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Tag Archives: Israel

EU still refuses to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

BRUSSELS: The European Union has not changed it’s position regarding the Golan Heights and does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territory, Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU diplomatic service, said in a statement. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over ...

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Trump signs US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a border area seized from Syria in 1967. “This was a long time in the making,” Trump said alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the White House. US recognition for Israeli control over ...

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Saudi media claims Iran hacked Netanyahu family’s phones, Tel Aviv denies

TEL AVIV: Telephones belonging to the Israeli prime minister’s wife and son, Sara and Yair Netanyahu, were allegedly breached by Iranian intelligence services in order to wiretap the Israeli head of government, Independent Arabia reported, citing anonymous sources. According to the news outlet, the hack occurred several months ago, but was eventually discovered and the breach closed. It ...

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Jordan protests new Israeli airport near border

AMMAN: Jordan has protested the opening of a new Israeli airport near its border, the state-run Al-Mamlaka television said. Located 18 kilometers from the southern Israeli city of Eilat, the Ramon International Airport will be a few kilometers away from Jordanian border. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will officially inaugurate ...

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Israeli former minister pleads guilty of spying for Iran

JERUSALEM: A former Israeli minister on Wednesday pleaded guilty of spying on behalf of Iran, six months after his arrest, the State Attorney’s office said. In an announcement to the Jerusalem District Court, the State Attorney’s office said former minister Gonen Segev signed a plea bargain, under which he will ...

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Israel to accept 200,000 refugees from France

PARIS: The Israeli government discussed its readiness to accept a new wave of immigrants amid an increase of antisemitism in France, Ynet reported. Following the outcome of a government meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the creation of a national program to encourage the repatriation to Israel of Jewish refugees from France. According to local ...

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Oman says time to accept Israel in region

MUSCAT: Oman described Israel as an accepted Middle East state on Saturday, a day after hosting a surprise visit by its prime minister that Washington said could help regional peace efforts. Oman is offering ideas to help Israel and the Palestinians to come together but is not acting as mediator, ...

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Israel wins $777m Indian missile defence order

JERUSALEM: Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said it had won a $777 million (680 million euro) order from India to buy defence systems for its navy. The deal with India’s state-owned Bharat Electronics Limited to supply the marine version of the Barak 8 air and missile defence system for seven more ...

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Pentagon grounds global fleet of F-35s after crash

LONDON: The Pentagon on Thursday grounded the global fleet of F-35 stealth fighters to conduct engine inspections, following the first ever crash of the costliest plane in history. A Marine Corps F-35B was completely destroyed in a crash during training in South Carolina on September 28. According to Joe DellaVedova, ...

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