Israel
Follow the latest Israel news, videos, and analysis from ABC News.
November 24, 2020, 9:34 AM

Israel's Netanyahu says he will pay a visit to Bahrain soon

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will visit the Gulf state of Bahrain soon, just a month after the two countries formally established diplomatic ties
November 24, 2020, 9:34 AM
Israel's Netanyahu says he will pay a visit to Bahrain soon
November 23, 2020, 7:48 PM

Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince

Israeli media are reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials
November 23, 2020, 7:48 PM
Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince
November 22, 2020, 6:52 PM

Netanyahu rival launches probe, testing partnership

Defense minister investigates controversial purchase of German subs years ago.
November 22, 2020, 6:52 PM
November 21, 2020, 9:45 PM

Thousands protest against Netanyahu, despite wintry weather

Thousands braved cool, wet weather to demand the resignation of PM Netanyahu.
November 21, 2020, 9:45 PM
November 21, 2020, 9:31 PM

Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel

A Palestinian rocket attack caused damage in the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
November 21, 2020, 9:31 PM
November 20, 2020, 10:50 AM

Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has wrapped up a trip to Israel with a visit to a museum in Jerusalem that honors Christian Zionists and was founded by a prominent evangelical advisor to the Trump administration
November 20, 2020, 10:50 AM
Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists
November 19, 2020, 5:46 PM

Pompeo is 1st top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has become the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank
November 19, 2020, 5:46 PM
Pompeo, in Israel, vows new action against boycott movement
November 18, 2020, 11:34 AM

Pompeo expected to visit Israeli settlement in parting gift

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement
November 18, 2020, 11:34 AM
November 10, 2020, 2:34 PM

Israeli leader vows to protect interests with next president

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he makes no distinction between Democrats and Republicans and intends to stand up for Israel’s interests in the face of a new American administration
November 10, 2020, 2:34 PM
Israeli leader vows to protect interests with next president
November 4, 2020, 11:37 AM

Israel says troops kill Palestinian gunman in West Bank

The Israeli military says troops shot a Palestinian gunman who had attempted to attack soldiers near an army checkpoint in the occupied West Bank
November 4, 2020, 11:37 AM
Israel says troops kill Palestinian gunman in West Bank
1 month ago

Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump policies ahead of election

Israel’s leader still has avoided openly taken sides in the U.S. election.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Israeli government approves Bahrain normalization deal

The Israeli Cabinet has approved the Bahrain normalization deal signed last week
1 month ago
Israeli government approves Bahrain normalization deal
1 month ago

Trump lifts sanctions on Sudan as he announces deal between African nation and Israel

President Donald Trump lifted sanctions on Sudan as he announced a deal Friday between it and Israel.
1 month ago
Trump lifts sanctions on Sudan as he announces deal between African nation and Israel
1 month ago

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

The first commercial passenger flight from the United Arab Emirates to Israel has landed in Tel Aviv, further cementing a normalization deal between the two countries
1 month ago
First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel
1 month ago

As lockdown eases, Israelis again gather against Netanyahu

Thousands of Israelis demonstrate outside the prime minister's residence.
1 month ago
1 month ago

US official holds Beirut meetings after Israel-Lebanon talks

Lebanon’s parliament speaker has met with a visiting U.S. official
1 month ago
US official holds Beirut meetings after Israel-Lebanon talks
2 months ago

Five years on, Israelis see few benefits from major gas deal

It's been five years since Israel signed a landmark agreement to develop large offshore gas fields over the objections of antitrust authorities, environmentalists and consumer advocates
2 months ago
Five years on, Israelis see few benefits from major gas deal
2 months ago

Israeli PM's wife may have violated lockdown with haircut

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife may have violated the country's coronavirus lockdown by inviting a hairdresser into the official residence last week to prepare her for a public service video advocating the wearing of masks
2 months ago
Israeli PM's wife may have violated lockdown with haircut
2 months ago

Israeli police clash with ultra-Orthodox over virus rules

Israeli police have clashed with hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews overnight as they sought to enforce restrictions on public gatherings during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown
2 months ago
Israeli police clash with ultra-Orthodox over virus rules
2 months ago

Top Israeli, UAE diplomats meet in Berlin for talks

The foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Israel have met together in Berlin for talks that Germany hopes will strengthen nascent ties between the two nations and bolster broader Middle East peace efforts
2 months ago
Top Israeli, UAE diplomats meeting in Berlin for talks
2 months ago

The politics of Saudi normalization with Israel: ANALYSIS

Could the largest Arab partner of the United States normalize relations with Israel?
2 months ago
The politics of Saudi normalization with Israel: ANALYSIS
2 months ago

Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests

Hundreds of Israeli motorists have protested in Jerusalem against a proposed measure to curtail public demonstrations during the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic
2 months ago
Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests
2 months ago

Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex case

An Israeli court has approved the extradition of a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year battle over her deportation
2 months ago
Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex case
2 months ago

Israel faces 2nd lockdown amid spiking COVID-19 cases

Stores shutter in Jerusalem as Israel enters into a second lockdown over COVID-19 for three weeks during the Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur holidays.
2 months ago
Israel faces 2nd lockdown amid spiking COVID-19 cases
2 months ago

Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding Hezbollah

An Israeli court has charged a Palestinian woman from east Jerusalem with membership in a terrorist organization
2 months ago
Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding Hezbollah
2 months ago

Agreements signed to normalize relations between Israel, UAE and Bahrain

The countries signed agreements at the White House Tuesday.
2 months ago
Trump plays global dealmaker with Israel and two Arab countries
2 months ago

Historic agreement signed to normalize relations in Israel, UAE and Bahrain

Hosted by President Trump at the White House Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain became the third and fourth Arab nations to move toward normalizing relations with Israel.
2 months ago
Historic agreement signed to normalize relations in Israel, UAE and Bahrain
2 months ago

Israeli gets 3 life sentences for deadly 2015 arson attack

An Israeli court has handed down three life sentences to a Jewish extremist convicted in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents
2 months ago
Israeli gets 3 life sentences for deadly 2015 arson attack
3 months ago

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

Bahrain is the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East
3 months ago
3 months ago

Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations, Trump announces

President Donald Trump on Friday announced an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain.
3 months ago
Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations, Trump announces
3 months ago

Trump announces Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations

There will now be a three-way signing ceremony with Israel, Bahrain and UAE.
3 months ago
Trump announces Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations
3 months ago

Hamas leader says group has missiles that can hit Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is considered Israel’s commercial and cultural center.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Israelis protest against PM as coronavirus infections spike

Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the prime minister’s official residence.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Israel police wound Palestinian driver who attacked officers

Israeli police say an officer shot and wounded a Palestinian driver who attempted to run over and stab security personnel at a West Bank junction
3 months ago
Israel police wound Palestinian driver who attacked officers
3 months ago

US delegation leads historic flight from Israel to UAE to discuss new ties

A U.S. delegation, headed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, led a historic flight from Israel to UAE Monday to discuss new ties.
3 months ago
US delegation leads historic flight from Israel to UAE to discuss new ties
3 months ago

In Israel, Kushner says 'stage is set' for Mideast progress

Kushner trumpets the agreement by Israel and the UAE to establish relations.
3 months ago
3 months ago

First direct Israel-UAE flight lands in Abu Dhabi amid deal

A Star of David-adorned El Al plane has landed in Abu Dhabi after flying in from Israel, carrying a high-ranking American and Israeli delegation in the first-ever direct commercial passenger flight to the United Arab Emirates
3 months ago
First direct Israel-UAE flight lands in Abu Dhabi amid deal
3 months ago

Jared Kushner visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

The White House senior adviser visited the Western Wall after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
3 months ago
Jared Kushner visits Western Wall in Jerusalem
3 months ago

Israeli dig unearths large trove of early Islamic gold coins

Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of a trove of early Islamic gold coins during recent salvage excavations near the central city of Yavne
3 months ago
Israeli dig unearths large trove of early Islamic gold coins
3 months ago

Protests against Israeli PM continue with momentum

Thousands of Israelis are protesting outside the prime minister’s residence.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Telephone calls between UAE, Israel ring for the first time

Telephone service between the United Arab Emirates and Israel has begun as the two countries opened diplomatic ties
3 months ago
Telephone service begins between UAE, Israel amid deal
3 months ago

Israel shuts Gaza fishing zone after overnight fighting

Israel has closed the Gaza Strip’s offshore fishing zone following a night of cross-border fighting with Palestinian militants, the most intense escalation of hostilities in recent months
3 months ago
Israel shuts Gaza fishing zone after overnight fighting
3 months ago

Israel strikes Gaza targets after arson balloons launched

Sites belonging to the militant Hamas group bombed for a fifth night in a row.
3 months ago
3 months ago

Israel-UAE deal ‘lowers the barriers’: Former ambassador

Former U.S. ambassador to Israel in the Obama administration Daniel Shapiro discusses the normalizing of relations between Israel and the UAE, and what it means for the Mideast.
3 months ago
Israel-UAE deal ‘lowers the barriers’: Former ambassador
3 months ago

Israel and the United Arab Emirates make historic deal

Israel and the UAE agree to normalize relations in exchange for Israel suspending annexation of parts of the West Bank.
3 months ago
Israel and the United Arab Emirates make historic deal
3 months ago

Landmark milestone in peace process for Israel, United Arab Emirates

President Donald Trump announced what he called a historic deal to establish diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern countries.
3 months ago
Landmark milestone in peace process for Israel, United Arab Emirates
3 months ago

Israel, UAE agree to normalize ties in what Trump calls 'historic' agreement

President Trump says 'historic peace agreement' made between Israel, UAE.
3 months ago
Israel, UAE agree to normalize ties in what Trump calls 'historic' agreement
3 months ago

Israel and United Arab Emirates agree to normalize ties

In what Trump called a “historic” agreement, the preliminary deal marks only the third time in history an Arab nation has agreed in principle to establish a normal relationship with Israel.
3 months ago
Israel and United Arab Emirates agree to normalize ties
4 months ago

Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza Strip

The Israeli military says it has struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel
4 months ago
Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza Strip
4 months ago

Seth Rogen's Israel comments highlight fraught diaspora ties

Two Jewish comedians riffing in a podcast about the idiosyncrasies of their shared heritage have sparked an uproar
4 months ago