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    1. Israel is looking to exploit its substantial natural gas reserves with two potential pipeline projects to Turkey and Greece, its Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz announced Sunday. "If things improve with Turkey... gas could both be sold to Turkey, and to Greece via Turkey," Steinitz told Kathimerini daily. Israel and Turkey have reportedly been working on a rapprochement after falling out over the...

    2. Shrill wind from Israel: Does it risk alienating its allies?

      Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! NewsFeb 05 08:31 AM

      The acrimony started with Sweden’s foreign minister, continued with the US ambassador, and reached a crescendo with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Israel has been getting an earful in public recently from its friends over its policies toward Palestinians, and the comeback from the far-right government of Benjamin Netanyahu has often been shrill. Sweden’s Margot Wallstrom is now unwelcome in ...

    3. Shrill wind from Israel: Does it risk alienating its allies?

      The Christian Science MonitorFeb 05 01:36 PM

      Even as Israel loudly tangles with Sweden, the UN, and the US envoy, Netanyahu is quietly trying to 'muddle through' amid signs of eroding US diplomatic cover.

      Margot Wallström and criticism of Israel - العربي الجديد

    4. Egypt flooded Gaza tunnels at Israel's request: minister

      AFP via Yahoo! India NewsFeb 07 09:58 AM

      An Israel minister said Egypt flooded tunnels on its border with the besieged Gaza Strip at the Jewish state's request, before a spokeswoman on Sunday said the remarks were misinterpreted. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a member of the ruling Likud party, said on Saturday that Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi "did flood a large part of the tunnels between Gaza and Sinai", calling it a ...

    5. The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of Palestinian housing, some of which was EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to expanding Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet ...

    6. JERUSALEM, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Israel and the United States, two long-time allies, will hold a joint exercise later this month, focusing on training in ballistic missile defense, the Israeli army said on Saturday.

    7. JERUSALEM: An Israel minister said Egypt flooded tunnels on its border with the besieged Gaza Strip at the Jewish state’s request, before a spokeswoman on Sunday said the remarks were misinterpreted. Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a member of the ruling Likud party, said on Saturday that Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi “did flood a large part of the tunnels between Gaza and Sinai ...

    8. Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday suspended the detention without trial of a Palestinian journalist who has been on hunger strike for more than two months, but he cannot leave hospital without permission. Mohammed al-Qiq, 33, was said to be on hunger strike for 72 days to protest being held under Israel's controversial administrative detention law, which allows the state to hold suspects for ...

    9. Israel hopes for EU leverage with East Mediterranean push

      Reuters via Yahoo! NewsFeb 01 06:43 AM

      By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel, Cyprus and Greece have agreed to deepen their energy, security and tourism ties in the Eastern Mediterranean, a deal that may have implications for Israel's testy relationship with the European Union, too. "We live in a turbulent, fluid environment," said Netanyahu, emphasizing working together on policies from tourism to water-management would make ...

    10. Israel said Thursday it has laid charges against a policeman accused of sending details to extremists of a Jewish woman who was riding in a car with Palestinian men. The justice ministry filed charges Wednesday against border police officer Matan Amichai, who in December 2014 stopped a car in a routine check near the Palestinian neighbourhood of Silwan in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem. "In the...

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