Nov 25, 2014

Turkey governor under fire over call to turn synagogue into museum

A Turkish regional governor was accused Monday of inciting hatred toward the country’s Jewish community after suggesting a synagogue be turned into a museum as a reprisal for Israel’s policies over the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. Dursun Ali Sahin, governor of the northwestern province ...

Nov 24, 2014

Egypt willing to send troops to future Palestine

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said in remarks published Sunday that Egypt is prepared to send troops into a future Palestinian state to assist local police and guarantee Israel’s security. In comments to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, el-Sissi said the troops would be stationed ...

Nov 24, 2014

Israeli Cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

A divided Cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel’s status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority. Right-wing supporters of the initiative, including Prime Minister ...

Nov 21, 2014

Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say. The alleged Hamas plot was hatched during the July-August war in ...

Nov 19, 2014

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and shawls on the floor of a synagogue in Jerusalem — an assault that sharply escalated already-high tensions after weeks of religious violence. The attack during ...

Unrest spreads as Israeli woman is killed in knife attacks

Nov 11, 2014

Unrest spreads as Israeli woman is killed in knife attacks

An Israeli woman was killed and three others wounded Monday in two separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across Israel and the occupied West Bank. Monday’s violence began in Tel Aviv where a Palestinian teenager from the northern West ...

Nov 4, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. Congress passed the law in 2002 ...