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Sa'ar, a long-time ally of Netanyahu, broke away from the Likud Party after a bitter row with the PM.

Gideon Sa'ar announced the formation of a new political party in Israel.

New Israeli army chief promises 'deadly, efficient' military

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New Israeli army chief promises 'deadly, efficient' military

Israel's new army chief has taken the reins of the country's military at a welcoming ceremony in Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu claims responsibility for bombing Syria targets

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Netanyahu claims responsibility for bombing Syria targets

Israel has pledged to prevent its main enemy Iran from entrenching itself militarily in Syria, where it is backing President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout

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Israel sees limits of Trump support with Syria pullout

The US president's decision to withdraw American troops from Syria has been criticised by Israeli leaders, despite Donald Trump being a major ...

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Netanyahu rushes back after deadly Israeli incursion in Gaza

Hamas, which rules Gaza, said Israeli undercover forces entered the territory in a civilian vehicle late Sunday and exchanged fire with Hamas gunmen.

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Israeli defence minister picks country’s new military chief

Israel’s defence minister has selected Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi as the nominee for the country’s next chief of staff.

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Saudi Arabia and Israel 'collaborating' in joint intelligence force

The first show of public cooperation between the two powers, Israel has joined a multi-national intelligence force to fight IS alongside ...

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Israel military chief met Saudi counterpart in Washington: report

The pair are believed to have spoken about Iran on the sidelines of a conference for military leaders, Israeli media reported.

Israeli military faces Druze uproar over Jewish nation bill

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Israeli military faces Druze uproar over Jewish nation bill

The Druze, who follow an offshoot of Shia Islam, have been fiercely loyal to the state and have risen to high office in the military and ...

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Israel army sets up project to 'battle Iran'

Israel has for the first time set up a military department focused solely on the country's 'battle against Iran', local media have reported.

Netanyahu met with Saudi crown prince in Amman: report

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Netanyahu met with Saudi crown prince in Amman: report

The two countries share a number of strategic interests, including their desire to rollback Iran's regional influence.

Israeli soldier gets hero's welcome after serving manslaughter term

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Israeli soldier gets hero's welcome after serving manslaughter term

The soldier served nine months in prison for the 2016 killing of Abdul Fatah al-Sharif, who was shot in the head at point-blank range while ...

Israeli soldier freed after serving manslaughter term

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Israeli soldier freed after serving manslaughter term

An Israeli soldier who shot an injured Palestinian was released after serving nine months.

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire as Gaza protests begin

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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire as Gaza protests begin

Israeli shelling killed a Palestinian farmer in Gaza early on Friday, just hours before the launch of mass protests along the border.

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Gazans pitch tents on Israel border ahead of protests

Palestinians in Gaza have pitched protest camps on the volatile border with Israel ahead of mass "right of return" rallies, which are expected to continue until May.

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Israel slashes jail sentence of soldier who executed Palestinian

Israeli soldier Elor Azaria was convicted of manslaughter in January 2017 for killing Abdul Fatah al-Sharif in Hebron in the occupied West Bank.

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The cautious détente between Saudi Arabia and Israel

Analysis: A previously inconceivable strategic alliance has been fostered between Saudi Arabia and Israel, defying decades of rhetoric and ...

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Gaza strikes after Israel kills fisherman, imposes Purim lockdown

Gaza's fishermen join the government workers to strike over unfair treatment both by the Israelis and their own government, as Israel imposes ...

63 Israeli teenagers publicly refuse to serve in army

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63 Israeli teenagers publicly refuse to serve in army

"We have decided not to take part in the occupation and oppression of the Palestinian people," Israeli teenagers stated in open letter to ...

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Israeli soldier who killed wounded Palestinian denied presidential pardon

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin denied a request from Elor Azaria to pardon the soldier over the killing of an injured Palestinian in March 2016.

Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi, says defence chief

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Israel ready to cooperate with Saudi, says defence chief

Israel's army chief Lieutenant General Gadi Eisenkot said it was ready to cooperate with Saudi Arabia to face common rival ...

Israel reduces sentence of soldier who executed Palestinian

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Israel reduces sentence of soldier who executed Palestinian

Israel's military chief of staff on Wednesday reduced the sentence of an Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for executing an ...

Israel refuses to stop selling arms to Myanmar

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Israel refuses to stop selling arms to Myanmar

Israeli lawyers respond in the High Court to a petition demanding an end to arms sales to Myanmar by arguing that the court has no standing in ...

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