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Mob kingpin given 3 life sentences for murdering bystanders in failed hit

The Tel Aviv District Court sentenced a notorious mobster to three life sentences and an additional 30 years in jail on Tuesday for the murder of three uninvolved bystanders during…

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‘Terrorists watching us’: Hamas lookout hit by IDF had long worried border residents

Residents of a community near the Gaza border welcomed an airstrike on Saturday on a Hamas observation post that was overlooking their homes, but expressed disappointment that the position was…

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Daily Briefing Jun 13: Mazel tov! Coalition a year old; why Israel hit Syria airport

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Political correspondent…

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Iranian arms depots hit in alleged Israeli strike on Damascus airport, watchdog says

A Britain-based watchdog said Saturday that an alleged Israeli strike on Damascus airport a day earlier hit three arms depots connected to Iran-backed militia. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,…

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Syria halts flights at Damascus airport after runaway hit in alleged Israeli strike

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria on Friday halted flights to and from Damascus International Airport, the transport ministry said, after Israeli air strikes damaged a runway, according to sources. The ministry…

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Russian Jewish oligarch hit with US sanctions, loses WJC leadership roles

JTA — Another Russian Jewish oligarch and philanthropist became ensnared in Western sanctions as the United States on Thursday announced a new round of punitive measures targeting the regime of…

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5 missiles hit Iraqi base, missing US-stationed soldiers by meters

BAGHDAD — At least five missiles hit a sprawling Iraqi army base hosting US troops in the country’s western desert Monday, two Iraqi security officials said. The officials said the…

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Spy drama meets real-life espionage on the set of TV hit ‘Tehran’

Israeli drama “Tehran,” currently in its second season on Apple TV, has the feel of a ripped-from-the-headlines show, with a storyline that closely follows the news. As it turns out,…

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Suicide drones launched from inside Iran said to have hit Parchin military site

A deadly explosion at Iran’s Parchin military complex on Wednesday was reportedly caused by quadcopter suicide drones, in an attack that fits a pattern of previous strikes that have been…

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Police: Hit squad arrested in south while headed to kill member of rival gang

Police on Friday said officers thwarted an attempted assassination in southern Israel as part of an ongoing feud between rival gangs. According to police, the five-member hit team set out…

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