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Massive forest fires rage in Syria, Lebanon, Israel. 2 dead

Forest fires in Syria this week have killed at least two people and burned swaths of land, state media reported. Syrian state television on Saturday said hundreds of hectares had burned in the countryside of Syria’s coastal Latakia and Tartus provinces, and in the central Homs province. The health ministry said two people died in […]

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Over 130,000 join protests to demand resignation of Netanyahu government

Tens of thousands of Israelis protest across the nation for the 15th week in a row, flouting new law that curbs anti-government demonstrations during the coronavirus lockdown. The protests over the weekend, just three days after the parliament approved an edict to limit the scope of such demonstrations, kept pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]

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Thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu despite tightened coronavirus restrictions

Thousands of Israelis gathered in Jerusalem to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a day after the country tightened its lockdown aimed at stemming surging coronavirus cases. Long processions of cars carrying people from throughout the country caused traffic jams in the city, with hundreds of small protests held at bridges and junctions […]

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Weed-legalization activists use drones to drop packets of cannabis over main square in Tel Aviv

A drone dropped packets of cannabis over a main square in Tel Aviv on Thursday after activists seeking to legalise the drug in Israel promised free weed from the air on social media. Police said they arrested two men who operated the quadcopter that flew over Rabin Square, a site often used for street protests […]

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Historic Israeli flight lands in Abu Dhabi

El Al airliner flight 971 from Israel to the UAE lands in Abu Dhabi following historic peace deal For the first time a commercial flight landed in UAE from Israel, marking a major step in normalising relations after the announcement of a peace deal. El Al airliner made the three-hour trip, carrying a delegation of […]

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Two Israeli teenagers find hundreds of 1,100-year-old gold coins

Two Israeli teenagers on a summer break unearthed hundreds of gold coins that date from 1,100 years ago. The hoard, buried in a clay jar, was discovered at an archaeological dig in Yavne in central Israel, said the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) on Monday. Robert Kool, a coin expert with the IAA, said the coins […]

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Palestinians unanimously reject Israel and UAE agreement

Palestinians unanimously reject agreement between the United Arab Emirates and Israel to normalise ties. The deal pledges full normalisation of relationships between the two countries in the areas of security, tourism, technology and trade in return for suspending Israel’s annexation plans in the West Bank. Both the Palestinian leadership and public were caught by surprise […]

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Israel and the UAE ink deal to establish diplomatic relations

Israel and the United Arab Emirates have inked a deal to normalise relations, US President Donald Trump helped broker the deal. He called accord “historic” and a breakthrough toward peace. Until now Israel has had no diplomatic relations with Gulf Arab countries. It marks only the third Israel-Arab peace deal since Israel’s declaration of independence in 1948, […]

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Israel bombs Syrian military bases after Golan Heights attack

The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) struck Syrian military targets on Monday. Syrian state media acknowledged the strikes, reporting unspecified “material damage” at military outposts near the capital Damascus. Israel claimed it was retaliation for a bombing attempt after the IDF killed four men planting explosives near the Israeli-occupied sector of Golan Heights late on Sunday. […]

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Thousands of Israelis protest against government amid coronavirus economic crisis

Thousands of Israelis gathered demonstrated in Tel Aviv, after they were angered by what they say has been an inept government response to the economic crisis that have taken during the coronavirus crisis. The police limited the number of people allowed into Tel Aviv’s Rabin square for the rally as nearby streets filled with demonstrators […]

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Israel puts another spy satellite in orbit to look for threats

Israel put into orbit a new spy satellite early on Monday, giving the country an additional tool in keeping tabs on its many threats across the region. Israel’s Defense Ministry made the announcement of the successful launch. The “Ofek 16” joins a fleet of Israeli spy satellites that have been launched over the past two […]

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Israel develops fabric that neutralises close to 99% of coronavirus

An Israeli company expects a fabric it has developed will be able to neutralise close to 99% of the coronavirus, even after being washed multiple times, following a successful lab test. Sonovia’s reusable anti-viral masks are coated in zinc oxide nano-particles that destroy bacteria, fungi and viruses, which it says can help stop the spread […]