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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.


Milbank: Netanyahu burns bridges in front of him

Iaraeli leader, Obama forgo even the semblance of cordiality.


Rubin: Murder set back Mideast peace process

Without Rabin, hope of two-state resolution on West Bank faded.


In Israeli bus station attack, disparate lives collide with deadly results

The paths of three very different young people crossed tragically in the Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, leaving all three dead and prompting another round of soul searching in …


Teenager becomes a focus in Israel-Palestinian conflict

The fate of a Palestinian boy seized center stage Thursday in the battle of narratives accompanying the recent burst of deadly Israeli-Palestinian violence.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2015, 6:05 p.m.

As attacks continue, Israeli army begins deploying troops

Hundreds of soldiers fanned out in cities across Israel on Wednesday and authorities erected concrete barriers outside some Arab neighborhoods of east Jerusalem in a stepped up effort to counter …


Palestinians stab Israelis in 2 Jerusalem attacks

Palestinians carried out two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem on Saturday before being shot dead by police, while another two Palestinians were killed during a violent demonstration near the Gaza border …


Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.


Netanyahu assails Iran-nuclear talks in Congress address

WASHINGTON — In a speech that stirred political controversy in two countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Congress on Tuesday that negotiations underway between Iran and the United States …


Rockets launched from Syria hit Golan Heights, Israel says

JERUSALEM – At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the military said. The exchange came after an …


Amy Goodman: Media ‘blockades’ Gaza truth

According to the United Nations, one child has been killed in Gaza every hour for the past two days. Overall, the Israeli military has killed close to 700 Palestinians, the …


UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who …


John Kerry in Israel: ‘This needs to end’

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families …


Charles Krauthammer: Hamas’ missiles offer flash of moral clarity

Israel accepts an Egyptian-proposed Gaza cease-fire; Hamas keeps firing. Hamas deliberately aims rockets at civilians; Israel painstakingly tries to avoid them, actually telephoning civilians in the area and dropping warning …


Israel launches ground offensive in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says it has launched a ground offensive in Gaza.


Officials: Israel finds bodies of kidnapped teens

Security officials say the Israeli military has discovered the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier this month.


Competing Idaho billboards criticize, defend U.S –Israel foreign policy

Contrasting views on America’s relationship with Israel have unfurled along an 8-mile section of Interstate 90 in North Idaho. A billboard in Coeur d’Alene criticizing U.S. military aid to Israel …


Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks in nearly five years, huddling together at an undisclosed …


Israel, Palestinians eye peace deal in 9 months

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry says Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have agreed to meet again within two weeks to continue substantive negotiations on a so-far elusive peace deal. …


Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians

JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors today that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who …