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A top Israeli intelligence official said Israel has been "absolutely certain" for many months that the Assad regime has been using chemical weapons in Syria. A new report suggests that Iran ceased its production of nuclear warheads in 2004.




Egypt army in major push to eradicate Sinai militants




Elite Syrian Unit Scatters Chemical Arms Stockpile




Charges were filed against Hamas operative Hamdi Romana, who was linked to the recent terror plot aimed at bombing a Jerusalem mall. Israeli officials reiterated that Israel has no plans on ratifying the Chemical Weapons Convention before their neighbors.




Diplomatic efforts intensify on corralling Syrian chemical arms




Three Palestinians were convicted of trying to set up a Hamas infrastructure in Jerusalem. Prime Minister Netanyahu said the Syrian regime must be stripped of its chemical weapons. An Israeli official reportedly traveled to Cairo to discuss the situation in the Sinai with Egyptian officials. Israeli officials reiterated that the country is prepared to strike any attempts to transfer WMD to Hezbollah.




US Backing of Russian Plan Leaves a Wary Israel Focusing on Self-Reliance




NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans' data with Israel




Graphic: Syria chemical weapons sites




El Al has reportedly cancelled a number of its daytime flights landing at Eilat's airport due to concerns regarding terror threats from the Sinai. Israeli officials voiced skepticism over the idea that Syria would relinquish its chemical weapons stockpiles to international control. An IDF official warned that terror attacks in the West Bank are becoming more sophisticated.




1967 Border Is a Source of Strain in the Israeli-Palestinian Talks




An Israeli official said the country would get advance notification of US raids on Syria. An Iron Dome missile defense battery was deployed near Jerusalem. A senior Israeli official said Egyptian authorities were currently waging their first serious fight against terror in the Sinai. Israeli officials complained to the US that Palestinian officials were leaking details from ongoing negotiations.




As Syria deteriorates, neighbors fear bioweapons threat




Israeli Proposal Detailed in Talks




IDF data suggests that at least 300 attacks have been waged against Egyptian security personnel and installations in recent weeks. Authorities arrested 15 Palestinians who clashed with security forces on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Defense Minister Ya'alon reportedly said settlement evacuations are not part of current talks with the Palestinians.




Sinai jihadists accuse Egyptian army of lying about operations, praise Sinai 'mujahideen'

A new statement by al Salafiyya al Jihadiyya denied the existence of al Qaeda in the Sinai as an organization, and accused the Egyptian army of lying about recent operations. The group noted the alleged arrest of Adel Mohammed Ibrahim and recent airstrikes, which Egyptian authorities claimed had killed at least eight militants.


Authorities arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, the head of the Islamic Movement's Northern Branch, for incitement. The Ministry of Defense announced that a successful missile test was completed with US aid in the Mediterranean Sea. An IDF patrol uncovered an IED along the border with Gaza.




Key Lawmakers Back Obama on Syria Strike




The Shin Bet released its August terrorism report, which noted that five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip and Sinai towards Israel. A roadside bomb near the border with Gaza targeted an IDF patrol, the second such incident in the past week. Authorities arrested seven terror suspects and seized illegal weaponry during raids in the West Bank.




Insight: As Obama blinks on Syria, Israel, Saudis make common cause