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In Israeli Military, Guarded Optimism for 2017

While war will continue to rage in much of the region writ large, Israeli military forecasts for 2017 are cautiously optimistic that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) may get through the year that began Sunday without having to wage major combat operations. “The probability for war in 2017, generally speaking, is low,” a senior defense […]

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Palestinian Security Forces Receive Al-Jawad Vehicles

The Palestinian Authority’s (PA’s) Ministry of Interior has received its first armoured vehicles in the form of six Al-Jawad security vehicles, PA security sources told IHS Jane’s on 12 December. Based on the Ford F-550 chassis, the Al-Jawad is made by Jordan’s King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and will be used by […]

IDF Recommends Israel Bolster Palestinian Authority to Prevent Further Security Deterioration

The IDF has recommended the government take a series of steps to strengthen the Palestinian Authority and its security forces, which the defense establishment perceives as a moderating influence, as a way to help prevent further deterioration of the security situation in the West Bank and Israel. Recommendations included enabling PA security forces to acquire […]

Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Persist as Diplomats Push for Peace

Stone-throwing Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip during “Day of Rage” protests on Friday while diplomats tried to end more than three weeks of bloodshed. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he was cautiously optimistic there was a way to defuse tensions after holding four […]

Israel on High Alert as Violence Spreads to Gaza Border

Palestinians carried out three stabbings Monday in Jerusalem, leaving a teenage Israeli boy in critical condition, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu angrily accused the country’s Arab leaders of helping incite weeks of violence. Two of the attackers, both teenage boys, were killed. In a fiery speech at parliament, Netanyahu accused Arab parties of “undermining” the […]

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Egypt Could Send Troops to a Palestinian State to Help Out: paper

Egypt would be ready to lend a hand in securing a future Palestinian state by sending in troops that could help out local police and offer Israel security guarantees, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in a newspaper interview. Sisi, who is visiting Italy and France this week, told Italian daily Corriere della Sera the creation of a Palestinian state was the […]