Dan Williams

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13 Jan 2019 | 7:26 PM

Israel claims Syria air strike, says hunt for Hezbollah tunnels over

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged on Sunday Israel's weekend attack on what he called an Iranian arms cache in Syria, and said it had also completed a hunt for cross-border tunnels dug by Tehran-allied Lebanese Hezbollah fighters.

31 Dec 2018 | 7:02 PM

Israel jails Palestinian for Briton's killing, says is mentally ill

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian to 18 years imprisonment on Monday for stabbing to death a British woman in Jerusalem last year, under a plea bargain acknowledging he is mentally ill.

20 Dec 2018 | 7:58 PM

Israel to escalate fight against Iran in Syria after U.S. exit -Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will escalate its fight against Iranian-aligned forces in Syria after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday.

16 Dec 2018 | 7:39 PM

Israel signals displeasure at Australia's 'mistaken' West Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel signalled displeasure on Sunday with Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as its capital, with a confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying it was a mistake to gainsay Israeli control over the whole city.

30 Nov 2018 | 4:00 PM

Syria says downs 'hostile targets' in suspected Israeli attack

AMMAN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Syrian air defences shot down "hostile targets" on Thursday, state media said, in an area regional intelligence sources said contains Iran-backed assets, while Russian media said no Israeli jet had been downed as earlier reported.

28 Nov 2018 | 11:53 PM

U.S. urges Palestinians to free dual national suspected of Jerusalem land deal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Israel called on Palestinians on Wednesday to free an American-Palestinian who, the envoy said, was detained for "selling land to a Jew", apparently violating a long-standing Palestinian ban on selling land to Israelis.

21 Nov 2018 | 8:38 PM

Israeli minister urges Airbnb boycott, talks up rival service

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli cabinet minister called on Wednesday for a boycott of Airbnb and promoted one of its rivals, escalating the government's response to the home-rental company's decision to delist Israel's settlements in the occupied West Bank.

20 Nov 2018 | 4:11 AM

Airbnb to remove listings in Israel's West Bank settlements

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Home-renting company Airbnb Inc said on Monday it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a "wretched capitulation" to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace.

12 Nov 2018 | 11:44 PM

Israel-Gaza border ignites after botched incursion; four dead

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian militants on Monday carried out their most intensive shelling of Israel since the 2014 Gaza war in retaliation for a botched cross-border commando raid, drawing Israeli air strikes against Hamas' television station and other targets.

5 Nov 2018 | 8:54 PM

Israel sees desalination as Sea of Galilee's saviour

DEGANIA DAM, Israel (Reuters) - Some 2,000 years ago, Jesus walked across the Sea of Galilee, according to the Bible. Today, that doesn't require a miracle.