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  • Israel: Palestinians use UN chief's words for 'terror' 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:34 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday said the Palestinian leadership has started using recent statements by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "to justify deplorable acts of terror," and he called on the U.N. chief to withdraw them.

  • Israeli parliament suspends Arab MPs who met attackers' kin 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:15 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's government on Monday temporarily suspended from parliamentary meetings three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks.

  • Hamas kills its own commander for unnamed 'violations' 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 1:18 pm

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has executed one of its own commanders over unnamed "moral and behavioral violations."

  • Red Cross in Gaza closes office due to violent protests 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:41 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday it is temporarily closing its Gaza office after protesters repeatedly tried to storm it.

  • Israeli leader calls on world to condemn arson of synagogue 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 6:40 am

    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the world to condemn a suspected arson attack against a makeshift synagogue in the West Bank where Jewish Torah scrolls were burned.

  • Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 6:22 am

    JERUSALEM - The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.

  • Officials want to honor World War II soldier from Knoxville 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 2:00 pm

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - For refusing to back down even when staring down the barrel of a Nazi officer's pistol, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds was honored last week by Israel for an act of bravery that saved as many as 200 Jewish Americans during World War II.

  • Anger at Arab Israeli MPs who met relatives of attackers 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:15 pm

    JERUSALEM - Steps should be taken against three Arab members of Israel's parliament who met this week with families of Palestinians who committed deadly attacks against civilians and security personnel, Israel's prime minister said Thursday.

  • 'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 11:57 am

    JERUSALEM - A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.

  • Top Israeli general calls IS 'our enemy' 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 9:29 am

    TEL AVIV, Israel - A top Israeli general said Wednesday that the Islamic State group is "our enemy" and that Israel is sharing intelligence with allies battling the extremists despite remaining on the sidelines of Syria's civil war.

  • Deep in Israel desert, shimmering glass mountains 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 2:54 am

    YERUHAM, Israel - Deep in the heart of Israel's desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape.

  • Priest's son gets life, no parole for killing his parents 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 8:16 am

    HOUSTON - The 20-year-old son of an Episcopal priest has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for beating his parents to death with a lamp, baseball hat and hammer.

  • What we know about Israel's decision on Western Wall prayers 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 3:17 pm

    The decision by Israel's government to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is being seen as a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal believers. Here's what we know about the issue:

  • New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-01-16 2:57 pm

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli government's decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.

  • UN chief reiterates Israel settlement criticism in NYT op-ed 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 11:21 am

    UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Israeli criticism of attacks on its settlement policy unsustainable in an opinion piece published Sunday by The New York Times, doubling down on comments that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said justified terrorism.

  • 10 years on, AP photographer remembers Pulitzer moment story has photos
    Updated: Feb-01-16 9:12 am

    JERUSALEM - Ten years ago today, AP photographer Oded Balilty captured the powerful image of a Jewish settler woman defying Israeli soldiers as they forcibly removed her from a West Bank settlement.

  • Israeli academics face growing boycott pressures 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 8:16 am

    HAIFA, Israel - Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, authoring dozens of publications and holding visiting teaching positions over the years at leading North American universities.

  • Report: US and UK spied on Israeli drones for years 
    Updated: Jan-29-16 5:31 am

    JERUSALEM - U.S and British intelligence cracked the codes of Israeli drones operating in the Middle East and monitored their surveillance feeds for almost 20 years, according to documents leaked by an American whistleblower and published in international media on Friday.

  • UN official: Iran, Israel could ratify nuke test ban treaty 
    Updated: Jan-29-16 1:11 am

    VIENNA - The head of the U.N. nuclear test ban treaty organization says arch-enemies Iran and Israel are "the closest" of the eight holdout nations to ratifying the treaty and assuring the world they will never conduct a nuclear test explosion.

  • Leaders of Cyprus, Greece, Israel meet to boost cooperation 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 9:34 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel pledged on Thursday to work together to seize opportunities emerging from newly found offshore gas reserves in order to bolster stability and security in a region wracked by conflict.

  • The Latest: Trooper is moved to regular floor of hospital 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 9:17 am

    MARIETTA, Georgia - The Latest on a highway shooting that left a Georgia State Patrol trooper wounded and the suspect dead. (all times local):

  • Hamas says 7 of its militants killed in Gaza tunnel collapse 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 5:59 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Islamic militant group Hamas says seven of its members died when a tunnel into Israel collapsed as they were working on it.

  • Emory scholar speaks on artist Salvador Dali, Judaism 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:32 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Emory University scholar David Blumenthal is discussing the surrealist artist Salvador Dali and his works dealing with the establishment of the state of Israel.

  • Obama honors 4 who protected Jews during Holocaust story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-27-16 11:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - As he honored four people on Wednesday for risking their lives to protect Jews, President Barack Obama warned that anti-Semitism is on the rise and that an attack on any faith is an attack on all faiths.

  • FBI: Man said Masons 'playing with the world like a game' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-27-16 9:24 pm

    MILWAUKEE - Samy Mohamed Hamzeh wanted to shoot up a Milwaukee Masonic event center in the name of Islam because he thought the group that owns it is "playing with the world like a game," according to federal authorities.