• Israel Jun 13

    Israel's Parliament Votes in Favor of New Coalition

    The new coalition will end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule and Naftali Bennett will be the new leader.

  • Israeli government May 4

    Netanyahu Misses Deadline, Political Future in Question

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has missed a midnight deadline for putting together a new coalition government

  • Israel Sep 22, 2019

    Arab Lawmakers in Israel Endorse Gantz for Prime Minister

    The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades that the Arab parties backed a candidate for prime minster, reflecting their contempt for Netanyahu, who was...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 24, 2019

    Fact Check: A Look at Trump's and Miller's Attacks on ‘The Squad'

    President Donald Trump and his top immigration adviser continue to criticize four progressive Democratic congresswomen known as “the squad,” but some of their claims twist the women’s words.

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 10, 2019

    Netanyahu Appears to Edge Toward Re-Election in Israeli Vote

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward re-election early Wednesday, as exit polls and partial results showed him edging ahead of his main competitor in a tight race that was seen as a referendum on the long-serving leader. Both Netanyahu and former military chief Benny Gantz, leader of the rival Blue and White party, declared victory in...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 7, 2019

    Netanyahu Vows to Annex West Bank Settlements If Re-Elected

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Saturday to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank if re-elected, a dramatic policy shift apparently aimed at rallying his nationalist base in the final stretch of the tight race. Netanyahu has promoted Jewish settlement expansion in his four terms as prime minister, but until now refrained from presenting a detailed vision for...

  • finance Nov 18, 2018

    Israel's Netanyahu Makes ‘Last Effort' To Save Government

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he was heading into a meeting with his top coalition partner in a “last effort” to prevent the collapse of his government, which has been rocked by the resignation of its defense minister over a cease-fire agreement with Gaza militants. Speaking at his weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said it would be unwise to...

  • DONALD TRUMP Oct 21, 2018

    Palestinian Resistance Icon Goes From Jail to VIP Suite

    When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. Less than three months after walking out of prison, Tamimi is on a victory tour, crisscrossing Europe and the Middle East as a superstar of the campaign against Israeli occupation. She has spoken...

  • Florida Oct 9, 2018

    South Florida Native, UF Grad Detained in Israel for Alleged Boycott Support

    Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with Palestinian grandparents, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport last Tuesday with a valid student visa.

  • Reporter Sep 16, 2018

    Israeli Lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US Envoy Over Aide Scandal

    An opposition Israeli lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader.

  • DONALD TRUMP Jan 18, 2018

    Pence Visit Showcases Dilemma Facing Egypt, Jordan Leaders

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s upcoming visit to the Middle East comes at a time of intensely publicized friction between his administration and the Palestinian leadership, posing a dilemma for his Arab hosts — Egypt’s president and Jordan’s king — on how to safeguard their vital ties with Washington without appearing to ignore Palestinian misgivings. Both countries are heavily dependent...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jul 25, 2017

    Thousands Join Muslim Prayer Protests Over Jerusalem Shrine

    Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem’s most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel’s seeming capitulation when it removed metal detectors it installed there a week earlier. Muslim leaders said they would only call off the protests once they made sure Israel had restored the situation to...

  • New York Jul 9, 2017

    Israeli List of Unrecognized US Rabbis Points to Rift

    Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has compiled a list of overseas rabbis whose authority they refused to recognize when it comes to certifying the Jewishness of someone who wants to get married in Israel. The list, obtained by The Associated Press, includes a number of prominent Orthodox rabbis in North America. Among them are a New York social activist who has advocated...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 1, 2017

    Israel Pledges to Try to Curb Growth of Settlements Footprint

    Israel will limit new settlement construction in the West Bank “when possible” to within areas already developed or at least to contiguous areas, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government announced as a gesture to President Donald Trump as it approved the first new settlement in the territory in two decades. With the new policy, the government said it would attempt to...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 31, 2017

    Israeli Cabinet Approves New Settlement, First in 2 Decades

    Israel’s government approved the first West Bank settlement in two decades Thursday, creating the first serious test for U.S. President Donald Trump’s new foray into Middle East peacemaking. The White House pointedly avoided any specific condemnation of the announcement, although it said that further settlement activity “does not help advance peace” and that it expects Israel to show restraint moving...

  • DONALD TRUMP Mar 10, 2017

    Palestinian Leader Invited to White House in Trump Call

    A spokesman for the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said the U.S President has invited him to visit the White House to discuss resuming peace talks in a telephone call Friday, the first contact between the two leaders since Trump took office in January. Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh said President Trump invited the Palestinian leader to visit “soon.” He said...

  • Israel Sep 16, 2016

    Israeli Settlements on West Bank Have Grown During Obama Administration

    In his landmark speech to the Arab world seven years ago, President Barack Obama warned that Israeli settlements on occupied territories were undermining hopes for peace. “It is time for these settlements to stop,” he declared. As Obama heads into the home stretch of his presidency, he leaves behind an unfulfilled vision. Not only did he fail to stop it,...

  • CONGRESS Mar 10, 2016

    Man Tied to Idaho Pastor's Shooting Arrested at White House

    A man wanted by Idaho authorities in an attack that left a church pastor seriously wounded has been arrested by U.S. Secret Service agents after allegedly throwing items over the fence at the White House, including a “manifesto,” police said.

  • President May 22, 2015

    Obama at Jewish Congregation: Iran Nuclear Deal “Will Have My Name on It”

    President Barack Obama is addressing one of the largest Jewish congregations in Washington to highlight efforts to combat anti-Semitism, a problem he says has created an intimidating environment worldwide for Jewish families.

  • New York Aug 27, 2014

    Anguished Plea from Mom, Brothers of NJ Student Missing in Israel

    In a voice that trembles, then breaks, Chulda Sofer pleads for her son, Aaron, who went missing during a hike in the Jerusalem Forest – a long way from the home he shares with 9 siblings in Lakewood, New Jersey.

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