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  • Israel UN envoy says no Israeli soldier kidnapped in Gaza 5 days ago

    United Nations: Israel's UN Ambassador Ron Prosor said on Sunday there was no kidnapped Israeli soldier, dismissing a televised announcement in the Gaza Strip from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia. "There's no kidnapped Israeli soldier and those rumours are untrue," Prosor...
  • More than 70 killed in Israeli shelling, clashes in Gaza 5 days ago

    Jerusalem: More than 60 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were killed as Israel shelled a Gaza neighborhood and battled militants on Sunday in the bloodiest fighting in a near two-week-old offensive. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a massacre in Shejaia in the eastern suburbs of the city...
  • Israeli soldier killed in Gaza, Palestinian toll 246 July 18, 2014

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier was killed and two others were slightly wounded overnight in the Israeli military's ground operation in the Gaza Strip, media reported on Friday, even as the toll on the Palestinian side in the ongoing offensive touched 246. The Israeli soldier was apparently killed by light firearms and...
  • John Kerry calls Netanyahu to avoid further escalation July 18, 2014

    Washington: As Israeli soldiers launched a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip to destroy Hamas' rocket- firing abilities, US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid further escalation. "The Secretary emphasised the need to avoid further escalation and to restore the 2012 cease-fire as soon as...
  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive in Gaza: official statement July 18, 2014

    Jerusalem:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza, an official statement from his office said. Gaza residents reported heavy artillery and naval shelling and helicopter fire along the Gaza border. "The prime minister and defence minister have instructed the IDF to begin a...
  • Rockets fired at Israel from Lebanon, drawing Israeli fire July 14, 2014

    Jerusalem: Rockets were fired at Israel from southern Lebanon on Monday, drawing retaliatory artillery fire from Israeli forces, Lebanese security officials and the Israeli army said, in the third such rocket attack from Lebanon since Friday. An Israeli police spokeswoman said there was no immediate word of damage or casualties from...
  • Demonstration outside Israeli Embassy, protesters clash with Delhi police July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, who included students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and several social activists, on Monday staged a protest outside the Israeli Embassy here demanding an end to Israel's air strikes in Gaza resulting in high civilian casualties. The call for the protest was given by JNU Student's Union...
  • Israel says shoots down Gaza drone as calls for truce mount July 14, 2014

    Gaza: Israel said it shot down a drone from Gaza a week into its offensive on Monday, the first reported deployment of an unmanned aircraft by Palestinian militants whose rocket attacks have been regularly intercepted. Hamas, the Islamist group which runs Gaza, said its armed wing had sent several drones to...
  • Protests outside Israeli Embassy over airstrikes in Gaza Strip July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of protesters, mostly students of Jawaharlal Nehru University had gathered outside the Israeli Embassy on Sunday to protest against Israel's air strikes in the Gaza Strip resulting in civilian casualties. "There were around 70-80 protesters mostly students from JNU. They reached the Israeli embassy at around 2 PM,...
  • Getting ready for every possible scenario, says Israeli Prime Minister July 13, 2014

    Hostilities between Israel and Gaza have escalated again, following the killings of three Israeli teenagers and one Palestinian teenager in last one week. The UN Security Council called for a ceasefire between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants on Saturday. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has stated that the ...
  • CPM 'strongly condemns' Israeli strikes on Gaza July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: CPI(M) on Saturday condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza and urged the Narendra Modi government to raise the issue at international fora and demand immediate cessation of the strikes. Terming the excuses given by the Israeli government for the attack "tenuous", the CPI(M)'s Politburo said there can be no...
  • Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; rocket causes huge blaze in Israel July 11, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four day offensive to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze. Israeli leaders, determined to end Palestinian rocket...
  • Death toll in Gaza reaches 78 as Israelis hint at invasion July 11, 2014

    Gaza/ Jerusalem: At least 78 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in Israel's Gaza offensive, Palestinian officials said on Thursday as militants in the enclave kept up rocket attacks on Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other cities. As Israeli officials seemed to hint at a possible invasion by ground forces,...
  • Gaza rockets land deep in Israel as it bombards Palestinian enclave July 9, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes shook Gaza every few minutes on Wednesday, and militants kept up rocket fire at Israel's heartland in intensifying warfare that Palestinian officials said has killed at least 38 people in the Hamas-dominated enclave. Missiles from the Iron Dome defence system shot into the sky to intercept rockets...
  • Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen July 7, 2014

    Jerusalem: Three Israeli suspects in the killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to the crime on Monday and were re-enacting the incident for authorities, an official said, as the country's leaders raced to contain a public uproar over the slaying. The confessions...
  • Palestinians: Arab teen was burned to death July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: The Palestinian attorney general says autopsy results of an Arab teenager who Palestinians say was killed by Israeli extremists in a revenge attack show he was burned to death. The charred body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was found in a forest after he was seized near his home in...
  • Hackers declare "nuclear leak" on Israeli Twitter account July 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Hackers posted a bogus announcement of a rocket strike against Israel's Dimona reactor and a possible nuclear leak on a Twitter account used by the Israeli military, which said on Friday it was combating such cyber attacks. The English-language account, @IDF Spokesperson, has 252,000 followers and usually scrolls out rapid...
  • Suspected revenge killing sparks Jerusalem clashes July 2, 2014

    Jerusalem: The suspected abduction of an Arab teen followed by the discovery of a body in Jerusalem on Wednesday ignited clashes between Israeli police and stone-throwing Palestinians, who saw it as a revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities...
  • Netanyahu speaks to Abbas about three abducted Israeli teens June 17, 2014

    Jerusalem: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday and said he expected him to help in efforts to find three Israeli teenagers abducted in the occupied West Bank. "I expect you to help in the return of the kidnapped youngsters and in catching the abductors," a...
  • Israeli leader warns kidnapping saga could drag on June 16, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel's prime minister says it could take time to locate three teenagers who went missing nearly four days ago and are believed to have been abducted by Palestinian militants in the West Bank. Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters that the country "has to be prepared for the possibility" that the crisis...
  • Pranab congratulates Israeli president on his election June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated Reuven Rivlin on his election as the president of Israel and sought "further strengthening" of cooperation between the two countries in the fields of trade and economy, security, culture and people-to-people exchanges. In a message to Rivlin, Mukherjee said: "On behalf of the...
  • India, Russia sign Rs 2,600 crore deal for anti-tank ammunition March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India has signed a deal worth over Rs 2,600 crore with Russia to procure 66,000 anti-tank shells to meet the shortfall of critical ammunition faced by its armoured fleet including the latest T-90 tanks. The two sides signed the deal on March 27 for the supply of anti-tank...
  • Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon dies at 85 January 11, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Ariel Sharon, the former Israeli general and prime minister who was in a coma for eight years after he had a stroke at the height of his power, died on Saturday aged 85, Israeli Army Radio said, quoting a relative of his family. The hospital where Sharon was being...
  • Apple agrees to $350 mn acquisition of Israeli chipmaker PrimeSense November 25, 2013

    Bangalore: Apple Inc agreed to buy Israel-based PrimeSense Ltd, a developer of chips that enable three-dimensional machine vision, for about $350 million, Bloomberg reported on Sunday citing a source. PrimeSense's sensing technology, which gives digital devices the ability to observe a scene in three dimensions, was used to help power Microsoft's...
  • Israeli military confirms air attack on Gaza October 28, 2013

    The Israeli military confirmed on Monday its air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip following rockets and mortars fired from Gaza into Israel earlier on Monday. "In response to the numerous rockets and mortars launched at Israel in the past 24 hours, Israel Air Force aircraft targeted two concealed rocket...
  • After 3 years, Israel, Palsetine to resume peace talks in US tomorrow July 29, 2013

    Israeli and Palestinian officials will resume long-stalled peace talks tomorrow, giving US Secretary of State John Kerry his first concrete achievement after six months of shuttle diplomacy. "Secretary Kerry spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and personally extended an invitation to send senior negotiating teams...
  • Israel army unveils new cyber defence unit July 9, 2013

    Jerusalem: The Israeli military has offered a peek into one of its most secretive bases, which houses a newly established unit tasked with defending its own networks against mounting cyberspace attacks. Teams of programmers and computer experts, aged 18-22, man the "Cyber War Room," situated at an undisclosed site in central...
  • Women Israeli soldiers punished for racy photos June 3, 2013

    Jerusalem: The Israeli military on Monday said that it has disciplined a group of female soldiers who posed for photos in underwear and combat gear and posted the images on Facebook. The incident was the latest in a string of episodes involving young Israeli soldiers on social media that have...
  • NATO needs plan for Syrian chemical weapons, says Kerry April 24, 2013

    Brussels: US Secretary of State John Kerry urged NATO on Tuesday to prepare for the possible use of chemical weapons by Syria on the same day that a senior Israeli military intelligence official said Syrian President Bashar Assad had used such weapons in March 2013 in his battle against insurgents. It...
  • M&M defence JV with Israeli firm rejected December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: India has rejected a proposal by autos-to-software conglomerate Mahindra & Mahindra to set up a joint venture with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, a government statement said on December 26. According to media reports, the companies were to invest about 1 billion rupees to develop and manufacture naval...