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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.


Trump tells Israeli newspaper Jerusalem move was a high point

An Israeli newspaper on Friday quoted President Donald Trump as saying his recognition of Jerusalem as the country’s capital was one of the highlights of his presidency thus far.


Israel begins distributing deportation notices to Africans

Israeli authorities have begun distributing deportation notices to thousands of African migrants.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Israeli defense chief: Lebanon will pay for Iranian meddling

Israel’s defense minister said on Wednesday that, should war erupt again with Lebanon, it will “pay the full price” for Iran’s entrenchment – the latest of Israeli warnings over Iran’s …


Israelis protesting pending deportation of African migrants

A government plan to deport tens of thousands of African migrants has sparked an unexpected backlash from liberal Israelis and their American Jewish allies who say Israel – established in …


Israel PM visits Russia for talks on Iran’s actions in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Russia on Monday for talks focused on Syria, warning that Israel will not accept Iran’s growing military presence there and in neighboring Lebanon.


Israel slams bill to outlaw blaming Poles for crimes of WWII

Israeli leaders angrily criticized pending legislation in Poland that would outlaw blaming Poles for the crimes of the Holocaust, with some accusing the Polish government of outright denial Saturday as …


Fossil shows modern humans left Africa earlier than thought

A fossil found in Israel indicates modern humans may have left Africa as much as 100,000 years earlier than previously thought.


Trump: Palestinians must return to talks to receive aid

President Donald Trump threatened to withhold aid money from the Palestinians until they return to peace talks with Israel as he sat down with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on …


Israel official doubted Palestinian protest icon, her family

A senior Israeli official on Wednesday said he led a secret investigation into 16-year-old Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi and her family, in part because their appearance – including “blond-haired, …


Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians

Extending his hand at the holiest site where Jews can pray, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall on Tuesday amid tensions with the Palestinians over President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Pence tells Israel U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs …