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  • Former Israeli Prime Minister Sharon dies at 85

    January 11, 2014 10:41 AM

    JERUSALEM - The son of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says his father has died. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. The Sheba Medical Center that has been treating Sharon said last week that his health has been declining. Sharon... more »
  • Obama meets with Mideast negotiators

    July 30, 2013 10:00 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has stepped into the Middle East peace process today, with a private White House meeting involving lead negotiators for the Israeli and Palestinian delegations. Despite the meeting, the official strategy for Obama is to take a mostly hands-off approach to the actual negotiations. Israeli and... more »
  • Israel holds Palestinian-American teen from New Orleans

    April 11, 2013 11:43 AM

    JERUSALEM - The family of a 14-year-old Palestinian-American says the Israeli military has been holding the boy for nearly a week after bursting into their home and arresting him in an overnight raid for allegedly hurling rocks at Israeli motorists in the West Bank. The boy's father, Abdelwahab Khalek, said... more »
  • Israel faces geopolitical tangle with natural gas

    March 29, 2013 12:32 PM

    JERUSALEM - Recent discoveries of massive offshore natural gas deposits, set to begin flowing in the coming days, are turning into a mixed blessing for Israel. The deposits are expected to provide Israel enough natural gas for decades and transform the country, famously empty of natural resources, into an energy... more »
  • Obama: Israeli settlements not constructive

    March 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate. He says the activity does not advance the cause of peace. Obama spoke at a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud... more »
  • US: Obama peace agenda 'urgent' on Israel visit

    February 6, 2013 6:30 AM

    JERUSALEM - The U.S. ambassador to Israel says President Barack Obama will bring an "urgent" peacemaking agenda to Israel on his upcoming visit, focusing on the region and the resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinians. Dan Shapiro spoke to Israeli media Wednesday, a day after the White House... more »
  • Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank

    January 1, 2013 4:27 PM

    TAMOUN, West Bank - An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank and has left 10 Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian... more »
  • Israel forging ahead after settlement plan backlash

    December 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel is vowing to push ahead with the construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, despite a wave of condemnations from the U.S. and Europe. Last week's U.N. decision to recognize a Palestinian state may be fueling a tougher stand around the world against Israeli... more »
  • US seeks way forward after Palestinian win at UN

    November 30, 2012 1:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is scrambling to salvage hopes for Mideast peace talks after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted to recognize a Palestinian state over vehement U.S. and Israeli objections. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is meeting senior Israeli and Palestinian officials Friday to try to plot a... more »
  • Palestinians celebrate UN statehood vote

    November 29, 2012 4:23 PM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinians have erupted in wild cheers, hugging each other and honking car horns after the United Nations voted to grant them, at least formally, what they have long yearned for - a state of their own. In the central celebration in the West Bank city of... more »
  • Abbas: UN vote is 'investment in peace'

    November 29, 2012 1:26 PM

    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is appealing to all nations to vote in favor of a U.N. resolution recognizing the state of Palestine as "an investment in peace." In a statement ahead of today's General Assembly vote, Abbas says the Palestinians "remain committed" to a two-state solution to... more »
  • Hamas official says shooting won't affect truce

    November 23, 2012 3:15 PM

    CAIRO - A top Hamas official says today's shooting incident along Israel's border with Gaza won't affect the cease-fire that took effect two days ago. Israeli troops today fired on Gazans who were surging toward a border fence, killing one person. A Gaza health official says 19 others were wounded... more »
  • Hamas cries victory; truce with Israel holds

    November 22, 2012 10:30 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza appears to be holding, and Hamas leaders are declaring victory. Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh says "resistance fighters changed the rules of the game" in the eight-day exchange of fire with Israel and the threat... more »
  • Pope encourages cease-fire effort in Gaza conflict

    November 21, 2012 7:48 AM

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Benedict says he's praying for victims of the conflict between Israel and Gaza and gives his encouragement for efforts to obtain a cease-fire and negotiations. The pope told his weekly public audience today, that "hate and violence are not the solution for problems," receiving applause... more »
  • Israeli soldier killed by Gaza rocket

    November 20, 2012 12:43 PM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says a soldier has been killed in a rocket attack on southern Israel. In a statement, the army said the 18-year-old serviceman was killed Tuesday afternoon. It was the military's first fatality since it launched an offensive in the Gaza Strip last Wednesday. The operation... more »
  • Palestinian deaths reach 100, both sides say they are ready for diplomatic solution

    November 19, 2012 1:25 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - A senior Palestinian militant is now among 100 Palestinians killed in the six days of Israeli air strikes in Gaza. Palestinian officials say half of those victims were civilians. Meanwhile, Hamas fighters have launched more than 1,000 rockets into Israel, including 95 today. One of... more »
  • Gaza militant group says top fighter killed

    November 19, 2012 10:24 AM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad says an Israeli strike on a Gaza media center has killed one of its top militant leaders. Monday's strike in downtown Gaza City was part of a widening 6-day-old offensive meant to quell Hamas rocket fire. It's the second strike... more »
  • Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

    November 14, 2012 12:08 PM

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has been hitting dozens of targets in Gaza, in the most intense attack since an Israeli offensive four years ago. Earlier today, an Israeli airstrike killed the commander of the Hamas military wing in Gaza. The killing marks a dramatic resumption of Israel's policy... more »
  • White House: US, Israel in full agreement on Iran

    September 28, 2012 4:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain in "full agreement" about keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The Obama administration's account of Friday's phone call offered no mention of Netanyahu's dire declaration to the U.N. General Assembly. The Israeli leader... more »
  • US urges Israel diplomacy with Iran

    March 5, 2012 11:43 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Obama and Israel's Prime Minister are showing some unity today on the issue of Iran's nuclear weapons. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are meeting at the White House. The President said the US and Israel agaree that diplomacy is the best way... more »
  • Israel won't warn US before Iran strike

    February 28, 2012 7:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, setting a tense tone ahead of high-level meetings in the coming days in Washington. A U.S. intelligence official says Israel warned that it will keep the Americans in... more »
  • Best Time to Face a Judge

    April 11, 2011 7:29 PM

    The best time to face a judge, if you have to, is first thing in the morning or right after lunch according to a new study that says that's when they're most lenient. Researchers in Israel found at the beginning of a court session, judges tended to be in favor... more »
  • Helen Thomas retires in flap over Israel remark

    June 7, 2010 1:19 PM

    Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues. The 89-year-old Thomas, dean of the White House press corps, has long been a fixture in... more »
  • Israel rejects international probe into ship raid

    June 6, 2010 9:25 AM

    Israel's ambassador to the U.S. says his country rejects the idea of a having an international commission look into Israel's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. Ambassador Michael Oren tells "Fox News Sunday" that Israel has the ability and the right to investigate its own military. He says... more »
  • World stock markets mostly lower after decline on Wall Street

    June 2, 2010 7:55 AM

    World stock markets were mostly lower after Tuesday's decline on Wall Street. Weighing on the markets are concerns about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, mounting tensions in the Middle East following Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound aid ship and worries over an economic showdown in China. more »
  • Turkey wants US condemnation of Israeli raid

    June 1, 2010 9:57 AM

    Turkey is demanding that the United States condemn the botched Israeli raid on an aid flotilla that ended with Israeli soldiers killing nine activists. Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made the comments ahead of a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Monday. The White House... more »
  • Obama administration concerned about Gaza incident

    May 31, 2010 7:55 AM

    The Obama administration is voicing concern about the Israeli commando attack on ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists on a mission to bring aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip. White House spokesman Bill Burton said Monday the United States "deeply regrets the loss of life and injuries sustained" in the incident.... more »
  • Iran conducts missile tests

    September 28, 2009 6:01 AM

    Iran continues to test missiles today in a show of force it says is meant to show it's ready to crush any military threat. The Revolutionary Guard successfully test-fired the Shahab-3 missiles which are capable of carrying a warhead and striking Israel, U.S. military bases in the Middle East, and... more »

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