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January 17, 2021, 9:15 PM

Israel OKs hundreds of settlement homes in last-minute push

Over 200 homes were in unauthorized outposts the government decided to legalize.
January 17, 2021, 9:15 PM
January 12, 2021, 9:54 AM

Leading human rights group calls Israel an 'apartheid' state

A leading Israeli human rights group has begun describing both Israel and its control of the Palestinian territories as a single “apartheid” regime
January 12, 2021, 9:54 AM
Leading human rights group calls Israel an 'apartheid' state
January 11, 2021, 1:36 PM

Israel announces new settler homes, risking Biden's anger

Israel has advanced plans to build 800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a move that could strain ties with the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden
January 11, 2021, 1:36 PM
Israel announces new settlements, risking Biden's anger
January 10, 2021, 7:02 PM

Daily low flying Israeli jets over Lebanon spreading jitters

Israeli military jets have carried out several low flying flights over Beirut.
January 10, 2021, 7:02 PM
January 7, 2021, 12:59 PM

Israeli army: Paralyzed Palestinian shot in self-defense

The Israeli military says an internal investigation found that soldiers acted in self-defense during an incident last week in which a Palestinian man was shot and left paralyzed
January 7, 2021, 12:59 PM
Israeli army: Paralyzed Palestinian shot in self-defense
January 4, 2021, 12:59 AM

Israeli prosecutors spell out allegations against Netanyahu

Prime minister is accused of trading favors with a powerful media mogul.
January 4, 2021, 12:59 AM
December 30, 2020, 2:30 AM

Record shows US sold ambassador's home in Israel for $67M

An official record shows that the United States sold the ambassador’s residence in Israel for more than $67 million in July
December 30, 2020, 2:30 AM
Record shows US sold ambassador's home in Israel for $67M
1 month ago

Israel heads to new elections as government collapses

Israel’s divided government has collapsed, triggering the country’s fourth election in under two years
1 month ago
Israel on cusp of fourth national elections in two years
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Kushner to lead maiden flight from Israel to Morocco

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner says he will join an Israeli delegation on the first direct flight to Morocco
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Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement

Israeli police are investigating after an Israeli woman was found dead in a forest near a West Bank settlement
1 month ago
Israeli woman found dead near West Bank settlement
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Palestinian foreign minister urges Israel to return to talks

Seeks talks based on a two-state solution before the new U.S. administration.
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Israel, Morocco to normalize ties; US shifts W Sahara policy

Israel and Morocco have agreed to normalize relations as President Donald Trump, in his final weeks in office, has announced the fourth Arab-Israeli agreement in four months
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A year after crash, Israel unveils new plan for moon landing

Israel is again aiming for the moon
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Israeli police cleared in shooting of maimed Palestinian boy

Israeli authorities have cleared police of any wrongdoing in the case of a 9-year-old boy who lost an eye after apparently being shot in the face by an Israeli officer earlier this year
1 month ago
Israeli police cleared in shooting of maimed Palestinian boy
2 months ago

Israel arrests man who doused inside of church with fuel

Israeli police say they arrested a Jewish man after he poured out a “flammable liquid” inside a church near Jerusalem’s Old City
2 months ago
Israel arrests man who doused inside of church with fuel
2 months ago

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

The Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks
2 months ago
Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat
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Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

The Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks
2 months ago
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Israel transfers $1B to cash-strapped Palestinian Authority

Israel collects taxes and duties it collects on behalf of the Palestinians.
2 months ago
Israel transfers $1B to cash-strapped Palestinian Authority
2 months ago

Hundreds protest outside Israelí leader's Jerusalem home

Protesters gather, pressing ahead with a campaign demanding his resignation.
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
Israel's Netanyahu says he will pay a visit to Bahrain soon
2 months ago

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

Netanyahu rival launches probe, testing partnership

Defense minister investigates controversial purchase of German subs years ago.
2 months ago
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Thousands protest against Netanyahu, despite wintry weather

Thousands braved cool, wet weather to demand the resignation of PM Netanyahu.
2 months ago
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Israeli army says Gaza militants fired a rocket at Israel

A Palestinian rocket attack caused damage in the Israeli city of Ashkelon.
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
Pompeo, in Israel, vows new action against boycott movement
2 months ago

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
2 months ago
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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
2 months ago
Israeli leader vows to protect interests with next president
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Israel says troops kill Palestinian gunman in West Bank
3 months ago

Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump policies ahead of election

Israel’s leader still has avoided openly taken sides in the U.S. election.
3 months ago
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Israeli government approves Bahrain normalization deal

The Israeli Cabinet has approved the Bahrain normalization deal signed last week
3 months ago
Israeli government approves Bahrain normalization deal
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Trump lifts sanctions on Sudan as he announces deal between African nation and Israel
3 months 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
3 months ago
First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel
3 months ago

As lockdown eases, Israelis again gather against Netanyahu

Thousands of Israelis demonstrate outside the prime minister's residence.
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US official holds Beirut meetings after Israel-Lebanon talks

Lebanon’s parliament speaker has met with a visiting U.S. official
3 months ago
US official holds Beirut meetings after Israel-Lebanon talks
3 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
3 months ago
Five years on, Israelis see few benefits from major gas deal
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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
3 months ago
Israeli PM's wife may have violated lockdown with haircut
3 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
3 months ago
Israeli police clash with ultra-Orthodox over virus rules
3 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
3 months ago
Top Israeli, UAE diplomats meeting in Berlin for talks
4 months ago

The politics of Saudi normalization with Israel: ANALYSIS

Could the largest Arab partner of the United States normalize relations with Israel?
4 months ago
The politics of Saudi normalization with Israel: ANALYSIS
4 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
4 months ago
Israelis jam Jerusalem streets over bill to curb protests
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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
4 months ago
Israel court says woman can be extradited in child sex case
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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.
4 months ago
Israel faces 2nd lockdown amid spiking COVID-19 cases
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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
4 months ago
Israel charges east Jerusalem woman with aiding Hezbollah
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Agreements signed to normalize relations between Israel, UAE and Bahrain

The countries signed agreements at the White House Tuesday.
4 months ago
Trump plays global dealmaker with Israel and two Arab countries
4 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.
4 months ago
Historic agreement signed to normalize relations in Israel, UAE and Bahrain
4 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
4 months ago
Israeli gets 3 life sentences for deadly 2015 arson attack
4 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
4 months ago
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Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations, Trump announces

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

Trump announces Bahrain, Israel will normalize relations

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