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Islamic Jihad released pictures on Thursday of the new rocket with a heavy warhead, which they announced had been fired toward Ashkelon during the escalation of violence earlier this week.

Islamic Jihad Releases Photo of New Terror Rocket

Islamic Jihad released pictures on Thursday of the new rocket with a heavy warhead, which they announced had been fired toward Ashkelon during the escalation of violence earlier this week.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening of an exhibition showcasing the 1976 Israeli commando rescue raid that freed hostages from a hijacked plane at Entebbe, Uganda, as he attends the event at the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Report: Netanyahu Tells Allies He May Face Early Elections

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly told ministers in his coalition that he will not be able to appoint Education Minister Naftali Bennett of the Jewish Home party to the defense minister post because of opposition to the move from other coalition partners, a development which likely puts Israel on course for early elections.

Israelis protest against a recent cease fire with the Hamas movement, in the coastal city of Tel Aviv on November 15, 2018. The banner in Hebrew reads 'let us grow in calm'. - A truce, announced on November 13 by Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip, came after nearly …

Rocket-Battered Israelis Protest Netanyahu over Hamas Truce

Hundreds of residents from southern communities, which were battered by recent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip, protested in Tel Aviv on Thursday against a truce reached with the Hamas terror group and called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh on October 23, 2018. - Saudi Arabia is hosting the key investment summit overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to …

Saudi Arabia Clears Crown Prince of Involvement in Khashoggi Murder

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had absolutely no involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the kingdom’s public prosecutor said Thursday, adding that five Saudi officials face the death penalty if found guilty of the crime.

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman listens during a news conference after his talks with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Israeli Opposition Leaders Join Avigdor Lieberman in Call for Early Elections

TEL AVIV – Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay and Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni joined the chorus calling for new elections in the wake of Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s snap resignation over the government’s “capitulation to terror” by reaching a ceasefire deal with

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman speak at the Knesset in Jerusalem

Netanyahu Coalition In Crisis Over Liberman Resignation

TEL AVIV – The coalition hung in the balance Wednesday in the wake of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman’s announcement that he was resigning over Israel’s “capitulation to terror” in agreeing to a ceasefire agreement with Gaza and his subsequent call for new elections.

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 08: Jewish children attend a first grade math class at the Or Avner traditional Jewish school during a visit by Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau on November 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. A recent study released by the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency concludes …

Southern Israeli Schools Reopen as Gaza Truce Takes Effect

The IDF Home Front Command on Tuesday night removed all restrictions on residents of southern Israel, the army said, declaring a “return to normalcy” as an uneasy reported ceasefire with the Hamas terror group appeared to hold after two days of rocket fire.

Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people at the Saydnaya prison near Damascus were taken out of their prison cells for arbitrary trials, beaten, then hanged Amnesty International found that at least once a week between 2011 and …

Iran Executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ Convicted of Currency Hoarding

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran executed the so-called “Sultan of Coins” and his accomplice on Wednesday for hoarding gold coins and other hard currency, signaling zero tolerance as it tries to shore up its currency in the face of an economic crisis.

US President Donald Trump has tapped John Abizaid to serve as his ambassador to Saudi Arabia

Trump Picks Retired General John Abizaid for Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — A retired four-star general is President Donald Trump’s pick to be US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, filling a key diplomatic vacancy at a time when US-Saudi relations are being tested by the slaying of a journalist critical of the Saudi royal family.

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Jordan Jails 10 for Islamic State-Claimed Karak Attack

AMMAN, Jordan — A Jordanian court on Tuesday sentenced 10 people to prison terms of between three years and life in connection with a deadly 2016 attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

A picture taken from the Gaza Strip on November 12, 2018 shows missiles being launched toward Israel. - A number of rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel today, AFP journalists said, while Israel's army said an Israeli bus was hit by fire from the Palestinian enclave. (Photo …

Israel Said to Accept Ceasefire Deal with Hamas

TEL AVIV – Israel and Hamas agreed to a ceasefire deal Tuesday evening, Arab media reported, after nearly 500 rockets and mortars pounded the Jewish state over the course of 24 hours.

Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi talks to the media after the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria. Najafi and Herman Nackaerts of the U.N.'s nuclear agency met Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 for talks on resuming a U.N. probe …

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Reports Iran Cooperating with Nuclear Deal

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a confidential quarterly report that Iran is abiding by the limits to heavy water and uranium stockpiles set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal.