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Netanyahu slams 'absurd' UN vote on Jerusalem

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed an "absurd" UNESCO resolution he said denies the Jews' historical connection with Jerusalem by presenting Israel as an occupying power there.
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Hezbollah Sides with Resistance Seeking ‘Full Liberation’ of Palestine, Official Says

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A top official of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said the movement stands by the resistance that sticks to the goal of liberating the entire Palestine unconditionally. ...
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Yemeni Forces Kill 16 Saudi Mercenaries in Ma’rib, Hajjah

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Yemeni army soldiers, backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees, launched an operation against the positions of Saudi-backed militants in the war-torn country's central province of Ma'rib, killing more than 11 mercenaries. ...
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Syria government repels IS attack in Aleppo province

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said its troops and allied fighters repelled Saturday an attack by the Islamic State group on a strategic area held by the government in southern Aleppo province....
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Leaked report highlights Israel lobby’s failures

Key Israel lobby groups have conceded that they have failed to counter the Palestine solidarity movement, despite vastly increasing their spending. The admission is contained in a secret report that The Electronic Intifada has obtained....
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Syria accuses Israel of strike near Damascus airport

Damascus (AFP) - Syria accused Israel of firing several missiles Thursday at a military position near Damascus airport, triggering a huge explosion and prompting a call from regime ally Russia for restraint....
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Israeli Patriot missiles down target over Golan Heights: army

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Patriot anti-aircraft missile system shot down an aerial target over the Golan Heights on Thursday, the Israeli military said....
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Abbas turns screw on Hamas by cutting Gaza's electricity

GAZA (Reuters) - With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new U.S. administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on the Hamas group that has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade....
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Israel Appoints First Female Judge to Muslim Court

Israel has appointed a female judge to a Sharia court for the first time, breaking with the country’s Jewish ultra-Orthodox ideology that forbids women from serving as jurists in religious courts....
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Israeli authorities demolish Bedouin village in Negev for 112th time

NEGEV (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces demolished the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the Negev region of southern Israel for the 112th time since 2010 Tuesday morning, and for the fourth time this year....
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