Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry meets Netanyahu

2014-12-15 10:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet the Israeli prime minister, two days before Palestinians push for a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

Palestinians wanted peace talks to end - Israel

2014-12-08 08:02

Middle East peace talks collapsed earlier this year because the Palestinians did not want them to continue, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintains.

Netanyahu calls for early election in Israel

2014-12-02 18:51

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he would dissolve parliament and seek early elections and ordered the dismissal of his finance and justice ministers.

Abbas against Jewish state bill

2014-11-26 20:40

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalise Israel's status as a Jewish state.

Netanyahu hails failure to reach Iran deal

2014-11-24 20:18

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed reports that world powers had failed to strike a deal with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme.

Israel cops: Palestinian youth attacked by Jews

2014-11-24 15:42

Israeli police say three young Israelis have attacked a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem, adding however, that the unidentified youth is in good condition in a hospital.

Israel blames Abbas for synagogue attack

2014-11-18 14:10

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the 'direct result' of his incitement.

Kerry in bid to cool Jerusalem tempers

2014-11-13 20:34

Top US diplomat John Kerry has mounted a diplomatic push to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through meetings in Jordan with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

West Bank mosque torched in 'revenge attack'

2014-11-12 15:43

Suspected extremists torched a West Bank mosque in an apparent revenge attack, as the Palestinian leader and the US top diplomat were to meet Jordan's King Abdullah over the spiralling violence.

Israel faces tough months, pressure on Netanyahu

2014-11-10 21:01

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to keep his fractious coalition together as talk of early elections grows.

Netanyahu hits back after being called a coward

2014-10-29 19:23

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed back at US officials after an unnamed senior official in the Obama administration called him "chickenshit".

Israel mulls new law for dealing with Africa migrants

2014-10-07 18:03

Israeli ministers are meeting to discuss a new law to deal with illegal immigrants from Africa, after the High Court barred the government from detaining them without trial.

Jewish apartment takeovers in Jerusalem spark anger

2014-10-03 10:04

Night-time apartment takeovers by Jews moving into east Jerusalem have sparked anger with Palestinians and the United States.

US sharply criticises new Israeli housing project

2014-10-02 05:45

The US has sharply criticised a new Israeli construction project following President Barack Obama and Israeli president Benjamin Netanyahu's meeting.

Hamas, ISIS share creed - Netanyahu

2014-09-30 05:53

At the UN, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

No peace after Gaza war

2014-09-02 18:00

A week after the guns fell silent in the Gaza war, Israel and the Palestinians seem to have little appetite or incentive for a return to US-sponsored peace and statehood talks.

Gaza ceasefire has no winners, much unresolved

2014-08-28 05:00

Israel and Palestinians both boasted of victory in the Gaza war but analysts say Hamas received only promises while the conflict aggravated divisions in the Israeli leadership.

Israeli leader declares victory in Gaza war

2014-08-27 21:36

Israel's prime minister has declared victory in the recent war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, saying the military campaign had dealt a heavy blow.

Gaza celebrates long-term truce

2014-08-27 06:38

Celebrations have erupted in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians began, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade.

Israel strike kills family of 5 in Gaza

2014-08-23 13:10

Israeli warplanes have pounded Gaza, killing five Palestinians from the same family, two of them children, as the war between Israel and Hamas enters a 47th day.

Israeli strike kills Gaza commander's wife, child

2014-08-20 10:34

Hamas says that an Israeli air strike has killed the wife and child of its Gaza military chief, as a temporary ceasefire went up in smoke and Cairo truce talks froze.

Israeli wedding of Jew, Muslim draws rightwing protest

2014-08-18 05:31

Israeli police have blocked more than 200 far-right Israeli protesters from rushing in on guests at a wedding of a Jewish woman and Muslim man as they shouted "death to the Arabs".

Israelis, Palestinians begin new talks to end Gaza war

2014-08-12 12:27

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators have resumed indirect talks mediated by Egypt to end a month-old Gaza war, Egypt's state news agency says, after a new 72-hour truce held for a day.

Fresh 72-hour truce begins in Gaza

2014-08-11 05:58

A fresh 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has gone into effect in Gaza, paving the way for talks in Egypt aimed at a durable end to a month-long conflict that has wreaked devastating bloodshed.


Israeli parliament gets dissolved

2014-12-09 08:03

Lawmakers in Israel's parliament have voted to dissolve the assembly and confirmed 17 March as the date for a snap general election.

Israeli lawmakers vote on dissolving parliament

2014-12-03 12:46

Israeli lawmakers are set to vote on a motion to dissolve the Knesset, a preliminary step that will pave the way for early elections two years ahead of schedule.

Israel edges closer to early election

2014-12-01 10:24

Israel's fractious coalition government seems headed for a breakup that could spark new elections against a backdrop of security turmoil inside the country.

Israel PM vows to pass nationality law

2014-11-25 06:35

Israeli's prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious nationality law, but the parliamentary vote is in doubt.

Israel proposes 'Jewish nation state'

2014-11-24 17:55

Israel is headed for a potential political crisis as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's key coalition partners says they would not support a controversial bill that defines the country as the nation state of the Jewish people.

Israel orders demolition of synagogue attackers' homes

2014-11-21 13:03

Israel has notified the families of four Palestinian attackers that their East Jerusalem homes will be demolished, despite warnings that such punitive measures may be ineffective and counterproductive.

Abbas condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue

2014-11-18 12:35

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned an attack by two Palestinian men on a Jerusalem synagogue in which four worshippers were killed, the first time he has directly denounced violence.

Israel security chiefs face off in bitter public spat

2014-11-13 16:40

A bitter feud between Israel's armed forces chief and the head of domestic security have hit the headlines after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked them for making their dispute public.

Netanyahu vows heavy hand against violence

2014-11-11 22:35

Israel's prime minister is vowing to take a "heavy hand" against a wave of Arab violence and has accused the Palestinian president of fomenting the unrest.

US disavows sharp criticism of Israeli PM

2014-10-30 05:20

The US has distanced itself from sharp criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after an unnamed official reportedly used an off-colour term to describe him.

Palestinians want urgent session on Israeli settlements

2014-10-28 15:57

Palestinian officials say they would push for an “urgent session” of the UN Security Council, a bid to stop an Israeli plan to build 1 000 new flats in East Jerusalem.

White House criticism un-American - Israel PM

2014-10-06 09:28

Israel's prime minister has dismissed a recent White House rebuke of Israeli settlement construction, saying in comments broadcast that the criticism goes "against American values".

Gaza travel restrictions eased for Muslim holiday

2014-10-02 09:17

In a rare step Israel says it will let 500 Palestinians living in Gaza pray at a Jerusalem holy site during the Eid al-Adha feast at the weekend, and allow Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel more freely.

Netanyahu says he will refute Gaza lies

2014-09-28 19:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiators

2014-09-03 05:00

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian negotiators in Washington to discuss the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other issues.

Israelis skeptical of PM Gaza victory claim

2014-08-28 14:21

A new poll has shown that a majority of Israelis are skeptical of PM Benjamin Netanyahu's claim that Israel achieved a "great military and political" victory over Hamas.

Netanyahu: Hamas won none of its demands in truce

2014-08-27 21:37

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Islamist foe Hamas had achieved none of its demands in a truce ending 50 days of deadly conflict in Gaza.

Gaza ceasefire splits Israel government

2014-08-27 20:39

A truce deal between Israel and Hamas may have ended 50 days of bloodshed in Gaza but it also exposed a clear split within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling coalition.

Gaza operation to last as long as it takes -Netanyahu

2014-08-24 14:18

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that his Gaza offensive would continue as long as necessary, a day after an Egyptian call for a ceasefire and new truce talks.

Hamas warns airlines not to fly into Tel Aviv

2014-08-21 09:31

A Hamas warning to foreign airlines to halt flights into Tel Aviv is to take effect on Thursday as a six-week war with Israel spirals into further bloodshed after truce talks collapsed.

Israel, Palestine renew truce

2014-08-19 09:01

The chief Palestinian delegate to truce talks with Israel has warned that Gaza violence could erupt anew unless progress is made toward a lasting deal ahead of a midnight deadline in Egyptian-brokered talks.

Clock ticks down to end of Gaza truce deadline

2014-08-13 13:16

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Cairo will readdress the thorny issue of a ceasefire and Israel's Gaza blockade, as the clock ticks down to the deadline ending a 72-hour truce.

Israel visitor numbers nosedive

2014-08-11 19:04

Israel's rapidly growing tourism industry has plunged to its lowest level in seven years during its blistering July war with Hamas.

Israeli strike kills Gaza child, conflict resumes

2014-08-08 14:49

Israeli warplanes have struck targets across Gaza, killing a child in retaliation to rocket fire after a 72-hour truce expired without a breakthrough on a longer-term ceasefire.

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