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February 19, 2020, 8:34 AM

Israel's Gantz vows to form government without Netanyahu

Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz is vowing he will form a government that will include neither the indicted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor the predominantly Arab parties in parliament
February 19, 2020, 8:34 AM
Gantz vows to form government without Netanyahu
February 11, 2020, 3:21 PM

US ambassador to Israel warns against West Bank annexation

Move could endanger the Trump administration's recently unveiled Mideast plan.
February 11, 2020, 3:21 PM
February 9, 2020, 11:42 AM

Israel blocks Palestinian exports in escalating trade crisis

The Israeli military has blocked Palestinian agricultural exports
February 9, 2020, 11:42 AM
Israel blocks Palestinian export in escalating trade crisis
February 8, 2020, 9:50 AM

Mideast violence flares as anger mounts over Trump plan

The car-ramming attack happened in Jerusalem overnight.
February 8, 2020, 9:50 AM
14 Israeli troops injured in car-ramming attack in Jerusalem
February 4, 2020, 2:30 AM

Israel's Holocaust museum apologizes for inaccurate videos

Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, has issued an apology for “inaccuracies” in videos played during a recent ceremony attended by world leaders
February 4, 2020, 2:30 AM
Israel's Holocaust museum apologizes for inaccurate videos
February 3, 2020, 4:20 PM

Palestinians protest Trump plan, Gaza militants fire rockets

The Israeli military said on Friday that it launched “wide-scale” airstrikes.
February 3, 2020, 4:20 PM
Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza after militants fire 3 rockets
February 3, 2020, 4:20 PM

Indictment, a plan and a pardon: Israeli PM has a wild week

It's been quite a trip for Israel's longest-serving prime minister.
February 3, 2020, 4:20 PM
Indictment, a plan and a pardon: Israeli PM has a wild week
January 30, 2020, 9:32 AM

Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges

Netanyahu's retraction paves the way for proceedings against him to go forward.
January 30, 2020, 9:32 AM
Netanyahu pulls request for immunity on corruption charges
January 29, 2020, 10:07 PM

Angry Palestinians face dilemma in responding to Trump plan

The Palestinians have furiously rejected President Donald Trump's plan to end the Mideast conflict
January 29, 2020, 10:07 PM
January 29, 2020, 12:07 AM

President Trump unveils Middle East peace plan embraced by Israel, rejected by Palestinians

President Donald Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan on Tuesday. It has been embraced by Israel, but rejected by Palestinians.
January 29, 2020, 12:07 AM
Trump unveils Middle East peace plan embraced by Israel, rejected by Palestinians
January 28, 2020, 3:00 PM

West Bank settlements report rapid growth in 2019

A West Bank settler group says the population of Jewish settlements surged by more than 3% in 2019, well above the growth rate of Israel’s overall population
January 28, 2020, 3:00 PM
West Bank settlements report rapid growth in 2019
1 month ago

Trump peace plan could boost embattled Israeli leader

The Israeli leader will visit for the unveiling of Trump's Mideast peace plan.
1 month ago
Netanyahu hopes to 'make history' with White House visit
1 month ago

Israel to allow its citizens to visit Saudi Arabia

Israel's Interior Ministry says it will now allow Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious or business visits, if they receive a visa to enter the kingdom
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Israeli aircraft strike Gaza sites after balloon launches

The Israeli military says its aircraft struck several sites for Gaza militants in response to incendiary balloons launched from the Palestinian enclave
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Netanyahu tries to rally global opposition to ICC case

ICC prosecutor found "reasonable basis" to open a war crimes probe into Israel.
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Trump: Mideast peace plan likely rolled out in days

President Donald Trump says he'll likely release the long-awaited White House Mideast peace plan ahead of his meeting Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz
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Israel intercepts rockets launched from Gaza Strip

Israel's military says four rockets have been fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip at southern Israel
1 month ago
Israel intercepts rockets launched from Gaza Strip
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Israeli police raid religious cult-like group in Jerusalem

Israeli police say they had raided a residential complex in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem in which dozens of women and children were being held and abused under extreme, “slavery conditions
1 month ago
Israeli police raid religious cult-like group in Jerusalem
2 months ago

2 Israelis drown after elevator flooded by heavy rain

Rescue crews had to use scuba gear to reach the elevator and pull out the pair.
2 months ago
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Israel PM seeks immunity, buying time until after vote

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will ask parliament to grant him immunity from corruption charges, a step that is expected to delay his trial for months
2 months ago
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Israel to withhold $43 million of Palestinian tax funds

Security Cabinet says the money has been used to promote violence.
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Israel's Netanyahu shores up base but obstacles remain

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shored up his base with a landslide primary victory
2 months ago
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Israel's embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary

Israel's Likud party is holding a primary vote to choose its leader.
2 months ago
Israeli lawmaker aims to oust Netanyahu in Likud primary
3 months ago

Case against Netanyahu includes billionaire witnesses

Israel’s attorney general officially submits indictment against PM Netanyahu, giving him 30 days to appeal for immunity
3 months ago
Israel’s AG files official indictment against PM Netanyahu
3 months ago

Israeli leader censures Europe for pursuing trade with Iran

European countries are joining a body that would allow some trading with Iran.
3 months ago
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Israel plans new settler homes in flashpoint West Bank city

Enlarging the Jewish population in Hebron is likely to deepen tensions there.
3 months ago
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Israeli army kills alleged Palestinian teen attacker

Israeli military says three people were hurling firebombs at Israeli vehicles.
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Bolivia to renew Israel ties after rupture under Morales

Morales severed relations because of an Israeli military offensive in Gaza.
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Israeli PM’s challenger proposes unity government rotation

Gantz would lead for two years, then Netanyahu would lead the following two.
3 months ago
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud, breach of trust

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
3 months ago
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu indicted for bribery, fraud, breach of trust
3 months ago

Israeli prime minister indicted, faces bribery and fraud charges

Benjamin Netanyahu, who was also charged with breach of trust after alleged wrongdoings, claimed he is the victim of a coup attempt.
3 months ago
Israeli prime minister indicted, faces bribery and fraud charges
3 months ago

Vatican expresses concern after US decision on Israel

The Vatican is expressing concern that “recent decisions” could undermine regional stability in the Middle East, in an apparent reference to the U.S. reversal of position on Israeli settlements
3 months ago
Vatican expresses concern after US decision on Israel
3 months ago

Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

Israel’s prime minister has traveled to the West Bank to celebrate the US announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to be a violation of international law
3 months ago
Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank
3 months ago

Major US policy reversal over Israeli settlements on West Bank

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reversed a 40-year position and declared settlements on the West Bank did not violate international law.
3 months ago
Major US policy reversal over Israeli settlements on West Bank
3 months ago

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

Trump administration no longer considers settlements violate international law
3 months ago
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Israel strikes Hamas targets after 2 rockets fired from Gaza

Israel said its aircraft hit military sites for Gaza’s Hamas rulers early Saturday after two rockets were fired from the Palestinian enclave
3 months ago
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Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire

Israel says it’s completed a series of airstrikes on targets linked to Islamic Jihad in Gaza after rocket fire
3 months ago
Israel says it has completed Gaza strikes after rocket fire
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As rockets rain down, Israel intensifies its strikes in Gaza

Israeli aircraft have struck Islamic Jihad targets throughout the Gaza Strip while the militant group has rained scores of rockets into Israel for a second straight day as the heaviest round of fighting in months shows no signs of ending
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Israeli Cabinet OKs hard-liner Bennett as defense minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed Naftali Bennett last week.
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Israeli PM's son, driver strike settlement over leaked tape

Driver released a recording of him boasting to friends going to a strip club.
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Israel rearrests female Palestinian activist in West Bank

Family of former Palestinian lawmaker says Israeli authorities rearrested her months after she was released
4 months ago
Israel rearrests female Palestinian activist in West Bank
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Palestinian woman shot trying to stab Israeli troops

Israeli police say officers shot Palestinian woman who attempted to stab troops outside contested West Bank holy site
4 months ago
Palestinian woman shot trying to stab Israeli troops
4 months ago

Health officials say Gaza teen electrocuted during rainfall

He touched an electric pole outside his home during heavy rains.
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Israel, Jordan mark 25 years of imperfect peace

Israel, Jordan mark 25 years of peace deal that began with great hopes but has been plagued by disappointment
4 months ago
Israel, Jordan mark 25 years of imperfect peace
4 months ago

Pompeo seeks to reassure Israel amid Syria turmoil

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with Israel's prime minister to reaffirm the countries' close ties at a time when many in Israel fear the Trump administration intends to cut and run from the Middle East
4 months ago
Pompeo seeks to reassure Israel amid Syria turmoil
4 months ago

Netanyahu asks Russia to free imprisoned Israeli woman

Israel's prime minister has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to pardon a young Israeli woman imprisoned on drug charges in Russia
4 months ago
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Israeli officials wrap up Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing

State prosecutors, Netanyahu's lawyers wrapping up pre-indictment hearing on corruption allegations against PM
4 months ago
Israeli officials wrap up Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing
5 months ago

Israeli archaeologists claim to discover ancient city

A large, 5,000-year-old city in northern Israel discovered, they say.
5 months ago
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Israel swears in new parliament amid political deadlock

Israel swears in its newly elected parliament amid political deadlock and Netanyahu’s legal woes
5 months ago
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Netanyahu’s legal saga reaches critical stage in Israel

Netanyahu's lawyers will argue that the charges should be dropped.
5 months ago
Israel begins Netanyahu's pre-indictment corruption hearing