Mideast peace plan hopes dim amid Israeli political crisis

World / Politics May 31, 2019

Mideast peace plan hopes dim amid Israeli political crisis

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to push the Trump administration's long-awaited plan for Mideast peace, just as Israel was thrust into the political tumult of an unprecedented second election in the ...

Gaza Sunday death toll rises to 12 in Israeli strikes: ministry

World May 6, 2019

Gaza Sunday death toll rises to 12 in Israeli strikes: ministry

The toll of Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip rose to 12 on Sunday, the enclave's health ministry said, as Israel carried out a series of strikes in response to dozens of rockets fired from the Hamas-run territory. The ministry said three people, including a ...

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

World / Politics Apr 8, 2019

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Some Israeli commentators saw the right-wing leader's pledge on Saturday, as Tuesday's national ballot approaches, as mainly a ...

Trump tweets U.S. recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

World / Politics Mar 22, 2019

Trump tweets U.S. recognizes Israel sovereignty of Golan Heights

President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election. The ...