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Israel mourns deaths of soldiers killed on north border
Staff Sgt. Dor Chaim Nini, 20, and Maj. Yochi Kalangel, 25, were killed by a Hezbollah missile Wednesday "God only knows how I feared that knock on my door," Kalangel's mother says at his funeral "God always takes the best ones," says Nini's friend.
 
Yoav Limor | A disturbing new reality in the north
The borders with Lebanon and Syria are now theaters of fighting. The IDF must boost its operational readiness for the next war in the north.
 
Dan Margalit | Choose quiet, despite the pain
A mature Israeli government exercises restraint in exchange for quiet along the border.
Dr. Haim Shine | Reality check: Security first
Israel does not have the luxury of voting in elections on issues like currency and national debt.
Dror Eydar | Jeffrey Goldberg's libel
There is one thing Jeffrey Goldberg knows how to do well -- sow hatred and venom between Israel and the Obama administration.
Amit Halevy | El-Sissi calls for order in Islam
El-Sissi's speech on reforming Islam was a momentous event -- the beginning of true hope.
Elliott Abrams | Freedom in the World 2015
Aggressive authoritarian regimes and a rise in terrorism contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom.
Netanyahu: Iran is behind deadly Hezbollah attack
After Hezbollah missile kills 2 IDF soldiers near border, prime minister vows that "those behind the attack will pay the full price" Foreign minister: Israel must respond with disproportionate force, the way the U.S. would respond to similar aggression.
Eyal Zisser | Nasrallah does not want war
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah felt obligated to respond because of his position of weakness and distress.
Israel tells UN it will defend itself against Hezbollah
"Israel will not accept any attacks on its territory and it will exercise its right to self-defense and take all necessary measures to protect its population," Israel's U.N. ambassador says Israeli politicians across spectrum condemn Hezbollah attack.
Dr. Reuven Berko | Nasrallah acting out of desperation
Nasrallah is trying to move the battle against Israel to Syria to restore his clout, distance the damage from Lebanon and create new deterrence against the IDF.
Ya'alon: Only tank armor could withstand Wednesday's missiles
Some call use of unarmored vehicles near the Lebanese border during times of tension a failure, but defense officials say it is too early to jump to that conclusion Lebanon sends message to Israel via third party they consider Wednesday's incident over.
Spanish UN peacekeeper killed in exchange of fire in north
Spanish Ambassador to the U.N. Roman Oyarzun Marchesi blames Israel for the soldier's death, saying the violent escalation "came from the Israeli side," though U.N. officials have only said that the incident is still under investigation.
'Problem is not with Israel, but with Obama administration'
Marc A. Thiessen: Obama team's outrage about Netanyahu speech is overwrought Obama: It would be inappropriate to meet with Netanyahu two weeks ahead of Israeli elections Undermining Iran diplomacy at this time would be a mistake, Obama claims.
Richard Baehr | Obama targets Netanyahu, Iran targets Israel
Is it any wonder why someone who stands for something, say a country's security, gets under the skin of a man who is primarily concerned with his own greatness?
Israel: UN must live up to mission of war against genocide
President Reuven Rivlin speaks at the U.N. commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp on Wednesday Rivlin says no religion or ethic group is an "enemy of the world."
Hezbollah supporters celebrate attack on Israeli troops
"We want to dedicate this gathering and tell the Jews that we are not afraid! We are 10 meters away from the [Israeli border] and we are not afraid," Hezbollah supporter says Hamas sends message of support to Hezbollah for Wednesday's attack.
IDF searches for Hezbollah tunnels near Lebanon border
Residents of the area near the border with Lebanon have at times reported underground noises and fear that Hezbollah terrorists are digging tunnels Israel's vulnerability to cross-border tunnels was exposed during Operation Protective Edge.
'Turkish criticism inappropriate at Holocaust memorial'
At Holocaust Memorial Day event, Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek refers to "massacre" in Gaza Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon: Cicek "unjustly and harshly criticized [Israel] at a moment that is absolutely inappropriate."
Ancient skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity
Lead researcher, Tel Aviv University anthropologist Professor Israel Hershkovitz, finds a 55,000-year-old skull that provides the first evidence that Homo sapiens inhabited that region at the same time as Neanderthals, our closest extinct human relative.