Netanyahu rejected John Kerry peace proposal in secret 2016 meeting

02/20/2017 3:07 PM

The Israel-Palestinian conflict could have been resolved last year, when then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu a regional peace plan involving


Israel orders demolition of Bedouin village in West Bank’s pivotal E1 area

02/20/2017 10:49 AM

Israel ordered dozens of demolition orders Sunday for an entire Bedouin village in the West Bank’s Area C, a rare move for the IDF. The village,


Israel: the week in review

02/18/2017 5:51 PM Updated: 2 days ago

News in Israel this week once again revolved around the seemingly never-ending issues of settlement construction, dwindling hopes for a two-state solution, and controversial ambassador to


Chuck Schumer, still silent on David Friedman, received thousands in donations from Friedman family

02/17/2017 11:41 AM

David Friedman, Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel and a controversial figure if ever there was one, has been a generous contributor to the


Netanyahu talks settlement ‘mechanism’ with Pence

02/17/2017 11:03 AM Updated: 3 days ago

In addition to his joint conference Wednesday with President Donald Trump, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu held a less publicized meeting with VP Mike Pence the following


Netanyahu discussed Jonathan Pollard with Mike Pence

02/17/2017 10:02 AM Updated: 3 days ago

The probation terms of Jonathan Pollard, the U.S. intelligence analyst who served 30 years in prison on charges of spying for Israel, were addressed by Prime


Australia Foreign Minister says “world should support” alternatives to two-state solution

02/16/2017 4:13 PM

Australia may be open to alternatives to a two-state solution, and so should the rest of the world, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop suggested Thursday. “The


Liberal Jewish leaders react negatively to Trump-Netanyahu meeting

02/16/2017 2:00 PM

While President Donald Trump’s meeting Wednesday with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu was received warmly by those on Israel’s right, it was greeted with decidedly less enthusiasm


Israeli right celebrates Trump-Netanyahu meeting as dawn of “a new era”

02/16/2017 11:44 AM Updated: 4 days ago

The joint press conference held Wednesday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump was hailed as “historic” Thursday by politicians on Israel’s right. The


Building dedicated by U.S. ambassador to Israel nominee built on privately owned Palestinian land

02/16/2017 8:29 AM

A building in the West Bank settlement of Beit El dedicated by David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, was built on privately


Israel responds to Sweden’s new Mideast peace envoy with sarcasm

02/15/2017 6:01 PM

Sweden’s appointment Wednesday of a “special envoy” to the Israel-Palestinian conflict was greeted with sarcasm by the Israeli government. “Given the extraordinary successes of this Swedish


9x as many visitors denied entry to Israel since 2011

02/15/2017 4:08 PM

The past five years have seen a ninefold increase in the number of refused entries into Israel, mainly due to citizens from Georgia, Ukraine, and Egypt


New discovery raises questions about birthplace of the Mishna

02/15/2017 2:09 PM

Archaeologists with the University of Haifa have discovered a massive limestone gateway during recent excavations of Beit Shearim (“House of Gates”), according to a Times of


Stephen Hawking encourages funding Palestinian physics students

02/15/2017 1:11 PM Updated: 5 days ago

Palestinian physics students have found a benefactor in astrophysicist Stephen Hawking. According to a report Wednesday by Haaretz, Hawking requested on Facebook this week that his


Rabbis, scholars, Shoah survivors object to Trump’s Israel ambassador

02/14/2017 1:12 PM

David Friedman, Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. ambassador to Israel, is facing a wave of protest from rabbis, scholars, and Holocaust survivors for branding activists with


Israeli official’s faux-pas scares NFL players out of PR trip after feeling ‘used’

02/13/2017 4:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

A planned public relations visit to Israel by top NFL players has gone awry after a faux-pas by Public Security, Strategic Affairs, and Information Minister Gilad


Rivlin supports West Bank annexation: “Zion is entirely ours”

02/13/2017 2:46 PM

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin voiced support Monday for a full annexation by Israel of the West Bank, though he qualified his statement by saying that West


Trump wanted to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem at “12:01” on Inauguration Day

02/13/2017 12:06 PM Updated: 1 week ago

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump curried favor with Jewish voters by pledging to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. The promise was one


Israel: the week in review (2/5-2/11)

02/11/2017 5:03 PM Updated: 1 week ago

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time to bring you our retrospective on all things Israel related this week. International Uproar over Settlements Bill The biggest


France’s Le Pen wants to outlaw dual citizenship for Israelis, Americans

02/10/2017 11:46 AM

Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front party, voiced opposition Thursday to dual citizenship for French citizens, including those with Israeli and U.S.