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Shift or strategy: US votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israel on Golan Heights

BY SEAN SAVAGE

 – The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the United States to change its stance on the resolution, after previously voting for years to abstain, may be...
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Israel’s government appears to be on the brink of dissolving

(JTA) — Two senior Israeli Cabinet ministers are calling for early elections following the resignation of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Israel’s finance and interior ministers both want to dissolve the government. If they resign, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will lose his majority in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.

Elections are scheduled...
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4 officers injured in stabbing attack at eastern Jerusalem police station

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Four Israel Police officers were injured in a stabbing attack at a police station in eastern Jerusalem.

The alleged stabber came to the entrance of the police station in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and attacked three of the officers with a knife. Other officers shot and seriously...
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More than 300 rockets from Gaza rain down on southern Israel, hitting a bus and homes

JERUSALEM (JTA) — More than 300 rockets and mortars fired from Gaza rained down Monday evening on southern Israel, including one that hit a bus, seriously injuring a young man.

The Israel Defense Forces responded by launching attacks on Hamas sites in Gaza.

The man, 19, was standing next the...
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Israeli soldier killed in special operation in Gaza

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli soldier was killed and another injured during a special forces operation by the army deep inside the Gaza Strip.

The operation was exposed on Sunday night, leading to clashes between Israeli soldiers and Hamas fighters in Gaza, and the firing of 17 rockets from Gaza...
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Netanyahu makes first visit by Israeli prime minister to Oman since 1996

(JTA) — Benjamin Netanyahu made the first visit to Oman by an Israeli prime minister since 1996.

Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, along with Mossad head Yossi Cohen and others, visited the Gulf state earlier this week and returned Friday, according to the Prime Minister’s Office. The trip to Oman,...
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Netanyahu says he supports a Palestinian ‘state-minus’ controlled by Israeli security

By BEN SALES

TEL AVIV (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled that he supported a Palestinian “state-minus,” wherein Israel would maintain a military presence across Israel and the West Bank.

Netanyahu also said in a question-and-answer session Wednesday at the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North...
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Police say Netanyahu corruption investigations are completed

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Police in Israel said they have completed three corruption investigations into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit likely will make a decision on whether to indict Netanyahu in one or all of the cases in the first four months of 2019, Hadashot news reported Wednesday.

The timetable...
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Jordan decides not to renew parts of 1994 peace treaty with Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jordan’s King Abdullah told Israel he has decided to not renew parts of their 1994 peace treaty.

Abdullah said Sunday he would not renew two of the treaty’s annexes, that allowed Israel to lease two border areas from the Jordanians. Israel’s 25-year lease on the areas –...
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Israeli airstrike hits Palestinians rioting at Gaza border, killing 2

(JTA) – Two Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed in riots along the fence separating Gaza and Israel, Palestinian sources said.

An 11-year-old boy also was severely injured in the clashes Friday, Haaretz reported based on sources in the Gaza Strip.

A spokesman for the Israeli army told Haaretz that a...
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