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Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit U.S.

Israel’s prime minister on Sunday accepted an invitation to visit the White House next month in hopes of forging a “common vision” for the region with President Donald Trump that …


In long-shot Mideast peace bid, France sees nothing to lose

It sounds far-fetched at best: holding a Mideast peace conference without Israelis, Palestinians or the incoming U.S. government.


Syria says Israeli missiles struck near military airport

Syria accused Israel of firing missiles early on Friday that struck near a major military airport west of Damascus, sparking a fire, and warned Israel of repercussions without specifying whether …


Syria says Israeli strikes hit near airport west of capital

Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether …


Netanyahu’s grip on power under threat as gift scandal grows

Benjamin Netanyahu has survived many challenges on his way to becoming the second longest-serving prime minister in Israeli history. A deepening criminal investigation now presents a new threat to his …


Truck attack kills 4 Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem

A Palestinian truck driver rammed his vehicle into a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a popular Jerusalem tourist spot Sunday, killing four people and wounding 17 others in the deadliest …


Israeli police question Netanyahu again over graft suspicion

Israeli police are questioning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the second time over corruption allegations.


Israeli police question Netanyahu over graft suspicions

Israeli police questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his official residence in Jerusalem over graft allegations that are casting a pall over his leadership.


Trudy Rubin: The reality behind the U.N. vote

Obama has been more protective of Israel at the U.N. than any other U.S. president in the last half century, vetoing any Security Council resolution critical of Israel until this …


Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s most shameful moment

For the last 35 years, every administration, including a re-election-seeking Obama himself in 2011, has protected Israel with the U.S. veto because such a Security Council resolution gives immense legal …


EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace

The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.


In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America …


Kerry plans Middle East speech as Israel retaliates over UN snub

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will offer a “comprehensive vision” for how Middle East peace can be achieved in a speech Wednesday in Washington, as Israel steps up its …


Israel to build in Jerusalem, mulls more steps against UN bodies

Israel is pushing ahead building plans in areas the U.N. Security Council recently declared as occupied Palestinian territory and weighing new steps against U.N. agencies, as the censure roils its …


Trump calls U.N. ‘just a club for people’ to ‘have a good time’

Three days after the United Nations adopted a resolution calling on Israel to halt Jewish settlement activity on Palestinian territory, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted that the international body “is just …


Israeli opposition leaders blast Netanyahu after UN vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s domestic critics are coming out in force following passage of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements, and as the government fears further international moves …


Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after U.N. controversy

Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel’s decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister.


Netanyahu, furious over U.N. vote, summons U.S. ambassador

Fuming over a United Nations Security Council resolution passed Friday that deems Jewish settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem illegal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the rare …


Israel’s Netanyahu lashes out at Obama over U.N. vote

Israel’s prime minister lashed out at President Barack Obama on Saturday, accusing him of a “shameful ambush” at the United Nations over West Bank settlements and saying he is looking …


UN condemns Israeli settlements as Obama declines to veto

In a striking rupture with past practice, the United States allowed the U.N. Security Council on Friday to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a …


Some fear Israel wildfires will hurt Jewish-Arab ties in Haifa

Two days after a wave of wildfires spread throughout the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands to flee, residents returned to pick through the blackened debris …


Haifa fire overcome but others rage elsewhere in Israel

Israeli firefighters on Friday reined in a blaze that had spread across the country’s third-largest city of Haifa and forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes, but …


Wildfire rips through Haifa; Israeli leaders say it may have been intentionally set

A wildfire roared through parts of Israel’s third-largest city Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes as the country’s leaders raised the possibility that Arab assailants …


Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump

President Barack Obama left Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong – and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.


Swimmers complete 7-hour crawl across shrinking Dead Sea

A multinational group of swimmers swam seven hours through the salty, soupy waters of the Dead Sea on Tuesday in a bid to draw attention to the environmental degradation of …


Israel to launch major expedition to find Dead Sea Scrolls

An Israeli antiquities official says Israel is embarking on a major expedition to find more Dead Sea Scrolls.


Charles Krauthammer: Is Obama preparing parting shot at Israel?

Before the election, Obama dare not attempt this final legacy item, to go along with the Iran deal and the Castro conciliation, for fear of damaging Hillary Clinton.


UNESCO adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

UNESCO’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem – and that has angered Israel’s government and …


Trudy Rubin: Keeping Shimon Peres’ dream of peace alive

Peres knew the status quo on the West Bank and Gaza was not sustainable. He didn’t believe Jews should occupy another people. Second, keeping Gaza and the West Bank would …


Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres’ funeral

Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for …