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Ministers okay housing grants for South Lebanon Army vets living in Israel

Cabinet ministers on Sunday okayed a bill that would provide some 400 South Lebanon Army veterans living in Israel with a NIS 550,000 ($160,000) grant toward purchasing a home. The…

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At Lebanon war memorial, Gantz says next conflict to be ‘powerful and accurate’

Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Wednesday that if Israel is “compelled” to launch a military operation in Lebanon, it will be “powerful and accurate.” Speaking at a memorial ceremony…

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IDF, police foil drug smuggling from Lebanon, seize 35 kilos of hashish

Police said Monday that officers and military forces foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs into Israel from Lebanon. Three residents of the Arab town of Jadeidi-Makr — family members aged…

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Forty years later, Israel’s scars from First Lebanon War still haven’t healed

“I don’t have another land,” Israeli lyricist Ehud Manor wrote 40 years ago during Operation Peace for Galilee, “even if my land is burning.” Kiryat Shmona, a small Israeli city…

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With tensions running high, IDF to hold drill near border with Lebanon

The Israel Defense Forces said it would conduct a military drill in the Galilee panhandle in northern Israel on Thursday morning, which will include artillery fire toward the Mount Dov…

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Lebanon extends licensing deadline for gas exploration amid dispute with Israel

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s caretaker energy minister on Wednesday extended the licensing deadline for oil and gas companies to explore in the country’s territorial waters until mid-December, to give more firms…

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Bennett blasts Lebanon for arguing over gas finds instead of drilling

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett chided Lebanese leaders for fighting with Israel and among themselves over natural gas in the Mediterranean Tuesday, as a US mediator arrived in Beirut for talks…

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Lebanon reportedly ready to back down on some claims in maritime dispute with Isreal

Lebanon is reportedly prepared to offer a compromise in its maritime border dispute with Israel under which it will move the position it currently claims is the boundary between the…

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UN mission demands security guarantees from Lebanon after troops ‘threatened’

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The United Nation’s mission in Lebanon called Sunday for the country’s military to guarantee the security of its peacekeepers, alleging personnel were “threatened” by armed men the…

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Israel vows to defend offshore gas rig amid escalating tensions with Lebanon

Israel on Wednesday insisted that its new offshore natural gas rig in the Mediterranean Sea will not pump from a disputed area with Lebanon and urged the resumption of talks…

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