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Israeli Elections Highlight Dramatic Political Change

Israeli elections are traditionally a contest between clearly defined right-wing and left-wing blocs, but this year’s campaigns were different. The changes will likely have dramatic implications for Israel’s political future. Right-wing parties in the past tended to hold hawkish views…

Lieberman: Iranian Attack on Israel to Draw Brutal Payback

The Israel Defense Forces should use “all their capabilities” to respond to a direct Iranian attack on Israel, Knesset Member Avigdor Lieberman says. The former defense minister told Channel 12 News that Israel should view an Iranian assault by advanced…

Israeli Officials Slam Turkish Assault in Syria, Back Kurds

Israeli officials are criticizing Turkey over its military offensive in Syria and throwing their support behind the Kurds. Prominent politicians condemned Ankara’s actions in what could signal further deterioration in the strained Israel-Turkey relationship. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Turkey’s…

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Palestinian School Books Promote Anti-Israel Views

Palestinian education officials are increasingly removing positive references to Israel and to peace from school books. A recent report warns that changes introduced in the last three years have produced a more combative anti-Israel curriculum. The detailed report by the…

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Are Israel and Iran Moving Closer to All-Out War?

The escalating face-off between Israel and Iran recently prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make some foreboding remarks. Speaking to supporters, Netanyahu said that Israel may have to take “very difficult decisions very soon” to counter Iran’s moves. While praising…