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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 12.03.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.20.2014 | 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 11.24.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 10.31.2014 | World

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

Israel Reopens Al Aqsa Mosque For Muslim Prayer

Reuters | Luke Baker | Posted 11.01.2014 | Religion

* Jordanian officials say the king intervened on the issue * Security tight with more police on streets, ID checks * Pra...

Only Israel Can Put an End to the Horror in Gaza

Dr. Khouloud Daibes | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Dr. Khouloud Daibes

The individual stories are tragically too many to recount in one short article. Those lucky enough to survive this latest assault on Gaza have returned to rubble; the loss of loved ones compounded by the destruction of homes, family heirlooms, photographs and memories. Israel has the power to put an end to its occupation of Palestinian land. Only then can Palestinians and Israelis live side by side in peace and security.

As Syrian Al Qaeda Fighters Get Closer, Israel Concerned It Is Next Target

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (AP) — For the first time in the Syrian civil war, al-Qaida fighters are hunkered down on Israel's doorstep, and Israelis...

Israel Returns Fire After Syria Shelling Hits Golan Heights

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Sept 4 (Reuters) - A projectile from fighting in the Syrian civil war struck the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Thursday and Israeli f...

Israeli Airstrikes Level High-Rise Buildings In Gaza

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH and IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline ...

Bomb Fired From Gaza Kills Israeli Child

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags o...

Gaza Rocket Hits Israeli Synagogue, 3 Wounded

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - A rocket fired from Gaza hit a synagogue in the Israeli city ofAshdod on Friday, wounding three people, police said. ...

Israel: Rockets Fired From Gaza, Breaking Cease-fire

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 10.19.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian effort to broker an end to a monthlong war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip appeared to collapse Tuesday...