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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Netanyahu trial clouds last days of Israel election campaign

The criminal trial for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will begin March 17, court officials announced Tuesday, shaking up the final stretch of a contentious election campaign and hurting the longtime …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

Israeli-Palestinian violence spikes a week after Trump plan

Israeli forces have killed two Palestinians in clashes in the occupied West Bank and a third in Jerusalem after he opened fire at a police officer

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 1, 2020

Arab League rejects Trump plan; Abbas vows to cut U.S., Israel ties

The Arab League rejected as “unfair” a Middle East plan unveiled by U.S. President Donald Trump and called for noncooperation with the U.S. administration, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas threatened …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Israel postpones move to annex large parts of West Bank

Israel has postponed a move to annex large parts of the West Bank, a government minister said Wednesday, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to quickly act on …

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Palestinians angrily reject Trump Mideast peace plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said “a thousand no’s” to the Mideast peace plan announced Tuesday by President Donald Trump, which strongly favors Israel.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 28, 2020

Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians

President Donald Trump unveiled his long-awaited Mideast peace plan Tuesday alongside a beaming Benjamin Netanyahu, presenting a vision that matched the Israeli leader’s hard-line, nationalist views while falling far short …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Trump hosts Israeli leaders who call his peace plan historic

President Donald Trump is holding back-to-back meetings Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief challenger Benny Gantz ahead of the unveiling of the U.S. administration’s much-anticipated plan …

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 26, 2020

Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington on Sunday night vowing to “make history” as he prepared to meet President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the administration’s much-anticipated plan …

UK woman in Cyprus gang rape case gets suspended sentence

A Cypriot court on Tuesday handed a four-month suspended sentence to a 19-year-old British woman who was found guilty of public mischief after authorities said she made up claims that …

Leaders of Greece, Israel, Cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal

The leaders of Greece, Israel and Cyprus met in Athens on Thursday to sign a deal for an undersea pipeline that would carry gas from new offshore deposits in the …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 1, 2020

Netanyahu to seek immunity from criminal charges

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday that he would ask the Israeli parliament to grant him immunity from three criminal charges, tying up further the lengthy legal proceedings against him …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 30, 2019

Cyprus court: British teen guilty of fabricating rape claims

A Cyprus court on Monday found a 19 year-old British woman guilty of fabricating claims that she was gang raped by 12 Israelis in a hotel room at a tourist …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 26, 2019

Israel’s embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a landslide victory in a primary election for leadership of the ruling Likud party

Reports: Former Gonzaga standout Johnathan Williams nears return to NBA

Former Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Johnathan Williams is close to returning to the NBA, according to published reports. Williams is expected to sign with the Washington Wizards.

Case against Netanyahu includes billionaire witnesses

Israel’s attorney general on Monday officially submitted his indictment of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges, laying out a sweeping case in which over 300 people, including a number …

Attorney general: Israel’s Netanyahu not required to resign

Israel’s attorney general said Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not required to leave office following his indictment on corruption charges, giving a small boost to the embattled leader.

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted on corruption charges

Israel’s attorney general has formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader’s …

Netanyahu challenger unable to form coalition

Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival failed to form a new government by a Wednesday deadline, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

US softens position on Israeli West Bank settlements

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the U.S. is softening its position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, the latest in a series of Trump administration …

Israel says 2 Gaza missiles intercepted despite cease-fire

Israel says its missile defenses have intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip

Gaza truce appears holding despite sporadic rocket fire

A cease-fire between Israel and Islamic Jihad militants in Gaza appeared to be holding Thursday despite sporadic rocket fire, after two days of intense fighting that killed at least 34 …

As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

Israeli aircraft struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip on Wednesday while the militant group rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest …

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

Israel targets Islamic Jihad leader, sending message to Iran

Israel on Tuesday targeted two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in the Gaza Strip and missing the second in Syria as it stepped up …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Former top general gets a shot at forming Israeli government

Israel’s former military chief Benny Gantz was tasked Wednesday with forming the next government, but he has few options after last month’s elections left him in a near tie with …

Israel’s Netanyahu gives up on forming new coalition

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he had failed to form a majority government in parliament, marking a major setback for the embattled Israeli leader that plunges the country …

As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

For the past three years, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bet heavily on President Donald Trump and been rewarded with major diplomatic gains in exchange for his warm embrace of …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Unearthed Gandhi WWII letter wishes Jews ‘era of peace’

On the same day World War II broke out in Europe, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a short Jewish New Year greeting to a local Indian Jewish official, offering ominous good wishes …

In Israel, calls for unity reveal deep divisions after vote

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, on Thursday each called for the formation of a unity government following Israel’s inconclusive national election. But with both men …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Israel’s Arabs poised to gain new voice after tight election

Israel’s Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday’s election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority.

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer setback in exit polls

In an apparent setback for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, exit polls showed the longtime Israeli leader falling short of securing a parliamentary majority with his hard-line allies in Tuesday’s election.