Hamas rulers execute 3 Palestintians convicted of murder

2016-05-31 09:55

Gaza's Hamas rulers have executed three Palestinians convicted of murder without the required approval of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife - reports

2016-05-30 05:46

Israeli media says a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.

Palestinian PM dismisses Netanyahu's direct talks proposal

2016-05-24 23:22

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah has dismissed an Israeli proposal for direct negotiations instead of a French multilateral peace initiative.

Israeli anti-occupation NGO won't name sources

2016-05-23 06:41

An Israeli NGO which tracks alleged army abuses of Palestinians has told a court that it can no longer function if the government forces it to name its informants.

French PM in Israel to push for peace plan

2016-05-22 20:00

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has visited Israel to advance his country's plan to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts in the face of opposition from his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.

France sets date for Middle East peace conference

2016-05-20 07:09

An international conference aimed at reviving peace efforts between Palestinians and Israelis is set to take place on June 3 in Paris, says Jean-Marc Ayrault, France's foreign minister.

Israel tests missile defence system at sea

2016-05-18 21:02

Israel has successfully tested a maritime missile interception system dubbed the Iron Dome of the Sea.

Israel lambastes Iran's Holocaust-themed cartoon contest

2016-05-15 19:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Iran for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest. Many of the cartoons portrayed Israel as using the Holocaust to distract from the suffering of the Palestinians.

Netanyahu questions French impartiality after Unesco vote

2016-05-15 17:35

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says French support for a Unesco resolution on Jerusalem casts doubt on the impartiality of its Middle East peace initiative, a claim Paris has denied.

Israel charges teen Hamas tunneler

2016-05-11 05:17

Israel has charged a Gaza teenager who crossed into the Jewish state with attempted murder and membership of the military wing of Hamas.


Israel's new defence minister backs two-state solution

2016-05-31 06:02

Israeli ultra-nationalist Avigdor Lieberman, who has been sworn in as defence minister, says he supports a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians.

Israeli minister quits 'extremist government'

2016-05-27 14:00

Israeli environment minister Avi Gabbay announced his resignation, saying the appointment of a hardline nationalist as defense minister had created an "extremist government".

Tel Aviv police accused of beating Arab Israeli

2016-05-23 08:23

Israeli media has published amateur video appearing to show an Arab supermarket worker being savagely beaten by policemen in Tel Aviv and witness accounts saying the attack was unprovoked.

Israel hands back smuggled Egyptian antiquities

2016-05-22 21:47

Israel has handed over to Egypt ancient artifacts it said had been illegally imported after they were smuggled out of their homeland through a third country.

Israel defence minister resigns in spat with Netanyahu

2016-05-20 09:40

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon announced his resignation after PMr Benjamin Netanyahu offered his post to hardliner Avigdor Lieberman to expand his governing coalition.

Israel frees Palestinian who ended hunger strike in February

2016-05-19 18:58

The Israeli military says a Palestinian prisoner who ended a 94-day hunger strike in February has been released to his home in the West Bank

Paris peace summit to proceed despite Israeli concerns

2016-05-16 07:12

The French foreign minister has met with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders and says an upcoming Paris summit aimed at restarting peace talks will proceed, despite Israeli objections that direct negotiations are the only way forward.

Palestinians mark uprooting with sirens, marches

2016-05-15 19:03

Palestinians have marked the anniversary of their mass uprooting almost 70 years ago with the wailing of sirens and low-key marches in the West Bank and Gaza.

Israel celebrates 68th birthday after solemn Memorial Day

2016-05-12 05:40

In a jarring contrast, Israel has transitioned from melancholic reflection to remember its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day celebrations.

Jews warned ahead of Tunisia festival

2016-05-09 19:00

Israel has issued a 'severe' warning to its citizens to avoid visiting Tunisia where hundreds of Jewish pilgrims will be celebrating the religious Lag BaOmer festival later this month.

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