Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

May 12, 2017

Hezbollah leader vows future war would be fought on Israeli territory

Lebanese Hezbollah said on Thursday that any future conflict between the Shiite group and Israel could take place inside Israeli territory, as tensions rise between the arch foes. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s leader, also said in a speech televised live that the group was ...

Palestinians say Pizza Hut mocked hunger striker, call for boycott

May 10, 2017

Palestinians say Pizza Hut mocked hunger striker, call for boycott

Palestinians called for a boycott of Pizza Hut on Tuesday after the company’s franchise in Israel was accused of mocking hunger-striking prisoners. The franchise’s Facebook page was said to have shared an image released by Israeli police which appears to show Palestinian hunger-strike leader ...

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

May 6, 2017

Ex-Gaza chief Haniya elected leader of Hamas

Hamas said its former chief in Gaza, Ismail Haniya, was elected overall head of the Palestinian Islamist group Saturday, succeeding Khaled Meshaal. Haniya, seen as a pragmatist within the movement, is expected to remain in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian enclave run by Hamas ...

Israel fetes 69th birthday after solemn Memorial Day

May 2, 2017

Israel fetes 69th birthday after solemn Memorial Day

In a jarring contrast, Israel is transitioning from the solemn remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day celebrations. With a ceremony Monday night, Israel began celebrating 69 years since the modern Jewish state was formed. The grouping of mournful ...