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Sen. Cruz: ‘Why is President Obama selling AMRAAM missiles to Turkey but blocking Hellfires for Israel?’

Sen. Ted Cruz

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, despite concern from Congress, has defended arms sales to Turkey. Officials said the administration of President Barack Obama would maintain U.S. weapons exports to Turkey amid concerns that the NATO ally was […]

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Israeli intel reports major coup plot by Hamas against Palestinian Authority

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.  /Issam Rimawi/Flash90

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s intelligence community has disclosed a Hamas plot against the Palestinian Authority. The Israel Security Agency reported a Hamas plot to oust PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. ISA said Hamas’ military network […]

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Israeli ministers angered by Netanyahu’s concessions to Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel’s government appears divided over Hamas demands to end the war with the Jewish state. Officials reported rising tension within the Cabinet of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. They said many ministers were angry over concessions […]

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Obama blocked arms deliveries to Israel, ordered no shipments be made without his approval

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Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has ordered his administration not to approve U.S. weapons deliveries to Israel. Officials said the White House ordered the State Department and Defense Department to suspend any Israeli request for weapons or […]

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Israel: Hamas operatives being trained for air operations in Malaysia

Israeli intel gleaned from a captured Hamas fighter revealed the training for armed paraglider attacks.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com JERUSALEM — Israel has determined that Hamas was training in air operations in Malaysia. The Israel Security Agency said Malaysia hosted Hamas operatives for air missions against the Jewish state. The domestic intelligence agency said Hamas […]

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Israel’s enhanced Iron Dome intercepted first mortars during Gaza war


Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — The Iron Dome missile and rocket defense system has intercepted its first mortars. The Israel Air Force has reported that Iron Dome demonstrated its ability to intercept mortars fired from the Gaza Strip. The […]

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Hamas complains mediator Egypt has taken harder line than Israel in ceasefire talks

Former Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Hamas has been dismayed by Egypt’s mediation of a ceasefire with Israel. Hamas has signaled its dismay in more than two weeks of mediation by Egypt for a ceasefire with Israel. Hamas sources said Egypt […]

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‘Complete chaos’: Israel conducts its own investigation of Gaza war

Israeli State Comptroller Yosef Shapira

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — Israel has launched preparations for an official inquiry into the war with Hamas. Officials said preparations were conducted for several investigations into the undecided five week-long war with Hamas and its Palestinian allies in the […]

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London warns it may cancel arms exports to Israel

UK Prime Minister David Cameron.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Britain has warned of an imminent suspension of defense licenses for Israel. The government of Prime Minister David Cameron said it targeted a range of arms export licenses for Israel. The licenses were identified as […]

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Israel resigned to continued rocket threat, bans large gatherings

A rocket is launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel on July 11.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has prepared for a sustained rocket campaign from the Gaza Strip. The military has instituted regulations that virtually end public life in much of the Jewish state. The regulations by the military’s […]

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