Kerry 'cautiously optimistic' after talks with Netanyahu

2015-10-22 15:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed "cautious optimism" following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Obama encourages Israel to minimise deaths

2014-07-18 21:04

President Barack Obama has encouraged Israel to minimise civilian deaths in its ground push into Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Kerry: Middle East talks to resume soon

2013-07-17 18:40

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes to resume peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians soon.

Israel, Hamas peace talks

2012-11-18 16:31

An Israeli official has arrived in Cairo for Egypt-mediated truce talks with Hamas to end the Gaza conflict, Egyptian security officials say.

Netanyahu downplays rift with Obama

2011-05-22 18:58

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has tried to play down a row with President Barack Obama, saying the rift has been exaggerated.

Hamas: Goldstone report credible

2011-04-03 16:28

Hamas says a UN report deeply critical of Israel's deadly Gaza offensive remained credible, even though its author says he has been wrong in some aspects.


Israel rejects call for international presence

2015-10-16 20:48

Israel has rejected Palestinian calls for a protection force to be deployed in east Jerusalem to quell violence around the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque.

Israel expecting a tourism boost from Pope's visit

2014-05-19 09:22

Israel's tourism ministry said it expects the papal visit later this month to give a sharp boost to tourism by Christians, who already account for most of the market.

Israel warns of Syria weapons hit

2013-01-27 22:00

Israeli officials warn that the transfer of Syria's chemical weapons to Hezbollah could trigger an attack, while Israel's premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran.

Obama seeks to soothe Israel

2011-05-22 22:46

President Barack Obama has sought to soothe Israeli fury over his new Middle East peace proposals, suggesting more talks about settlements.

Nothing Sacred

2011-04-07 00:00

It seems that the University of Johannesburg – named for that “World-Class African City” whose accountants can’t count – is to prohibit the teaching to its students of the general theory of relativity because it was formulated by one Albert Einstein, who was, as you know, a Jew.

Ex-PM Olmert faces new charges

2011-03-14 20:29

Israel's State Prosecutor's Office says it intends indicting former premier Ehud Olmert and 17 other people for bribery and other charges.

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