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Israeli warplanes violate airspace in Beirut

Residents in Beirut and suburbs heard sonic booms created by the warplanes. Israeli warplanes Monday violated the Lebanese airspace by flying over the capital Beirut and several areas of the country. AIRCRAFT ALSO FLEW OVER THE SOUTHERN SIDON CITY The Lebanese National News Agency

Maritime border talks between Israel-Lebanon postponed

The Lebanese security source said the reason for the delay was Israel’s rejection of Lebanese proposals. US-mediated talks between Lebanon and Israel that were scheduled for Wednesday have been postponed until further notice, a Lebanese security source and an Israeli official said on Monday.

Israel releases Palestinian prisoner after 103-day hunger strike

Despite international and human rights appeals and the deterioration of his health, Israel had refused to release Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras. Israeli authorities on Thursday released Palestinian prisoner Maher al-Akhras, who had been on a hunger strike for 103 days. “The occupation authorities have

Saudi Arabia denies secret Netahyahu-Crown Prince meeting

Israeli media alleged Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secretly traveled with Pompeo to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with the crown prince. The Saudi foreign minister has denied reports of a groundbreaking meeting Sunday between top Israeli officials and Crown Prince Mohammed bin

Israel launches military drill in Gaza Strip

Israeli authorities on Sunday said its military struck Hamas targets in Gaza. The Israeli military began on Sunday a military exercise to enhance “combat readiness” in the blockaded Gaza Strip, it said in a statement on Twitter. “THE EXERCISE IS A PART OF 2020 SCHEDULE” The

Israel, United Arab Emirates sign visa exemption deal

With the pact, the UAE became the first Arab nation to lift visa requirements for Israeli nationals. Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday signed four agreements during the first high-level visit from the Gulf state to Tel Aviv following a controversial

EU voices concern over Israel’s settlement plans

The West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is regarded as occupied territory under international law, thus making all Jewish settlements there illegal. Europe’s five major powers urged Israel on Friday to immediately stop its plans to construct new settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. “WE

UAE plane flies above Israel for first time after signing deal

A direct commercial aviation line between Israel and the UAE is expected at the beginning of 2021, according to Israeli media. A United Arab Emirates (UAE) Etihad Airways plane flew above Israeli skies for the first time Wednesday, according to Israeli Defence Ministry. “Historical

Israeli forces destroy Syrian posts in cross-border raid

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of the country’s civil war in 2011. Israeli forces destroyed two Syrian military positions in a cross-border raid in the Golan Heights, the army said on Wednesday. NO COMMENT FROM SYRIAN AUTHORITIES Military