Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Israel

Iran says dealt heavy blow to Israeli network in West Azarbaijan

An Iranian official says local intelligence forces dealt a heavy blow to the largest Israeli espionage network in the northern western province of West Azarbaijan over the past month.

Iran says it reserves right to respond to Israeli strike that killed advisers

Iran says it reserves the right to respond to Israel’s recent missile attack which left two Iranian military advisers dead in the Syrian capital Damascus.

Israeli president lands in Turkey amid widespread protests

Israel's president arrived in Ankara Wednesday on a trip aimed at repairing fractured ties with Turkey. Demonstrators had burnt the Israeli flag in the Turkish city of Istanbul ahead of the visit.

Two civilians killed in Israel attack near Damascus

Israel has launched a missile attack on an area near the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least two civilians and causing damage.

Hezbollah says its drone returns to Lebanon after mission over occupied Palestine

Lebanon’s resistance movement says it sent a drone over occupied Palestine adding the aerial vehicle returned safely to Lebanon.

Israel rules out cooperating with UN over Gaza crimes probe

Israel has refused to cooperate with a United Nations team investigating the crimes its troops committed during the war on the Gaza Strip last year.

Erdogan: Israeli president visit to benefit bilateral ties

Ankara welcomes the visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. He emphasized that such a move after a long period of time will have positive effects on bilateral ties.

EU watchdog seeks ban on Israeli surveillance tool Pegasus

The European Union's data protection watchdog has called for a ban on the spyware tool Pegasus, developed by an Israeli-based NSO Group.

Manama confirms Israeli officer to be stationed in Bahrain

Bahrain's Foreign Ministry confirmed media reports on Saturday that an Israeli officer will be stationed in the tiny Persian Gulf country, according to the state news agency.

Turkey rules out change to Palestine policy due to normalization with Israel

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says normalizing relations with Israel would not mean a change in Ankara's Palestinian policy. He was speaking ahead of an expected visit by Israeli President Isaac Herzog next month.

Report: Israeli police hack phones of Netanyahu’s son, govt. officials

Israeli police used Pegasus spyware to hack phones of dozens of prominent Israelis – including a son of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – activists and senior government officials, according to an Israeli newspaper.

Diplomats say African Union suspends debate on Israel’s status

The African Union has suspended a debate on whether to withdraw Israel's accreditation, avoiding a vote that risked creating an unprecedented rift in the 55-member bloc, diplomats said on Sunday.

Israel, Bahrain sign security agreement

Israel and Bahrain signed a security cooperation agreement on Thursday during a visit by Israeli minister of military affairs Benny Gantz to the kingdom and amid heightened tensions in the region.

Israel offers UAE defense, intelligence support after Yemen attacks

Israeli officials visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week to discuss possible defense and intelligence assistance following recent attacks by Yemeni forces, two Israeli officials told Axios.

Israeli minister of military affairs makes surprise visit to Bahrain

Israeli Minister of military affairs, Benny Gantz, began an unannounced visit on Wednesday to Bahrain. It comes amid heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf after the recent missile and drone attacks on the United Arab Emirates by the Yemeni forces.

Israeli postal company targeted in cyberattack

Israeli media outlets reported on Tuesday that a postal company in Israel has been targeted in a cyberattack.

Syria air defenses repel Israeli attack on Damascus

Syrian air defense units have managed to intercept and bring down a barrage of missiles launched by the Israeli military at various targets in the vicinity of Damascus.

Report: Israel grappling with lack of medical staff, equipment

Thousands of doctors and nurses in Israel are either in isolation or sick with the coronavirus and other respiratory diseases, according to reprots. The Israel Association of Hospital Directors has been requesting that the government allocate more people and equipment to cope with the rising challenge but their demands have largely fallen on deaf ears.

Israeli president begins first visit to UAE

Israeli President Isaac Herzog arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday on the first such visit, his office announced. He is seeking to strengthen Persian Gulf ties at a time of heightened regional tension as the world powers are trying to revive a nuclear deal with Iran.

‘Jordanian, Bahraini activists phones hacked by Israeli spyware’

Reports say, the cell phones of two prominent women’s rights campaigners in Bahrain and Jordan have been hacked by Pegasus spyware developed by the Israeli offensive cyber firm NSO Group.

Report: US quietly ditches Israel gas pipeline to Europe

The US government silently abandoned an eastern Mediterranean pipeline project that would carry Israeli gas through Cyprus to Europe this week by submitting a non-paper to Athens explaining its reasons, according to a report by Middle East Eye.

2 killed in Israeli military copter crash

Two Israeli military pilots were killed and an aerial observer was injured in a helicopter crash on Monday night off the Mediterranean, according to the military.

3 farmers wounded in Israeli attack on Gaza

Israeli forces opened artillery fire on two locations in the north of the Gaza Strip, injuring three people.

Top Iran commander: Israel’s Iron Dome can be penetrated

The chief of staff of Iranian armed forces says the recent launch of over a dozen missiles at a mock-up of Israel's Dimona nuclear facility was not just a show but a simulation of a massive attack.

Syria says Israel attack caused ‘significant material damage’

An Israeli airstrike hit the Syrian port of Latakia on Tuesday, the second such attack in December, according to Syrian state media. The assault has caused extensive material damage, and fires erupted in the port's container storage area.

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