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Israeli Debate Champs Beat Computer, Just Barely

Israeli Debate Champs Beat Computer, Just Barely

Artificial intelligence, or AI system, only gained the ability to participate in debates with people two years ago.   IBM’s new developed-in-Israel artificial intelligence system… Read More ›

Why Singapore statement can’t be applied to the Middle East

Why Singapore statement can’t be applied to the Middle East

Op-ed: Trump didn’t take a gamble in his meeting with Kim. His handshake with the North Korean tyrant won’t do any harm. It can only… Read More ›

Israel deploys electronic eye to track fire kites and balloons from Gaza

Israel deploys electronic eye to track fire kites and balloons from Gaza

Sky Spotter can identify incoming airborne incendiaries, enabling drones to try intercept them, and giving firefighters advance warning; laser system also being developed   Facing… Read More ›

Ex-‘Israeli NSA’ Chief: Cyber Doomsday Scenario Avoidable

Ex-‘Israeli NSA’ Chief: Cyber Doomsday Scenario Avoidable

Zafrir said he was concerned that technology and network administrators “will lose confidence in the network.”   The cyber doomsday scenarios that many experts have… Read More ›

Eshkol advises residents: Keep your safe rooms windows closed

Eshkol advises residents: Keep your safe rooms windows closed

As tensions mount on the Gaza border, Israelis prepare for possible repeat of Tuesday night’s rocket barrage; firefighters battle 15 blazes during the day caused… Read More ›

‘Ticking Bomb’ Limit on Enhanced Interrogation is Dead

‘Ticking Bomb’ Limit on Enhanced Interrogation is Dead

The question of how far enhanced interrogation can go before it constitutes torture – and whether the Shin Bet had crossed that line – was… Read More ›

At brother’s memorial, PM lauds Yoni Netanyahu’s ‘commander’s qualities’

At brother’s memorial, PM lauds Yoni Netanyahu’s ‘commander’s qualities’

Accompanied by wife and sons, Netanyahu delivers emotional speech during the memorial service marking 42 years since the death of his brother Yoni Netanyahu, who… Read More ›

Attorney general says Gazan fire kites a ‘legitimate military target’

Attorney general says Gazan fire kites a ‘legitimate military target’

But Mandelblit mum on legality of firing at those behind launches, as politicians step up calls for direct attacks   Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit said… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Thirty Rockets Launched From Gaza Strip, 7 Intercepted By Iron Dome

Jerusalem – Thirty Rockets Launched From Gaza Strip, 7 Intercepted By Iron Dome

Jerusalem –  Thirty Hamas rockets were fired on Israel from the Gaza Strip early Wednsday morning and during the previous night with no damage or… Read More ›

Cutting Off Iran’s ‘Road to the Sea’ in Syria

Cutting Off Iran’s ‘Road to the Sea’ in Syria

A US official claims Israel struck Iranian-backed Iraqi militia in Syria, and now Tehran must think twice about moving fighters across the porous border.  … Read More ›

Netanyahu meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman

Netanyahu meets with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Amman

In first encounter since diplomatic spat erupted following incident involving Israeli security guard and death of two Jordanians at the Israeli embassy in Amman, the… Read More ›

Former minister could potentially face death penalty for spying for Iran

Former minister could potentially face death penalty for spying for Iran

Justice Ministry official says capital punishment an option in Gonen Segev’s case, but would be an ‘unprecedented penalty’ for espionage   Former minister Gonen Segev… Read More ›

El Al to Launch Flight School in The US, Moving Away From Israel Air Force

El Al to Launch Flight School in The US, Moving Away From Israel Air Force

The school will start operating this week, located at the Aviator College – US Flight School in Florida’s Fort Pierce.   El Al Israel Airlines… Read More ›

Instead of preparing for post-Abbas era, Israel is kicking PA’s weakening body

Instead of preparing for post-Abbas era, Israel is kicking PA’s weakening body

Op-ed: Why isn’t the Netanyahu government doing everything in its power to maintain the current situation in the West Bank, which serves it in almost… Read More ›

Hundreds of turkeys choke to death on smoke as fires rage near Gaza border

Hundreds of turkeys choke to death on smoke as fires rage near Gaza border

Blaze near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha apparently set by balloon launched from Palestinian enclave   Hundreds of turkeys in a coop in an Israeli kibbutz near… Read More ›

Netanyahu: Israel will Hit Iran Throughout Syria, Not Only Along Border

Netanyahu: Israel will Hit Iran Throughout Syria, Not Only Along Border

The prime minister said he reiterated and made clear the principles guiding Israeli policy toward Syria.   Israel will strike against Iranian efforts to entrench… Read More ›

Coalition heads to meet on Haredi threats to quit over draft law

Coalition heads to meet on Haredi threats to quit over draft law

‘The Haredim are serial crisis-creators. They don’t want a draft law, they want draft dodging,’ coalition official says as party leaders are set to meet… Read More ›

Hundreds of police deployed to West Bank outpost ahead of evacuation

Hundreds of police deployed to West Bank outpost ahead of evacuation

Settler youth reportedly throw stones at officers ahead of planned razing of at least 13 structures in West Tapuah, south of Nablus   West Bank… Read More ›

Opinion: Deepining Legal Jeopardy? The Cases Against the Prime Minister

Opinion: Deepining Legal Jeopardy? The Cases Against the Prime Minister

Netanyahu is in much deeper legal jeopardy than he was before.   Case 4000 was a game changer for Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit. He will not… Read More ›

Israel holds Turkish woman on suspicion of security offences

Israel holds Turkish woman on suspicion of security offences

27-year-old Ebru Ozkan was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport while leaving for Turkey on suspicion of ‘endangering national security and contacts with terrorist organizations’; Turkish… Read More ›