Iran hits US air base in Iraq with ballistic missiles, marking a sharp surge in the US-Iran tensions.
Israeli military chiefs have predicted a low probability of being targeted by Iran despite being included in travel advisories issued by the US and Canada.
The more likely scenarios are that Tehran would revert to nuclear enrichment and follow Ayatollah Khamenei’s call for 'maximum pressure' on the US.
Opposition politicians accuse the Israeli prime minister of putting his personal interests above those of the state.
With US President Donald Trump giving Israel his administration’s full backing and key Arab states allied to Israel, there’s little prospect of a backlash.
Pro-Iranian militias in Syria's Deir Ezzor province recently came under missile attacks from unknown launchpads and Tehran did not react to the escalation, indicating the hostility is likely to have wider consequences.
Partial results reported by Israeli TV stations showed Netanyahu capturing between 70 percent and 80 percent of the vote, trouncing his challenger, lawmaker Gideon Saar.
Sirens warning of rocket fire from Gaza cut short a rally by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he campaigned for his party's primaries the following day, public television reported.
Israel and the United States have both refused to sign up to the International Criminal Court, which was set up in 2002 to be the only global tribunal trying the world's worst crimes, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
While Trump cancelled financial support for Palestinians last year, Congress is now offering a $150 million aid package to them and also favours the two-state solution, an idea Trump seems unsure about.
In a bid to beat Israel's longest-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leadership candidate said the two-state solution on the Palestine issue was off the table.
The country now enters what once again is sure to be a bitter three-month political campaign that is expected to deliver very similar results.
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