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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 …


Health of Israel’s Peres deteriorates after major stroke

A person close to former Israeli President Shimon Peres says his condition has deteriorated, two weeks after suffering a major stroke.


Trump, Clinton to meet with Netanyahu on eve of first debate

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ahead of their first presidential debate, a senior Israeli official and both campaigns said Saturday.


At U.N., Netanyahu invites Abbas to address Knesset

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to address Israel’s parliament, the Knesset, during a speech before the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. Netanyahu said that in …


Israel to get $38 billion in U.S. military aid over 10 years

The United States will provide Israel’s military with $38 billion during the next 10 years, officials said Tuesday, the largest batch of military assistance the U.S. has ever pledged to …


Israel’s Shimon Peres hospitalized after stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres on Tuesday suffered a stroke and was rushed to a hospital, where he was sedated and placed on a respirator while he underwent a brain …


Violations of Israel-Lebanon cease-fire could spark war, U.N. says

The U.N. Security Council is warning that violations of the cessation of hostilities between Lebanon and Israel could lead to a new conflict “that none of the parties or the …


Israeli warplanes hit Syrian target after mortar fire

JERUSALEM – The Israeli military said its warplanes have hit a position in Syria from where mortars were fired into the Israeli-held Golan Heights. The army said Monday that the …


Israel finds pieces of EgyptAir plane wreck on its coast

The Israeli prime minister’s office said pieces of wreckage believed to be from the EgyptAir plane that crashed in May have been found on the coast of Israel.


Israelis mourn Elie Wiesel as one of their own

Elie Wiesel never lived in Israel, but on Sunday the country mourned the death of the esteemed author and Nobel peace laureate as though it had lost a national icon.


Israel bans access for non-Muslims to Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police on Tuesday banned non-Muslims from a contentious Jerusalem holy site until the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan following two days of clashes with Palestinians at …


Palestinian gunmen kill 4 Israelis in Tel Aviv; 5 wounded

Two Palestinian gunmen opened fire near a popular open-air market in central Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, killing three Israelis and wounding at least five others before being detained, Israel …


Charles Krauthammer: Sanders isn’t lovable to Israel

It is ironic that the most successful Jewish presidential candidate ever should be pushing the anti-Israel case. But perhaps not surprising considering Sanders’ ideological roots.


Netanyahu names hard-liner as defense minister

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel’s most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community …


Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu

Israel’s defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by “extremist and dangerous elements” and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.


Trove of Roman treasure found by Israeli divers

A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel’s biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades, archaeologists said Monday as the priceless objects were showcased for the first time.


Israel marks annual Holocaust remembrance day

Israel is marking its annual Holocaust remembrance day, in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators.


Israeli police: Explosion on Jerusalem bus ‘terror attack’

A bus exploded in Jerusalem on Monday, wounding at least 15 people in what police said was a “terror attack,” raising fears of a return to the Palestinian suicide attacks …


Iran fires 2 missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’

Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” in Hebrew, Iranian media reported, in a show of power by the Shiite nation as …


Vice President Biden in Israel amid Palestinian attacks

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden touched down in Israel Tuesday for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders just after Palestinian attackers shot and stabbed policemen and civilians in separate assaults, …


Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area.


Netanyahu warns Gaza militants against tunnel attacks

JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza on Sunday that his country will retaliate with “greater force” than deployed in the …


Israel demolishes West Bank family homes of alleged Palestinian killers

Israeli army units Saturday demolished four West bank homes of families of Palestinians accused of killing Israelis, two days after the action was cleared by the nation’s Supreme Court.