Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Israel

Report: Ex-Mossad head had affair, shared secret info with flight attendant

Former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen has revealed ‘state secrets’ to a flight attendant with whom he was having an affair, as well as to her husband, Israel's Channel 13 broadcaster reported.

Iran warns against Israel’s destructive presence in region

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the visit of the Israeli regime’s prime minister to the United Arab Emirates will go down notoriously.

Israeli PM meets UAE Crown Prince in Abu Dhabi

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has met with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed at his private palace in Abu Dhabi, according to Bennett's office.

Israeli police kill young Palestinian in Jerusalem

A Palestinian young man was killed on Saturday evening when Israeli police officers opened fire on him at point blank range in the vicinity of the Damascus Gate plaza in occupied Jerusalem.

Iran blasts US support for Israel nuclear weapons program

The US continuous support for Israel, including its condoning of Tel Aviv’s dangerous nuclear weapons program, has made the realization of the idea of establishing a nuclear-free zone in the Middle East impossible, an Iranian diplomat says.

Israel approves settlement expansion in WB, Palestinians decry

Palestinians have demanded US intervention after Israel gave the initial approval for the construction of thousands of illegal settler units in the occupied West Bank near Jerusalem.

2 civilians killed in Israeli attack on Syria

An Israeli air raid on a Syria's central region killed two civilians and injured several others, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported on Wednesday.

EU diplomats denounce Israeli settlement policy in WB

Heads of missions and representatives from the European Union (EU) and like-minded countries have affirmed strong opposition to Israeli settlement expansion in the West Bank.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian in Jerusalem

Israeli forces have shot dead a Palestinian man in the Old City of al-Quds. It comes amid tensions over settlement expansion plans and forced expulsion of Palestinian families.

Iran urges UN to put spotlight on Israeli crimes

Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva has called on the UN to focus on heinous war crimes, crimes against humanity and blatant violations of human rights committed by Israel.

Report: US, Israel mulling short-term agreement with Iran

Washington and Tel Aviv are discussing the idea of having a temporary agreement with Tehran that will extend the time for negotiation to revive the Iran nuclear deal, Axios reported on Wednesday, citing US and Israeli sources.

Report: Israel bugs telephones in WB and Gaza

The Israeli military can listen to all mobile and phone conversations taking place in the West Bank and Gaza, intelligence source disclosed. A former Israeli military officer says harsh invasion of privacy provides Israeli Security Agency a system of control over the Palestinians.

Israel’s Netanyahu appears in court for corruption trail

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fraud trial resumed on Tuesday, but judges granted a defense request to postpone a highly anticipated testimony.

Settler attacks on Palestinians on the rise

An Israeli rights group has documented 451 incidents of settler attacks on Palestinians since early 2020, with Israeli forces not intervening to stop the attacks in the majority of cases.

Palestinian activists defiant over Israeli criminalization and hacking

Several Palestinian activists targeted by Israeli criminalization and surveillance have pledged to keep working amid threats. Israel has recently hacked their cell phones.

Iran: Israel trying to divert attention from own nuclear activities

Iran’s permanent ambassador to the United Nations (UN) has denounced as hypocritical Israel’s stance on Tehran’s nuclear program. Majid Takht-Ravanchi has warned Tel Aviv is trying to divert global attention from its own nuclear activities and arsenal.

Two Syrian soldiers wounded in Israeli strikes

The Syrian military has announced Israel carried out air raids on the central and coastal regions of the country, wounding two soldiers and causing material damage. It’s the second assault in less than a week and the fourth in the past month.

Israel planning to sell Iron Dome to Morocco

Israel has reportedly reached out to Morocco over the possibility of selling Iron Dome missile system to the country. It comes a year after Tel Aviv and Rabat normalized diplomatic relations in a deal brokered by former US administration.

Israeli spyware firm NSO added to US trade blacklist

An Israeli spyware company has been added to the United States trade blacklist. The NSO Group has created software traced to the phones of government officials, journalists and human rights activists around the world.

Hackers attack Israeli engineering companies

A hacker group called Moses Staff says it has successfully conducted a cyberattack on three Israeli engineering companies. It comes less than two weeks after the same group leaked files saying to have obtained them in an attack on the Defense Ministry.

Syria: Israel targets Damascus neighborhood

Israel has launched a missile attack on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, Damascus, state TV reported early on Wednesday, citing a military source. The raid reportedly caused some material damage but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

‘Israeli delegation visits Sudan after military coup’

An Israeli delegation, which likely included representatives from the Mossad spy agency, has reportedly visited Sudan, and met with military leaders involved in the recent coup in the African country.

Israel kicks off mass drills to simulate war with Hezbollah

The Israeli military launched massive war games on Sunday. The week-long exercise is expected to simulate a full-scale war with Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement.

Syria fends off daytime Israeli assault on Damascus countryside

The Syria’s air defense has responded to an Israeli attack in the Damascus countryside on Saturday, according to state media. The military has announced a number of the missiles fired during the raid were “repelled”. Two Syrian soldiers were injured in the Israeli missile attack.

Israel OKs construction of thousands of settler units in West Bank

Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 settler units in the West Bank despite strong criticism by the US.

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