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.

Israel may still bomb Iran nukes

2012-04-17 19:30

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak says his country has never promised the United States it would hold off from attacking Iran while nuclear talks were taking place.

Israel won't warn US of any Iran strike

2012-02-28 22:32

Israeli officials say they will not warn the US if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities.

Israel says Iran can make A-bombs

2012-02-02 21:40

Israel estimates that Iran could make four atomic bombs by further enriching uranium it has already stockpiled, and could produce its first within a year of deciding to build one.

Gender bias in Israeli army dangerous

2011-11-14 22:30

The surge in religiously-motivated discrimination against women in the military could pose a threat to Israel's security, a group of retired major generals have warned in a letter.

Israel to expand building in Hebron

2011-08-26 22:43

Israel is allowing Jewish settlers to expand a building in Hebron, one of the West Bank's most volatile cities.

Are Israel's pre-1967 borders indefensible?

2011-05-26 10:06

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has repeatedly said his country's pre-1967 lines are "indefensible".

Peres urges UN to halt attacks from Gaza

2011-04-07 21:09

Israeli President Shimon Peres has urged UN Security Council ambassadors to call for a halt to attacks on Israel from Gaza.

Israel MP found guilty of 'low morals'

2010-11-09 17:06

A former Israeli minister and senior MP with the opposition Kadima party has been found guilty of moral turpitude by a court in Jerusalem following a four-year trial.

Israel delays West Bank apartments

2010-10-27 21:24

Jewish settlers say Israel's defense minister is holding up construction on thousands of apartments that could be built immediately in the West Bank.

Israel to allow some construction

2010-09-05 19:32

Israel's defence minister says a slowdown in West Bank settlement construction is unlikely to continue in its current form.

Israel tests new anti-missiles

2010-07-19 20:04

Israel will deploy its Iron Dome anti-missile system in November to combat threats from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.

Israelis shocked at bloody raid

2010-06-01 19:00

With Israel's reputation in tatters following a naval raid on a fleet of aid ships heading to Gaza, many are wondering what went wrong.

Hezbollah slams Gates' remarks

2010-04-28 19:02

Hezbollah has slammed the comments made by US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, accusing the militant group of having more weapons than most governments in the world.

Death threats for Ehud Barak

2010-01-06 12:39

Army Radio says Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has received dozens of death threats since the government slowed construction in West Bank settlements.


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.

Assad 'doomed', says Israel's Barak

2012-05-17 11:11

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "doomed", Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has said, urging the international community to increase pressure on his embattled regime.

Threat of Iran strike working: Israel

2012-03-22 15:54

The threat of a military strike on Iran is preventing the Islamic republic from taking the final steps towards developing a nuclear bomb, says Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak.

Fears Israel may attack Iran nukes

2012-02-05 22:34

After years of warning about a nuclear Iran, Israel seems to be weighing an attack.

At least 17 die in Syria as deadline passes

2011-11-20 14:08

Activists say at least 17 people have been killed across Syria as an Arab League deadline for Damascus to stop its lethal crackdown on dissent expired.

Abbas held meetings with Barak - report

2011-09-05 20:30

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has told Israeli intellectuals he had held a series of talks with Israel's defence minister, the group's spokesperson says.

Israel keeps Palestine militants' remains

2011-07-05 15:11

Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has blocked plans to hand over to the Palestinians the remains of 84 militants killed since 1967, says his office.

Fighting flares in Gaza, shattering lull

2011-04-07 22:43

An anti-tank missile fired from Gaza has hit an Israeli school bus, wounding two people, and Israeli forces have retaliated by shelling the territory, killing three Palestinians, Palestinian medics say.

Israel's defence minister quits Labour

2011-01-17 13:00

Defence Minister Ehud Barak says he is leaving the iconic Labour Party and forming a new faction in parliament, completing a split in the party over the handling of peace talks.

Barak stung by 'idiot' insult

2010-11-04 13:25

Israel's defence minister and former prime minister Ehud Barak, has been labelled an "idiot" by a member of his own party.

Next 10 days decisive for Mideast talks

2010-09-21 22:20

The next 10 days will be key for the future of the Middle East peace talks as negotiators sought ways to end a stand-off over Jewish settlements.

Israel sceptical on Iran sanctions

2010-07-30 21:15

Israel is sceptical that a new round of sanctions targetting Iran's nuclear programme will be effective, but there is "still time" for them to work.

Turkish prosecutors probe raid

2010-06-05 19:32

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation against top Israeli leaders over the raid on aid ships bound for Gaza which left nine people dead.

US warns Iran, Syria on Israel

2010-04-30 14:05

The US has warned Iran and Syria that America's commitment to Israel's security is unshakable, and they should understand the consequences of threats to the Jewish state.

Syria says Israel rejects peace

2010-02-11 21:26

Syria fired a new round in its war of words with Israel by saying the Jewish state did not want Middle East peace.

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