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  • Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes

    Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem

    Paraguay opens its Israel embassy in Jerusalem today, the second country to follow the United States in making the politically sensitive move from Tel Aviv.

  • Iran targets Israeli positions across Syrian frontier

    Iranian forces in Syria shells Israeli army outposts across the Syrian frontier overnight, Israel says, prompting one of the heaviest Israeli strikes in Syria since its civil war began in 2011.

  • Thousands of Africans protest Israeli deportation plan

    Thousands of African asylum seekers and their local supporters protest against an Israeli plan to deport them.

  • Bibi's Faustian bargain

    On February 13, after an investigation that began in 2016, the Israeli police recommended charges against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust. Now, the spotlight is on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who must decide whether to issue a formal indictment against a man who has become virtually synonymous with modern Israeli politics.

  • Palestine

    Israeli retaliation strikes kill 2 Palestinian gunmen in Gaza

    Israel launches fresh airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the enclave and the Palestinian Islamist Hamas group says two of its gunmen are killed in the bombings.

  • Israeli forces disperse Palestinian protesters

    Hundreds more Israeli police deployed ahead of main Muslim prayers

    Israel deploys hundreds of additional police officers following Palestinian calls for protests after the main weekly Muslim prayers against US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

  • Jerusalem conflict: A timeline

    Conflicts over Jerusalem go back thousands of years — including biblical times, the Roman Empire and the Crusades — but the current one is a distinctly 20th-century story, with roots in colonialism, nationalism and anti-Semitism.

  • Yuval Steinitz

    Israeli minister reveals covert contacts with Saudi Arabia

    An Israeli cabinet minister says that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid common concerns over Iran, a first disclosure by a senior official from either country of long-rumoured secret dealings.

  • Israel removes metal detectors from sensitive holy site

    Israel removed metal detectors from a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site in the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday and said they would no longer be used after the new security measures set off deadly violence.

  • 2 killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan

    Two Jordanians are killed and an Israeli is wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building at the Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.

  • ‘This is normal for Palestine’

    Though Jerusalem is about nine kilometers from Bethlehem, the Bangladesh U-23 football team players have apparently been spending anxious hours due to the unrest over new Israeli security measures at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound which left three Palestinians dead over the last week.

  • Celtic fans raise funds for Palestine

    Two Palestinian charities have picked up an unexpected financial windfall with £45000 (52000 euros, $59000) raised by supporters of Scottish Champions Celtic.

  • Rio Olympics: Egyptian judoka sent home over handshake refusal

    Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout.

  • Aslam named some masterminds: Cops

    BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury has spilled names of the masterminds who sent him up for meeting an Israeli politician and divulged some other crucial information, police say.

  • 4 killed in shooting at Tel Aviv nightspot

    Two Palestinians opened fire at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot near Israel's military headquarters on Wednesday, killing four people in one of the worst attacks in a months-long wave of violence.

  • BNP leader Aslam on 7-day remand in sedition case

    A Dhaka court places BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury on a seven-day remand in a sedition case filed allegedly for hatching a conspiracy with Israel's Likud Party and its intelligence agency Mossad to oust the government.

  • 30-day remand sought for Aslam in sedition, 2 other cases

    Law enforcers seek a 30-day remand for interrogating BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury in three separate cases including a sedition one. The sedition case has been filed allegedly for hatching a conspiracy with Israel's Likud Party and its intelligence agency Mossad to oust the government.

  • Sajeeb Wazed Joy

    Joy denies meeting Israeli politician

    Sajeeb Wazed Joy, ICT affairs adviser to the prime minister, denies holding meeting with Israel's Likud Party leader Mendi N Safadi in Washington DC of USA as BBC Bangla reported earlier.

  • BNP’s Aslam charged with treason

    Police files a sedition case against BNP leader Aslam Chowdhury for allegedly fraternising with Israel to overthrow the government.

  • BNP-Jamaat out to oust govt: Hasina

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has alleged that the BNP-Jamaat nexus has joined hands with Israel to oust her government as the two parties are working against the country and Islam.

  • Arrest of Aslam a drama: BNP

    BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed alleges that the government “staged a drama” by arresting its leader Aslam Chowdhury in a bid to bury the Bangladesh Bank reserve heist issue.

  • BNP turns down allegation of ‘plot to topple govt’

    The top leaders of BNP turn down the government’s allegation that the party is conspiring with Israeli intelligence agency Mossad to topple the government.

  • BNP leader Aslam Chy arrested

    Hours into police announcement that newly appointed BNP Joint Secretary General Aslam Chowdhury would be arrested wherever he is seen, detectives arrest him in Dhaka's Kuril area for his alleged involvement in a oust-government plot.

  • Israel uncovers ‘new’ tunnel from Gaza

    Israel's military says it has uncovered and "neutralised" a tunnel extending from the Gaza Strip several hundred metres inside Israeli territory.

  • Palestinian kills US tourist in Israel

    The American, named as Taylor Force, is one of 10 people stabbed by an attacker in Jaffa, south of Tel Aviv.

  • Attack on Israelis: 2 more Palestinians killed

    Five Palestinians, three of them teenagers, have been shot dead after trying to attack Israeli security forces, Israeli officials say.

  • Israeli PM's wife abused household staff

    Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara rages at and insults household staff, creating an abusive working environment at the Israeli Prime Minister's official residence, a labour court rules.

  • Cabinet nods for widening scope of dual citizenship

    Cabinet gives final nod to the draft of a law expanding the existing scope of getting dual citizenship.

  • For whom the bell tolls

    Empathy, like all virtues, must have some application to the future. If we do not deeply feel the deaths we are apparently powerless to prevent, how would we be alert to the deaths we might put an end to?

  • UN Special Rapporteur on Occupied Palestinian Territory resigns

    UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories, Makarim Wibisono, resigns as Israel never granted him access to the Occupied Palestinian Territory throughout his mandate.