Oct 20, 2014

Israeli hospital treats Hamas leader's daughter

An Israeli hospital says it has treated the daughter of Hamas’ top leader in the Gaza Strip, weeks after a brutal war between Israel and the Islamic militant group. Avi Shushan, a spokesman for Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital, said the daughter of Ismail Haniyeh ...

Oct 16, 2014

Iran tips hand about structure of secret services

Iran drew back the veil — if slightly — over its intelligence services on Wednesday, with its top nuclear security official crediting them for helping protect the Islamic Republic’s atomic program from attempts at sabotage. In a first, Iran provided public information about the ...

Oct 13, 2014

U.S. promises $212 million in new Gaza aid, urges peace talks

The United States on Sunday promised $212 million in immediate assistance to the devastated Gaza Strip, while also urging Palestinians and Israelis to resume peace talks. People in Gaza, which borders Israel and Egypt, “need our help desperately — not tomorrow, not next week, ...

Oct 2, 2014

Israel approves 2,600 settler homes in east Jerusalem, watchdog says

Israel is to press ahead with the planned construction of 2,610 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, a watchdog said Wednesday, with the move angering Palestinian leaders. The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012 in the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, ...

Israel's shadowy Mossad moves recruitment online

Sep 30, 2014

Israel's shadowy Mossad moves recruitment online

It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world’s most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a ...

Sep 23, 2014

Two suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killed

Israeli forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June, one of the incidents that ultimately sparked the Gaza war this summer, an Israeli military spokesman said. The deaths ...

Sep 23, 2014

Israel shoots down Syrian warplane over Golan Heights

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet over the Golan Heights on Tuesday, the army said, indicating that it had crossed the cease-fire line into the Israeli-occupied sector. It was the first such incident in three decades and the most serious incident to take ...

U.N. warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank Bedouin

Sep 22, 2014

U.N. warns over Israeli plan to relocate West Bank Bedouin

The U.N.’s Palestinian refugee agency on Sunday urged the international community to oppose Israeli plans to relocate thousands of Palestinian Bedouin from the central West Bank. “If such a plan were implemented this would … give rise to concerns that it amounts to a ...

Fearing Russian ire, Israel reneges on arms deal with Ukraine: report

Sep 16, 2014

Fearing Russian ire, Israel reneges on arms deal with Ukraine: report

A proposed sale of Israeli weapons — including drones — to Ukraine has been blocked for fear of antagonizing Russia, Channel Two television reported Monday. The broadcaster said a Ukrainian delegation had visited Israel with a view to acquiring military hardware, including drones to ...