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Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson takes part in life-changing activities in Israel

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson takes part in life-changing activities in IsraelWatson joined American Voices in Israel for their annual trip to Israel. While there, he visited several biblical sites and was baptized.



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Israel will do 'everything' to stop Iran going nuclear: Netanyahu

Israel will do 'everything' to stop Iran going nuclear: NetanyahuIsrael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday his country will do "everything" to prevent arch-rival Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, during a visit by a senior Russian security official. Israel has carried out repeated strikes to prevent Iranian forces becoming embedded in neighbouring Syria, where both Iran and Moscow back the government of President Bashar al-Assad.



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Is Israel Thinking About a Military Strike on Iran? History Tells Us It's Possible.

Is Israel Thinking About a Military Strike on Iran? History Tells Us It's Possible.Iran shot down a U.S. drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries.Relations with Iran have been worsening for months. In early May, one year after the United States withdrew from the nuclear deal negotiated in 2015 between Iran, the U.S., the European Union and five other countries, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country may also withdraw from the agreement, which limits its ability to develop nuclear weapons in exchange for lifting sanctions.In June, Rouhani announced that Iran will restart uranium enrichment, which could put the country on track to develop a nuclear weapon within a year. Rouhani’s government insists its uranium will go to civilian nuclear power, not weapons.As a “deterrent” to Iran, the United States is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East.The U.S. is not the only country considering a military response in Iran.“Israel will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 17. Netanyahu also said Iran must be punished for violating the nuclear agreement.Israel, which has faced threats to its national security since its founding as a Jewish homeland in the Middle East in 1948, is known to take aggressive, preventive action to protect itself – including by launching preemptive strikes on neighboring nations it perceives as threatening.If international relations with Iran grow more volatile, Israel could take dramatic, unilateral action against its neighbor and longtime adversary.How the Begin Doctrine justifies preemptive strikesI’m an international security scholar who studies Israel’s proactive use of its military to prevent nuclear buildup in the Middle East.



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Trump advisor Bolton to hold 'regional security' talks in Israel

Trump advisor Bolton to hold 'regional security' talks in IsraelUS National Security Advisor John Bolton will travel to Israel at the weekend for “regional security talks” with top Russian and Israeli officials, the White House said Thursday amid spiking tensions with Iran. Bolton will meet Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, followed by talks with his Israeli and Russian counterparts, Meir Ben-Shabbat and Nikolai Patrushev, NSC spokesman Garrett Marquis said.



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Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power line

Qatar sends technical experts to Israel, eyeing new Gaza power lineGAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A Qatari technical delegation held talks in Israel and the Gaza Strip this week about helping pay for a proposed new power line between them, officials on both sides said on Tuesday, marking a potential expansion of Doha’s aid efforts for Palestinians. Qatar has in recent years funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into relief projects in Hamas-controlled Gaza, which it views as helping stave off privation and fighting with Israel. The intervention is approved by Israel but has gone largely unacknowledged by rightist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who, along with U.S.-allied Arab leaders, has cold-shouldered Doha for its ties to Iran and Islamist groups like Hamas.



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Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

Israel moves to name Golan settlement after TrumpNow it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a new settlement named after President Donald Trump in a gesture of appreciation for the U.S. leader’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory.



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Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan, but construction may lag

Israel launches 'Trump Heights' on Golan, but construction may lagIsrael approved in principle on Sunday a new community named after U.S. President Donald Trump on a contested frontier zone with Syria – but construction looked likely to lag given Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political stumbles. The “Trump Heights” project is intended to cement ties after Trump broke with other world powers to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the plateau in March. At a special cabinet session in Beruchim, a sparse clutch of homes just 12 km (7.5 miles) from the Golan Heights armistice line with Syria, Netanyahu unveiled a sign labeled “Trump Heights” in English and Hebrew.



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Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killer

Israel destroys family apartments of accused Palestinian killerIsraeli forces destroyed two apartments in the occupied West Bank on Friday that housed the family of a Palestinian accused of killing an Israeli woman in February, the army said. Some clashes broke out between Palestinian residents and Israeli forces during the operation, AFP journalists reported.



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The Latest: Gantz's party concedes defeat in Israel election

The Latest: Gantz's party concedes defeat in Israel electionJERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the outcome of Israeli elections (all times local):



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Projected results of Israel election

Projected results of Israel electionWith nearly all votes in Israel’s general election counted, here is the preliminary distribution of seats in Israel’s 120-seat parliament, according to Israeli media calculations. Incumbent premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud was on path for victory despite being tied with Blue and White since he would be able to form a coalition government with right-wing and ultra-Orthodox partners.



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