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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 …


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.