Israel

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker as he oversees the White House's Mideast peace efforts.<p>But some say these ties, which …

Jared Kushner

How Was Jesus' Tomb Made? Christ's Grave Could Collapse Completely

The site believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ is in danger of a catastrophic collapse, according to the scientific team that just completed its …

Jerusalem

Israel has 'violated international law' by ignoring UN resolution to stop settlements in Palestinian territory

Israel has ignored a demand by the UN Security Council to stop building settlements in the Palestinian West Bank, the UN has warned.<p>In the first …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Elevating Palestinians

Americans still do not know Palestinians as real people and, as a result, do not care about them.<p>It was 40 years ago that I co-founded the Palestine Human Rights Campaign (PHRC) and wrote “Palestinians, the Invisible Victims.” I was concerned that in the American mind the Israeli-Palestinian …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The confirmation of David Friedman is an affront to liberal Jews

There have been remarkable acts of civil protest and disruptions over the last few months. From the women’s march, to sit-ins about Obamacare, …

Israeli-American teenager made bomb threats to US Jewish centres after IDF rejected him, say police

An Israeli teenager arrested on suspicion of making multiple bomb threats to Jewish organisations in the US, began his campaign of terror after he …

Anti-Semitism

Netanyahu's honeymoon with Trump ends abruptly

Jerusalem (CNN)This was supposed to be Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's victory lap.<p>After a combined 10 years leading the government, he finally had a Republican president in the White House, with a Republican House and Senate to boot. It should have been the perfect match for …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Hamas blames Israel after Mazen Faqha assassination

Gaza police say Israel and collaborators responsible for killing of senior Hamas member Mazen Faqha.<p>Unknown assailants in the Gaza Strip have shot dead a senior Hamas member, officials in Gaza said, blaming Israel for the killing.<p>Iyad al-Bozum, an interior ministry spokesman in the Hamas-ruled Gaza …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Merkel tells Abbas, two-state solution only alternative

The two-state scenario of Palestinians living alongside Israel remains the "only sensible alternative," Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin. The Palestinian president is also due to visit Brussels.<p>Merkel on Friday indirectly warned Israel on Friday that its expansion of Jewish …

World News

The Man Who Would Beat Bibi

Donald Trump wants to team up with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to make the deal of the century between Israel and the Palestinians. But what if a Trumpian TV star-turned-politician gets Netanyahu first?<p>Benjamin Netanyahu is a survivor. He’s beaten back what looked to be near-certain defeat at …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Say what?! UN Human Rights Council declares Israel world's No. 1 human rights violator

According to the U.N.'s top human rights body, Israel is the worst human rights violator in the world today. That’s the result of the latest session of the UN Human Rights Council which wrapped up in Geneva on Friday by adopting five times more resolutions condemning Israel than any other country …

Human Rights

'A Land Without Borders' rethinks the two-state solution in the Middle East

Marking the 50-year anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, a Jewish activist travels the Middle East in search of answers.<p>This year …

Israeli Palestinian Conflict

What's Behind Israel's Diplomatic Flare-Up With Russia

After years of reported airstrikes in Syria, the Israeli ambassador in Moscow was suddenly summoned to explain his country’s recent attack.<p>In the fall of 2015, Russia and Israel held their first talks on “deconfliction,” a disconcerting, vague military arrangement, the aim of which was “preventing …

Syria

Ex-Terrorist Who Led ‘Women’s March’ Will be Deported

A convicted Palestinian terrorist and a key figure of the recent Women’s March will be deported from the United States after accepting a plea bargain …

Conservative POV

Hamas TV channel builds Jerusalem set in Gaza

Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, …

Jerusalem

Who Is David Friedman? Ambassador To Israel Confirmed, Benjamin Netanyahu Calls Him 'Close Friend Of Israel'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed David Friedman as the U.S. ambassador to Israel in a Tweet, Thursday. Senators voted 52-46 and …

Time for US to stop funding horrific UN ‘peacekeepers’

Liberals shrieked last week when President Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. Trump dismisses the United …

Peace

Why Europe Is Floating Egypt's Navy

It has been six decades since Gamal Abdel Nasser, the former president of Egypt, nationalized the Suez Canal. His message, though, still resonates: …

Egypt

Appeals court won't allow suit against Palestinian Authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says the families of Jewish worshippers who were killed or wounded during a 2011 attack in the West Bank can't sue the Palestinian Authority for damages in U.S. courts.<p>The decision Friday upheld a lower court ruling to dismiss the case.<p>The attack by a …

Palestinian Authority

Elliott Abrams: What Will the Palestinians Give Up for Peace?

Negotiations should not be one-sided concessions from Israel.

World News

Israeli rights group: Troops seize Palestinian boy

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli rights group has released an amateur video it says shows soldiers seizing a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian boy as they tried to get him to identify people who had thrown a firebomb in the West Bank.<p>B'Tselem said he "was wandering barefoot outside his house in Hebron …

B'Tselem

UK threatens to block future resolutions on Israel by ‘biased’ UN Human Rights Council

The UK has announced that it will vote against all future UN Human Rights Council resolutions on Israel’s conduct in the occupied territories unless …

Human Rights

Israel fails to heed demand for end to settlement building - U.N. | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS Israel has not taken steps to halt settlement building as demanded by the United Nations Security Council in a resolution adopted in …

United Nations

Israeli soldiers filmed dragging shoeless eight-year-old boy from house to house

Footage of a crying little boy being dragged around by Israeli soldiers as he is forced to help find other children accused of throwing stones has …

B'Tselem

When You Come for Rasmea Odeh, You Come For All of Us

“In the US, we are living in a time that is worse than the few years after the September 11th attacks,” said Rasmea Odeh to nearly 1,000 people …

Women's News

The World in Photos This Week

Read Caption<p>Anti-riot gendarmes take cover between parked buses during clashes at a demonstration against police brutality and discrimination in …

Jerusalem

Merkel Says Two-State Solution is Only Way Forward for Israel and Palestine

Germany Chancellor says no other option can sufficiently guarantee peace<p>Most Popular Videos<p>Most Popular Articles

21st Century

Woman who had terror conviction in Israel to be deported in plea deal

DETROIT — A Palestinian woman whose case was fiercely contested by both sides of the Arab-Israeli dispute, will be deported back to Jordan but spared jail time under a plea deal struck Thursday, her attorney said.<p>Rasmieh Odeh, 69, of Chicago, had been found guilty in 2014 in Detroit of lying on her …

Injustice

Get muddy! Mud Day in Israel

After becoming a huge hit in several European cities in Europe, "Mud Day" is coming to Israel. The race consists of a 13-kilometer (8 mile) run with 22 obstacles that require teamwork to complete.

World News

Universities cancel talks by former UN investigator who called Israel 'an apartheid state'

A pair of British universities have cancelled talks by the co-author of UN report which concluded that Israel is “an apartheid state, because of …

UK News