• Middle East Feb 24

    Shaky Truce Appears to Take Hold in Israel-Gaza Fighting

    A shaky cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad appears to be taking hold, ending a two-day round of violence that had threatened to disrupt next week’s Israeli national elections

  • Israel Dec 26, 2019

    Israeli PM Evacuated From Rally After Rocket Fired From Gaza

    Israel said a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into its southern territory Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be hustled from a stage during an election rally in the city of Ashkelon. The Israeli military said its air defense system, known as Iron Dome, intercepted the rocket. There were no reports of casualties. The Israeli newspaper Haaretz…

  • Facebook Nov 21, 2019

    A Look at the Corruption Scandals Facing Israel's Netanyahu

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Thursday in a series of corruption cases, throwing Israel’s paralyzed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.”

  • Facebook Nov 20, 2019

    Israel Heads Toward Unprecedented 3rd Election in 12 Months

    Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief rival announced Wednesday that he had failed to form a new government, dashing his hopes of toppling the long-time Israeli prime minister and pushing the country closer toward an unprecedented third election in less than a year. The announcement by Benny Gantz, leader of the centrist Blue and White party, prolongs the political paralysis that has gripped...

  • LEADER Nov 14, 2019

    Israel Resumes Strikes on Gaza After Rocket Fire

    Israel says it has resumed strikes on targets linked to the Islamic Jihad militant group in Gaza after it fired a number of rockets into Israel. The announcement by the Israeli military early Friday indicated that an unofficial cease-fire declared nearly 24 hours earlier was breaking down.

  • Attorney General Sep 18, 2019

    Israeli Vote Leaves Netanyahu's Political Future in Doubt

    After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel’s election on Tuesday, he has been left well short of the parliamentary majority he had sought — not only to continue in power but also to fend off a...

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2019

    Israel's Netanyahu, Allies Appear to Fall Short of Majority

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his political future and even clear the way for him to be tried on corruption charges. Initial partial results showed challenger Benny...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation May 23, 2019

    Hamas-Obsessed NJ Man Spoke of NYC Terror Attacks, Sent Money to Militants and Polled Instagram Audience ‘Should I Bomb Trump Tower?,' Court Documents Say

    A 20-year-old New Jersey man who allegedly sent money abroad to Hamas militants in an effort to support the terror group also spoke of bombing Trump Tower and attacking the Israeli Consulate in New York, authorities say.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • GUARD 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....

  • 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...

  • SPOKESPERSON Nov 30, 2018

    CNN Fires Analyst Marc Lamont Hill After UN Speech on Israel

    CNN on Thursday parted ways with contributor Marc Lamont Hill after a speech the college professor made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations. A CNN spokesperson confirmed Hill is no longer under contract. The network did not give a reason, but the move comes amid objections to Hill’s speech by the Anti-Defamation League and other groups.
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  • Associated Press Nov 20, 2018

    Gaza's Fatal Ritual: Relentless Protests, Steady Casualties

    Atalla Fayoumi hobbles on crutches across the flat, sunbaked plain near Israel’s border fence in the Gaza Strip, gazing toward plumes of smoke rising from a clutch of burning tires in the distance. The 18-year-old Palestinian’s right leg was amputated after Israeli soldiers shot him in April at one of the mass demonstrations held weekly for the past eight months...

  • Attorney General Nov 18, 2018

    Israel's Netanyahu Makes ‘Last Effort' To Save Government

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he was heading into a meeting with his top coalition partner in a “last effort” to prevent the collapse of his government, which has been rocked by the resignation of its defense minister over a cease-fire agreement with Gaza militants. Speaking at his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said it would be unwise to...

  • Israel Nov 15, 2018

    Palestinian Stabs Officers in Police Station: Israeli Police

    A knife-wielding Palestinian attacker snuck into a Jerusalem police station and lightly wounded four police officers before he was shot and captured, Israeli police said Thursday. The assault came on the heels of a fragile truce that was reached between Israel and Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip that ended two days of heavy fighting, the area’s most severe violence...

  • Israel Nov 14, 2018

    Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Over Gaza Cease-Fire Deal

    Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post Wednesday in protest over a cease-fire reached with Gaza militants, in a move that rocked the Israeli political scene and seemed likely to bring about early elections. Lieberman termed the cease-fire ending two days of intense fighting “surrender to terrorism,” and said he could no longer serve a government that endorsed...

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