Israel's Netanyahu celebrates warming ties with Sisi's Egypt


JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday praised warming relations with Egypt and its president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted an Islamist government seen as hostile to ties between the neighbours.

U.S. concerned over Israel's settlement activity - State Dept

WASHINGTON The United States is deeply concerned about Israel's reported plans to build an additional 323 units in settlements in East Jerusalem on top of 770 units previously announced in the settlement of Gilo, the U.S. State Department said.

World, 28 Jul 2016

Teva, Mylan eye Pfizer's Brazil venture, sources say

SAO PAULO Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd and Mylan NV have shown preliminary interest in a Brazilian generic drugmaking joint-venture in which Pfizer Inc has a 40 percent stake, two people familiar with the process said.

Business, Top News, 26 Jul 2016

Israel says aircraft strikes in Syria after errant Syrian fire

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israeli aircraft attacked a target in Syria on Monday after errant fire from fighting among factions in Syria struck inside Israel, Israel's military said.

Explosions hit Syrian town near Golan Heights

BEIRUT/AMMAN Syrian rebels and a monitoring group said two explosions that struck a Syrian town near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday were caused by an Israeli air strike but Lebanon's Hezbollah blamed rocket fire by al Qaeda-linked militants.

World, Syria, 20 Jul 2016

Israeli parliament enacts impeachment law, critics say targets Arab MPs

JERUSALEM Israel's parliament on Wednesday passed a law enabling it to impeach deputies for incitement to violence, racism or support for armed struggle against the state, in a move critics said was aimed mainly at Arab legislators.

World, 20 Jul 2016

EU eyes Israeli technologies for spotting militants online

TEL AVIV European powers are looking to Israeli-developed technology to develop better means for spotting "lone-wolf" militants based on their online activity, a senior EU security official said on Tuesday.

World, Tech 20 Jul 2016

Palestinian boy killed during clash with Israeli troops in West Bank-Palestinians

JERUSALEM A Palestinian boy was killed on Tuesday during a clash with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank on the outskirts of Arab East Jerusalem, the Palestinian health ministry said.

World, 20 Jul 2016

Israel launches anti-aircraft missiles at Syrian drone - army

JERUSALEM Israel on Sunday fired missiles towards an unmanned drone that entered Israeli-controlled airspace from Syria and it turned back, the military said in a statement.

World, Syria, 17 Jul 2016

Israel expects reconciliation with Turkey to remain on course

JERUSALEM Israel reacted tersely on Sunday to a thwarted coup in Turkey, saying it expected a new reconciliation deal between the two regional powers following a six-year rift to be implemented as planned.

World, 17 Jul 2016