Ex-Israeli PM sued over flotilla raid that killed American

2015-10-22 13:36

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak is being sued in the US over his nation’s deadly raid of six Turkish boats trying to break Israel’s blockade of Gaza in 2012, an event that still affects relations between Turkey and Israel.

Israel will never allow Iran nuke: Barak

2013-03-04 12:12

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has warned Iran that Israel will never allow Iranian leaders to develop a nuclear weapon, as he addressed a powerful US-Israel lobby.

Israel's voting system breeds pluralism

2013-01-17 19:16

Israel's voting system reflects the many different political currents in society, but it has also been behind the repeated failure of governments to form stable coalitions.

Israel's Ehud Barak quitting politics

2012-11-26 13:07

Defence Minister Ehud Barak, a main architect of Israel's policy towards Iran's nuclear programme, has announced that he is quitting politics and will not run in the 22 January election.

Gazans clean up as truce with Israel holds

2012-11-22 12:04

Gaza residents are clearing rubble and claiming victory, just hours after an Egyptian-brokered truce between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers ended the worst cross-border fighting in four years.

Gaza rockets prompt new Israel mobilisation

2012-11-16 19:09

Gaza militants have fired rockets at both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv aiming for the Jewish state's political and commercial hearts, prompting Israel to call up thousands more reservists.

Barak OKs call-up of 30 000 reservists

2012-11-15 21:11

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has approved the call-up of 30 000 reserve soldiers who can be called into action by the military at any point, the army's official spokesperson says.

Israel warns Hamas of 'heavy price'

2012-11-12 09:01

Israel has warned the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas that it will strike with "ever-growing intensity" in response to the latest barrage of rocket attacks into the Jewish state.

Israel: No decision on Iran attack

2012-08-16 20:26

Israel is still weighing a course of action against Iran's nuclear programme, Defence Minister Ehud Barak says, confirming a US assessment that no decision on a military attack had been made.

Israel fitting nuclear arms on subs: Report

2012-06-04 10:01

Israel is arming submarines supplied and largely financed by Germany with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles, reports an influential German news weekly.


Israel cannot 'stand idle' in Syria war

2013-03-05 08:15

Israel has warned the UN Security Council that it could not be expected to "stand idle" as Syria's civil war spills over its border.

Iran warns against Israeli 'aggression'

2013-02-04 14:02

Israel will regret its latest "aggression against Syria", Iran's security chief Saeed Jalili has told reporters during a visit to Damascus.

Israel mum over Obama's Pentagon pick

2013-01-08 20:26

The Israeli government has kept clear of a brewing battle in Washington over US President Barack Obama's choice for defence secretary, Chuck Hagel.

Israel ready to attack if truce fails

2012-11-22 22:27

Defence Minister Ehud Barak has warned that Israel may resume its attacks on Gaza at any time if a truce that ended a week of bloodshed fails to hold.

Israel OKs call-up of up to 75 000 reservists

2012-11-16 23:11

The Israeli cabinet has given its green light for the recruitment of up to 75 000 reservists, a report says, amid signs that Israel is gearing up for a ground offensive in Gaza.

Israeli army drafting 16 000 reservists

2012-11-16 11:03

The Israeli army has started calling up 16 000 reservists, as officials say the Jewish state is preparing for a possible ground offensive into the Gaza Strip.

Israel launches air raids on Gaza

2012-11-13 09:00

The Israeli airforce has launched three raids on targets in the Gaza Strip as military top brass weighs a stronger response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory.

Israel vows response to Gaza tunnel blast

2012-11-09 13:02

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says he is mulling how and when to respond to the detonation of an explosives tunnel along the Gaza border which he blames on Hamas.

Watchdog slams Netanyahu over flotilla

2012-06-13 15:02

Israel's state watchdog has criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over his handling of a 2010 raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla which left nine Turkish nationals dead.

Israel urges tougher action against Assad

2012-05-30 15:15

Israel's Ehud Barak has called for tougher world action against Bashar al-Assad, saying he doubts the president "lost an hour's sleep" over the expulsion of his envoys.

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