Israel

Spain, Ireland and Norway say they will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

Spain, Ireland and Norway said Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that came amid international outrage over the civilian death toll and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel's offensive.

Greek Eurovision rep’s appearance at press conference sparks controversy

Greek sources have refuted claims that the country's Eurovision representative intended to offend Israel during a press conference in Malmo, Sweden.

While Israel's delegation spoke, Greece's representative, Marina Satti, appeared fatigued, gesturing with squints, sighs, and resting her head on her hands, occasionally smiling at the camera.

Israel builds 'cyber dome' against Iran's hackers

Israel's Iron Dome defence system has long shielded it from incoming rockets. Now it is building a "cyber dome" to defend against online attacks, especially from arch foe Iran.

"It is a silent war, one which is not visible," said Aviram Atzaba, the Israeli National Cyber Directorate's head of international cooperation.

UN says Gaza turned into 'humanitarian hellscape' as US vetoes Palestine membership

More than six months of Israel's military offensive in Gaza has turned the Palestinian territory into a "humanitarian hellscape", U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said Thursday, also warning that one wrong move could see the Middle East devolve into a wider war as United States sank a long-shot Palestinian bid for full United Nations membership, vetoing a Security Council vote.

Israel's security at 'core' of Berlin foreign policy, Germany tells UN court

Israel's security is at the "core" of German foreign policy, the U.N.'s highest court heard on Tuesday, where Berlin has denied a claim that it is aiding in a "genocide" in Gaza.

Nicaragua brought Germany before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to demand that judges impose emergency measures to stop Berlin from providing Israel with weapons and other assistance.

Israel strikes Syria after rocket fire on annexed Golan

Israeli warplanes struck a Syrian military position overnight in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, the military said on Tuesday.

The cross-border fire came days after an air strike blamed on Israel destroyed the Iranian consulate in Damascus, killing senior military commanders and raising regional tensions.

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