November 25th @ 10:58 AM GMT
Yahoo! Israeli police said on Friday they had arrested 12 people on suspicion of arson after massive wildfires tore through central and northern Israel, forcing the evacuation of about 80,000 people in the city of Haifa and destroying hundreds of homes. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had also accepted offers of help from Egypt and Jordan. (World)
November 27th @ 8:39 PM GMT
Yahoo! Israel will order 17 more US-made F-35 warplanes to take its fleet of stealthy Joint Strike Fighters to 50 over the next few years, the premier's office said Sunday. A statement from Benjamin Netanyahu's office said the green light for the order was given by the security cabinet. Israeli public radio said the purchase will come under the US military aid programme -- in September, President Barack Obama signed off on a 10-year military aid package for Israel worth $38 billion -- the larges... (Politics)
November 28th @ 3:19 PM GMT
Yahoo! Questions over the purchase of German submarines that started with media reports of a potential conflict of interest involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyer have mounted in the last 10 days, spurring investigations in two countries. At one level the issue is straightforward: Israel wanted to replace some of its ageing submarines and maintain its military edge against potential threats like Iran, so it ordered three new submarines, costing $1.5 billion, from Germany's ThyssenK... (World)