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  • Israel defense minister says Russian plane breached airspace 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 10:32 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister says a Russian plane recently penetrated Israeli airspace but was not shot down thanks to open communications between the two countries.

  • Palestinian shot dead after stabbing Israeli police officer 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 5:30 am

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli police officer in Jerusalem on Sunday before being shot dead by security forces, and another Palestinian stabbed a woman in the back as she was waiting for a bus, police said, as a two-month wave of violence showed no sign of relenting.

  • Egypt's Coptic Orthodox leader makes rare Israeli visit 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 11:08 am

    JERUSALEM - The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is making a rare visit to Israel to attend the funeral of a senior Coptic official in Jerusalem.

  • Israel 'soon' to open Abu Dhabi office for renewable energy story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:35 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel "soon" will open an office focused on renewable energy in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates - even though the two nations have no diplomatic relations, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday.

  • 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.

  • Israel tests missile to defend against airborne attacks 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:32 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's military says it has successfully tested an advanced surface-to-air missile that analysts believe could play a key role in securing the country's offshore gas fields.

  • Israel court allows transgender woman's cremation story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 11:22 am

    JERUSALEM - The body of an Israeli transgender woman who took her own life will be cremated despite her ultra-Orthodox family's wishes, Israel's Supreme Court ruled in documents obtained Wednesday.

  • Kerry says Mideast violence could 'spin out of control' story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:24 am

    BOSTON - Secretary of State John Kerry says the violence between Israelis and Palestinians could "spin out of control" unless they take immediate steps to ease tensions.

  • Chelsea beats Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 in Champions League story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:19 pm

    HAIFA, Israel - Chelsea remained in the hunt to advance from Champions League Group G in easing past 10-man Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Patriots hold moment of silence for fan killed in West Bank 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 8:49 pm

    FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts - The New England Patriots observed a moment of silence for an 18-year-old fan who was killed in the West Bank while studying in Israel.

  • MBTA bans political ads after Israel controversy 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:58 pm

    BOSTON - The board that oversees Boston's transit system voted Monday to stop accepting advertising on political and social issues, days after controversy erupted over an ad that accuses the Israeli military of killing Palestinian children.

  • Governor speaks to father of teen killed in Israel 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 5:24 pm

    BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker says he had a "father to father" conversation with the father of 18-year-old Ezra Schwartz, a Massachusetts teen killed in an attack in Israel.

  • Hazard solving slump mystery key to Chelsea recovering form story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 12:28 pm

    LONDON - If one player epitomizes Chelsea's slump it's surely Eden Hazard.

  • 6 Sudanese migrants killed near Egypt's border with Israel 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:21 am

    EL-ARISH, Egypt - Egyptian security officials say six Sudanese migrants were killed and 17 wounded during a gun battle between Egyptian security forces and smugglers as they tried to illegally enter Israel from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

  • 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.

  • German department store to put Israeli wines back on shelves 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 12:42 pm

    JERUSALEM - A German department store said Sunday that it's putting eight Israeli wines back on the shelves after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused it of boycotting Israeli goods.

  • Iran's Guard simulates capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 12:59 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Paramilitary forces from Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control, state media reported Saturday.

  • Agenda on Kerry's Mideast trip includes Syria, Islamic State 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 11:35 am

    WASHINGTON - Syria, the Islamic State group and Israel-Palestinian violence top the agenda for Secretary of State John Kerry on his latest trip to the Middle East.

  • Convicted spy Pollard is released after 30 years behind bars story has photosstory has video
    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 story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 11:19 am

    NEW YORK - The latest on the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard (all times local):

  • US criticizes Israel for soft sentence on policeman 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 3:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The United States is offering uncharacteristically sharp criticism of Israel after a policeman captured on camera beating an American citizen was sentenced to six weeks community service.

  • Netanyahu reportedly asking US to release Pollard to Israel story has photos
    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.

  • Israeli artist remembers legendary Holocaust victim 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 1:51 am

    TEL AVIV, Israel - With World War II underway and the Nazis closing in, 16-year-old Itzchak Belfer decided to flee his native Poland and head east to Soviet Russia. The man who had raised the Jewish boy like a son tearfully gave him his blessing, slipped the teen some money and said, "the chicks are leaving the nest."

  • 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.