Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

World Nov 13, 2019

Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader, setting off fierce clash

Israel launched airstrikes Tuesday against two senior commanders from the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad, killing one in Gaza but missing another in Syria in a sharp escalation of Israel's regional conflict with Iran, which backs the militant group. The attack sparked an hours-long ...

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

World / Politics Sep 26, 2019

Weakened Netanyahu tapped by Israel's president to form new government

Israel's president tasked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday with assembling a new government after power-sharing talks with his strongest rival, Benny Gantz, failed following an inconclusive election. But right-wing Likud party chief Netanyahu, facing a looming indictment on corruption allegations he denies, still has ...