• Israeli police May 15, 2022 12:00 am

    Israel Police to Investigate Conduct at Journalist Funeral

    Israeli police have decided to investigate the conduct of officers who attacked the funeral of a slain Al Jazeera journalist, causing mourners to briefly drop the casket during the ceremony in Jerusalem. Police beat pallbearers with batons at the start of the funeral procession on Friday of Shireen Abu Akleh, who witnesses say was killed by Israeli troops Wednesday during...

  • officer November 11, 2019 4:33 pm

    Palestinian Shot in Back Says Israelis Abused Him for Hours

    A young Palestinian man who was shot in the back by Israeli forces in an incident caught on video last year says the footage shows just a small part of what was a horrifying day for him. Speaking to The Associated Press after the video emerged last week, Karam Qawasmi said he was run over by a military jeep, then...

  • Saudi Arabia August 11, 2019 9:40 pm

    Muslims Clash With Israeli Police at Jerusalem Holy Site

    Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer to as the Temple Mount. Police said...

  • Israel December 2, 2018 4:42 pm

    Israeli Police Recommend Indicting Prime Minister Netanyahu in Bribery Case

    Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on bribery charges related to a corruption case involving Israel’s telecom giant, prompting immediate calls for his resignation. Police say their investigation has established an evidentiary foundation to charge Netanyahu and his wife Sara with accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust. The case revolves around suspicions that confidants of...

  • Israel November 15, 2018 3:14 pm

    Palestinian Stabs Officers in Police Station: Israeli Police

    A knife-wielding Palestinian attacker snuck into a Jerusalem police station and lightly wounded four police officers before he was shot and captured, Israeli police said Thursday. The assault came on the heels of a fragile truce that was reached between Israel and Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip that ended two days of heavy fighting, the area’s most severe violence...

  • Facebook July 29, 2018 10:09 pm

    Palestinian Protest Icon Ahed Tamimi Released From Israeli Prison

    Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, who became an international symbol of resistance to Israeli occupation after slapping two soldiers, walked out of an Israeli prison Sunday and told throngs of journalists and well-wishers that she now wants to study law to defend her people. In an outdoor news conference near her family home, the curly haired 17-year-old briefly raised her fist...

  • Israel July 15, 2018 4:42 am

    Israel Exchanges Intense Fire With Hamas Militants in Gaza

    The Israeli military carried out its largest airstrike campaign in Gaza since the 2014 war Saturday as Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel throughout the day, threatening to trigger an all-out war after weeks of growing tensions along the volatile border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed in an airstrike in Gaza City, while three Israelis were wounded from...

  • Asher Klein June 21, 2018 6:28 pm

    Sara Netanyahu, Wife of Israel's PM, Charged With Fraud, Breach of Trust

    The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country’s first family and drawing fresh attention to a series of separate corruption investigations plaguing the prime minister. Although the indictment against Sara Netanyahu did not directly affect the prime...

  • United States March 19, 2018 9:18 pm

    Israeli Police Question Netanyahu Over Telecom Case

    Israeli police questioned Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife as part of an investigation into a corruption case involving the country’s telecom giant on Friday, casting a shadow on the prime minister’s upcoming visit to Washington. Police investigators entered Netanyahu’s residence Friday morning. An Associated Press cameraman saw them leave about five hours later. Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was questioned at another...

  • United States March 20, 2018 1:03 am

    Police Name Netanyahu Associates in Israeli Corruption Probe

    Israeli police on Tuesday named the two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who have been arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption probe that has cast a further pall of suspicion over the longtime Israeli leader. The development is the latest in scandals embroiling Netanyahu, who already stands accused of bribery in two separate cases. He...

  • Attorney General March 20, 2018 12:10 am

    Police Recommend Indictments of Netanyahu, Who Shrugs Off Corruption Claims

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday shrugged off police recommendations that he be charged with corruption, calling the allegations “biased, extreme, full of holes, like Swiss cheese” and vowed to remain in office. Speaking at a local government meeting in Tel Aviv, Netanyahu said his government remains stable despite the police announcement, and that “the truth will come to...

  • Facebook January 10, 2018 7:37 pm

    Israeli Leader's Son Under Fire Again for Strip Club Banter

    Israel’s embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a new scandal Tuesday after a recording emerged of his 26-year-old stay-at-home son joyriding at taxpayer expense to Tel Aviv strip clubs with his super-rich buddies and bragging about how his father pushed through a controversial gas deal. The 2015 recording, aired Monday night on Israel’s top-rated news broadcast, sparked public outrage over...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 13, 2017 11:59 pm

    Abbas Says UN Should Replace US as Mideast Mediator

    Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration’s much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. At a summit in Turkey, Arab and Muslim leaders “rejected and condemned” President Donald Trump’s recognition of...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 8, 2017 11:50 pm

    Angry Worshippers Lash Out Against Trump's Jerusalem Decision Across Muslim World

    Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet at the U.S. president’s recognition of bitterly contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In the holy city itself, prayers at Islam’s third-holiest site dispersed largely without incident, but Palestinians clashed with...

  • DONALD TRUMP December 7, 2017 4:12 am

    Trump Decision on Jerusalem Could Have Deep Repercussions

    President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday could have deep repercussions across the region. Recognition of Israel’s control over the city will be welcomed by Israel, a close American ally, and be popular with pro-Israel evangelical Christian voters who make up a key part of Trump’s base. But it could also trigger violence in the region,...

  • Israel December 3, 2017 5:26 pm

    Police Question Israeli Leader's Ally on Corruption Charges

    Israeli police on Sunday questioned a close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges dating to his pre-parliament days as he was pushing for pro-Netanyahu legislation widely seen as stifling police investigations. Coalition whip David Bitan was grilled in relation to accusations that he promoted the interests of criminals in return for debt relief while he was a...

  • President September 26, 2017 2:03 pm

    Palestinian Kills 3 Israelis in Settlement Near Jerusalem: Police

    A Palestinian attacker opened fire early on Tuesday at the entrance to a settlement outside Jerusalem, killing three Israeli men and critically wounding a fourth, Israeli police and medical services said, in one of the deadliest attacks in a two-year spate of violence. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker was a 37-year-old Palestinian who approached the back gate entrance...

  • law enforcement August 9, 2017 10:54 pm

    Netanyahu Rips Media, Opposition in Face of Corruption Case

    Israel’s embattled prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lashed out at the media and his political opponents in an animated speech to hundreds of enthusiastic supporters on Wednesday, seeking to deliver a powerful show of force as he battles a slew of corruption allegations that have threatened to drive him from office. Netanyahu’s Likud Party organized Wednesday’s rally in response to a...

  • DONALD TRUMP July 25, 2017 11:28 pm

    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...

  • Jerusalem July 22, 2017 11:06 pm

    Israeli Troops Placed on High Alert After Deadly Stabbings

    Israel’s military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine. Following a relatively quiet day, violence resumed late Saturday near the...

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