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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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem pivot

Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

Pence’s Mideast trip still on

Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.


Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and prevent attack tunnels from reaching …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 11:37 a.m.

Israel slams Palestinian leader Abbas for anti-Trump speech

Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict …


Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel this month after postponing a trip to the Middle East in December following President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

Israel lists 20 groups to be denied entry over boycott calls

Israel on Sunday identified 20 activist groups from around the world whose members will be banned from entering the country over their calls to boycott the Jewish state, stepping up …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 10:16 p.m.

Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

An Israeli military court on Monday indicted a teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed last month in the West Bank slapping Israeli troops who refused to respond.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Pence’s office says visit to Israel remains in plans

Mike Pence’s office on Monday said the U.S. vice president still plans on visiting Israel this month, despite an apparent delay in the schedule.


Israel retaliates to Gaza rocket attack, no injuries

Israel’s military retaliated to rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip on Friday with strikes on posts used by the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the territory. The exchange caused …


Israel minister plans Trump train station at Western Wall

Israel’s transportation minister is pushing ahead with a plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem’s Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims – and ending …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

Guatemala diplomat defends Israel embassy move, says no reversal

President Jimmy Morales’ top diplomat defended his decision to move Guatemala’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, rejecting on Tuesday international and domestic criticism after he followed Washington’s lead in announcing …


Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President …


Lorde scraps Israel concert amid boycott calls

Lorde on Sunday cancelled a performance in Israel scheduled for next summer after appeals by pro-Palestinian activists.


Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala is to move its embassy to Jerusalem, President Jimmy Morales announced on Sunday, following in the controversial footsteps of U.S. President Donald Trump. In a statement …


Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

Jerusalem violence, rain put damper on Bethlehem Christmas

Crowds were thinner than previous years as visitors, particularly Arab Christians living in Israel and the West Bank, appeared to be deterred by clashes that have broken out in recent …


2 Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status

Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

U.N. vote calls U.S. move on Jerusalem ‘null, void’

The U.N. General Assembly has voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions to declare President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.”


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with U.S. funding cutoff

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.