Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Apr 6, 2014

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened the Palestinians on Sunday with unilateral reprisals as the two sides prepared for last-ditch talks with a U.S. envoy on salvaging teetering peace talks. He said Israel would retaliate if the Palestinians proceed with applications to adhere to ...

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

Apr 1, 2014

U.S. mulls release of Israeli spy Pollard as Mideast peace incentive

The United States is talking with Israel about releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive to the Israelis in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, people familiar with the talks said Monday. Releasing Pollard, a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations ...

Israel passes law meant to draft ultra-Orthodox

Mar 13, 2014

Israel passes law meant to draft ultra-Orthodox

Israel’s parliament on Wednesday voted to begin drafting large numbers of ultra-Orthodox men into the military, moving to end a contentious system that enraged many secular Israelis by allowing young seminary students to evade army service. The legislation sought to resolve an issue at ...

Obama pushes Israel to deliver Mideast peace pact

Mar 4, 2014

Obama pushes Israel to deliver Mideast peace pact

President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians, as he sought to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan. But facing a U.S.-imposed April deadline, the Israeli leader ...

Israel aims to export cyber technology, despite risks

Feb 3, 2014

Israel aims to export cyber technology, despite risks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a bold initiative this week calling on tech giants and Western powers to band together to protect the world from cyber-attacks. He vowed to relax export restrictions usually placed on security-related technologies, a move that would enable Israeli ...

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Feb 2, 2014

Israeli premier rejects Kerry's boycott warning

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday rejected U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s warning against a growing boycott movement against the Jewish state should peace talks with the Palestinians fail, while some of his Cabinet ministers lashed out angrily, saying the stance undermined ...

Jan 3, 2014

Kerry visits Israel on new Mideast peace push

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday as he pushed a framework for Middle East peace talks, amid growing tension with the Palestinians. The two met in Jerusalem, launching what is expected to be an intense four days ...

Obama, wary Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear deal: White House

Nov 25, 2013

Obama, wary Netanyahu discuss Iran nuclear deal: White House

President Barack Obama called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday to discuss an international nuclear deal with Iran that has threatened to raise tensions between the close allies, the White House said. Just hours after the six world powers clinched the historic agreement ...