Sentencing hearing for Israel soldier convicted of manslaughter

01/24/2017 9:47 AM Updated: 2 hours ago

Tel Aviv (AFP) – A sentencing hearing began Tuesday for an Israeli soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a prone Palestinian assailant, in a case


Police probe of Israel’s Netanyahu widens

01/24/2017 9:33 AM Updated: 2 hours ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli police have widened a probe into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, already under investigation in a graft case that has shaken the country’s


At first press briefing, Trump Press Secretary mutes Embassy expectations

01/23/2017 3:10 PM Updated: 20 hours ago

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, gave his first briefing today and addressed three separate questions about Trump’s campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy


Israeli pols push to legalize late night wine sales for God, not for fun

01/23/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 23 hours ago

Israeli MKs Moshe Gafni, Uri Maklev and Yaakov Asher are pushing for a “Kiddush Law,” which would legalize late-night wine sales only on Thursday, to allow people


Israel says global anti-Semitism on the rise

01/23/2017 9:45 AM Updated: 1 day ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – The Israeli government on Sunday reported a global increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2016, citing sharp rises in Germany, Britain and the United


Trump talks Iran, settlements with Netanyahu in “very warm” chat

01/23/2017 9:16 AM Updated: 1 day ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – US President Donald Trump discussed Iran with Benjamin Netanyahu and invited the Israeli prime minister to visit the White House early next month.


Trump protests spread to Israel, where hundreds march in Tel Aviv

01/22/2017 3:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Tel Aviv (AFP) – Hundreds of Israelis, most of them women, protested outside the US embassy in Tel Aviv Saturday against President Donald Trump, mirroring worldwide


Israeli soldiers rescued by Palestinians

01/22/2017 12:03 PM Updated: 1 day ago

Three IDF soldiers and an Israeli civilian were rescued by two Palestinians after an altercation broke out between the four Israelis and local villagers. According to


Trump, Netanyahu to speak as Israel moves on settlements

01/22/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 2 days ago

Jerusalem (AFP) – US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak Sunday for the first time since his inauguration, with Israel already taking


Israel: the week in review

01/22/2017 9:08 AM Updated: 2 days ago

Anxiety in Israel about possible embassy relocation A lot happened in Israel this past week, most of it revolving around the election of Donald Trump and


Netanyahu seeks ‘stronger than ever’ ties with Trump

01/20/2017 1:04 PM Updated: 3 days ago

  Jerusalem (AFP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he wants relations with the United States to be “stronger than ever” after Donald


Netanyahu briefed on violent scenarios if U.S. embassy is relocated

01/20/2017 11:33 AM Updated: 4 days ago

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been briefed by Shin Bet, the army, and police on the possibility of violence breaking out in the event of


Palestinian NGO hits out at Hamas travel restrictions

01/20/2017 8:28 AM

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – A major Palestinian rights organization expressed concern Thursday after the Hamas-led authorities in Gaza imposed new restrictions on travel for


Israel just needs US approval to annex settlements, says Defense Minister

01/19/2017 3:32 PM Updated: 4 days ago

The election of Donald Trump, whose cabinet appears to have a more favorable stance towards Israeli settlements than the Obama administration, has stirred the hopes of


Obama warned Trump that relocating embassy could be “explosive”

01/19/2017 12:48 PM

Relocating the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been a campaign pledge of several U.S. presidents, including George W. Bush and Bill


Anger remains while electricity returns to Gaza in flickers

01/19/2017 9:00 AM Updated: 5 days ago

Jabalia (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The 25-year-old nicknamed Guevara because of his admiration for the Latin American revolutionary had returned to his home in Gaza after


Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick says Israeli settlements “hinder peace”

01/18/2017 6:07 PM

  President-elect Donald Trump’s U.N. ambassador pick Nikki Haley said in her Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Wednesday that Israeli settlements are a roadblock to peace.


Israeli lawmakers debate “corrupt” kosher industry

01/18/2017 4:41 PM

High costs and damage to businesses resulting from the Israeli rabbinate’s kosher certification monopoly were debated this week by the Knesset Economics Committee. One participant, Yesh


Watch and learn if Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump’s UN pick, supports moving the embassy

01/18/2017 4:11 PM

Brazil accepts Israeli ambassador, ending year-long diplomatic conflict

01/18/2017 4:00 PM

There hasn’t been an Israeli ambassador to Brasil since 2015, when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Dani Dayan, who has been referred to as “the