Israel's prime minister on Monday announced that Oman will open its airspace to Israel's national airline.
The move appears to have no immediate practical effect because carrier El Al is still barred from flying over Oman's northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia. But it marks another sign of warming ties between Israel and Gulf Arab states, as Israel's behind-the-scenes dealings with its former foes become more public.Full Story
Caretaker Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil on Wednesday instructed ministry officials to prepare a U.N. Security Council complaint against Israel over its repeated violation of Lebanese sovereignty.
Bassil said Israel carries out around 150 violations every month.Full Story
Israel officially admitted that it had sank a Lebanese refugee ship off the coast of Tripoli in northern Lebanon in the summer of 1982, killing 25 out of 56 people on board.Full Story
A ceasefire held Wednesday after the worst escalation between Israel and Gaza militants since a 2014 war, but the situation remained volatile and the deal provoked sharp disagreement within the Israeli government.Full Story
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he was unaware of any corruption linked to a deal to buy German submarines, after police recommended charging his lawyer in the investigation.Full Story
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman welcomed U.S. sanctions that took effect Monday targeting Iran's oil and financial sectors, calling it a "critical" blow to Tehran's actions in the region.
"President (Donald) Trump's bold decision is the sea-change the Middle East has been waiting for," Lieberman said in a statement.Full Story
King Abdullah II announced Sunday that Jordan has notified Israel that it wants to reclaim two small plots of territory leased under their 1994 peace deal.Full Story
Israel's coordination with Russia on its attacks in Syria remains unchanged despite the deadly downing of a Russian plane, and the Jewish state retains its right to decide on military actions, an Israeli official said.Full Story
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country is taking action to stop its foes from acquiring sophisticated arms, hours after Damascus said Israeli missiles targeted its airport.
Israel has not officially confirmed or denied a report by Syrian state news agency SANA of an attack late Saturday on Damascus international airport.Full Story
Israeli border police removed caravans on Thursday from near a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, which they have orders to demolish despite international criticism, officials said.Full Story