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Amazon tests waters in Israel with website to attract local sellers

Thursday, August 22, 2019

E-commerce giant Amazon on Wednesday launched a Hebrew-language website to recruit local Israeli companies to sell their products via Amazon.com, the latest step toward launching a local business in the country. Sites such as Amazon have become increasingly popular in Israel where the cost of living is high, but locals currently have to order from … Read More

2 Israeli Arabs indicted for allegedly planning ISIS-inspired terrorist attack

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cleared for publication: Two Israeli-Arab residents of the northern city of Tamra have been arrested for allegedly planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack, the Shin Bet security agency said Thursday. Twenty-two-year-old medical student Amin Yassin and 28-year-old Ali al-Aroush, who had previously been arrested for alleged affiliation with the jihadi terrorist group, face charges of supporting … Read More

Iran-backed militia walks back accusation that Israel, US behind Iraq strikes

Thursday, August 22, 2019

BAGHDAD, Iraq — The head of Iraq’s paramilitary Shiite forces, supported by Iran, appeared Thursday to walk back a statement made by his deputy, who blamed Israeli drones and said the US was responsible for a series of attacks on bases run by the militia. Faleh al-Fayyadh said that the Wednesday statement by his deputy, … Read More

IDF’s Shayetet 13, US Special Forces complete joint exercise – watch

Thursday, August 22, 2019

A joint drill between the IDF’s elite Shayetet 13 navy commandos and US Army Special Forces ended last week, Israel’s military announced on Tuesday. Dubbed “Noble Rose,” the drill simulated various scenarios in which troops had to take over a hijacked ship vessel and extract troops from enemy territory. The exercise was led and commanded … Read More

Israel, South Korea ink ‘historic’ free trade deal

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Israel and South Korea signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday that promises to reduce customs after three years of negotiations. “The free trade agreement with South Korea is an historic agreement, the first to be signed with an East Asian country that is one of the leading economies in the world,” announced Israel’s economy … Read More

IDF strikes fresh Hamas targets after 2nd rocket fired from Gaza Strip

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The latest tit-for-tat fighting between Hamas and Israel continued throughout the night Thursday with Israeli planes striking a round of fresh targets in the Gaza Strip belonging to the terror group after a second rocket was fired from the coastal enclave toward Israeli towns. The IDF confirmed that it has struck several “terror bases” in … Read More

Australia signs on to US-led mission to protect Hormuz shipping

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has joined Britain and Bahrain in signing onto a US-led maritime security mission to protect international shipping in the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran, the country’s prime minister said Wednesday. Australia will contribute troops, a surveillance plane and a Navy frigate to protect the shipping lanes from Iran, Prime … Read More

Explosion rocks arms depot of Iran-backed militia near Baghdad

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A large explosion hit an arms depot belonging to an Iranian-backed militia faction north of Baghdad on Tuesday, the latest in a series of mysterious blasts at military bases and munitions depots around the country in the past few weeks. The explosions have occurred in bases and warehouses belonging to militia groups under the umbrella … Read More

World military leaders visiting Israel for security briefing

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An organization that introduces military and political leaders from around the world to Israeli military officials is hosting legal, international relations and military leaders from around the world in Israel. The 42 participants in the Our Soldier’s Speak mission to Israel have spent 10 days being briefed on Israel’s security challenges by … Read More

Report: US, Russia gave Israel green light to strike Iran in Syria, Iraq

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Israel has conducted several strikes on Iranian-controlled bases in Syria and Iraq in recent weeks with permission from the United States and Russia, a Western diplomatic source told a Saudi-owned newspaper Wednesday. Moscow and Washington agreed that the Jewish state could conduct these attacks on Iranian targets in order to “ensure Israel’s security,” the source … Read More