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    1. Natural gas from Israel's vast Leviathan offshore gas field will be pumped to Egypt via an existing subsea pipeline for up to 15 years under a preliminary deal announced by the field's developers on Wednesday. Leviathan, which is expected to begin production in 2019 or 2020, will supply Egypt's Dolphinus Holdings with up to 4 billion cubic metres (bcm) of gas a year for 10 to 15 years, the ...

    2. Israel’s natural gas companies have started talks about exporting gas to Egypt, three months after the largest ever natural gas discovery in Mediterranean waters seemed to threaten regional sales. Stocks in Israeli explorers gained.

    3. US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed strong support for Israel and condemned Palestinian attacks Tuesday as he met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to ease weeks of violence. Arriving with scant hopes for a breakthrough, Kerry discussed with Netanyahu ways to calm tensions while reiterating US support for the two-state solution after meeting Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. With...

      New settlement spat emerges as Kerry visits Isra... - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

    4. Israel's highest court has rejected an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman's petition against her transgender daughter's wish to be cremated after she had committed suicide. The supreme court decision, reached late Tuesday, confirmed a ruling by the Jerusalem district court last week that said May Peleg's last wish of cremation should be fulfilled. Peleg, a 31-year-old who served as head of the ...

    5. Kerry in Israel for 1st time since 2014; no bold peace push

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsNov 23 11:06 PM

      JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry made his first trip to Israel in more than a year, arriving on Tuesday in the midst of a new rash of deadly attacks that have dampened hopes for peace mediation between the Jewish state and Palestinians during the Obama administration's final year. The visit includes no such ambitious agenda, the chief U.S. diplomat conceded, and is primarily ...

    6. Palestine Liberation Organisation senior official Saeb Erekat on Monday blamed Israel's prime minister for nearly two months of deadly unrest, on the eve of key talks with the top US diplomat. Erekat, who has served as the Palestinians' chief negotiator, also stressed in an interview with AFP that he did not condone killings, but declined to outright condemn a wave of Palestinian attacks ...

      Israel draft law allows jail for Palestinians a... - Al Jazeera via Yahoo UK & Ireland News

    7. Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket fire

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsNov 23 04:46 PM

      Israel's army launched an air raid on the Gaza Strip on on Monday evening after Hamas fired a rocket into southern Israel, said sources from both sides, adding that no one was hurt. "This morning, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into an uninhabited area of southern Israel... without causing any injuries," the Israeli military said in a statement.

    8. Drones, Warriors Or Robots? Israel Debates Tomorrow’s Conflicts

      International Business TimesNov 25 05:19 AM

      JERUSALEM -- Last November, when Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense to stop rockets fired by Palestinian militants, it did not put a single boot on the ground in Gaza. It flew drones instead. The unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, initially developed for surveillance purposes, played a major offensive part during the eight-day campaign consisting of air and sea strikes. The remotely ...

    9. Israel to displace thousands of Palestinian Bedouins

      Al Jazeera via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsNov 24 11:28 AM

      Plan allows for the construction of five new Jewish-only communities, two of which are on lands of Bedouin villages.

    10. Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsNov 25 08:22 AM

      JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.

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