Fatah welcomes Hamas pledge to try to end Palestinian split

Sep 17, 2017

Fatah welcomes Hamas pledge to try to end Palestinian split

President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Sunday welcomed a pledge by its Hamas rival to accept key conditions for ending a decade-old Palestinian political and territorial split, but said it wants to see vows implemented before making the next move. Repeated attempts at reconciliation have ...

Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

Sep 14, 2017

Giro d'Italia to open in Israel for first time in 2018

The Giro d'Italia cycling race will open next year's event in Israel, marking the first time any leg of the sport's Grand Tours will take place outside of Europe. Organizers said Thursday that details of the exact route of the three-day leg in Israel will ...

Israeli air raid on military position kills two soldiers: Syrian army

Sep 8, 2017

Israeli air raid on military position kills two soldiers: Syrian army

Israeli warplanes struck a military position near the Mediterranean coast in western Syria early Thursday, killing two soldiers and causing material damage, the Syrian army said. The airstrike targeted a facility near the town of Masyaf that some said was tied to Syria's chemical weapons ...

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 ...

Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1,500-year-old mosaic

Aug 23, 2017

Israeli archaeologists uncover rare 1,500-year-old mosaic

A 1,500-year-old mosaic floor with a Greek inscription has been uncovered during works to install communications cables in Jerusalem's Old City — a rare discovery of an ancient relic and an historic document in one. The inscription cites 6th-century Roman emperor Justinian as well as ...

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Aug 12, 2017

Israeli Holocaust survivor and world's oldest man dies at age 113

Israeli Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, certified last year by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest man, died Friday at the age of 113, Israeli media reported. Since he was an observant Jew, his family could not be reached Friday evening, the onset of the ...

Dig yields ancient mug workshop near site of Jesus wine miracle

Aug 11, 2017

Dig yields ancient mug workshop near site of Jesus wine miracle

Israeli archaeologists on Thursday unveiled a 2,000-year-old workshop for making stone vessels similar to those Jesus is believed to have used to miraculously turn water into wine. Located near the Galilee village of Reineh in northern Israel, the site is walking distance from Cana, the ...