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Former Israeli Spy Chief Slams Netanyahu's Handling Of Iran Threat

AP | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A former chief of Israel's Mossad spy agency is slamming the prime minister's handling of the Iranian nuclear threat. Ahead of Ben...

Netanyahu Faces New Scandal Over Alleged Lavish Expenses

AP | ARON HELLER | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- With Israeli elections looming and the region in turmoil, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu found himself once more enmeshed in a go...

Israel: Hezbollah Does Not Want Border Clash To Escalate

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

By Dan Williams and Laila Bassam JERUSALEM/BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare f...

Why Obama-Netanyahu Fracas Is About Politics in Israel, Not Iran

Martin van Creveld | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
Martin van Creveld

Most people think that the recent fracas between Jerusalem and Washington is about Iran. They are wrong. Israel has what it takes to turn much of Iran into a radioactive desert. Nor are the mullahs unaware of that fact. It is about Netanyahu playing the Jewish-American card for the upcoming elections in Israel.

Israel Sentences Hamas Man To Life For Killing Teens

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Jan 6 (Reuters) - An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment over the killing of three Israeli you...

Israel Retaliates Against Palestinians For Signing Up To World Court

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel halted transfers of the tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinians in retaliation for their move to join the Inte...

Why Some American Jews Seek To Break Israel's Chief Rabbinate Monopoly

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A broad coalition of American Jews last month formed the Jewish Religious Equality Coalition — or J-REC — to pressure Israel to diminish the...

Israel Strikes Gaza After Palestinian Sniper Fire

AP | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel deployed tank fire and an airstrike on targets in Gaza after its troops came under attack by Palestinian snipers as they wer...

Two Israeli Burial Groups Agree To End Gender Segregation At Funerals

Religion News Service | Michelle Chabin | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Two Jewish burial societies have agreed to not separate women from men during funerals unless the family of the deceased explicitly re...

Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Religious Tensions

Religion News Service | Ben Hartman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Religion

ABU SNAN, Israel (RNS) Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main s...

Israel Moves Ahead With Early Election

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed on Wednesday for a "clear ...

Netanyahu Calls Early Elections

Reuters | Posted 12.02.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sacked his finance and justice ministers on Tuesday, signaling the...

Israel: Hamas Planned To Assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | World

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister...

Israel To Cooperate With UN Chief's Gaza War Inquiry

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Israel said on Thursday it would cooperate with a United Nations investigation into Israeli attacks on U.N...

Worshippers Return To Jerusalem Synagogue After Deadly Attack

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 19 (Reuters) - On edge but faithful to their religious routine, worshippers returned on W...

Jerusalem Mourns Victims Of Deadly Synagogue Attack

Posted 11.25.2014 | World

Dozens of worshippers were gathered at an ultra-Orthodox synagogue in Jerusalem early on Tuesday when two Palestinian cousins opened fire inside the t...

Is Palestine a State That We Can Recognize?

Beatriz Becerra | Posted 01.18.2015 | World
Beatriz Becerra

Can we talk about a "Palestinian state" that is capable of being recognized? Or is it rather an artifice destined to become a new failed state in a region where there are already too many? Will it become another state where the most extreme ideologies would be funded and legitimized? A new site for soldiers to travel to on international missions?

Israeli Police: 3 Americans, Briton Killed In Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.18.2015 | World

Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the ci...

EU Denies Plans For Israel Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | World

BRUSSELS, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The European Union has no intention of imposing sanctions on Israel if it takes steps to block a two-state solution to th...

Israel Says Will Not Cooperate With UN Gaza Investigation

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would not cooperate with a United Nations Human Rights Council investigation into this yea...

An Interfaith Prayer For Peace In Israel

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.12.2014 | Religion

A plan to bring religious groups together in and around Israel for an interfaith "pray in" got derailed just days before the event as tension escalate...

Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian In West Bank Clashes

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, a day a...

Stabbing Attacks In West Bank And Tel Aviv Kill Israeli Woman And Soldier, Wound 2 Others

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2014 | World

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 10 (Reuters) - An Israeli soldier and a woman were stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied W...

Amnesty: Israel Committed War Crimes In Gaza Conflict

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it ...

Tense Situation And Heavy Security In Jerusalem After Yesterday's Clashes

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 12.31.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the pre...