Stories tagged: Israel
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order
Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on …
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:24 p.m.
U.S., Israel to exit U.N. agency over alleged anti-Israel bias
The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:42 a.m.
Israeli leader at odds with security team over Iran deal
If President Donald Trump moves to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Israel’s nationalist government can be expected to be the loudest – and perhaps only – major …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
Israel approves plans for thousands of new settlement units in the West Bank
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved building plans for 3,736 new units in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, in what activists say is part of a …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Israel’s defense minister says Hezbollah runs Lebanese army
Israel’s defense minister says the Hezbollah militant group controls Lebanon’s army.
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
Palestinian reconciliation faces perilous road ahead
The Palestinian prime minister on Monday is set to lead a large delegation of Fatah officials traveling from the West Bank to Gaza in the most ambitious attempt to reconcile …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:48 a.m.
Interpol approves Palestinian membership, angering Israel
International police agency Interpol voted Wednesday to include Palestine as a member state, in a new boost to Palestinian efforts for international recognition and influence amid long-stalled negotiations with Israel …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 11:14 p.m.
Trudy Rubin: Fix Iran deal, don’t nix it
There is surprising agreement from both security moderates and hawks – including Israeli military and intelligence brass – that scrapping the deal would be the worst option of all.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 2:39 p.m.
Palestinian kills 3 Israelis outside West Bank settlement
A Palestinian gunman killed three Israelis and critically wounded a fourth outside a West Bank settlement before he was shot dead Tuesday, dealing a new blow to the efforts by …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Israel intercepts drone headed toward Golan Heights
The Israeli military says it has shot down a drone that attempted to enter the airspace above the Golan Heights.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Netanyahu says Israel endorses independence for Kurds
Israel’s leader on Wednesday said his country supports Kurdish independence ahead of a key referendum on the matter.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
Israeli PM’s son under fire for anti-Semitic post
Israeli political leaders lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eldest son Sunday for posting an anti-Semitic caricature aimed at his father’s critics.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m.
Israel’s ‘meal’ scandal moves closer toward indictment of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s wife
Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is likely to be indicted on fraud-related charges in a case that peers into spending on catered meals and lifestyle …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
Israel strikes deep inside Syria, said to hit military facility
Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria Thursday, killing two soldiers, the Syrian army said, in a stronghold of President Bashar Assad that is …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
Syrian army: Israeli air raid on military position kills 2
The Syrian army says an Israeli air raid on a military position in western Syria has killed two soldiers and caused material damage.
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 10:11 a.m.
Israeli PM sheds statesmanlike persona as scandals mount
With a slew of corruption scandals closing in on him, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is dropping what remains of his statesmanlike persona in favor of an angry nationalism that’s …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 8 a.m.
Israeli prime minister says no withdrawal from settlements
Israel’s prime minister has vowed to never uproot any West Bank settlement – just days after a White House envoy was in the region trying to restart peace talks with …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:01 p.m.
Some 500 Israelis gather in anti-Netanyahu protest
Some 500 protesters are gathering in front of Israel’s attorney general’s home to demand he indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Israeli forces shoot, kill Palestinian after stabbing attack
Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian after he attacked Israeli policemen at a West Bank checkpoint, stabbing one of the officers.
Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Israeli leader resists calls to criticize Trump
Israel’s prime minister faced growing calls on Thursday to denounce President Donald Trump’s response to the racially charged violence and anti-Semitic displays in Charlottesville, Virginia, even at the risk of …
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Netanyahu rips media, opposition in face of corruption case
Israel’s embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lashed out at the media and his political opponents in an animated speech to hundreds of enthusiastic supporters on Wednesday, seeking to deliver a …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Joining Arab states, Israel says it plans to ban Al-Jazeera
Israel said Sunday it plans to ban Qatar’s flagship Al-Jazeera network from operating in the country over allegations it incites violence, joining Arab nations that have shut down the broadcaster …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Trump counters criticism of his national security adviser
President Donald Trump has issued a defense of his national security adviser H.R. McMaster against criticism he’s not supportive enough of Israel and is stifling conservative viewpoints.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 2:53 p.m.
Netanyahu’s former aide to testify against him in graft case
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s former chief of staff and onetime close confidant has agreed to testify in two ongoing corruption cases against him, Israeli police said Friday.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Israeli police: Netanyahu suspected of breach of trust, bribes
An Israeli police document says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of crimes involving breach of trust and bribes in two corruption cases.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:50 p.m.
Muslim prayers end peacefully at Jerusalem mosque
Prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque ended peacefully on Friday amid two weeks of unrest over security at a major holy site in Jerusalem, Israeli police said, but violence flared in …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Clashes, tensions flare at sacred site in Jerusalem
Violence returned Thursday to a sacred site in Jerusalem as Palestinians gathering for prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound clashed with Israeli police nearly two weeks after a deadly attack …
Wed., July 26, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Jerusalem Palestinians find voice through prayer protests
Thousands of Palestinian Muslims have been praying in the streets of Jerusalem every evening – creating a new, surprisingly effective form of protest in their long conflict with Israel.
Wed., July 26, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
Jerusalem’s Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so much
Israeli police acknowledged on Wednesday that security forces are preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of efforts to lower tensions around a contested …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
Muslims keep up shrine boycott despite Israeli concessions
Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel’s seeming capitulation when …