Israel

'Apartheid' furor comes amid 50 years of Israeli occupation

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Labeling Israel's treatment of Palestinians as "apartheid" is like flinging a burning match into spilled gasoline — so combustible are the passions on both sides.<p>Rima Khalaf did just that when a report commissioned by her U.N. agency at the request of 18 Arab member states …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

In jab at Hamas, PA stops paying Gaza’s electricity bills

With the prospect looming of a Middle East peace initiative by a new US administration more sympathetic to Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has decided to turn the screw on Hamas, which has kept Gaza out of his control for a decade.<p>Abbas’s Western-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) on …

Mahmoud Abbas

Tel Aviv: A design lover's city guide - Curbed

With its rambling, spice-laden markets, cache of Bauhaus-style architecture, and over eight miles of beachfront, Tel Aviv, Israel, is a unique destination. Though its population is relatively small at 400,000, this gateway to the Middle East is on par with any large modern metropolis.<p>Envisioned as …

Europe

‘Don’t Talk to Zionists’: Divisive Tactics at London Anti-Israel Protest

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Conservative POV

Israel Sees Critics as Enemies

The refusal of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel to receive the German foreign minister because of a meeting the German held with a veterans’ peace group is not in itself a major incident in Israeli-German relations. Germany’s history alone ensures it will remain Israel’s staunch …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Diverting Attention from the Tragedy of Palestine

The United Nations always has had, and rightfully so, a strong role in handling the conflict between Arabs and Jews over land in Palestine. When the …

United Nations

Israel planning 15,000 more settlement homes in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel intends to build 15,000 new settlement homes in East Jerusalem, the Housing Ministry said on Friday despite U.S. President Donald Trump's request to "hold back" on settlements as part of a possible new push for Israeli-Palestinian peace.<p>A formal announcement of the …

Jerusalem

One of Israel’s Best Chefs Now Has a New York Restaurant

Meir Adoni is a big deal in Tel Aviv. In Israel, he’s known for a Pan–Middle Eastern style that incorporates elements of French technique, his own …

Restaurants

Syria war: Israel Patriot missile downs 'target' over Golan

<b>Israel shot down "a target" over the Golan Heights, hours after it was accused of a missile strike at a military site near Damascus international airport.</b><p>Israel deployed its Patriot missile defence system and media reported the target was a drone.<p>The earlier strike had damaged what Syrian rebels …

Golan Heights

Student groups must stop targeting Israel

The Left’s obsession with Israel is disquieting. Many student groups have signed up to a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which aims, in effect, to drive Israeli academic influence from the university campus. Charities law bans them from engaging in political activity unrelated to …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Benjamin Netanyahu says Germany's foreign minister wouldn't take his call after the Israeli prime minister canceled talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he tried to telephone Germany's foreign minister to clear the air after cancelling talks during Sigmar Gabriel's visit to Israel but the German minister would not take the call.<p>Netanyahu canceled his planned talks with Gabriel on …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner linked to Israel’s Steinmetz family

Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has made major real estate investments with the nephew of controversial Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz, it has emerged.<p>Raz Steinmetz invested around $50m in a series of deals by Mr Kushner in 2012 to snap up prime locations in New York City.<p>The …

Donald Trump

Israel Has Interfered More in U.S. Politics Than Russia, but Don’t Expect a Probe of Israelgate

<i>Donald Trump spoke to the AIPAC conference in Washington D.C. on March 21, 2016, as the Republican presidential candidate. (Lorie Shaull / CC BY-SA</i> …

Liberal POV

Overnight explosion rocks Damascus; Syrian government blames Israel

Syrian state media said it was from Israeli missiles; Israel had no comment.

Syria

Israel 'supports terrorists' in Syria: Assad

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says in a Venezuelan television interview Israeli military strikes on his army show Israel is 'supporting …

Syria

Israeli ambassador speaks of fresh Palestine peace initiative

Speaking at tense event at Soas attended by pro-Israel and pro-Palestine protesters, Mark Regev says wider Arab world must be involved in talks<p>Israel is pressing for a fresh Middle East peace initiative involving Arab states, Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, told a meeting at the …

Homeless at 14, she's saving youth from the same fate

<b>Tel Aviv, Israel (CNN) —</b> When she was 14 years old, Mariuma Ben Yosef ran away from home.<p>On and off for nearly two years, she lived on the streets of Boston. She slept on benches and survived on food she found in the garbage.<p>"Being homeless as a teenager, you understand that nobody can protect …

Good News

The Hassidic Rebbe who Pioneered Moving to Israel

Today, the first day of the Hebrew month of Iyar, marks the anniversary of the passing of one of the unsung heroes of the Jewish people’s return to …

Religion

Police ‘ready to indict’ Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Police in Israel are moving closer towards a recommendation Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is indicted on criminal charges over allegedly …

Corruption

Palestinians strike in support of prisoners' protest

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinians across the West Bank are observing a general strike in support of hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners held by Israel.<p>Palestinians say between 1,300 and 1,500 prisoners have been on a hunger strike for 11 days, demanding better …

West Bank

Jerusalem mayor: City's diverse residents 'all my children'

JERUSALEM (AP) — Fifty years after Israel conquered east Jerusalem, the city's mayor says the upcoming anniversary is a time to celebrate, despite the deep rifts and occasional bursts of violence that disrupt daily life in the volatile city.<p>But like other prominent politicians of the hard-line …

Jerusalem

Delhi's iconic Teen Murti Marg, Chowk renamed after Israeli city ahead of PM Modi's visit

The iconic Teen Murti Chowk and the Teen Murti Marg in Delhi will now be known after the Israeli city Haifa with the NDMC approving their renaming …

India

Archaeologists restore ancient Roman temple in Israeli port

CAESARIA, Israel (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Israel have begun work to restore a once-towering ancient-Roman temple in the modern-day Mediterranean city of Caesaria.<p>As part of a $27 million project that aims to triple tourist numbers, scores of workers have erected scaffolding, cleared rubble and …

Archaeology

Swiss Court Fines Egypt $2 Billion, Muddies Mideast Gas Market - Bloomberg

A Swiss court ordered Egyptian natural gas companies to pay Israel’s state-owned electricity provider $2 billion in fines for breach of previous …

World News

Holocaust denial ​leaflets at Australian universities spark confrontation

University of Sydney students accost man distributing antisemitic material as identical flyers crop up on campuses in Melbourne and Canberra<p>Students at the University of Sydney filmed and confronted a man distributing leaflets that support British Holocaust denier David Irving amid reports of a …

Australia

PHOTO: Halva Stand at Machane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, Israel

Click on title to view photo in large format. I’ve never been a fan of Halva, a popular sweet in parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. To me, …

Middle East

Key to Mideast Peace May Lurk Within the Economy - Bloomberg

Every week, hosts Dan Moss and Scott Lanman bring you a jargon-free dive into the stories that drive the global economy.<p>Israel's economy is so …

South Syria -- A Dangerous Flash Point

South Syria, a region bordering with Jordan and Israel, was the quietest of all Israel’s borders from 1974 until the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. This was in line with the Alawite-oriented regional policy which characterized Syria of the two Assads. Rousing rhetoric about Israel, but …

Syria

Israel FinMin says to ease path for institutions to invest in tech

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Thursday he would work to reduce regulations that prevent Israeli institutions investing in technology companies.<p>Hampered by regulatory constraints, as well as being harmed by the bursting of a tech bubble in 2000, Israeli pension …

FinTech

The $221 million Obama quietly sent to Palestine in his last hours in office went through

During his final hours in office, on the same day current President Donald Trump would be inaugurated, Barack Obama authorized the State Department to release about $221 million in withheld funds to Palestinians living in the West Bank — and it looks like it's finally gone through.<p>Despite a review …

Palestinian Authority