Israeli warplanes hit Hamas in Gaza after border fire

2020-02-01 13:51

Israeli warplanes have hit the Gaza Strip's Islamist rulers Hamas after cross-border mortar fire by Palestinian militants, the Israeli army has announced.

Pence to Israel: US embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019

2018-01-23 12:38

Vice President Mike Pence has told Israel's parliament that the US embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of 2019.

Israel dismisses US concern over Jerusalem embassy move

2017-05-15 11:39

Prime Minister Netanyahu says embassy move to Jerusalem would be positive for peace process with the Palestinians.

Israel to send 100s more troops to West Bank after Tel Aviv attack

2016-06-09 16:09

Israel's military will deploy hundreds more troops to the occupied West Bank following an attack in Tel Aviv that saw two Palestinians open fire at a cafe, killing four people.

Four Palestinians killed in anti-Israeli knife attacks

2015-10-18 07:31

Four Palestinians have been shot dead and a fifth wounded in attacks on Israelis in east Jerusalem and the West Bank as violence that has fuelled concerns of an uprising showed no let-up.

Palestinians demand UN vote on Israeli withdrawal, defeat likely

2014-12-30 22:11

The UN Security Council is expected to vote on a Palestinian draft resolution that calls for a peace deal with Israel within a year and an end of the Israeli occupation.

Palestinians, NGOs accuse Israel of shoot-to-kill policy

2014-11-25 17:24

Human rights groups have accused Israel of encouraging a shoot-to-kill policy after a wave of incidents in which police shot dead Palestinians involved in, or accused of, attacking Israelis.

Israel, Palestinians trade fire; 2 killed in Gaza

2014-08-22 12:47

An Israeli airstrike on a Gaza farm has killed two Palestinians, a Gaza health official says, as fighting continues for a third day after the collapse of Egyptian-led cease-fire talks.

Israeli army says 2 rockets fired from Gaza

2014-08-08 05:58

Two rockets have been fired from the Gaza Strip, landing in empty fields in southern Israel just hours ahead of the expiration of the 72-hour ceasefire that ended a month of violence, the Israeli army 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.


Trump ignores critics, to unveil Israel-Palestinian peace plan

2020-01-28 11:11

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday will ignore accusations - led by the Palestinians themselves - of pro-Israeli bias and unveil what he says is a peace plan capable of solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Abbas breaks with US over Jerusalem - but for how long?

2017-12-25 07:08

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has broken with Washington over its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. But analysts question how long this tough stance can last.

Former Israeli leader Shimon Peres dies

2016-09-28 06:10

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres has died some two weeks after suffering a major stroke, his doctor has confirmed.

Hamas to meet Egypt officials - source

2016-03-12 16:06

A senior Hamas official says a delegation from the Islamic militant group is heading to Cairo to discuss the group's strained relationship with the Egyptian government.

Palestinians plan next steps after failed UN bid

2014-12-31 20:20

Palestinians say they will try to join International Criminal Court following failed UN vote.

SA envoys to continue Middle East quest

2014-12-12 17:36

South Africa's two special envoys sent to the Middle East earlier this year to help seek an end to the Israel-Palestine conflict, will remain in their posts up to mid-2015, President Jacob Zuma says.

Israel blames Abbas for synagogue attack

2014-11-18 14:10

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has lashed out at Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas after a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, saying it was the 'direct result' of his incitement.

Israel, Gaza violence defies truce 'deal'

2014-08-14 11:20

Israeli jets bombed targets across Gaza, retaliating to Palestinian rocket attacks in spiralling violence that left a truce extension teetering on the brink of collapse.

Gaza toll soars as Israel 'days' from completing tunnel hunt

2014-07-31 06:11

Israel has pressed ahead with its Gaza offensive saying it is days from achieving its core goal of destroying all Islamist guerrilla cross-border attack tunnels, but a soaring Palestinian civilian toll has triggered international alarm.

Zuma sending special team to Israel

2014-07-22 14:21

President Jacob Zuma is to send a special team to Israel and Palestine as fighting in the Gaza strip intensifies, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

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