- Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank Updated: Sep-01-15 2:05 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - An Israeli raid to arrest a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night, leaving several wounded in the clashes.
- Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal Updated: Aug-31-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."
- Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis Updated: Aug-31-15 4:43 pm
CAIRO - The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't bring Gulf-style riches to the Arab world's most populous country, experts said Monday.
- US Sen. Tom Cotton meets with Netanyahu in Israel Updated: Aug-31-15 3:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton says he talked about the Iran nuclear agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a weeklong trip to Israel.
- Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels Updated: Aug-31-15 7:10 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed campaign to pressure Gaza's Hamas rulers and stamp out militant activity along the border.
- Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge Updated: Aug-30-15 10:59 am
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank - The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.
- Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am
WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.
- Tennessee governor leading trade mission to Israel Updated: Aug-28-15 4:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is headed on a trade mission to Israel on Saturday.
- US sanctions chief visits Israel amid Iran jitters Updated: Aug-28-15 5:28 am
JERUSALEM - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.
- Sexwale 'weighing all options' about FIFA presidential race Updated: Aug-27-15 10:50 am
MONACO - Touted as a potential FIFA president, Tokyo Sexwale is "weighing all options" before deciding if he will enter the governing body's election race.
- EU envoy warns of more steps against Israeli settlements Updated: Aug-27-15 6:34 am
JERUSALEM - The European Union's outgoing envoy to the Palestinian territories says the 28-nation bloc is moving forward with measures against Jewish West Bank settlements.
- Israel museum repairs ancient item after damage Updated: Aug-26-15 1:52 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's leading museum said Wednesday that a young visitor accidentally bumped into a display case and broke an ancient glass artifact, but later changed its account and said the cause of the mishap was unclear.
- FIFA hosts Israeli, Palestinian football leaders for talks Updated: Aug-26-15 10:51 am
ZURICH - A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations met for the first time Wednesday and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month.
- In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains Updated: Aug-26-15 2:02 am
JERUSALEM - Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath.
- Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit Updated: Aug-25-15 7:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at U.N. headquarters - just in time for Pope Francis' visit next month.
- Israel releases African migrants from detention center Updated: Aug-25-15 1:22 pm
HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Faysal Hussein from Sudan walked out of Israel's desert detention center Tuesday already sweating with just a backpack, barely enough cash for bus fare and lunch, and after 19 months in custody, no idea where to go.
- Sejersted, former head of Nobel Peace Prize Committee dies Updated: Aug-25-15 6:10 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Francis Sejersted, former chairman of the Nobel Peace Committee that hands out the coveted award in the Norwegian capital, has died. He was 79.
- Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker charged with murder Updated: Aug-24-15 2:49 pm
JERUSALEM - An ultra-Orthodox Israeli who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a Jerusalem gay pride parade has been indicted on a murder charge.
- Iran deal picks up support following Reid's endorsement Updated: Aug-24-15 11:48 am
WASHINGTON - With Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on board, the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers is picking up momentum to survive fierce opposition from Republican and Israeli opponents.
- Ehud Barak's Iran bombshell could shake up Israeli politics Updated: Aug-23-15 2:47 pm
JERUSALEM - Former Defense Minister Ehud Barak's comments that Israel nearly attacked Iran's nuclear facilities but the plan was scuttled by military men and cowardly politicians could shake up Israeli politics.
- J Street elects Muslim woman president of college chapters Updated: Aug-21-15 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON - A dovish pro-Israel lobby that has struggled for acceptance by more established Jewish groups has elected an American Muslim as president of a core initiative - its chapter program on college campuses, where debates rages over Israel and Palestinians.
- 6 killed in Syria after Israel retaliates for rocket attack Updated: Aug-21-15 4:43 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Israeli airstrikes in southern Syria killed six people and wounded seven, Syrian state TV reported Friday, in retaliation for a rocket attack on Israel the previous day that Israeli officials blamed on militants backed by Iran.
- Israeli former minister: 3 plans to hit Iran were blocked Updated: Aug-21-15 4:19 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's former defense minister, Ehud Barak, says three separate plans on Israel striking Iranian nuclear facilities were blocked in recent years, first by Israel's military chief and later by two ministers.
- Evidence of infidelities spreads online in wake of hack Updated: Aug-20-15 8:10 pm
LONDON - Husbands and wives across the world are being confronted with their partners' extramarital affairs after a catastrophic leak at adultery website Ashley Madison spewed electronic evidence of infidelity across the Internet.
- Israeli army: 4 rockets from Syria hit Israel; no injuries Updated: Aug-20-15 5:50 pm
JERUSALEM - Militants in Syria fired several rockets into northern Israel on Thursday afternoon, prompting Israeli retaliatory fire, the military said - the first time since the 1973 Mideast war that rockets from Syrian territory have slammed into Israel.