Sep 29, 2016

Israeli archeologists find taboo toilet at ancient Jewish shrine

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a stone toilet while excavating a Jewish shrine at an ancient city gate, they said Wednesday, evidence that a biblical king tried to stamp out worship there. King Hezekiah deliberately defiled the eighth century B.C. shrine at the door to ...

Sep 29, 2016

Abe offers condolences to Israel for Peres' death

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered his condolences on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres, calling the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner a “great leader.” Abe expressed his respect for the Israeli leader’s efforts to forge peace in the Middle ...

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93

Sep 28, 2016

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93

Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported ...

Holocaust 'Avenger' leader Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

Sep 27, 2016

Holocaust 'Avenger' leader Joseph Harmatz dead at 91

Holocaust survivor Joseph Harmatz, who led the most daring attempt by Jews seeking revenge against their former Nazi tormentors, has died. He was 91. His son, Ronel Harmatz, confirmed the death Monday. Harmatz was one of the few remaining Jewish “Avengers” who carried out ...

Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked 2015 email

Sep 17, 2016

Powell discusses secret Israeli nukes in leaked 2015 email

In a private email exchange last year leaked this week by hackers, former Secretary of State Colin Powell discussed Israel’s nuclear weapons capability with a friend, saying the country has 200 warheads. Though Israel is widely believed to have developed nukes decades ago, it ...

U.S., Israel to sign record military aid deal

Sep 14, 2016

U.S., Israel to sign record military aid deal

The United States and Israel have agreed on a record $38 billion package of U.S. military aid and will sign the pact on Wednesday, enshrining defense funding for Washington’s closest Middle East ally for the next decade, officials said. The deal will represent the ...

Israel's Peres hospitalized after stroke

Sep 14, 2016

Israel's Peres hospitalized after stroke

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres suffered a “major stroke” on Tuesday and experienced heavy bleeding in the brain, hospital officials said, as doctors raced to stabilize the 93-year-old Nobel laureate. Dr. Itzik Kreiss, director of the Sheba Medical Center, told reporters outside the hospital ...

Sep 13, 2016

Israel denies its aircraft harmed after air raid in Syria

The Israeli military struck artillery positions in Syria on Tuesday after a projectile from that country’s civil war hit the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, but denied a Syrian claim that Syrian forces shot down two Israeli aircraft in the assault. The incident ...