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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 …


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 …