Israel is wasting no time in trying to translate Donald Trump’s call for a tougher approach to Iran into action.
Hamas leaders rejected demands to surrender the group’s weapons after it handed over most governing control in the Gaza Strip to the Palestinian Authority, raising the prospect that unity efforts may fail again.
As the Palestinian Authority attempts to reassert control over the Gaza Strip this week, Hamas’s refusal to give up its guns is feeding doubts that a unity deal can take root.
As the Jewish High Holiday season moves in, Israel is getting set to welcome a throng of religious visitors -- evangelical Christians.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will try to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump when they meet next week to endorse a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel and get more assertive about bringing both sides to the peace table, his envoy to Washington said.
A Gulf Arab political figure visited Israel last week, an Israeli cabinet minister said, reinforcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent claim that relations with Arab states have never been better.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will bring a group of Israeli business executives with him on a trip to Latin America this week in which he’ll focus on bolstering relations with Argentina and Mexico.
Wading into the heart of the Mideast conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres crossed the barricaded threshold between Israel and the Gaza Strip, where Hamas leaders in control of the territory said he was an unwelcome guest.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Israel to stop settlement construction in the West Bank and pledged his commitment to a two-state solution.
U.S. President Donald Trump is still pushing for the breakthrough he hopes will ultimately clinch an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, but one side of the equation is fast losing hope.
Inside Benjamin Netanyahu’s “aquarium,” the glassed-in suite of offices that houses Israel’s prime minister and his senior staff, Avichai Mandelblit was a big fish.
After months of investigating alleged corruption, Israeli prosecutors have reached Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inner sanctum. Ari Harow, Netanyahu’s former chief of staff, signed a plea bargain and will aid the investigation into suspected bribery and other crimes, according to a court document released Aug. 4. News of Harow’s cooperation has fed expectations that Netanyahu’s reign as prime minister could be coming to a close, and that Israel might see two consecutive leaders indicted fo
Hamas co-founder Mahmoud Zahar, whose eyebrows and beard were once shaved off by Palestinian security forces, listened quietly as the man blamed for his public humiliation proposed a partnership.
Israel is moving ahead with efforts to shut Qatari-owned Al Jazeera’s Jerusalem bureau, as its security service assesses whether the broadcaster presents a significant threat to the Jewish state.
A former close aide to Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to testify against the Israeli prime minister, a key break in investigations that police have acknowledged publicly for the first time involve suspicion of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
Israeli police acknowledged publicly for the first time that a criminal investigation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu involves suspicion of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
Thousands of Muslim worshipers attended Friday prayers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque a day after Palestinian government and religious leaders called off their ban on services there, further easing a confrontation with Israel over sovereignty.
Palestinian government and religious leaders called off their ban on prayers at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound after Israel removed crowd surveillance equipment it installed there, dialing back a violent confrontation over a site also revered by Jews.
Israeli diplomats and embassy personnel in Jordan were allowed to return home in the wake of a deadly shooting at the diplomatic compound in Amman, resolving a standoff between the two countries in a deal that also aims to reduce tensions with the Palestinians over a Jerusalem shrine.
White House envoy Jason Greenblatt flew back to a more volatile Middle East on Monday as deadly violence that began over a Jerusalem shrine spilled over into the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, leading to a diplomatic standoff between two key American allies.
Israel is trying to persuade Saudi Arabia to allow it to send special Hajj pilgrimage flights to Mecca, building on Trump administration efforts to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.
Israel’s Avi Gabbay, who steered the country’s biggest telecommunications company before entering politics barely four years ago, won a runoff contest to lead the Labor party and its efforts to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli Labor Party members went to the polls Monday for a runoff election between two candidates hoping to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and return the country’s founding movement to power.
Narendra Modi’s 49-hour visit to Israel last week, the first ever by an Indian prime minister, was a public love-fest with his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. The two leaders repeatedly affirmed their shared goals and friendship and even waded barefoot in the Mediterranean surf.
Two politicians of Moroccan ancestry will meet in a runoff to lead Israel’s Labor Party, an unprecedented showdown in the European-rooted movement that’s struggled to unseat Benjamin Netanyahu and reclaim its former standing as the country’s defining force.
Israel’s once-dominant Labor Party goes to the polls Tuesday to pick a leader to try to dislodge Benjamin Netanyahu, the country’s second-longest-serving prime minister. First it had to make sure voters didn’t defect to see Britney Spears.
Jared Kushner’s return to Israel this week bolsters White House efforts to broker a peace deal, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu examines what he needs to give Palestinians to bring ties with the broader Arab world out of the shadows, diplomats and Israeli government officials said.
Leaders of Israel, Greece and Cyprus agreed Thursday to push forward with construction of a pipeline that would bring gas to Europe from offshore fields in the Mediterranean.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s early diplomatic moves have pried open a “narrow window” to broker the Middle East peace deal that eluded his predecessors, a veteran Israeli peace negotiator said.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will temporarily shelve his long-standing demand for Israel to freeze West Bank settlement construction in order to revive peace talks under the Trump administration, a top adviser said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government wanted to hear Donald Trump announce he’s moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Palestinians would have liked Trump to publicly back their aspiration to statehood.
President Donald Trump made a direct flight Monday between two nations that have historically been sworn enemies, Saudi Arabia and Israel -- a first for Air Force One.
Israel passed a series of measures aimed at bolstering the Palestinian economy as a confidence-building gesture before U.S. President Donald Trump arrives and elaborates on his plans for addressing the Middle East conflict.
On the eve of Donald Trump’s first visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to ask the U.S. president to impose tough new sanctions on Iran for threatening Israel with ballistic missiles and bankrolling terrorism, a close adviser said.
President Donald Trump’s decision to disclose allegedly classified information to Russian officials could threaten vital foreign intelligence ties, testing key allies’ confidence in the U.S. just as he heads to the Middle East and Europe.
Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s second-longest serving prime minister, is running out of “juice” and will probably be replaced early next year, says former Finance Minister Yair Lapid, his closest rival.
President Donald Trump said he is confident he can broker a Middle East peace deal, telling Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House that he wants to prove skeptics wrong by reaching a goal that has eluded successive U.S. administrations.
Severe power cuts in the Gaza Strip are forcing a showdown between the two main Palestinian political groups, as the World Bank warns of a looming “humanitarian crisis” in the impoverished territory.
The Trump administration is in discussions with Israel to arrange a presidential visit toward the end of May, an Israeli official said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with Germany’s visiting foreign minister, who insisted on talking with Israeli citizen groups that accuse the army of violating Palestinian human rights.
Hamas, the militant Palestinian movement that controls the Gaza Strip, may seek to project a more moderate image when its revised ideological charter is released. But that doesn’t extend to accepting Israel.
Israeli police arrested an Israeli-American teenager suspected of making threatening phone calls to Jewish community centers across the U.S.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed an agreement with China that would enable his country’s technology companies to raise money from Chinese investors without tripping over new currency restrictions imposed by Beijing.
President Donald Trump can help strike a deal that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the White House’s chief negotiator for Middle East peace talks Tuesday.
President Donald Trump pushed forward with Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts by sending his longtime lawyer turned diplomatic envoy to the Middle East to weigh whether there’s a real prospect to resurrect negotiations.
An Israeli watchdog’s report on the 2014 Gaza Strip war paints an unflattering picture of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wartime leadership at a time when he is weakened by suspicions of influence-peddling.
When U.S. President Donald Trump said Feb. 15 that Israelis and Palestinians could hash out for themselves whether the answer to their decades-old conflict is one state or two, he resuscitated an option previous administrations had buried. Below is a list of the possible alternatives that may now be back in play:
President Donald Trump will keep his pledge to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said, despite Palestinian warnings that such a step would spark violence and sabotage the prospect of renewed peace talks.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a letter to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump urging him to scrap plans to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, for the sake of peace and stability in the Middle East.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will offer a “comprehensive vision” for how Middle East peace can be achieved in a speech Wednesday in Washington, as Israel steps up its response to a censure from the United Nations over the construction of settlements in the West Bank.
A vote on a United Nations Security Council resolution criticizing Israeli settlements in the West Bank scheduled for Thursday was delayed amid uncertainty over the U.S. position on the proposal and calls by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump for a veto.
President-elect Donald Trump waded into a diplomatic controversy over Israeli West Bank settlements, urging President Barack Obama’s administration to veto a United Nations resolution expected Thursday condemning their construction.
U.S. President Barack Obama, whose administration failed to break the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians during eight years in office, is coming under pressure to act one last time as events in Israel and at the UN clash.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing to renew his assault on the Iran nuclear deal when he meets with Donald Trump, whose opposition to the accord overarches growing questions about its fate.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would meet either of the two presidential candidates if they were to ask, a senior Israeli official in New York said on condition of anonymity. * Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton has asked to meet with Netanyahu: official * Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama Wednesday in New York and thanked him for a $38 billion defense aid package agreed upon last week * Israeli leader scheduled to address UN General Assembly on Thursday * NOTE: Netanyah
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and his aides are watching the U.S. election with confusion and concern, unsure of Donald Trump and uneasy over Hillary Clinton. Some advisers are therefore urging him to seal a military aid package with someone he has long mistrusted -- President Barack Obama.
The Israeli prime minister told American Jewish leaders he believed supporters and opponents of the Iran nuclear deal could work together "to stop Iran's aggression."
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden sought to reassure Israel about the Iran nuclear accord it vehemently opposed, saying Washington will take action if the deal is violated.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, building on efforts to mend strained relations with U.S. President Barack Obama, sought to convince other Democrats that Israel still deserves bipartisan support and aspires to peace with the Palestinians.
President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that while their differences on the Iran nuclear pact are “no secret,” their countries must work together in fighting terrorism and seeking peace with the Palestinians.