Israeli parliament starts dissolving itself for third election

World / Politics Dec 11, 2019

Israeli parliament starts dissolving itself for third election

The Israeli parliament began voting to dissolve itself on Wednesday and pave the path to an unprecedented third election within a year. The preliminary vote passed without objections. Barring a nearly unfathomable about-face, three more measures are expected to pass and call a new ...

U.S. warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

World Dec 5, 2019

U.S. warship seizes suspected Iran missile parts set for Yemen

A Navy warship has seized a "significant cache" of suspected Iranian guided missile parts headed to rebels in Yemen, U.S. officials said Wednesday, marking the first time that such sophisticated components have been taken en route to the war there. The seizure from a small ...

Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

World / Crime & Legal Nov 22, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu charged in corruption cases

Israel's attorney general on Thursday formally charged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, throwing the country's paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening the long-time leader's grip on power. Capping a three-year investigation, Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit charged Netanyahu with ...

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

World / Politics Nov 19, 2019

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the effort to gain Palestinian statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State ...