Israelis converge in three cities to protest plans by PM Benjamin Netanyahu's far-right government to "reform" judiciary — a step critics say will destroy the country's democratic system of checks and balances.
"In two or three years, you may be traversing the skies eastward and taking part in an attack on nuclear sites in Iran," Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz tells air force cadets.
Defence Minister Benny Gantz said that Israel will not cooperate with US authorities as it has provided details of the investigation to American officials.
Palestinian officials in the occupied West Bank and the Gaza enclave say the ultra-nationalist complexion of Benjamin Netanyahu's likely alliance prompts concern over further escalation of the conflict.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar and his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz held a closed-door meeting to discuss bilateral relations, security issues.
Israel has given London-listed drilling company Energean the green light to start testing gas pumping in the Karish gas field disputed with Lebanon, despite threats made by Hezbollah.
Israel's defence minister said that Iran was also working on building missile and weapons industries in Lebanon and Yemen.
Prime Minister Yair Lapid says Israel's bombarding of Gaza "will continue as long as necessary" as violence escalated for a third day, with at least 31 Palestinians reported dead.
One drone was intercepted by a fighter jet and the other two by a warship, according to Israeli military sources.
Israel's cabinet has approved the launch of a state investigation into an affair involving the purchase of submarines and other warships from Germany.
A statement from King Abdullah II says both sides talked about “the need to maintain calm in the Palestinian territories” and the measures necessary to lay the foundation for peace.
Palestinian politicians, including from Fatah, harshly criticised this week's meeting between Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz.
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