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White House unveils $50 billion Palestinian economic plan

The White House has unveiled the economic portion of its much-anticipated “deal of the century” peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians


Israel moves to name Golan settlement after Trump

RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights – The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. …


Israel’s ‘do-over’ election brings new threats to Netanyahu

After narrowly failing to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections, the long-time Israeli leader’s opponents now have a rare chance for a “do-over” in a snap vote in …


2 Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in separate events

Israeli police shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian near the West Bank separation barrier on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, while in Jerusalem’s Old City, an alleged Palestinian attacker was …


Protesters in Iran, Iraq burn Israel, US flags on ‘Quds Day’

Iranians in the capital Tehran set fire to effigies of President Donald Trump, while in the Iraqi capital, Iran-backed militiamen marched over a large Israeli flag as part of rallies …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

Israel’s parliament has voted to dissolve itself, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year

Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

Jordan stands by 2-state Israel-Palestinian solution

Jordan on Wednesday stood by a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exposing a rift with the United States as the Trump administration tries to rally Arab support for a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Trump team faces tough audiences as it sells Mideast plan

President Donald Trump’s top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they start a tour of the region to rally support for their ‘economy-first’ plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace


Israel faces possible second election amid coalition crisis

Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to …


Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels –some over 5,000 years old.


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.


Palestinians mark anniversary of mass displacement

Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel’s creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:46 p.m.

WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone

WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone.


Gaza quiet after Israel, Hamas agree to cease-fire

The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Under heavy rocket fire, Israeli reprisals kill 6

Palestinian militants on Saturday fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke …


3 Palestinians killed, 2 soldiers wounded in Gaza flare-up

Three Palestinians, including two militants, were killed by Israeli fire Friday after gunshots from the Gaza Strip wounded two Israeli soldiers, officials said, in a new flare-up that shattered a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:34 p.m.

Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with solemn ceremony

Israel has begun commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Instagram story aims to engage new generation with Holocaust

Much as Anne Frank’s diary gripped the older generations, an Instagram account based on a true 13-year-old Jewish victim’s journal, called Eva.Stories, is generating buzz among the young.


Israeli team: human error may have caused spacecraft crash

The Israeli start-up behind last week’s failed lunar landing says human error may have caused the spacecraft to crash into the moon.


Long-lost Kafka works could emerge after messy legal battle

A long-hidden trove of unpublished works by Franz Kafka could soon be revealed following a decade-long battle over his literary estate that has drawn comparisons to some of his surreal …


Israeli team assesses what went wrong with lunar landing

The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon moments before touchdown was working Friday to try and piece together what derailed the ambitious mission, which sought to …


Trudy Rubin: Netanyahu victory in Israel’s election means the end of illusions about a Palestinian state

The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, if he keeps his campaign pledge about West Bank settlements, is propelling Israel toward a one-state solution in which it will have to decide whether …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 3:28 p.m.

Airbnb reverses, will allow listings in Israeli settlements

The home-sharing company announced in November that it would remove approximately 200 listings in Israeli settlements, which are in a territory disputed by Palestinians. Airbnb said it will now allow …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Netanyahu appears headed toward re-election in Israeli vote

Israeli voters decided Tuesday whether to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term in office in a tight election that has become a referendum on his decade in power.


Netanyahu, Gantz make last pitches in tight Israeli election

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz made their final appeals to voters Monday on the eve of parliamentary elections that will determine whether the longtime Israeli …


Netanyahu plays a ‘Trump card’ as Israeli elections near

In a tight race for re-election, Israel’s prime minister has gotten a welcome lift from his friend in the White House.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 9:46 p.m.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says she’ll defend Israel, combat socialism as Congressional rep to U.N.

The congresswoman will be one of two lawmakers who will join the permanent U.S. ambassador in official proceedings from the international body. McMorris Rodgers said she will support Israel’s right …


Thousands rally in Gaza but Hamas mostly restrains crowds

Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in the Gaza Strip on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of their mass protests along the Israeli border, as the territory’s Hamas leaders …


Trump signs declaration reversing U.S. policy on Golan Heights

President Donald Trump signed a proclamation on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, reversing more than a half-century of U.S. policy in the Middle East.


Trump’s Golan statement draws strong regional condemnation

From Syria to Turkey, Trump’s declaration that Washington will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan draws rebuke