Jan 28, 2015

Israel violated rules of war in shelling of Gaza homes: rights group

An Israeli rights group said Wednesday that the majority of Palestinians killed during Israel’s bombardment of Gaza during the 2014 conflict with Hamas were women, children or the elderly, and that some of the strikes violated the rules of war. The B’Tselem group called ...

Jan 27, 2015

Israeli spy unit boots soldiers who refused to snoop on Palestinians

Israel’s top military electronic surveillance unit expelled dozens of veterans Monday for refusing to spy on Palestinians living under occupation, Army Radio said. The commander of Unit 8200, named as Brigadier-General “A,” barred the 43 reserve soldiers who wrote to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor's case

Jan 26, 2015

Reporter flees Argentina after threats in dead prosecutor's case

A reporter who broke the story that an Argentine prosecutor was found dead shortly before he was about to make explosive allegations about President Cristina Fernandez fled Argentina on Sunday after threats. “Now safe in Tel Aviv. Thanks everybody. We’ll talk soon,” Damian Pachter ...

Jan 22, 2015

Israeli arrested over Madonna song leak

An Israeli man was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of hacking Madonna’s computer and selling the pop icon’s songs online, a private investigator involved in the case said. Israeli police confirmed they had detained a man suspected of stealing the work of a number ...

Lebanon angry at Miss Israel's beauty contest photo-bomb

Jan 20, 2015

Lebanon angry at Miss Israel's beauty contest photo-bomb

Explosive confrontations are nothing new for Israel and Lebanon, but the latest spat between the longtime foes is perhaps the first to have been caused by an alleged photo-bomb. A seemingly innocuous selfie at the Miss Universe pageant in Miami has sparked criticism in ...

Jan 20, 2015

Dramatic PLO trial gives terror victims stage for redress in U.S.

Meshulam Perlman says he will never be able to forget the horror he witnessed after a deadly suicide bombing of a bus in a busy district of Jerusalem in 2004. “Bodies, corpses were flying. They were flying onto balconies and rooftops,” says the 70-year-old ...

Iran general killed with Hezbollah fighters in Israeli Golan raid

Jan 20, 2015

Iran general killed with Hezbollah fighters in Israeli Golan raid

An Israeli strike on Syria killed an Iranian general, Tehran confirmed Monday, as thousands of supporters of Lebanon’s Hezbollah gathered to bury one of six fighters killed in the same raid. The attack on Sunday near Quneitra on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan ...

Jan 19, 2015

Abe visits Israel, agrees with Netanyahu on anti-terrorism cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to work together to enhance anti-terrorism measures as they held talks Sunday in Jerusalem, Japanese officials said. “Despicable acts of terrorism cannot be tolerated whatever reasons there may be,” Abe said in reference ...

Jan 16, 2015

Abe leaves for Mideast tour to back peace process

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Friday for a nearly weeklong tour of the Middle East, seeking to boost Japan’s engagement in the region. Abe chose Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories to kick off his first diplomatic tour of 2015. He will express ...