Israel legislators advance 'land grab' bill

2016-12-06 22:19

Israel's parliament has given initial approval to a controversial bill that would legalise unauthorised Israeli settlement outposts built on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Iran urges Kenya to release two lawyers

2016-12-03 09:36

Iran has urged Kenya to release two of its citizens charged by a Nairobi court with planning a terrorist act after being arrested for filming the Israeli embassy.

Israel president decries bill to quieten mosques

2016-11-30 06:12

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has spoken out against a controversial bill that would prohibit mosques from using loudspeakers to summon believers to prayers early in the morning.

SA student recalls horror detention in Israel

2016-11-28 21:50

A Wits University student travelling to a Palestinian youth camp suffered humiliation at the hands of Israeli border officials and was deported to South Africa without explanation over the weekend she says.

Thousands evacuated as Haifa fire spreads

2016-11-24 18:35

Israel has ordered the evacuation of thousands of people and called up hundreds of military reservists to battle a spreading fire in the northern city of Haifa.

New Israeli army chief rabbi told to clarify contentious remarks

2016-11-21 23:02

Israel's top court has ruled that the army's incoming chief rabbi can not be appointed until he has explained homophobic and misogynistic remarks, including seemingly justifying raping gentile women in war.

Egypt condemns Israeli bill that could approve settlements

2016-11-16 13:19

Egypt has condemned an Israeli bill that, if adopted, would legalise settlements built without government permission in the West Bank — territory Palestinians claim as part of their future state.

Palestinian wounds 3 Israeli soldiers, shot dead

2016-10-31 22:28

A Palestinian gunman opened fire at Israeli soldiers on the outskirts of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank wounding three of them before being shot dead.

Israel wasn't ready for 2014 Gaza war - army official

2016-10-30 15:27

Israel should have better prepared for Hamas's use of tunnels in the 2014 Gaza war, a senior army official has said ahead of the release of a key report on the conflict.

Israeli guards escape charges in 'attack' shooting

2016-10-26 22:16

Israeli prosecutors have decided to close the files of two guards who shot dead Palestinian sibling "attackers" at a crossing between Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.


Israel artist displays golden statue of Netanyahu in protest

2016-12-06 21:30

Tel Aviv residents have woken up to unusual site: A golden statue of their prime minister displayed in front of City Hall.

Israeli media: Police question Netanyahu's wife on spending

2016-12-01 21:40

Israeli media say police are questioning the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over her alleged improper use of public funds.

Kathrada Foundation calls for release of Salah Khawaja

2016-11-29 10:21

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation has called for the release of Palestinian activist Salah Khawaja and for the South African government to intervene in his matter.

Israeli military kills 4 ISIS militants in Syria after ambush

2016-11-27 22:22

The Israeli military says it has killed four Islamic State-affiliated militants in Syria, after the militants opened fire on a military patrol on the Israeli side of the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

Trump: I'd love to make Israel-Palestine peace deal

2016-11-23 13:06

Incoming US president could appoint son-in-law to broker a deal between the two parties after taking over.

Palestinian given 18yrs' for stabbings

2016-11-21 21:58

A Palestinian youth who stabbed and wounded two Israelis in October 2015 has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, an Israeli court says.

Palestinian teens sentenced to jail over knife attacks

2016-11-08 05:38

An Israeli court sentenced three Palestinian teenagers to more than a decade in prison for stabbing Israelis, including a 14-year-old.

Israeli police: Palestinian driver killed after car attack

2016-10-30 21:43

Israeli police say a Palestinian driver has rammed a car into a group of officers, injuring three, before he was shot dead.

Experts uncover hidden layers of Jesus' tomb site

2016-10-27 22:18

A restoration team says it has peeled away the innermost layer of what is revered as Jesus' tomb for the first time since the 16th century, in an effort to reach the original limestone slab where Jesus' body was said to have lain.

Unesco approves controversial resolution on Jerusalem

2016-10-26 18:05

The US Ambassador to Unesco has condemned as "inflammatory" a resolution approved on the status of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls.

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