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Energy firm plans expansion of Israel’s Tamar gas field, with pipeline to Egypt

The Tamar offshore gas field. / Albatross

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s offshore Tamar natural gas field could undergo an upgrade to increase capacity and build a new pipeline. The gas field has been prepared for an upgrade of up to $2 billion by Spain’s […]

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U.S. stations general in Israel to coordinate defense assistance in future war

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson in Israel.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The United States has deployed a senior commander to help Israel in any future war. The Defense Department has sent a general to command a unit meant to facilitate joint defense missions with Israel. […]

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Israel lays cornerstone for JSF base


Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Israel Air Force has launched the construction of a base for its forthcoming Joint Strike Fighter. The air force laid the cornerstone for the F-35A base at the Nevatim base near Beersheba. The […]

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Ukraine appeals to Israel, U.S. for assistance on unconventional warfare

Oleh Mahnitskiy in London. / Andrew Winning / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Ukraine has reached out to Israel military for discussions on military training as it faces an unremitting challenge from Moscow-backed rebels. Officials said Kiev has invited Israel to provide training for Ukraine’s military and security […]

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Hamas said activating Jerusalem cells as Israel rocked by synagogue massacre

Israelis near funeral of Aryeh Kopinsky, Calman Levine and Avraham Shmuel Goldberg in Jerusalem, Nov. 18. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has determined that Hamas activated operational cells in Jerusalem in advance of a bloody attack in a Jerusalem synagogue. Officials said the intelligence community has assessed that Hamas was activating operational cells based in […]

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Israel’s cabinet committee blocks F-35 order as too expensive

Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz. / Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel could reduce the next order of the Joint Strike Fighter. A senior official said a Cabinet panel rejected a decision by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon to order up to 31 F-35 fighter-jets. Instead, the […]

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The path to happiness for new EU Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini


Special to WorldTribune.com New age religion: The road to universal happiness passes through the creation of the Palestinian State. By Alexander Maistrovoy Right after taking office, Federica Mogherini, the new EU foreign minister, said she “would be happy if by […]

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Israel’s defense chief lowers the boom on warring intelligence agencies

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has agreed to stop infighting. Officials said the government pressured two leading intelligence agencies to stop their feud over the latest Israel war with Hamas. The Israel Security Agency asserted that […]

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Legacy watch: Israel should beware a wounded Obama


Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman A. Bailey The lamed U.S. president might well seek to repair his reputation abroad — at Israel’s expense. The potential consequences of the Republican sweep of the 2014 midterm elections should be neither over-stated nor […]

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Hamas issues rare threat of new war as Israel withholds reconstruction aid

Hamas insurgents in Gaza. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Hamas has threatened to launch another war against Israel. Hamas’ military wing warned of a resumption of attacks on Israel unless it approved massive cargo deliveries to the Gaza Strip. Hamas said the Jewish […]

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