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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 …


After U.S., Israel also backs away from U.N. human rights body

Diplomats said Friday that Israel has temporarily reduced its participation with the U.N.’s main human rights body, days after the United States pulled out largely over its allegation that the …


Israeli PM’s wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the …


Israel strikes Hamas after heavy rocket attacks from Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck Hamas positions in Gaza after Palestinian militants there fired dozens of rockets and mortars at southern communities early Wednesday, the military said.


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 7:23 p.m.

Trump administration pulls U.S. out of UN human rights council

The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It …


Gaza residents pray near Israel, as Muslims mark major feast

Several thousand Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter fence with Israel, joining hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world Friday in marking …


UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Palestinians killed in protest near Gaza-Israeli border

Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas as thousands of Palestinians protested near the Gaza border fence Friday, and at least four demonstrators were killed, including a teenage boy, …


Over 250,000 people celebrate Gay Pride at Tel Aviv parade

Ripped men in white underwear, pink bunny ears and black bow ties gyrated through the streets of Israel’s Tel Aviv on Friday along with drag queens and others to loud …


Merkel condemns Iran tweet but still backs nuclear deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she condemns a tweet from Iran’s top leader saying that Israel is a “cancerous tumor” that needs to be removed and pledged to increase …


UPDATED: Sat., June 2, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Protests resume after Palestinian paramedic’s Gaza funeral

Thousands of Palestinians, including hundreds of medical workers in white uniforms, took part Saturday in the funeral procession of a colleague who was shot dead by Israeli troops the previous …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 4 p.m.

Contrasting U.N. Security Council measures on Gaza both fail

Competing U.N. Security Council proposals to respond to the escalation of violence in Gaza both failed Friday, demonstrating the deep divisions that have paralyzed the U.N.’s most powerful body.


UPDATED: Wed., May 30, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Gaza’s Hamas rulers say cease-fire reached with Israel

Gaza’s Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war.


UPDATED: Tue., May 29, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Gaza militants strike Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

Palestinian militants bombarded southern Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Tuesday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in the largest flare-up of violence between the …


Palestinians want international court to investigate Israel

Calling it a “historic step” toward justice, the Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli crimes committed against the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

U.S. readies Mideast peace plan, but threatens Palestinian aid

The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next month amid signs it may further alienate the Palestinians by slashing millions of …


Turkey urges Muslim nations to stand with Palestinians

Turkey has called on Muslim nations to stand with Palestinians and to work to stop countries joining the United States in relocating their Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.


Kathleen Parker: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities. Monday started the week with a jolt in Jerusalem, where the U.S. and Israel celebrated …


Martin Schram: How powerful Israel lost a PR battle

For months, Israel’s military leaders and the top minds of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government planned and prepared to counter the surge that the enemy warned the world was coming. …


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 3:46 p.m.

Hamas says most slain Gaza protesters were its members

Most of the protesters killed this week by Israeli fire along the border with the Gaza Strip were members of Hamas, the militant group said Wednesday, an assertion that deepens …


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Dozens killed in Gaza as U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem

Israeli soldiers shot and killed at least 52 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday. It was the deadliest day there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Israel kicks off U.S. Embassy celebration, boosts border force

Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

For Palestinians, U.S. Embassy move a show of pro-Israel bias

Monday’s opening of the U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald …