Netanyahu seeks to surmount unexpected obstacles on path to coalition

2015-05-05 18:52

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu finds himself with a series of unexpected obstacles in government coalition talks, a day ahead of a deadline for him to present a new government.

Israeli leaders try to calm tensions after violent Tel Aviv protest

2015-05-04 20:44

Israel's president and prime minister have expressed sympathy with the country's Ethiopian Jewish community, but called on demonstrators not to resort to violence.

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent

2015-05-04 08:41

Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.

Israel warns of attack against Jews in Tunisia

2015-05-03 09:16

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has heard of "concrete threats" of terror attacks against Jewish or Israeli targets in Tunisia.

No smoke without fire: woman lights Israel petrol pump

2015-04-29 18:56

A cigarette-begging woman at an Israeli petrol station was so inflamed by a man's refusal that she ignited the fuel at his petrol pump, police have said.

Palestinian shot by Israel army dies of wounds

2015-04-28 15:27

A Palestinian who was shot by Israeli troops while trying to cross the separation barrier in the northern West Bank has died of his injuries, medical and security sources say.

Nzimande visa refusal insult to SA government - grouping

2015-04-27 20:29

Israel's decision to not grant Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande and three other officials visas to visit Palestine "is a diplomatic insult to the South African government and its people".

Israel indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war

2015-04-26 20:31

The Israeli military has announced it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants.

Israel denies Nzimande visa to visit Palestine

2015-04-23 21:14

Israel has denied Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande a visa to travel to Palestine.

Palestinian teen's name added to Israeli memorial

2015-04-21 20:07

Israel has added the name of a Palestinian teen to its "Monument to the Memory of the Victims of Terrorism", upsetting the youth's parents and a group representing families of slain Israelis.


Israeli soldiers tell of lax open-fire regulations for Gaza war

2015-05-04 21:34

An Israeli group has released testimonies collected from 70 soldiers pertaining to last summer's war in the Gaza Strip, which appear to show lax open fire regulations.

Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

2015-05-04 12:59

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.

Ethiopian Israelis clash with police in Tel Aviv

2015-05-03 22:21

Israeli mounted police have charged hundreds of ethnic Ethiopian citizens and fired stun grenades to try to clear one of the most violent protests in memory in the heart of Tel Aviv.

Netanyahu signs first partners in new coalition

2015-04-29 22:04

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has signed up his first partners for a new coalition government, a lawmaker and spokesperson said.

Nepal trekkers fought to get on rescue flights

2015-04-29 14:41

Trekkers stranded by an avalanche in Nepal, many of them from Israel, fought for food and for places on rescue helicopters after being denied shelter by locals in the aftermath of an earthquake that killed more than 5 000 people.

Mortar fire from Syria hits Israeli-occupied Golan

2015-04-28 13:08

Two mortar rounds fired from Syria have struck open areas of the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan Heights, an Israeli security source says.

Israel to airlift 25 babies from Nepal born to surrogates

2015-04-26 22:19

Israel plans to airlift 25 infants from quake-hit Nepal born to surrogate mothers, along with their Israeli parents, most of them homosexual couples.

Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians - police

2015-04-25 20:37

Israeli security forces have killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police say.

Palestinian teen's name erased from Israel memorial

2015-04-22 10:18

The name of a Palestinian teen burned alive by his Jewish kidnappers has been removed from a memorial to victims of terror attacks after family objections.

Israel sees migrant tragedy as validating policy

2015-04-20 22:10

Israel says the drowning of hundreds of Africans off Libya's coast was tragic but validated its own policy of having buffered its land barriers to keep migrants away.

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