Jeffrey Heller

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18 Apr 2018 | 7:35 PM

With Jews largely gone from Iraq, memories survive in Israel

BAGHDAD/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Behind the high concrete walls of Baghdad’s Jewish cemetery, Violette Saul lies at rest under a weathered and cracked tombstone, one of the last memorials to an ancient community that is now all but extinct.

11 Apr 2018 | 10:39 PM

Prospect of U.S. attacks in Syria raises security concerns in Israel

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel held top-level security consultations on Wednesday amid concern it could be targeted by Syria or Iran if the United States strikes Syrian government forces over an alleged poison gas assault.

3 Apr 2018 | 9:16 PM

Israel's Netanyahu scraps African migrant relocation deal with U.N.

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.

1 Apr 2018 | 8:57 PM

No Gaza inquiry, Israeli defence minister says

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's defence minister rejected on Sunday calls for an inquiry into the killing of 15 Palestinians by the military during a Palestinian demonstration that turned violent on Friday at the Gaza-Israel border.

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28 Mar 2018 | 7:34 PM

Israel deploys 100 sharpshooters on Gaza border for Palestinian protests - Israeli army chief

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - The Israeli military has deployed more than 100 sharpshooters on the Gaza border ahead of a planned mass Palestinian demonstration near the frontier, Israel's top general said in an interview published on Wednesday.

26 Mar 2018 | 11:19 PM

Jews, Arabs nearing population parity in Holy Land - Israeli officials

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The number of Jews and Arabs between the Mediterranean Sea and Jordan River is at or near parity, figures cited by Israeli officials show, raising questions whether Israel can remain a democracy if it keeps territory where Palestinians seek a state.

18 Mar 2018 | 11:24 PM

Israeli stabbed by Palestinian dies of wounds - hospital

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli security guard died of wounds he suffered in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday carried out by an assailant identified by Israel as a Palestinian.

12 Mar 2018 | 11:44 PM

Israeli PM Netanyahu urges feuding coalition to remain intact

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeatedly urged his feuding coalition partners on Monday to remain in the government, despite speculation he was seeking its collapse and a snap election to help him survive corruption allegations.

11 Mar 2018 | 11:38 PM

Israeli politicians suspect Netanyahu seeks election to survive corruption probes

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A dispute within Israel's governing coalition over military conscription of ultra-orthodox Jewish men stirred speculation on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to see a snap election to help him survive corruption investigations.

21 Feb 2018 | 11:36 PM

Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case - media

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader's political survival, local media said.