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Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza cease-fire deal

Israel’s defense minister abruptly resigned Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

Israeli soldier, 7 Palestinians killed in new Gaza fighting

A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six militants dead just as Israel and Hamas had …


Israel battles measles outbreak as infant dies of disease

Israel is grappling with one of its worst measles outbreak in decades, with over 1,200 cases reported since the beginning of 2018.


‘Horrendous anti-Semitic brutality’: Israel decries synagogue massacre, sends official to Pittsburgh

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “heartbroken and appalled by the murderous attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue” after a gunman killed at least 11 people and injured six …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 26, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in Gaza, 1 in West Bank

Israeli forces shot dead five Palestinian youths Friday, four in Gaza protests and one in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.


Rocket fired from Gaza hits home in south Israel; 4 treated

A rocket fired from Gaza struck a residential home in southern Israel early Wednesday and the Israeli military began attacking militant sites in Gaza in response as days of rising …


Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians on Friday in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza’s Health Ministry …


Appeal of U.S. student barred from entering Israel rejected

The lawyer for a U.S. student who has been barred from entering Israel because of alleged involvement in a Palestinian-led boycott movement says that her appeal to remain in the …


Israel defends actions against U.S. student in detention

A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government’s handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past …


Israel vs Iran: Netanyahu lobs nuclear claim – again

Clandestine nuclear dumping. Concealing atomic material near a rug-cleaning plant. Lying to international partners. Accusing Iran of all of the above, Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu fired a new salvo Thursday …


Israeli delegation in Moscow to share data on plane downing

A high-level Israeli military delegation visited Moscow on Thursday to present detailed information related to the downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that responded to an Israeli air …


Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missile

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel …


Trump administration plans to shutter Palestinian office

The U.S. plans to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington in its latest show of support for the U.S-Israel relationship, according to three U.S. officials.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8:37 a.m.

Lana Del Rey nixes Israel concert after Palestinian pressure

Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists.


Violence erupts amid Gaza cease-fire, 2 Palestinians killed

Violence erupted at the Gaza border Friday after the territory’s militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel appeared to be honoring a cease-fire that ended two days of intense violence amid …


Hamas says Gaza cease-fire reached with Israel

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said late Thursday that a truce had been reached with Israel, ending an intense two-day burst of violence that had pushed the region closer to war. But …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip

The Gaza Health Ministry says a pregnant woman, her 1-year-old daughter and a Hamas fighter have been killed in Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.


Feeling sidelined, Israel’s Druze protest Jewish nation bill

Tens of thousands of members of Israel’s Druze minority and their Jewish supporters, some chanting “equality,” packed a central Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against a contentious new …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

1 killed, 90 wounded by Israel in Hamas-led Gaza protests

Gaza’s Hamas rulers led several thousand Palestinians in a protest along the frontier with Israel on Friday – a show of presence by Hamas as Egyptian efforts intensify to broker …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride amid surrogacy uproar

More than 15,000 people marched in the Gay Pride Parade through Jerusalem on Thursday, partying in the shadow of a recently passed surrogacy law that excludes homosexual fathers and outraged …


Human rights group: Employee targeted with Israeli spyware

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to …


Thousands bury 11-year-old, 2 others killed by Israeli fire

Thousands attended funerals Saturday of three Palestinians killed by Israeli army fire in a border protest a day earlier, including an 11-year-old, a 17-year-old and a man on crutches.


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Troops sent to West Bank after Israeli killed in attack

Israel’s military on Friday searched the West Bank village of a Palestinian teenager who broke into a settlement home and stabbed three Israelis, including one who later died from his …


Israel shoots down Syrian jet; Syrian forces reach Golan

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet it said had breached its airspace on Tuesday while advancing Syrian government forces retaking territory from rebels reached the Golan Heights frontier for …


Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides …


UPDATED: Fri., July 20, 2018, 1:59 p.m.

Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said.


Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

New details have been leaked of how the Israeli spy agency Mossad smuggled out Iranian nuclear documents earlier this year, but the material does not appear to provide evidence that …


Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

The Israeli military lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border Sunday, indicating it had accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire that ended a 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants that had …


UPDATED: Sat., July 14, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Israel exchanges intense fire with Hamas militants in Gaza

The Israeli military carried out its largest daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, threatening to spark a …


Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due ‘soon’

President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President …