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Jerusalem church building torched in apparent hate crime

Suspected Jewish extremists torched part of a church-owned building in Jerusalem overnight, police said, in the second racist attack in the Holy Land in two days.

Mossad was less alarmed than Israel Premier on Iran's nuclear programme: Report

A leaked 2012 cable purportedly sent by Israel's Mossad spy agency appears to take a less alarmist view of Iran's nuclear program than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented at the UN weeks earlier.

'40 per cent rise in new West Bank settlement homes in 2014'

The number of new homes under construction in Jewish settlements on the Israel-occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 per cent, the Peace Now anti- settlements group said on Monday.

US jury orders Palestinians to pay over Jerusalem attacks

A US jury on Monday found Palestinian authorities liable for six attacks in Jerusalem that killed and injured Americans, awarding victims and their families more than $218 million in damages.

Israel arrests Hamas members for allegedly planning attacks

Israel`s security agency announced Monday that it apprehended 11 Hamas operatives in the West Bank city of Hebron in January, who allegedly planned to carry out attacks against Israelis.

Israel to buy 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US

Israel is to purchase 14 F-35 stealth fighters from US aerospace giant Lockheed Martin at a cost of around $110 million each, the defence ministry said Sunday.

Israeli campaigning revels in dirt, avoids real issues

Israel goes to the polls next month facing Middle East turmoil and growing diplomatic isolation, but campaigning has been dominated by the lifestyle of the prime minister and his wife.

Israeli party seeks to give voice to ultra-Orthodox women

The leader of Israel`s first ultra-Orthodox Jewish women`s party said Monday that it is fighting in next month`s general election to give a voice to a deeply downtrodden group.

Ban Ki-moon condemns Copenhagen attacks

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned Sunday the deadly attacks in Copenhagen and called on society to stand up for tolerance and free expression.

Palestinian rappers fume at Israel's Likud over song

Palestinian rappers threatened legal action on Sunday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party for using their song in an Islamic State group-themed campaign ad for Israel's March election.

Israel eyes European Jewish immigration after Denmark attack

After a deadly shooting at a Denmark synagogue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday such attacks will likely continue and Israel would welcome European Jews who choose to move there.

Copenhagen gunman maybe inspired by Paris attacks: Police

The suspected perpetrator of two fatal shootings in Copenhagen may have been inspired by the Islamist attacks in Paris a month ago, Danish police said Sunday.

Netanyahu asks Jews to move to Israel after Denmark attacks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for massive immigration of European Jews to Israel warning them to "stay prepared" for more attacks, a day after a Jewish man was killed outside Copenhagen's main synagogue.

Hizb-ut-Tahrir may become dangerous than ISIS: Report
Hizb-ut-Tahrir may become dangerous than ISIS: Report

 Radical Islamist group Hizb-ut- Tahrir which cleverly avoided global scrutiny while spreading its ideology may become a more dangerous terrorist group than the ISIS and it's presence in South Asia should be a cause for concern for India, according to a report.

Israeli court rejects appeal over US activist's death

The family of Rachel Corrie, an American activist killed by an Israeli army bulldozer while protesting with Palestinians in 2003, has accused Israel of shielding its military from blame after the Supreme Court dismissed an appeal over her death.

Israeli film breaks ultra-Orthodox taboo on masturbation

It is a delicate subject which has been taboo since biblical times but now an Israeli documentary has broken new ground by exploring the ultra-Orthodox Jewish ban on masturbation.

Three Israeli diplomats facing dismissal for anti-PM Twitter posts

Israel's ambassador to Switzerland and two other diplomats, including one in India, face possible dismissal for Twitter posts seen as critical of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Foreign Ministry said here on Thursday.

Israel's Defence Minister to visit India for first time

For the first time, an Israeli Defence Minister would be visiting India later this month to discuss the possibility of further expanding and deepening bilateral security ties.

Israel welcomes resignation of war crimes' inquiry head

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday welcomed the resignation of the head of a UN inquiry into the alleged war crimes committed during last summer`s conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza.

Israel to build 450 new West Bank settler homes: NGO

Israel on Friday published tenders to build 450 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a watchdog said, in a plan denounced by the Palestinians as a "war crime".