- EU stands by labeling move after Israel freezes contacts Updated: Nov-30-15 9:25 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union is standing by its decision to put special labels on West Bank exports despite Israel's move to freeze contacts on Mideast peace issues with EU representatives.
- Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace Updated: Nov-29-15 12:40 pm
JERUSALEM - A Russian jet recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to an open communication system between the two countries, Israel's defense minister said Sunday as tensions continued to flare between Ankara and Moscow after Turkish troops downed a Russian warplane.
- Likud lawmaker's antics make him bad boy of Israeli politics Updated: Nov-27-15 1:03 pm
JERUSALEM - Over the years, the Israeli parliament has seen its fair share of questionable characters. But it's unlikely anyone has ever been so perpetually engulfed in scandal in so short a time as freshman Likud lawmaker Oren Hazan.
- Kerry in Israel for 1st time since 2014; no bold peace push Updated: Nov-24-15 1:41 am
JERUSALEM - Secretary of State John Kerry made his first trip to Israel in more than a year, arriving on Tuesday in the midst of a new rash of deadly attacks that have dampened hopes for peace mediation between the Jewish state and Palestinians during the Obama administration's final year. The visit includes no such ambitious agenda, the chief U.S. diplomat conceded, and is primarily focused on ending the terror.
- After years of delays, Palestinians get high-speed mobile Updated: Nov-23-15 2:44 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Political science lecturer Amjad Abu el-Ez lived in London and Dubai for 17 years before returning home in 2014 to teach in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. He was stunned to learn he could barely check his email on the commute from his nearby village because Palestinian mobile carriers do not offer high-speed data.
- Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years behind bars Updated: Nov-20-15 4:47 pm
NEW YORK - Jonathan Pollard was released from prison Friday after 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel, and his lawyers immediately went to court to challenge tough parole conditions seemingly designed to ensure he doesn't spill any U.S. military secrets he might have left.
- The Latest: Pollard declines to comment on prison release Updated: Nov-20-15 11:19 am
NEW YORK - The latest on the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard (all times local):
- Netanyahu reportedly asking US to release Pollard to Israel Updated: Nov-19-15 7:48 am
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the United States to allow convicted spy Jonathan Pollard to return immediately to Israel upon his upcoming release from a federal prison, a pro-government Israeli newspaper reported Thursday.
- Palestinian leader discusses failed peace effort Updated: Nov-18-15 2:01 pm
JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks, saying that he rejected an offer from Israel's Ehud Olmert - which included placing Jerusalem's Old City under international control - because he was not allowed to study the map.
- Paris attacks reaction: Nordic governments condemn attacks Updated: Nov-14-15 5:50 am
PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their comments:
- Paris attacks reaction: Israel condemns violence Updated: Nov-14-15 2:44 am
PARIS - World leaders are reacting to the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II. Some of their views:
- Product-labeling plan by Europe deepens Israel's isolation Updated: Nov-12-15 12:39 am
JERUSALEM - The European Union's decision Wednesday to start labeling Israeli products made in the West Bank delivered a resounding show of international disapproval over Israel's expansion of Jewish settlements and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renew peace efforts with the Palestinians.
- Obama says US taking Jordan attack 'very seriously' Updated: Nov-09-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said the U.S. was taking "very seriously" a deadly attack in Jordan on Monday, and American officials said two of those killed in the attack were U.S. government employees.
- Israeli leader heads to Washington as spokesman draws fire Updated: Nov-08-15 12:24 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister on Sunday departed for Washington on a trip that has become clouded in controversy following his appointment of a new spokesman who has spoken derisively about President Barack Obama.
- Mississippi governor leading trade delegation to Israel Updated: Nov-07-15 1:09 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is traveling to Israel for a week with a delegation of state economic development employees and private business executives.
- Amos Oz won't attend events hosted by Israeli embassies Updated: Nov-06-15 12:28 pm
JERUSALEM - Author Amos Oz, one of Israel's most celebrated writers, says he will no longer attend events hosted by Israeli embassies abroad, as a protest against what he says are extremist Israeli policies.
- Netanyahu appointment casts cloud over US visit Updated: Nov-05-15 4:38 pm
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's newly appointed spokesman on Thursday apologized for a series of insulting comments about U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, days before his boss heads to Washington on a fence-mending mission.
- 369 House members ask Palestinian leader to restore calm Updated: Nov-05-15 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Three hundred sixty-nine House members want the Palestinian president to condemn violence in Israel and renew direct peace negotiations.
- Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland Updated: Nov-04-15 3:53 pm
RISHON LEZION, Israel - Twenty-four-year-old shopkeeper Darya Zelenkov was working her shift in a downtown clothing shop in this central Israeli city when she was startled by a knife-wielding Palestinian trying to burst in. The quick-thinking saleswoman quickly slammed the glass door in his face.
- AP Interview: Peres says Israel could face an eternal war Updated: Nov-02-15 12:34 pm
JERUSALEM - Over a seven-decade career in politics, Shimon Peres has helped guide Israel through wars and existential threats. But now, with the country embroiled in a new wave of violence, the 92-year-old elder statesman worries that if its leaders do not get serious about pursuing peace with the Palestinians, it will be in an eternal state of war and risk losing its Jewish majority.
- Palestinian lawyer talks about viral photo of tear gas kick Updated: Nov-02-15 11:18 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - One of the most memorable images of the current Israeli-Palestinian confrontations shows a young Palestinian lawyer in dark shades, a suit and formal legal robe as he kicks away an Israeli tear gas canister, his legs flying high above billowing white gas.