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Jordan concludes it would save on energy through deal with Israel

Israel's Tamar offshore field.

Special to WorldTribune.com from AMMAN — Jordan has disclosed plans to purchase natural gas from Israel. The government said Jordan would procure up to 300 million cubic feet per day of gas from Israel’s offshore fields. The gas, purchased from […]

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Israeli intel IDs, targets Gaza rocket developers

Rocket fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel.  /EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com from TEL AVIV — Israel has launched an assassination campaign against rocket specialists of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Israeli sources have asserted that the Israeli intelligence community has identified more than 100 rocket specialists of Hamas and […]

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Refugees could flood Israel from Jordan, Syria as ISIL expands

Syrian refugees.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel faces a wave of Arab refugees. Israeli analysts have warned that the Jewish state could be flooded by refugees from neighboring Jordan and Syria. They said the expansion of Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Mossad’s new social media recruiting campaign takes page from ISIL

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Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has launched an online search for spies. Israel’s foreign espionage agency, Mossad, has developed a website to recruit agents around the world. The website, published in a range of languages, was […]

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Syrian jet fighter entering Israeli air space ordered shot down after ‘full minute’

A Syrian fighter jet is seen in flames after it was hit by the Israeli military over the Golan Heights.  /AFP/Jalaa Marey

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has downed the first Syrian Air Force fighter-jet in nearly 30 years. The Israel Air Force said it shot down a Russian-origin Su-24 combat aircraft on Sept. 23 over the Golan Heights. The […]

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Israeli West Bank raid takes out Hamas network, killers of three teens

IDF soldiers in the West Bank.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has struck the Hamas network in the West Bank. The Israel Army has captured or killed about a dozen senior Hamas operatives in the southern West Bank. The casualties included the killers of […]

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Israel plans high tech fence along Jordan border to degrade ISIL infiltration

Israeli guards near the Allenby Bridge across the Jordan River.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel has prioritized a project to build a high tech barrier along the border with Jordan. Officials said the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking resources to complete a barrier of some 400 […]

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Hamas announcement confirm renewed tunnel operations against Israel

Hamas tunnels

Special to WorldTribune.com GAZA CITY — Less than a month after its 50-day war, Hamas acknowledged renewed tunnel operations against Israel. Hamas said it oversaw attack tunnel operations in the Gaza Strip. On Sept. 18, Hamas reported the death of […]

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Warring U.S. missile defense advocacy groups differ on Iron Dome’s effectiveness

Israel's Iron Dome air-defense system fires to intercept a rocket over the city of Ashdod on July 8, 2014.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A leading U.S. industry group has touted Israel’s Iron Dome missile and rocket defense system. The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance countered assertions by U.S. scientists that Iron Dome failed in the 50-day war against Hamas. […]

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U.S. continues jet fuel sales to Israel despite cooling strategic ties

Israeli F-15

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States, despite a halt in sales of some military systems, continued to export jet fuel to the Israel Air Force. The Defense Department has awarded two contracts for fuel to the Israel Air […]

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