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September 18, 2020, 8:00 PM

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.
September 18, 2020, 8:00 PM
Israel faces 2nd lockdown amid spiking COVID-19 cases
September 18, 2020, 10:58 AM

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
September 18, 2020, 10:58 AM
Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding Hezbollah
September 16, 2020, 12:38 PM

Agreements signed to normalize relations between Israel, UAE and Bahrain

The countries signed agreements at the White House Tuesday.
September 16, 2020, 12:38 PM
Trump plays global dealmaker with Israel and two Arab countries
September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM

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.
September 16, 2020, 12:00 AM
Historic agreement signed to normalize relations in Israel, UAE and Bahrain
September 14, 2020, 5:45 PM

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
September 14, 2020, 5:45 PM
Israeli gets 3 life sentences for deadly 2015 arson attack
September 12, 2020, 2:30 AM

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
September 12, 2020, 2:30 AM
September 11, 2020, 7:34 PM

Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations, Trump announces

President Donald Trump on Friday announced an agreement to establish full diplomatic relations between Israel and Bahrain.
September 11, 2020, 7:34 PM
Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations, Trump announces
September 11, 2020, 7:29 PM

Trump announces Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations

There will now be a three-way signing ceremony with Israel, Bahrain and UAE.
September 11, 2020, 7:29 PM
Trump announces Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations
September 7, 2020, 1:05 AM

Hamas leader says group has missiles that can hit Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv is considered Israel’s commercial and cultural center.
September 7, 2020, 1:05 AM
September 5, 2020, 9:42 PM

Israelis protest against PM as coronavirus infections spike

Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the prime minister’s official residence.
September 5, 2020, 9:42 PM
September 2, 2020, 9:30 AM

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
September 2, 2020, 9:30 AM
Israel police wound Palestinian driver who attacked officers
September 1, 2020, 11:47 AM

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.
September 1, 2020, 11:47 AM
US delegation leads historic flight from Israel to UAE to discuss new ties
August 31, 2020, 10:42 PM

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

Kushner trumpets the agreement by Israel and the UAE to establish relations.
August 31, 2020, 10:42 PM
August 31, 2020, 2:53 PM

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
August 31, 2020, 2:53 PM
First direct Israel-UAE flight lands in Abu Dhabi amid deal
August 30, 2020, 9:58 PM

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.
August 30, 2020, 9:58 PM
Jared Kushner visits Western Wall in Jerusalem
1 month 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
1 month ago
Israeli dig unearths large trove of early Islamic gold coins
1 month ago

Protests against Israeli PM continue with momentum

Thousands of Israelis are protesting outside the prime minister’s residence.
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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
1 month ago
Telephone service begins between UAE, Israel amid deal
1 month 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
1 month ago
Israel shuts Gaza fishing zone after overnight fighting
1 month ago

Israel strikes Gaza targets after arson balloons launched

Sites belonging to the militant Hamas group bombed for a fifth night in a row.
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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.
1 month ago
Israel-UAE deal ‘lowers the barriers’: Former ambassador
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Israel and the United Arab Emirates make historic deal
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Landmark milestone in peace process for Israel, United Arab Emirates
1 month ago

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

President Trump says 'historic peace agreement' made between Israel, UAE.
1 month ago
Israel, UAE agree to normalize ties in what Trump calls 'historic' agreement
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Israel and United Arab Emirates agree to normalize ties
1 month 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
1 month ago
Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza Strip
1 month 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
1 month ago
2 months ago

Israel's Netanyahu rails at media over protests against him

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes.
2 months ago
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Israel downs rocket launched by Gaza militants

Israel's military says it intercepted a rocket fired by Palestinian militants.
2 months ago
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Arrests and clashes follow anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Police say they arrested more than a dozen Israelis in country-wide protests that drew thousands of people in a growing and persistent show of force against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his handling of the coronavirus crisis
2 months ago
Arrests and clashes follow anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel
2 months ago

Israeli president lashes out at government, talk of election

Israel’s largely ceremonial president has lashed out at squabbling members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s so-called unity government
2 months ago
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Israelis block entrance to parliament amid intense protests

Dozens of Israeli demonstrators have chained themselves together and briefly blocked the entrance to parliament
2 months ago
Israelis block entrance to parliament amid intense protests
2 months ago

Netanyahu's graft trial resumes amid Israeli virus anger

The Israeli prime minister's corruption trial has resumed following a two-month hiatus
2 months ago
Netanyahu's graft trial resumes amid Israeli virus anger
2 months ago

Israeli police break up anti-Netanyahu protest in Jerusalem

Israeli police and Jerusalem municipal officials have scuffled with protesters and dismantled tents set up by demonstrators outside the prime minister's residence
2 months ago
Israeli police break up anti-Netanyahu protest in Jerusalem
2 months ago

Israelis protest government's economic response to virus

They're directing their anger at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
2 months ago
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Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic pain

One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants was dispatched to a TV studio to calm the nerves of a jittery nation over an unprecedented new surge in virus cases
2 months ago
Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic pain
2 months ago

Hezbollah, Hamas blast Israel's annexation plans

Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group and the Palestinian Hamas have blasted Israel’s plans to annex parts of the West Bank as an “aggression against the Palestinian people” calling for unity to confront the Israeli move
2 months ago
Hezbollah, Hamas blast Israel's annexation plans
3 months ago

Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says discussions with the U_S_ on his plan to annex occupied West Bank territory will continue “in the coming days.”
3 months ago
Netanyahu signals delay in West Bank annexation plan
3 months ago

Hundreds of Israelis protest in Jerusalem against Netanyahu

The Israeli prime minister faces corruption charges.
3 months ago
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Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu activist after arrest

A former Israeli air force general who has been leading protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his arrest over the weekend was “worth the price” if it helps rally public support to his cause
3 months ago
Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu activist after arrest
3 months ago

UN envoy: Israeli annexation could unleash Mideast violence

The U.N. envoy for the Middle East is warning Israel that carrying out its plans to annex parts of the West Bank could set of a spasm of violence that would upend Israeli-Palestinian relations and reverberate across the region
3 months ago
UN envoy: Israeli annexation could unleash Mideast violence
3 months ago

Chairman of Israel's Yad Vashem to step down after 27 years

Chairman of Israel’s Holocaust Museum and Memorial says he's stepping down.
3 months ago
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Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund corruption trial fees

Israel's prime minister is on trial for accepting gifts from wealthy friends
3 months ago
Netanyahu turns to rich friend to fund corruption trial fees
4 months ago

Israeli president calls Australian PM after teacher's ruling

Israel's president has called Australia's prime minister following an Israeli court ruling that a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia is fit to stand trial and be extradited
4 months ago
Israeli president calls Australian PM after teacher's ruling
4 months ago

Israel's Netanyahu attacks justice system as trial begins

A defiant Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at the country's justice system as his historic corruption trial began
4 months ago
Netanyahu heads to court as 1st sitting Israeli PM on trial
4 months ago

20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war

It is a conflict that neither side seems to want.
4 months ago
20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war
4 months ago

Israeli army: Soldier killed by rock during West Bank raid

A rock thrown off a rooftop struck him in the head, the military said.
4 months ago
Israeli army: Soldier killed by rock during West Bank raid
4 months ago

Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation

Jordan’s king is warning Israel of a “massive conflict” if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank
4 months ago
EU weighs stance amid concern over Israeli annexation plans
4 months ago

Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker

Dozens of Palestinians burned tires and hurled rocks toward Israeli troops.
4 months ago
Israel demolishes home of alleged Palestinian attacker
4 months ago

Netanyahu lashes out at top court, threatens new elections

Israel’s prime minister urged the country’s Supreme Court not to interfere in his efforts to build a coalition government, threatening that its involvement could drag the country toward unprecedented fourth straight elections
4 months ago
Israel top court hears case against Netanyahu coalition deal