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Israeli President Taps Netanyahu to Form New Government

Following indecisive election results, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin announced this week that he will ask current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government.

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Netanyahu Faces Uphill Battle as Israeli Election Too Close to Call

For the second time this year, Israelis went to the polls to elect a new prime minister, and for the second time, the results are unclear.

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Terrorist Rocket Attack from Gaza Disrupts Netanyahu Rally

During a recent spate of terrorist rocket attacks from Gaza earlier this week, one rocket disrupted a political election rally hosted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister was rushed to safety.

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Iron Dome Intercepts Rockets from Gaza During Concert

The Iron Dome defense system intercepted two of three missiles fired from Gaza into Israel Sunday during an outdoor concert in Sderot, causing thousands to rush to bomb shelters.

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Hezbollah Sparks Fires in Northern Israel

Hezbollah incited terror along the Israeli-Lebanese border last week, igniting a series of fires that quickly raged into northern Israel.

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IDF Thwarts Large-Scale Terror Attack

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) thwarted a “large-scale terror attack” from the Gaza Strip last weekend, when it intercepted four Palestinians armed with an extensive arsenal of weapons trying to infiltrate Israel.

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Israeli Soldier Killed in West Bank

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier was found stabbed to death Thursday near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank outside of Jerusalem.

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3 IDF Soldiers Wounded in Hamas Attack

Three Israeli soldiers were wounded Thursday when a Palestinian who had crossed the Gaza border into Israel opened fire.The gunman was shot and killed.

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US Acts Against BDS Movement

In a strong show of support for Israel, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly passed a resolution to oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement that targets Israel economically.

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US Suspects Iran Seized UAF Oil Tanker

Iran is admitting that it has control of an oil tanker from the United Arab Emirates that went missing three days ago. The Iranians claim that the tanker was towed to shore after having technical problems.

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IDF Shoots Down Gaza Drone

On Monday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) shot down a drone launched from Gaza that was flying over the Israeli communities of Karmiya and Zikim.

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US Embassy in Jerusalem Celebrates the Fourth

Marking a historic day for both America and Israel, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem this week celebrated its first Independence Day in its new location.

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Incendiary Balloons Spark 19 Fires in One Day

The Times of Israel reported that 19 brushfires broke out in southern Israel on Wednesday after incendiary balloons were launched over the border from Gaza.

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Iran Shoots Down U.S. Drone

The downing of an American drone in international airspace near Iran by the Iranian military has many on Capitol Hill concerned about a possible showdown with the Iranians.

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Israeli Air Force Strikes Terror Targets in Gaza

The Israeli Air Force struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip early Thursday morning in response to a missile being launched into southern Israel.

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Israel Mourns the Death of First Lady Nechama Rivlin

Israel mourned the passing of her First Lady, Nechama Rivlin, on Tuesday. Mrs. Rivlin died of a pulmonary illness she has battled for many years.

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New Elections Called as Netanyahu Fails to Form Coalition

For the first time in the nation’s history, Israeli leaders are calling for new elections as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed in his efforts to form a governing coalition. Elections will be held on September 17.

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Terrorist Arson Balloons from Gaza Spark Fires in Southern Israel

Incendiary balloons launched from across the border in Gaza caused at least 11 fires in southern Israel this week

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Israel Shares Intel on Iranian Threats with US

As tensions continue to rise in the Middle East, Israeli intelligence shared with the U.S. a credible threat from Iran. In response, the U.S. launched one of its warships into the Persian Gulf to aid U.S. troops on the ground.

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