With war looming, Israel girds for more violence in Gaza

Teargas canisters fired by Israeli troops fall over Palestinians during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel, Friday, July 13, 2018 (Wissam Nassar/Flash90)

Teargas canisters fired by Israeli troops fall over Palestinians during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, Friday, July 13, 2018 (Wissam Nassar/Flash90)

Palestinian protesters expected to converge on border fence Friday, in key test of whether the sides can retreat from brink

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200 displaced Syrians gather at Israeli border fence as Russia bombs civilians

Syrians, displaced by fighting in the country's southwest, approach the border fence between Syria and Israel the Syrian village of Bariqu in the southern province of Quneitra, on July 17, 2018 (AFP /JALAA MAREY)

Syrians, displaced by fighting in the country’s southwest, approach the border fence between Syria and Israel the Syrian village of Bariqu in the southern province of Quneitra, on July 17, 2018 (AFP /JALAA MAREY)

Israeli troops do not directly interfere, but call on Syrian civilians to go back to their camp as regime offensive kills at least 10

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Top Iranian general: Forces in Syria ‘awaiting orders’ to destroy Israel

IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami (YouTube screen capture)

IRGC Deputy Commander Hossein Salami (YouTube screen capture)

Hossein Salami says Tehran also ‘creating might in Lebanon to fight our enemy from there with all our strength’ and eradicate ‘evil Zionist regime’

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IDF sends reinforcements to Golan as Assad offensive picks up

An IDF tank deployed to the Golan Heights, near the Syria border, on July 1, 2018. (IDF)

An IDF tank deployed to the Golan Heights, near the Syria border, on July 1, 2018. (IDF)

Army says more tanks, artillery pieces now deployed on Syrian border; threatens ‘determined response’ to any attack

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‘Where’d your money go?’ Liberman asks angry Iranians in Persian

A group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, on June 25, 2018. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP)

A group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of old grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran, on June 25, 2018. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP)

As protests against ayatollahs enter second day, Israel’s defense minister joins demonstrators blaming Iran’s economic woes on regime’s support for regional terror groups

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Turkey’s victorious Erdogan set to assume sweeping powers

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, waves to supporters of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, June 25, 2018. Erdogan won Turkey’s landmark election Sunday, the country’s electoral commission said, ushering in a new system granting the president sweeping new powers which critics say will cement what they call a one-man rule (Presidency Press Service via AP, Pool)

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US quits the UN’s Human Rights Council, citing its ‘chronic bias against Israel’

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on as US Ambassador to the United Nation Nikki Haley speaks at the US Department of State in Washington DC on June 19, 2018.(AFP Photo/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)

Haley calls global body ‘a cesspool of political bias’; announces US departure after protracted criticism of its obsessive focus on Israel; US official says move is ‘immediate’

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