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  • An Israeli soldier drives an armored personal carrier during a military exercise in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the border with Syria, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Reporters, human rights activists trash Israel on secret Facebook site

    A “secret” Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy.


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    Israel activates 2,000 reservists for surprise drill against Hezbollah

    Israel called up 2,000 military reservists for a surprise exercise to prepare for an engagement with Hezbollah in Lebanon.


  • Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, April 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Gali Tibbon, Pool)

    Israel shoots down drone threatening P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu's chopper

    A helicopter transporting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a quick emergency landing Thursday after military officials spotted — then shot down — an unmanned drone that was entering Israeli airspace.


  • Palestinian students chant slogans during a protest in the West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday, April 4, 2013, after 64-year-old Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who was serving a life sentence for a 2002 foiled bombing of a busy Jerusalem cafe, died of cancer in an Israeli prison. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

    Thousands of Palestinians protest in West Bank; rocket hits Israel

    Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in the West Bank in a show of outrage Thursday over the deaths of two Palestinian protesters killed in clashes with Israel and a third Palestinian who died of cancer in an Israeli prison. In Gaza, militants fired a rocket that landed in southern Israel, causing no casualties.


  • Israel snuffs out Hamas’ missiles

    Israeli officials are hailing their military operation against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip as a strategic success in neutralizing one of three potential threats should Israel need to attack Iran's nuclear facilities in coming months.


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    Israel faces attack on cyber front as artillery, air fight with Gaza continues

    As Israeli artillery and aircraft relentlessly pound Gaza, Palestinians and their supporters are trying to strike back — in cyberspace, by launching Internet attacks on Israeli websites.


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INTENSIFYING: Palestinians hurry away from a damaged building after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on Sunday. Israel widened the range of targets in its Gaza offensive Sunday, striking more than a dozen homes of suspected Hamas militants.

    Israel kills another top Hamas militant

    An Israeli rocket launched Sunday killed a senior Hamas leader in charge of the terrorist movement's missile operations, as fighting between the Jewish state and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip entered its fifth day and foreign leaders scrambled to prevent the conflict from escalating.


  • Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Israel, Egypt talk Gaza cease-fire as strikes widen

    An Israeli missile flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday, killing at least 11 civilians, mostly women and children, Palestinian medical officials said, as Israel expanded a military offensive to target homes of wanted militants.


  • Explosion and smoke rise following an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip, seen from the Israel Gaza Border, southern Israel, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

    Gaza militants kill 3 Israelis with rocket fire in second day of fighting

    Militants in the Gaza Strip pounded southern Israel with rocket fire on Thursday, killing three people as the Israeli military pressed forward with a second day of intense air raids and naval attacks on militant targets. With Israel threatening to invade the Palestinian territory, the heaviest fighting between Israel and Hamas in four years showed no signs of letting up.


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