Nov 21, 2014

Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate Lieberman in West Bank

Israel has arrested four Palestinians suspected of planning to kill Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman with an anti-tank rocket while he drove to his Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, Israeli officials say. The alleged Hamas plot was hatched during the July-August war in ...

Nov 19, 2014

Israel vows harsh response to synagogue attack

Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and shawls on the floor of a synagogue in Jerusalem — an assault that sharply escalated already-high tensions after weeks of religious violence. The attack during ...

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Nov 19, 2014

Palestinians kill four in Jerusalem synagogue attack

Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday before being shot dead by police, the deadliest such incident in six years in the holy city. Three of the victims held dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship ...

Unrest spreads as Israeli woman is killed in knife attacks

Nov 11, 2014

Unrest spreads as Israeli woman is killed in knife attacks

An Israeli woman was killed and three others wounded Monday in two separate Palestinian knife attacks as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across Israel and the occupied West Bank. Monday’s violence began in Tel Aviv where a Palestinian teenager from the northern West ...

Oct 30, 2014

U.N. holds emergency meeting on Israel tensions

A U.N. official warned in an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Wednesday that Israel’s plans for further settlements in east Jerusalem threaten the viability of the future Palestinian state. Close ally the United States also warned against Israel’s plans. The council was ...

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 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 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, ...