• Gaza Jun 7

    Prominent Palestinian Brother-Sister Activists Freed After Detention by Israel

    A prominent Palestinian activist in the contested Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah says police have released her twin brother after hours of detention

  • Benjamin Netanyahu May 31

    Netanyahu Could Lose PM Job as Rivals Attempt to Join Forces

    A former ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will seek to form a coalition government with the Israeli leader’s opponents

  • airstrike May 16

    Israel Strikes Gaza Home of Hamas Leader, Destroys AP Office

    Israel has escalated its attacks on the Gaza Strip, bombing the home of a senior Hamas leader, killing a family of 10 in a refugee camp and destroying a high-rise that housed The Associated Press and other media

  • Israel May 12

    Fighting Between Israel and Palestinians Escalating Toward a Full-Scale War, UN Warns

    The United Nations is warning that rocket attacks and airstrikes between Palestinian militants and Israeli security forces may soon spiral out of control.

  • Gaza May 12

    At Least 35 Killed In Gaza After Israeli Airstrikes

    Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza on Wednesday morning, as Hamas and other Palestinian militants fired rockets at Tel Aviv and Beer Sheva.

  • Donald Trump Sep 15, 2019

    Embattled Israeli PM Fights for Survival in Do-Over Election

    A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as the country heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a razor tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday’s vote may be the only thing to keep him out of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    US Reps Omar, Tlaib Discuss Israeli Ban

    Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the Jewish state.

  • Donald Trump Aug 20, 2019

    Omar Calls on Colleagues to Visit Israel, See ‘Cruel Reality of the Occupation'

    Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were suppressing the lawmakers’ ability to carry out their oversight role. “I would encourage my colleagues to...

  • Donald Trump May 19, 2019

    US to Roll Out Economic Part of Mideast Peace Plan

    The Trump administration will unveil the first phase of its long-awaited blueprint for Mideast peace next month at a conference in the region designed to highlight economic benefits that could be reaped if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved, the White House said Sunday. The plan, which has been two years in the making, envisions large-scale investment and infrastructure work in...

  • Egypt May 6, 2019

    Gaza Quiet After Israel, Hamas Agree to Cease-Fire

    The Israeli military lifted protective restrictions on residents in the south on Monday, while Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group reported a cease-fire deal had been reached to end the deadliest fighting between the two sides since a 2014 war. The escalation had killed 25 on the Gaza side, both militants and civilians, while on the Israeli side four civilians were...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Netanyahu Appears to Edge Toward Re-Election in Israeli Vote

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward re-election early Wednesday, as exit polls and partial results showed him edging ahead of his main competitor in a tight race that was seen as a referendum on the long-serving leader. Both Netanyahu and former military chief Benny Gantz, leader of the rival Blue and White party, declared victory in...

  • Israel Mar 31, 2019

    Israel, Hamas Take First Steps Toward Gaza Cease-Fire Deal

    A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave. Egyptian mediators have worked in recent days to broker a cease-fire agreement, but talks have been repeatedly interrupted by Palestinian rocket attacks...

  • Egypt Mar 30, 2019

    Rockets From Gaza Strip Hit Israel; 4 Die at Border Protest

    Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel early Sunday, the Israeli military announced, following a day of mass protests that saw Israeli troops kill four Palestinians near the territory’s border. The rocket attack threatens to undermine Egyptian-mediated efforts to cement a deal that the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers hope will ease a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockage of the...

  • Israel Mar 30, 2019

    Rockets From Gaza Strip Hit Israel; 4 Die at Border Protest

    Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel early Sunday, the Israeli military announced, following a day of mass protests that saw Israeli troops kill four Palestinians near the territory’s border. The rocket attack threatens to undermine Egyptian-mediated efforts to cement a deal that the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers hope will ease a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockage of the...

  • injuries Mar 15, 2019

    Israel Strikes 100 Gaza Targets Following Tel Aviv Rocket Attack

    Israeli warplanes on Friday struck some 100 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv. Rocket fire persisted into the morning, setting the stage for additional possible reprisals. The army said that its targets had included an office complex in Gaza City used to plan and command Hamas...

  • Department of State Mar 4, 2019

    US Closes Jerusalem Consulate, Demoting Palestinian Mission

    The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a Palestinian affairs unit, under the command of the embassy....

  • Israel Feb 26, 2019

    Opioid Crisis Engulfs Blockaded Gaza Strip

    An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coastal territory. The scourge can be traced to the mass import of cheap opioid-based Tramadol pain pills through smuggling tunnels under Gaza’s border more than a decade ago. A more addictive black-market...

  • Donald Trump Feb 17, 2019

    Iran Pressures Europe to Do More to Save the Nuclear Deal

    Europeans need to do more than talk if they want to preserve a deal meant to keep Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States, Iran’s foreign minister said Sunday, slamming Washington as the “biggest source of destabilization” in the Middle East. Mohammad Javad Zarif told a gathering of world leaders, top defense officials...

  • Associated Press Dec 9, 2018

    In Gaza Protests, Israeli Troops Aim for The Legs

    Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel’s long-running blockade of Gaza began in March. And for eight months, Israeli snipers have targeted one part of the body more than any other — the legs. The Israeli army says it is responding to weekly...

  • Israel Dec 4, 2018

    Israel Launches Operation to Thwart Hezbollah Border Tunnels

    The Israeli military launched an operation on Tuesday to “expose and thwart” tunnels it says were built by the Hezbollah militant group that stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. The military said the tunnels were not currently being used by militants and that its work to find and neutralize them was taking place inside Israeli territory. However, the Israeli operation...

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