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.

Netanyahu: Israel has nothing against Gazans

2014-08-08 07:14

Israel has "nothing against the people of Gaza" and wants to help them deal with the "tyranny" of Hamas rule, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

Netanyahu blames Hamas for civilian deaths

2014-08-06 23:02

Israel's prime minister has defended the actions of Israel's military in the recent war in the Gaza Strip, saying the heavy civilian casualties were caused by Hamas.

Israel rules out talks with Hamas on Gaza

2014-08-03 19:22

Israel has opted to unilaterally redeploy its troops in Gaza without the need for dialogue with Hamas, which the Jewish state has been battling since 17 July.

107 Palestinians dead, Israeli soldier missing

2014-08-02 07:14

At least 107 Palestinians have been killed and an Israeli soldier is missing presumed captured as a fresh wave of violence swept through the Gaza Strip.

Israel vows to crush Gaza tunnels

2014-07-31 22:27

Israel has vowed to keep its troops in Gaza until they finish destroying a network of cross-border tunnels, despite sharp UN and US criticism.

Kerry: Netanyahu has asked for help on truce

2014-07-29 20:59

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked for fresh US help in trying to broker a ceasefire in Gaza, top US diplomat John Kerry says.

Israel must prepare for protracted Gaza campaign

2014-07-28 22:12

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country must prepare for a long conflict in the Gaza Strip that would require demilitarisation and closing of tunnels.

Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR, but not security

2014-07-27 17:53

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he realises world opinion might be shifting away from his nation, but adds that the public relations battle cannot supersede Israel's security.

Netanyahu asks Kerry to help resume flights

2014-07-23 07:55

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked US Secretary of State John Kerry on to help restore commercial flights to Israel.

Israel probes Hamas claim of captured soldier

2014-07-21 11:21

The Israeli military says it is checking a televised announcement in Gaza from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

US calls for Israel to protect Gaza civilians

2014-07-18 07:59

The Obama administration has accused Israel of failing to do all it can to prevent civilian casualties in Gaza during cross-border attacks.


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.

Israel, Hamas at odds over truce extension

2014-08-07 11:23

Israel and Hamas appear at odds over prolonging a 72-hour Gaza ceasefire, with the Jewish state indicating it will back an unconditional extension but Hamas denying any agreement.

PM: Gaza campaign to go on until calm restored

2014-08-04 17:48

Israel will not stop its military campaign in Gaza until long-term calm is restored, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said, shunning increasingly vocal world demands for a truce.

PM: Israel to keep up Gaza assault as long as necessary

2014-08-02 22:28

Israel will keep up its military campaign in the Gaza Strip for as long as needed and with as much force as necessary, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.

4 Palestinians killed after Gaza truce begins

2014-08-01 11:03

Gaza officials say the lull in fighting after a ceasefire deal between Israel and Hamas was broken after less than two hours when Israeli tank fire killed at least four Palestinians.

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

2014-07-31 12:07

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the military will dismantle the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip 'with or without a cease-fire'.

2 tank shells hit fuel tank at Gaza power plant

2014-07-29 10:59

Israeli tank shells hit a fuel tank of the Gaza Strip's only power plant, forcing the plant to shut down, a spokesperson for Gaza's electricity distribution company says.

US-Israeli tensions flare over mediation

2014-07-28 09:16

Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire, an Israeli official was quoted as saying, as tensions between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over US mediation.

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00

In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Israeli mood turns dark with mounting casualties

2014-07-22 05:41

Israeli confidence and pride has changed in what seems like a flash, after at least 25 soldiers were killed and scores injured - a stunning outcome of the fateful decision to send troops by land into Gaza.

UN calls for immediate truce as Gaza toll tops 500

2014-07-21 08:46

The UN Security Council has called for an "immediate ceasefire" as Israel pressed on with a blistering assault on Gaza taking the Palestinian death toll above 500.

Israel ground offensive to target tunnels

2014-07-18 06:14

Israel launched a Gaza ground campaign after 10 days of bombardments from the air, stepping up an offensive that already has taken a heavy toll in civilian lives.

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