- Israel accuses Palestinians of politicizing in FIFA call Updated: May-05-15 3:39 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's Football Association said Tuesday that Palestinians football officials are "injecting politics into sports" by calling on FIFA to suspend the Jewish state from world football.
- Hamas launches crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip Updated: May-05-15 11:49 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The ruling Hamas militant group launched a crackdown Tuesday on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip, arresting dozens of people and setting up military-type checkpoints.
- Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions Updated: May-05-15 11:31 am
LOS ANGELES - Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah.
- Israel veterans group alleges Israeli misconduct in Gaza war Updated: May-04-15 2:11 pm
JERUSALEM - An Israeli group that collects testimonies from combat soldiers published accounts Monday from last year's Gaza war alleging indiscriminate fire killed Palestinian civilians.
- FIFA to study Israel-Palestinians dispute on election day Updated: May-04-15 10:09 am
GENEVA - A move to consider suspending Israel from world football will be put to FIFA's 209 member federations just before they elect their president this month.
- 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."
- Israeli officials: Hamas military leader still alive Updated: Apr-30-15 2:34 pm
JERUSALEM - Israeli defense officials say they have concluded that Hamas' shadowy military chief is still alive - after an attempted Israeli assassination during last year's war in Gaza.
- Danish bus agency removes ad against Israeli settlements Updated: Apr-30-15 11:08 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Copenhagen's public transport agency on Thursday ordered the immediate removal of posters opposing Israeli settlements on the capital's city buses after getting "a considerable amount of complaints."
- Former US President Jimmy Carter cancels visit to Gaza Strip Updated: Apr-29-15 11:35 am
JERUSALEM - A delegation led by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says it has called off a planned visit to the Gaza Strip.
- Hamas silences Gaza protest calling for Palestinian unity Updated: Apr-29-15 9:41 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Police forces of the Islamic militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip suppressed a demonstration by local youth movements calling for it to mend ties with the rival Palestinian government in the West Bank.
- West Bank universities call off elections Updated: Apr-28-15 2:07 pm
- Protesters in Israel demand solution to Arab housing Updated: Apr-28-15 11:25 am
TEL AVIV, Israel - Hundreds of people are protesting in Tel Aviv against Israel's housing policies for its Arab citizens.
- UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters Updated: Apr-27-15 3:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the International Criminal Court.
- Official: Palestinian operatives helped free Syria hostages Updated: Apr-26-15 3:25 pm
JERUSALEM - A top Palestinian intelligence official provided first details Sunday of the release of two Swedish hostages held in Syria for 17 months, saying the captors drove them to a pre-arranged drop-off point, pushed them out of the car and sped off.
- Palestinian police now in Jerusalem suburbs after Israel ban Updated: Apr-25-15 2:29 am
ABU DIS, West Bank - After years of Israeli objections, armed Palestinian police in dark blue uniforms have taken up positions in this lawless West Bank suburb of Jerusalem, highlighting the shared interests of Israel and the Palestinian self-rule government on day-to-day issues even when political tensions run high.
- Rooftop restaurant provides rare bright spot in Gaza Updated: Apr-24-15 2:13 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - When nightfall descends upon Gaza, the glittering lights of the Level Up restaurant seem to be the only bright spot in this darkened city.
- Hamas wins student council vote at top West Bank university Updated: Apr-23-15 9:34 am
- New Zealand wants UN push for Israeli-Palestinian talks Updated: Apr-21-15 10:49 pm
UNITED NATIONS - New Zealand said Tuesday it has been working on a U.N. resolution aimed at restarting stalled negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
- EU countries press for labelling of Israeli settlement goods Updated: Apr-16-15 12:14 pm
JERUSALEM - More than a dozen European governments have called for the labelling of goods produced in Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
- Israeli researchers say attacks against Jews spiked in 2014 Updated: Apr-15-15 8:29 am
TEL AVIV, Israel - Jewish communities around the world faced an "explosion of hatred" last year, with the number of violent anti-Semitic attacks rising by 38 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by Israeli researchers.
- Hamas consolidates its grip on Gaza as reconstruction stalls Updated: Apr-14-15 11:08 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Eight months after a ruinous war with Israel, the reconstruction of Gaza has barely begun, and the Islamic militant group Hamas remains entrenched despite expectations that it cede some of its power to West Bank-based Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
- Israel nabs repeat cheese smuggler from West Bank Updated: Apr-14-15 9:25 am
JERUSALEM - When Israeli health inspectors spotted a mail truck crossing into Israel from the West Bank, something didn't smell right.
- Israeli soldier indicted for passing secrets to settlers Updated: Apr-13-15 1:01 pm
JERUSALEM - An Israeli soldier has been indicted on spying charges for relaying classified military information to extremist West Bank settlers suspected of involvement in attacks on Palestinians.
- Jewish settlements accused of using Palestinian child labor Updated: Apr-13-15 4:44 am
JERUSALEM - A leading international human rights group on Monday accused Jewish settlements in the West Bank of using Palestinian child labor in farming, calling it a violation of international law.
- Gaza police seize Banksy drawing amid ownership dispute Updated: Apr-09-15 12:50 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Police in Gaza say they have seized a door bearing a drawing by British graffiti artist Bansky after the door's owner said he was tricked into selling it for less than $200.