Mar 26, 2015

Amnesty says Gazan militants committed war crimes

The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian militant organizations had committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles. The report comes after two other reports issued in late ...

Mar 25, 2015

U.S. to keep briefing Israel on Iran talks amid spying row

The U.S. administration will continue to brief Israel on its secret nuclear negotiations with Iran, U.S. officials said Tuesday, despite allegations the Jewish state has been spying on the talks. “We’ve spoken in the past to our concern … about leaks of certain sensitive ...

Seven siblings killed in New York fire to be buried in Israel

Mar 23, 2015

Seven siblings killed in New York fire to be buried in Israel

Seven siblings who died in a New York City house fire will be buried in Israel. The children, ages 5 to 16, died early Saturday when flames engulfed the Sassoon family home in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Investigators believe a hot plate left ...

Mar 20, 2015

Netanyahu backtracks on election opposition to Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is still committed to Palestinian statehood if circumstances improve, pulling back from comments he made during his re-election campaign rejecting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I don’t want a one-state solution,” Netanyahu said in an ...

Mar 19, 2015

Anti-Israel ad can be barred from Seattle buses, appeals court rules

County officials in Seattle can prohibit an advertisement criticizing Israeli policies toward Palestinians from appearing on local buses without violating constitutional protections on free speech, a U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

Mar 18, 2015

Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win

Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves toward statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election win. Netanyahu’s surprise victory, after pledging in the final days of the campaign that there would be no Palestinian state ...

Netanyahu's Likud wins Israeli election

Mar 18, 2015

Netanyahu's Likud wins Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country’s election, final results showed Wednesday, after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy. With nearly all the votes counted, Likud appeared to have earned 30 ...

Netanyahu's future on the line in Israeli parliament election

Mar 17, 2015

Netanyahu's future on the line in Israeli parliament election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political survival was on the line Tuesday in a hard-fought parliamentary election pitting his nationalist and security-first ideology against his challengers’ focus on the plight of the country’s struggling middle class. Opinion polls showed a tight race heading into ...