambassador
Israel refused to accept New Zealand’s new ambassador as he is also an envoy to the Palestinian Authority. However, New Zealand is perplexed over what it sees as a sudden change to the long-standing practice.

08.09.2014 10:52

Palestine's Abbas slams Hamas for running 'shadow govt' in Gaza
The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has lashed out at Hamas, saying they are running a “shadow government” in Gaza and Fatah will “not accept the situation.” Hamas has hit back saying the allegations are “baseless.”

07.09.2014 15:16

‘18,000 homes destroyed in Gaza, tens of thousands lack facilities to go back home’ – UN
The damage caused by the Israeli military operation in Gaza makes it impossible for thousands of people to return home, despite the ceasefire, due to lack of services, water and electricity, Ramesh Rajasingham of the UN humanitarian agency OCHA told RT.

06.09.2014 01:20

Protests flare as Israel rolls out tender to construct 283 W. Bank homes
Tenders for new Israeli West Bank settlements have been published mere days after the nation announced a land grab of some 400 hectares (988 acres) in the south of the territory. The news prompted violent protests across villages in the region.

05.09.2014 11:50

Anti-Semitic attacks in Britain quadrupled over Gaza
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK hit an all-time high in July, in the wake of the Gaza conflict. A total of 302 incidents were reported to the Community Security Trust, the highest monthly total since records began in 1984.

04.09.2014 11:15

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