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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 …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Deadly clashes in Gaza mark start of Palestinian campaign

Thousands of Palestinians marched to Gaza’s border with Israel on Friday in the largest such demonstration in recent memory, and 15 were killed by Israeli fire on the first day …


Israeli police question Netanyahu again in telecom case

Israeli police on Monday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as his wife and son, in a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant, one of a slew of …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Trump dangles Israel trip for new embassy; mum on peace plan

Under twin clouds of legal investigation, President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a united front on Monday, Trump announcing he might travel to Jerusalem to preside …


Trump-Netanyahu visit comes amid legal distractions for both

There’s much to celebrate but plenty of cause for trepidation, too, as President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meet Monday at the White House.


New headaches for Trump’s Mideast hopes as Netanyahu visits

Under the best of circumstances, a Mideast peace deal is the Holy Grail of diplomacy, a goal that has eluded American presidents for generations.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 8:23 a.m.

Israeli police question Netanyahu over telecom case

Israeli police questioned Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant on Friday, casting a shadow on the prime …


Polish law criminalizing some Holocaust speech takes effect

A Polish law that makes it a crime to falsely accuse the Polish nation of crimes committed by Nazi Germany took effect Thursday, part of a wider effort by nationalist …


Israel rounds up 10 linked to Palestinian teen protest icon

Relatives of Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teen-turned-protest icon, say troops arrested 10 people from her West Bank village on Monday, including a 15-year-old cousin with a serious head injury.


Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case

An Israeli court has extended the arrests of a media tycoon and a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated in a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant.


State witness turning point in Netanyahu corruption case

Now that one of Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants has turned state witness, according to Israeli media reports Wednesday, it may mark a turning point for the beleaguered prime minister facing …


President says Egypt ‘scored a goal’ with Israel gas deal

The Egyptian president declared on Wednesday that his country “scored a goal” by signing a $15 billion deal with an Israeli company to supply natural gas that will help turn …


Israeli gas company announces $15B export deal with Egypt

An Israeli energy company on Monday announced a $15 billion deal to supply natural gas to Egypt, in the largest export agreement to date for Israel’s nascent natural gas industry.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

Under fire for travel expenses, EPA’s Pruitt cancels trip to Israel

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly weeklong trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.


Israeli PM Netanyahu to Iran: Don’t test Israel’s resolve

The nuclear deal with Iran has emboldened Tehran to become increasingly aggressive in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, warning that Iran should “not test Israel’s …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 5:04 p.m.

Reports: Police recommend indictments of Netanyahu

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in a pair of corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled …


Israeli PM: Airstrikes dealt ‘severe blows’ to Iran, Syria

Israel’s prime minister said Sunday his country delivered “severe blows” to Iranian and Syrian forces and vowed to take further action against its adversaries following the most serious Israeli engagement …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace

President Donald Trump questioned Israel’s interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.


Polish adviser says Israel wants ‘monopoly on the Holocaust’

An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

Israel downs Iranian drone and strikes Syria, F-16 crashes

In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before …


Abbas tells India PM he seeks multi-country peace mediation

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that he is counting on India’s support for a multi-country sponsorship of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.