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Defense
Dana, an IDF officer tasked with operating Israel's Iron Dome missile shield, on August 8, 2022.

'An incredible mission': IDF officer on operating Iron Dome

The anti-missile defense shows consistent improvement in rate of interception

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Defense
Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid at the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem, on June 22, 2022.

Israel's Gantz says future preemptive strikes may be necessary

'If it becomes necessary, we will launch a preemptive strike in the future,' says Defense Minister Gantz

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Diplomacy
Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid (L), Defense Minister Benny Gantz visit the Southern Command, Israel, on August 7, 2022.

Analysis: Did Israel win the public diplomacy battle?

The IDF was quick to put out the information bolstering its case, and Israeli spokesmen also did not dawdle

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Politics
Yaakov Litzman arrives for a court hearing as part of his plea bargain, at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on August 08, 2022.

Israel: Ex-lawmaker Yaakov Litzman convicted of breach of trust

Litzman was given a suspended sentence of eight months and was forced to pay a fine of roughly $900

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Politics
Sami Abu Shehadeh attends a plenum session in the assembly hall of the Israeli parliament on May 16, 2022.

Israel: Joint List lawmakers condemn Operation 'Breaking Dawn'

'(Lapid and Gantz) are trying to pave their way back to power at the expense of Palestinian blood'

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Diplomacy
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a joint press conference at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, Turkey, on February 1, 2022.

Erdogan: Improved Israel ties to help Turkey's Palestinian advocacy

'Turkey stands with the Palestinian people,' says Islamist leader

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Defense
An Israeli airstrike on the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, August 7, 2022.

Analysis: A significant tactical victory, but no strategic outcome

Israel's achievement is impressive but the next round is just around the corner

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Defense
Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid (C), Defense Minister Benny Gantz visit the Southern Command, Israel, on August 7, 2022.

Israel: Operation 'Breaking Dawn' was not 'by choice,' officials say

De-escalation was Prime Minister Yair Lapid's primary concern, officials say

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Defense
Israel's Iron Dome air defense system launches a missile to intercept rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, on the outskirts of the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, on August 7, 2022

Foreign interest rises as Israel's Iron Dome shows improved success rate

Parts of Iron Dome have already been sold to countries like Canada, Britain, the Czech Republic and Slovakia

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Defense
Rockets are fired toward Israel from Rafah, in the Gaza Strip, on August 7, 2022.

Analysis: With the guns silent, a new dispute arises

Some 25 Islamic Jihad operatives were killed in the three-day Israeli Operation 'Breaking Dawn'

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Defense
Marche de protestation appelant à la libération des défunts soldats israéliens Oron Shaul, Hadar Goldin près de la frontière israélienne avec Gaza, dans le sud d'Israël, le 5 août 2022

Operation 'Breaking Dawn' can help release of Israeli hostages in Gaza

‘The issue of captives is high on Prime Minister Lapid's priority list’

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Defense
Le ministre de la Sécurité intérieure, Omer Barlev, au siège national de la police israélienne à Jérusalem le 1er mai 2022

Israel didn't agree to release PIJ prisoners - security minister

'Israel did not agree to anything, we responded negatively to the demands'

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Defense
A handout picture provided by the Iranian Presidency shows the Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Movement, Ziad al-Nakhala, in Tehran, Iran, on August 04, 2022.

PIJ leader warns of resuming fighting if Israel breaks ceasefire deal

Ziyad al-Nakhala also thanked Iran for supporting Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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Defense
The city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on August 7, 2022.

LIVEBLOG: Israel lifts restrictions in south as ceasefire holds

Follow the latest escalation on Israel's southern border

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Diplomacy
US President Joe Biden delivers a statement upon his arrival at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, on July 13, 2022.

Biden welcomes ceasefire, supports 'timely' probe into civilian deaths

Biden urges 'all parties to fully implement the ceasefire'

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Society
An areal view of the beach in the coastal city of Ashkelon, Israel, on June 1, 2019.

Israel tourism industry offers free vacations to residents living near Gaza border

Residents of towns near Gaza Strip border have been living under rocket fire for 3 days

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Economy
Le ministre israélien des Finances Avigdor Liberman lors d'une conférence de presse dans son bureau à Jérusalem, le 11 mai 2022

Israel: Finance Ministry to compensate residents affected by Gaza strikes

'We will do everything in our power to ensure the economic and security stability of the citizens of Israel'

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Defense
Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid (C), Defense Minister Benny Gantz visit the Southern Command, Israel, on August 7, 2022.

Israel: Lapid says that goals of Operation Breaking Dawn 'have been achieved'

'The goals have been achieved. There's no benefit in continuing the operation,' Lapid reportedly said

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Defense
Israel's Iron Dome air defense system launches a missile to intercept rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, on the outskirts of the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, on August 7, 2022

IDF hails Iron Dome's success in intercepting hostile missiles

The system is designed to intercept and destroy missiles and rockets heading for populated areas

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Politics
An Israeli guides his child in casting the ballot for Israel's parliamentary election at a polling station in the city of Yavne, Israel, on March 23, 2021.

Israel: Labor, Likud may postpone primaries due to Operation Breaking Dawn

The final decision will be made by the end of the day

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Defense
Israel's Prime Minister Yair Lapid (L), Defense Minister Benny Gantz visit the Southern Command, Israel, on August 7, 2022.

Israel: PM Lapid, Defense Minister Gantz visit southern border

Lapid and Gantz spoke with soldiers serving at the site

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Society
Tourists on the lookout point on the mount of olives look at the Dome of the Rock and the Temple Mount  in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 12, 2022.

Israel: Record number of Jewish pilgrims visit Temple Mount despite security tensions

'Never before have so many Jewish pilgrims visited the holy site since the time of the Temple'

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Defense
Tour d'observation de la prison de Gilboa, dans le nord d'Israël, le 6 septembre 2021

Israel: Gilboa prisoner suspected of raping female guard, assaulting two others

Former guard said the prisoner raped her four times, while her superiors repeatedly left her alone with him

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Diplomacy
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attending a meeting at the presidential palace in the capital Cairo, Egypt, on July 24, 2022.

Israel: Talks underway for Egypt-brokered ceasefire with Gaza

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says that his government was working to end the fighting