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Israel and Ukraine Ink Free Trade Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday the two countries had signed a free trade agreement. 

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Israel to Open New International Airport near Red Sea

Israel was to inaugurate a new international airport Monday in its desert south meant to boost tourism to the nearby Red Sea and serve as an emergency alternative to Tel Aviv's Ben-Gurion airport.

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Israel Says it Hit Iranian Military Sites in Syria; 11 Dead

Israeli jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early on Monday, the military said in a rare departure from its years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring war-torn Syria.

The military said the targets included munition storage facilities, an intelligence site and a military training camp. The strikes were in response to a surface-to-surface rocket that Iranian forces fired toward Israel on Sunday that was intercepted by Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system over a ski resort in the Golan Heights. That followed a rare Israeli daylight air raid near the Damascus International Airport.

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Israel Launches More Hamas Strikes after Gaza Rocket Fired

The Israeli army said Monday it had carried out further air raids against Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip in response to a rocket being fired over its border. 

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Report: Russia Tells Lebanon ‘Tampering with UN Resolution 1701 Forbidden’

After recent reports that alleged tunnels were dug from Lebanon into the occupied territory of Palestine, Russia has reportedly told Lebanon that it is “forbidden” to tamper with the UN Resolution 1701 related to the situation on the border between Lebanon and Israel, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat daily reported on Monday.

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Israel Army Says Delegation Heading to Russia over Lebanon Ops

An Israeli army delegation will head to Moscow on Tuesday to brief their Russian counterparts on operations to destroy Hizbullah tunnels from Lebanon, the military said.

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Netanyahu Says Oman to Open Its Airspace to Israeli Carrier

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.

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Foreign Ministry to File U.N. Complaint against Israel

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.

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Israel Admits It Sank Lebanese Ship off Tripoli in 1982

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.

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Gaza Ceasefire Holds but Israel Government in Turmoil

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.

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