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Mourners carry the body of Qassem Abu Ouda, a Palestinian who was shot dead following reported attacks on Israelis, during his funeral on March 15, 2016 in the West Bank town of Hebron.

Israel: No More Returning of Terrorists Bodies to Palestinians

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman ordered a halt to the practice of returning West Bank Palestinian attackers’ bodies to their families for burial on Thursday, a day after two Palestinian terrorists killed four people and wounded 16 in a shooting attack in central Tel Aviv.

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Israeli Megastars Support IDF Shooter with Upcoming Solidarity Concert

TEL AVIV – Major Israeli pop stars are slated to take part in a solidarity concert organized by the family of an IDF soldier who shot and killed an already-neutralized Palestinian terrorist last month. Megastar Eyal Golan, rapper Kobi Shimoni, a.k.a. Subliminal,

The Panamanian-flagged Klos-C is escorted into the southern Israeli port of Eilat by Israeli warships on March 8, 2014 after it was intercepted by the Israeli navy with the military saying it was carrying advanced rockets from Iran to Gaza.

Saudi Arabia Assures Israel Of Passage Though Tiran Straits

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister says Saudi Arabia has given Israel written assurances the kingdom will guarantee Israel freedom of passage in the Tiran Straits. Tuesday’s announcement comes as Egypt readies to hand over control of two islands in

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Israeli, Indian Defense Firms Sign Billion Dollar Cooperation Agreement

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. signed a cooperation agreement with India’s Reliance Defense Systems Ltd. on Tuesday that will encompass future deals worth $10 billion, the Jerusalem Post reported. The companies made the announcement at the

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Ya’alon: Turkey Funds ISIS Militants by Buying Oil From Them

Ynetnews reports: While Israel and Turkey’s representatives are hard at work on normalizing ties, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (pictured) on Tuesday accused Ankara of encouraging terrorism by buying oil from the Islamic State group. “As you know, Daesh (Islamic State) enjoyed

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Iran Deal: Israel Hints at Air Strikes, Assassinations

Israeli defense minister Moshe “Bogey” Ya’alon hinted that Israel would carry out air strikes and assassinations to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, and perhaps even to prevent the Iran deal from being implemented.

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Israeli Defense Minister: Palestinian State Not Happening in My Lifetime

Israeli defense minister Moshe ‘Bogey’ Ya’alon told a conference Tuesday that there will be no Palestinian state in his lifetime, given the refusal of Palestinian leaders to make a deal. The best-case scenario, he said, would be to manage the conflict in its present form–not to force drastic concessions towards “impossible goals that could cause instability.”

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St. Patrick’s Day Miracle in Israel: Netanyahu Comes From Behind to Win

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has apparently defied the mainstream media and the Obama administration with a stunning, come-from-behind victory in Israel’s elections on Tuesday. Netanyahu’s Likud Party had been projected to lose to Isaac Herzog’s Zionist Union by a margin of 26-22. Two exit polls released at the close of voting, however, suggested Likud would win, 28-27 (a third poll showed them tied). Netanyahu is now expected to form a new governing coalition.

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Qualified, but Confused: Israeli Left Chooses Yadlin for Defense

The Times of Israel is leading Sunday evening with a profile of Amos Yadlin, the Israeli left’s choice for defense minister if the Zionist Union wins Tuesday’s election and is able to form a coalition government. Though Yadlin was a pilot during the mission to destroy Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981, and allegedly helped destroy Syria’s reactor in 2007, he suffers under some of the left’s more destructive policy delusions.