Seven siblings killed in New York fire to be buried in Israel

Mar 23, 2015

Seven siblings killed in New York fire to be buried in Israel

Seven siblings who died in a New York City house fire will be buried in Israel. The children, ages 5 to 16, died early Saturday when flames engulfed the Sassoon family home in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Investigators believe a hot plate left ...

Mar 20, 2015

Netanyahu backtracks on election opposition to Palestinian state

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is still committed to Palestinian statehood if circumstances improve, pulling back from comments he made during his re-election campaign rejecting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I don’t want a one-state solution,” Netanyahu said in an ...

Mar 19, 2015

Anti-Israel ad can be barred from Seattle buses, appeals court rules

County officials in Seattle can prohibit an advertisement criticizing Israeli policies toward Palestinians from appearing on local buses without violating constitutional protections on free speech, a U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

Mar 18, 2015

Palestinians want world pressure on Israel after Netanyahu win

Palestinian leaders on Wednesday called for international pressure on Israel and support for their unilateral moves toward statehood after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election win. Netanyahu’s surprise victory, after pledging in the final days of the campaign that there would be no Palestinian state ...

Netanyahu's Likud wins Israeli election

Mar 18, 2015

Netanyahu's Likud wins Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud Party scored a resounding victory in the country’s election, final results showed Wednesday, after a tight race that had put his lengthy rule in jeopardy. With nearly all the votes counted, Likud appeared to have earned 30 ...

Netanyahu's future on the line in Israeli parliament election

Mar 17, 2015

Netanyahu's future on the line in Israeli parliament election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political survival was on the line Tuesday in a hard-fought parliamentary election pitting his nationalist and security-first ideology against his challengers’ focus on the plight of the country’s struggling middle class. Opinion polls showed a tight race heading into ...

Mar 16, 2015

Blair poised to step back from Mideast role: report

Tony Blair is poised to step back from his role with the diplomatic Middle East Quartet, the Financial Times reported Sunday, citing several people familiar with the situation. The former British prime minister has discussed his position with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ...

Islamic State video shows child killing 'Israel spy'

Mar 11, 2015

Islamic State video shows child killing 'Israel spy'

The Islamic State group released a video Tuesday that purports to show the killing of a Palestinian man accused of being a spy for Israeli intelligence. In the 13-minute video posted online, a militant and a boy dressed in camouflage stand behind a man ...