Stories tagged: Israel
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 1:55 p.m.
Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has spiked since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 5:37 p.m.
Israel’s prime minister on Tuesday vowed to annex the strategic heartland of the West Bank if he wins national elections next week, offering a vision that would likely end any …
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
Israel on Thursday accused Iran and its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah of stepping up attempts to build missile-production facilities in Lebanon, warning that these efforts are putting Lebanon and its civilian …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 4:43 p.m.
‘Tel Aviv on Fire’ review: A movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that’s lighthearted and entertaining? Yes
In offering a comedic take on not just the hostility between Israelis and Palestinians, but also the shared history and culture that bind them, “Tel Aviv on Fire” is an …
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 12:01 p.m.
The long shadow war between Israel and Iran has burst into the open in recent days, with Israel allegedly striking Iran-linked targets as far away as Iraq and crash-landing two …
Mon., Aug. 26, 2019, 12:31 p.m.
Israeli drones bombed a Palestinian base in eastern Lebanon near the border with Syria early Monday amid rising tensions in the Middle East, the Lebanese state-run National News Agency and …
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 10:27 p.m.
The leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah says his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that enter Lebanese airspace from now on, raising the potential for conflict amid …
Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
Israel’s prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump’s comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she will not visit her relatives in the occupied West Bank despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel’s “oppressive” conditions aimed …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 11:06 a.m.
Israel said Thursday that it will bar two Democratic congresswomen from entering the country ahead of a planned visit over their support for a Palestinian-led boycott movement, a decision announced …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 8:07 p.m.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Johnathan Williams is heading overseas to continue his professional basketball career. Williams signed recently with Maccabi Rishon in Israel.
Wed., July 31, 2019, 1:31 p.m.
The Israeli Cabinet unanimously approved a proposal to build over 700 housing units for Palestinians in addition to 6,000 Israeli settlement housing units in the West Bank.
Sat., June 22, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
The White House has unveiled the economic portion of its much-anticipated “deal of the century” peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians
Mon., June 17, 2019
RAMAT TRUMP, Golan Heights – The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights. …
Mon., June 3, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
After narrowly failing to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections, the long-time Israeli leader’s opponents now have a rare chance for a “do-over” in a snap vote in …
Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:51 p.m.
Israeli police shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian near the West Bank separation barrier on Friday, Palestinian health officials said, while in Jerusalem’s Old City, an alleged Palestinian attacker was …
Fri., May 31, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
Iranians in the capital Tehran set fire to effigies of President Donald Trump, while in the Iraqi capital, Iran-backed militiamen marched over a large Israeli flag as part of rallies …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:05 p.m.
Israel’s parliament has voted to dissolve itself, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year
Israel’s parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 4:28 p.m.
Jordan on Wednesday stood by a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, exposing a rift with the United States as the Trump administration tries to rally Arab support for a …
UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s top Mideast advisers face skeptical audiences as they start a tour of the region to rally support for their ‘economy-first’ plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace
Mon., May 27, 2019, 1:26 p.m.
Israel’s parliament on Monday passed a preliminary motion to dissolve itself. The move further pushed the country toward an unprecedented political impasse, less than two months after elections seemed to …
Wed., May 22, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels –some over 5,000 years old.
UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.
Wed., May 15, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
Palestinians on Wednesday marked the 71st anniversary of their mass displacement during the 1948 war around Israel’s creation with protests across the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 2:46 p.m.
WhatsApp says a vulnerability in the popular communications app let mobile phones be infected with sophisticated spyware with a missed in-app call alone.
Mon., May 6, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest …
UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
Palestinian militants on Saturday fired more than 200 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of intense fighting that broke …
Fri., May 3, 2019, 12:45 p.m.
Three Palestinians, including two militants, were killed by Israeli fire Friday after gunshots from the Gaza Strip wounded two Israeli soldiers, officials said, in a new flare-up that shattered a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:34 p.m.
Israel has begun commemorating its Holocaust Remembrance Day in memory of the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators in World War II.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:36 p.m.
Much as Anne Frank’s diary gripped the older generations, an Instagram account based on a true 13-year-old Jewish victim’s journal, called Eva.Stories, is generating buzz among the young.