U.S. and Israel to exit UNESCO, citing bias against Jewish state

/ Oct 13, 2017

U.S. and Israel to exit UNESCO, citing bias against Jewish state

The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for "fundamental reform" in the agency. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to follow suit. While ...

Jared Kushner begins Mideast peace push but pessimism remains

/ Aug 24, 2017

Jared Kushner begins Mideast peace push but pessimism remains

White House aide Jared Kushner held talks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Thursday with the aim of restarting long-stalled peace efforts, but pessimism was high over U.S. President Donald Trump's pledge to reach the "ultimate deal." Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, was holding separate talks with ...

Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay but may be reduced: Israel

Jul 24, 2017

Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay but may be reduced: Israel

Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use. Fueling fears of an escalation, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would ...

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Jun 30, 2017

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Germany's national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, the latest act in a defense deal that has been overshadowed by corruption allegations. The $1.5 billion transaction came to public attention when ...

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

May 22, 2017

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

Israel on Sunday authorized a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump, hours before the U.S. leader begins a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014. As well as the concessions, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Security ...