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 ...

Israel will build in all of Jerusalem: Netanyahu

Oct 28, 2014

Israel will build in all of Jerusalem: Netanyahu

Israel’s prime minister pledged Monday to keep building in east Jerusalem, despite stiff international criticism and recent rising tensions between Jews and Arabs in the city. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government said it was advancing construction plans to build about ...

Oct 7, 2014

White House rejects Netanyahu's criticism with harsh response

The White House rejected criticism from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a withering response on Monday, accusing him of refusing to acknowledge how much help the United States has been to Israel over the years. A long-time split between President Barack Obama and ...

Aug 26, 2014

Hamas mortar attacks trigger Israeli exodus from Gaza border

Tens of thousands of Israelis have fled their homes along the border with the Gaza Strip, reflecting growing fear and frustration over the war with Hamas and the Palestinian mortar fire raining down on their communities. With the school year fast approaching, the government ...

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Aug 23, 2014

Hamas says it killed 18 suspected Gaza informers to deter leaks

Militants in the Gaza Strip on Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided by collaborators. In one ...

Aug 20, 2014

Gaza war rages on; Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

Israeli airstrikes killed 11 Palestinians in Gaza, including the wife and infant son of Hamas’ military leader, Mohammed Deif, in what the group said Wednesday was an attempt to assassinate him after a cease-fire collapsed. Accusing Israel of opening a “gateway to hell,” Hamas ...

Israel orders negotiators home as Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts

Aug 20, 2014

Israel orders negotiators home as Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts

A cease-fire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing rockets into Israel, prompting Israeli airstrikes that health officials said killed a woman and a young girl. Accusing Gaza Islamists of breaking the truce, Israel promptly recalled its negotiators from talks ...