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Tag: Israel

Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

Jerusalem: Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited “anti-Israel bias”. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US decision as “brave and moral”, a statement said, BBC reported on Thursday. The agency is known for designating world heritage sites such as […]

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Trump warns Iran's new missile can reach Israel

Washington: US President Donald Trump has warned the new missile successfully tested by Iran on Friday may be able to reach Israel. “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea,” Donald Trump wrote on his personal Twitter account on Saturday, Efe news reported. “Not much of […]

Film hated by Israel culture minister candidate for Oscars

Jerusalem: Israeli film “Foxtrot,” which Culture Minister Miri Regev has castigated as an insult to the military, has won the country’s best film award, making it a candidate for the Oscars. The surreal and complex movie by director Samuel Maoz includes what could be seen as a critical view of the Israeli military. It also […]

Israel, US inaugurate 1st American base on Israeli soil

Jerusalem: Israeli and US military officers inaugurated the first permanent American military base in Israel, media reports said. “The stationing of a US contingent within the confines of an existing Israeli air base does not contradict Israel’s commitment to demonstrating military self-sufficiency,” Efe news quoted the country’s Air defence chief Zvika Haimovich as saying. The […]

Iran's terror links have penetrated Latin America: Israel

Bogota: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visiting the Colombian capital here has said that Iran’s “terrorist links” are everywhere, including Latin America and called for unity in combating Tehran’s influence. After meeting with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, Netanyahu on Wednesday said that Israel believes that all countries should join together to prevent aggression and […]

Modi lands in Tel Aviv, warmly welcomed by Netanyahu

Tel Aviv: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived here on a three-day visit to Israel — the first by an Indian Prime Minister — and was warmly welcomed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who received him at the airport. Modi, who landed at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport, was accorded a red carpet […]

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Iran must never have nuclear weapons: Trump tells Netanyahu

Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump began his visit to Israel by warning of the threat that Iran could pose if it were to develop nuclear weapons. “Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon,” Trump said, standing beside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Donald Trump on Monday was on the second stop of his […]

Trump arrives in Israel

Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump on Monday kicked off his Israel visit with a short speech in front of Air Force One at Tel Aviv airport, saying there was now a “rare opportunity ahead to bring peace and stability to the region”. Trump was speaking alongside Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Trump lands in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: US President Donald Trump on Saturday landed in Saudi Arabia, beginning his first international tour which is scheduled to include stops in Israel, the Vatican City, Belgium and Italy. Trump was received by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz at Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport, Efe news reported. Abdulaziz organised a small reception for Trump, who […]

Israel to maintain strong military ties with US

Jerusalem: Israel will maintain strong military ties with the US, the country’s Defense Minister said on Wednesday. The statement was the first Israeli comment following US President Donald Trump’s alleged intelligence leak reports, Xinhua news agency reported. The relationship with the US “is unprecedented in its contribution to our strength. This is how it has […]

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Test launch of new missile likely tomorrow

Balasore: India is likely to test launch a newly-developed surface-to-air missile developed jointly with Israel from a defence base off Odisha coast tomorrow. Preparation for the maiden test has reached final stage and if weather permits it will be conducted from the Integerated Test Range (ITR) tomorrow,” said an official of the ITR at Chandipur, […]

India abstains in UNHRC vote against Israel

New Delhi: Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict. But India yesterday stated that “there is no change in New Delhi’s long-standing position on support to the Palestinian […]

Israel tests 'dirty bombs' in desert

Israel recently carried out at least 20 test explosions in its southern desert to measure the damage that would be inflicted by a so-called "dirty bomb" attack, Israeli newspaper Ha'aretz reported today

Israel, Palestinians agree on long-term Gaza ceasefire

Israel and the Palestinians today agreed on a long-term Egyptian-brokered ceasefire to end the devastating 50-day war in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that has killed over 2,200 people