- Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison Updated: May-25-15 8:56 am
JERUSALEM - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
- Leading Israeli settler figure Moshe Levinger dies at age 80 Updated: May-17-15 9:49 am
HEBRON, West Bank - Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a leading figure in Israel's settler movement, was laid to rest Sunday in the West Bank city of Hebron, where he helped establish a controversial Jewish community after Israel captured the territory from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast war.
- Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty Updated: May-13-15 3:55 pm
VATICAN CITY - The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.
- West Bank settlers optimistic over new Israeli government Updated: May-13-15 2:20 pm
JERUSALEM - As the new Israeli government prepares to take office, the West Bank settler movement appears poised to wield influence perhaps like never before.
- Holy Land Christians celebrate sainthood of Arab nuns Updated: May-13-15 3:05 am
JERUSALEM - The Holy Land's Christians are excitedly preparing for next week's canonization of two Arab nuns, bringing some joy to a tiny community that has had little to celebrate in recent years.
- Analysis: New Netanyahu government headed for turmoil Updated: May-07-15 2:38 pm
JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided.
- Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel Updated: May-05-15 11:22 am
JERUSALEM - The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.
- Former President Jimmy Carter: Gaza situation 'intolerable' Updated: May-02-15 2:34 pm
JERUSALEM - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that eight months after a bloody war in the Gaza Strip the situation there remains "intolerable."
- Israel's Ethiopian community protest in Jerusalem Updated: Apr-30-15 2:28 pm
JERUSALEM - Hundreds of protesters, mainly members of Israel's Ethiopian immigrant community, have rallied in Jerusalem, pelting the police with stones and bottles and denouncing what they said was discrimination against them because of their race.