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U.S. Allies Fret Over Shift on Aid to Egypt




Defense Minister Ya'alon said sanctions against Iran must not be eased. Two IDF soldiers were wounded by mortar fire from Syria for the first time since the start of the Syrian conflict. A rocket fired from Gaza struck in the Eshkol Regional Council. Prime Minister Netanyahu reportedly rejected US and Palestinian requests to speed up the release of the next batch of Palestinian prisoners.




Intelligence Minister Steinitz said Iran's economy was about 18 months away from collapse. Authorities arrested two Palestinians suspected in the shooting of a 9-year-old girl in Psagot. IDF Chief of Staff Gantz said "the Sinai has become a no-man's-land and marked as fertile ground for terrorism, [due to] elements that we did not not necessarily expect two years ago." Home Front Defense Minister Erdan said Hezbollah possessed 200,000 missiles.




Khattab, an Arab-Israeli jihadist in Syria




Authorities continued to search for the Palestinian terrorist who shot and wounded a nine-year-old Israeli in the West Bank community of Psagot. Authorities issued an indictment against an Iranian-Belgian national suspected of working on behalf of the IRGC in Israel. Fourteen Israelis were arrested for recent 'price-tag' attacks against Arabs.




U.S. and Israel Share a Goal in Iran Talks, but Not a Strategy




The Shin Bet reported that eight rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip toward Israel in September. Justice Minister Livni, who is leading negotiations with the Palestinians, said Israel seeks a final status agreement. Prime Minister Netanyahu warned that Iranian missiles could potentially reach the US. The IDF's Judea and Samaria Division is taking steps to reemphasize the danger of entering certain areas of the West Bank after an IDF soldier was recently abducted and murdered by Palestinians.




Defense Minister Ya'alon warned that diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear program cannot be done with "wishful thinking." Israeli officials have reportedly held secret meetings with Gulf officials regarding Iran in recent weeks.




President Peres said Israel would consider joining the chemical weapons ban treaty. Prime Minister Netanyahu urged the US to keep up sanctions against Iran. IDF forces fired on two Palestinians who had approached the border fence with Gaza.




Shin Bet probe reveals scope of Hamas money laundering through Chinese banks




The Shin Bet announced the arrest of an Iranian intelligence operative sent to operate in Israel by the IRGC Qods Force. Prime Minister Netanyahu said he plans to tell 'the truth' about Iran during his trip to the US. The Navy announced that it will soon receive three new Super Dvora fast patrol boats.




Israeli forces clashed with Palestinians in the Jerusalem area as Hamas officials repeated calls for the start of another Intifada. At least 12 Palestinians were arrested for their roles in the protests. Defense Minister Ya'alon reportedly said that Bashar al Assad should be removed as the head of Syria.




Iranian President Softens Condemnation of Holocaust




Authorities extended the detention of Nidal Amar, who killed an IDF soldier last week in the West Bank. As part of ongoing negotiations with the Palestinians, Israel announced plans to ease restrictions on Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. A senior Israeli official said Iran is seeking to divert world attention as it progresses towards a nuclear bomb.




Is Fatah's Armed Wing Making A Comeback?




Number of Gaza terror groups possess Strela 2 MANPADS

Recent photos and video from the Gaza Strip provide clear evidence that Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups are in the possession of Strela 2 (SA-7 Grail) MANPADS. Israeli officials have previously warned that Palestinian terror groups were benefiting from the looting of weapon stockpiles in Libya.


A purportedly internal Israeli document says Iran is seeking minor concessions while preserving its ability to "rush forward to produce nuclear weapons." Authorities closed the Temple Mount in Jerusalem to visitors due to threats of rioting from Palestinian Muslims. Defense Minister Ya'alon said recent terror attacks in the West Bank should not raise fears of an impending Intifada. IDF officials accused the Palestinian Authority of "complete incompetence" after the recent killing of two IDF soldiers in the West Bank. The Head of IDF's Southern Command Sami Turgeman says Hamas "has the means and the know-how" to keep the Gaza Strip calm.




Israeli officials confirm sending experts team to advise on Kenya standoff




Qassem Suleimani, the Middle East's Most Powerful Operative




An Israeli soldier was shot and killed by a Palestinian sniper while on patrol in Hebron. A day after announcing the abduction and murder of an IDF soldier by a Palestinian in the West Bank, the Shin Bet said that thus far in 2013 at least 37 abduction attempts have been thwarted. An IDF patrol along the northern border came under fire from a source in Syria.