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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


Israel ready to host opening stages of Giro d’Italia, but not without controversy

In its 101-year history, the Giro d’Italia has previously opened a dozen times outside Italy but never outside Europe. Its arrival in Israel is the result of the lobbying efforts …


UPDATED: Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:57 p.m.

Israel says documents prove Iran lied about nuclear program

Israel’s prime minister on Monday unveiled what he said was a “half ton” of Iranian nuclear documents collected by Israeli intelligence, claiming the trove of information proved that Iranian leaders …


UPDATED: Sun., April 29, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Pompeo says U.S. stands with Israelis, Saudis against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday ratcheted up the Trump administration’s rhetoric against Iran and gave warm boosts of support to Israel and Saudi Arabia in their standoffs …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Deadly violence erupts again in Gaza at Israeli border fence

Hundreds of Palestinians converged on the Gaza Strip’s border fence with Israel on Friday, trying to burn and rip through it before drawing heavy Israeli fire in one of the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 8:01 p.m.

9 hikers killed in Dead Sea flash floods, Israel medical services say

Nine young people died in flash floods that struck while they were hiking in southern Israel, medical services said Thursday.


UPDATED: Sun., April 22, 2018, 12:48 p.m.

Israeli minister vows to help Ethiopian Jews move to Israel

Israel’s Justice minister vowed to help Ethiopia’s Jews immigrate to Israel as soon as possible during a rare visit to Ethiopia.


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen …


UPDATED: Sat., April 21, 2018, 7:29 a.m.

Israel’s Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Israel’s defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the “only culprits” in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the EU and a top U.N. official made new demands …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:46 a.m.

Natalie Portman snubs ‘Jewish Nobel,’ triggers backlash

Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the “Jewish Nobel” because of “extreme distress” over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in …


UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 4 Palestinians

Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in …


Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

Gaza protest organizers moved sit-in tents closer to the Israeli border fence Thursday, a day before a fourth planned mass demonstration, raising fears of more bloodshed.


UPDATED: Fri., April 13, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

Israeli flags burn, live rounds fired in Gaza border protest

Thousands of Palestinians staged a mass protest along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel on Friday, some burning large Israeli flags and torching tires while soldiers fired tear gas and live …


UPDATED: Thu., April 12, 2018, 9:43 p.m.

Israeli, Polish presidents join Holocaust remembrance march

The Israeli and Polish presidents sought to calm bitter feelings that have flared between their nations as they joined thousands at a Holocaust remembrance event Thursday at the former Nazi …


Israel says slain Gaza journalist was Hamas militant

Israel’s defense minister said Tuesday that a well-known Gaza journalist who was killed by Israeli gunfire over the weekend was a member of Hamas, an allegation denied by the Islamic …


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 9:49 p.m.

Trump says U.S. has many options in pondering military strike in Syria

President Donald Trump is threatening an imminent military strike against Syria, vowing to respond “forcefully” to Saturday’s apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians and warning that Russia or any other …


Gaza buries journalist killed while covering mass protests

Hundreds attended the funeral of a well-known Palestinian journalist in Gaza on Saturday who was killed while covering mass protests along the Israeli border the previous day.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018, 11:06 p.m.

7 killed by Israeli fire, scores hurt in Gaza border protest

Thousands of Palestinians protested along Gaza’s sealed border with Israel on Friday, engulfing the volatile area in black smoke from burning tires to try to block the view of Israeli …


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:31 p.m.

Israel in deal to resettle Africa migrants, then backtracks

Israel announced a deal with the U.N. on Monday to resettle African migrants in Western nations, but hours later put the agreement on hold.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Israel says it will expand response if Gaza clashes go on

Israel will target militant groups inside Gaza if violence along the territory’s border with Israel drags on, the chief military spokesman warned on Saturday, a day after thousands of Palestinians …