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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 …


Naftali Bennett: U.S. Embassy belongs in Jerusalem

The inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is an important recognition of Israel’s inherent right to govern itself. It is also the start of a new era, one in …


UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Unprecedented tension between Iran and Israel

In the escalating confrontation between Israel and Iran, Israel’s defense minister called on Syria’s President Bashar Assad on Friday to rid his country of Iranian forces based there – warning …


Israel bombs Gaza tunnel, closes key crossing after attack

The Israeli military said Saturday it was shutting down its main cargo crossing into Gaza after Palestinian protesters caused extensive damage to it, and that it had also destroyed an …


Monitor: 42 killed by Israeli strikes in Syria this week

A wave of Israeli strikes on suspected military positions in Syria this week killed 42 people, including at least 19 Iranians, a Syria war monitor reported Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

1 Gazan killed, 146 hurt by Israeli fire in border protest

Israeli troops fired live bullets and tear gas Friday across a border fence into Gaza where Palestinian protesters threw stones, burned tires and flew kites with burning rags attached. One …


Israel calls on Syria’s Assad to ‘get rid’ of Iranian forces

Israel’s defense minister Friday called on President Bashar Assad to “get rid” of Iranian forces in Syria, warning their continued presence would only cause trouble.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:55 a.m.

Israel hits dozens of Iranian targets in Syria after barrage

The Israeli military on Thursday said it attacked nearly all of Iran’s military installations in neighboring Syria in response to an Iranian rocket barrage on Israeli positions in the occupied …


UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 2:55 p.m.

Syrian TV reports Israeli attack near capital Damascus

Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus on Tuesday, saying its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two of the incoming missiles. The reported attack …


UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Dozens of Palestinians wounded in 6th weekly Gaza protest

Black smoke from burning tires mixed with streaks of tear gas fired by Israeli forces Friday as several thousand Palestinians staged a sixth