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U.S. could abandon Israel at the U.N.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Obama administration's frustration with Benjamin Netanyahu is turning into outright hostility after the Israeli prime minister's commanding victory this week.<p>Administration officials greeted his win with harsh words Wednesday and suggestions that the U.S. might scale back its …

Israel

Palestinians Ask: The Two-State Solution Or The Two-State Illusion?

Palestinians in the West Bank don't get to vote in Israel's election on Tuesday, but they do have opinions.<p>And at a time when talks toward creating a Palestinian state have stalled, there are Palestinians like Ahmad Aweidah who are seeking alternatives to the traditional call for a two-state …

Israeli PM Netanyhau Declines Invite From Senate Democrats

WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an invitation to meet with Democratic Senators behind closed doors when he comes to the U.S. to address a joint session of Congress next month.<p>"Though I appreciate your kind invitation to meet with Democratic Senators, I believe …

Netanyahu Invites Arab Diplomats to His Big Speech—and Gets Rejected

In other news, the Israeli national security advisor tells his American interlocutors that he wishes the prime minister's address to Congress weren't taking place.<p><i>Updated on February 25, 2015, 8:45 a.m. EST</i><p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is refusing to meet with a group of ardently …

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Netanyahu's New Campaign Ad: If Israel Listened To The United States, It Wouldn't Exist

In reelection campaign, Netanyahu uses the stance he has taken against the White House to campaign for more votes.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned his row with the White House into part of his campaign, releasing a new video Saturday night which argued that if Israel's first …

Israel wants UN Gaza war probe shelved as chief quits

1 / 3<p>A Palestinian woman walks past houses that were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants, on November 24, …

Palestine to become member of International Criminal Court

Palestinian territories,International criminal justice,Middle East and North Africa,United Nations,Israel,International criminal court,World news,Law<p>Move expected to heighten tensions with Israel by building momentum for recognition of Palestinian state<p>The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, has …

US officials and Israeli president blast withholding of Palestinian tax revenues

State department condemns move despite opposing application to join the ICC while Reuven Rivlin warns of undermining Abbas<p>The decision by Binyamin Netanyahu to order the withholding of Palestinian tax revenues in response to Mahmoud Abbas’s application to join the international criminal court has …

Israel’s very survival is not at stake here

In an odd, little essay in Tablet about how important it is for Israeli leftists to overcome their alienated <i>ennui</i> and show up to vote, Israel’s …

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Netanyahu re-elected head of Israel's Likud

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, has won another term as leader of the ruling Likud party in the run-up to a snap election, easily defeating his lone hard-right challenger.<p>General elections had been due in Israel in late 2017, but they were brought forward by Netanyahu in early December …

Iconoclast Arab backing Israel runs for parliament

KIBBUTZ YEHIAM, Israel (AP) — An Arab-Israeli Muslim woman is running for a parliament seat as a member of a hard-line religious Jewish party aligned …

Israel

UN rejects Palestinian resolution to end Israel's occupation

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years late Tuesday, …

Special Report: Concrete facts about Gaza

The ‘Post’ investigates who is responsible for insufficient construction material entering the war-ravaged, Hamas-controlled Strip – Israel or lack …

UAW teachers branch joins boycott of Israel

A local branch of the United Auto Workers has become the first U.S. labor organization to join the international movement to boycott Israel, according to liberal groups.<p>UAW Local 2865, which represents teaching assistants at the University of California, voted to join it on Dec.4, saying that …

HarperCollins omits Israel from school atlas

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has accused the publishing giant HarperCollins of harming peace efforts in the Middle East by leaving Israel off its maps<p>HarperCollins, one of the world's largest publishing houses, sells English-language atlases to schools in the Middle East that omit …

UN rejects Palestinian resolution for statehood

A Palestinian draft resolution calling for Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territories by late 2017 was defeated in UN Security Council after failing to get sufficient votes in favour<p>The United Nations Security Council has rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation …

US and Israeli intervention led UN to reject Palestinian resolution

The UN security council rejected a Palestinian resolution demanding an end to Israeli occupation within three years after Israel and the US crucially intervened to persuade Nigeria to abstain from voting.<p>Palestinian officials and other observers had thought Nigeria would back a Jordanian-tabled …

Israeli forces shoot dead Hamas militant after Gaza border firefight

Israeli forces shot dead a member of Hamas’s armed wing after a firefight erupted along the border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and an Israeli soldier was wounded, Gaza hospital officials and the Israeli army said.<p>The military said in a statement that a routine patrol on the Israeli side of the …

Witness to a shelling: first-hand account of deadly strike on Gaza port

The first projectile hit the sea wall of Gaza City's little harbour just after four o'clock. As the smoke from the explosion thinned, four figures could be seen running, ragged silhouettes, legs pumping furiously along the wall. Even from a distance of 200 metres, it was obvious that three of them …

How Israel's government collapsed

JERUSALEM — Ask the average Israeli why the government here collapsed this week and you are unlikely to get a coherent answer.<p>Was it the Jewish State …

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How Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are celebrating her 37th birthday<p>Search continues for American missing for weeks in Slovenia<p>Heat wave across …

Republicans push Obama on Israel ‘sanctions’ claim

Republicans in Congress are asking the Obama administration to explain a murkily sourced claim that it is considering “sanctions” against …

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UN details Israel helping Syrian rebels at Golan Heights

Israeli security forces have kept steady contacts with the Syrian rebels over the past 18 months, mainly treating wounded fighters but possibly …

Benjamin Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is playing the key role in negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.<p>Netanyahu, who has had difficult relations with the Obama …