After a week of multiple blazes described as the worst in Israel’s history, the work of rebuilding has begun in earnest. The fires destroyed more than 10,000 acres of forest, destroyed 560 homes and damaged at least 700 others, according to information gathered from relief groups working on the ground.
November 29, 2016, 9:55 PM EST
November 25, 2016, 2:13 AM EST
Proposed legislation in Israel’s parliament to prohibit the use of loudspeakers to transmit the five-times daily Muslim call to prayer is causing dismay among adherents of more than one religious group.
Israeli Expert on Jerusalem US Embassy Move: Campaign Pledges Usually Broken but Trump ‘Hard to Predict’
November 21, 2016, 11:13 PM EST
An expert on Israeli-U.S. relations, commenting on President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, says while campaign promises are frequently not kept, Trump “is such an unusual type of incoming president …he’s hard to predict.”
November 8, 2016, 12:22 AM EST
Fresh on the heels of a pair of diplomatic scuffles between Russia and Israel, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev is slated to visit here later this week.
October 18, 2016, 9:29 PM EDT
The arrests of half a dozen residents of an Arab village in Israel’s far north accused of smuggling collaboration with Hezbollah has drawn fresh attention to the Lebanese terrorist group’s efforts to work with Arab citizens of its reviled enemy.
September 29, 2016, 6:24 PM EDT
Current and past leaders from around the world gathered in Jerusalem on Thursday to pay their respects and attend the funeral of the ninth president of Israel, Shimon Peres. Peres passed away on Monday at the age of 93 years.
September 23, 2016, 2:12 PM EDT
A row over a relationship between San Francisco State University and a university in the West Bank has reached Congress, where a memorandum of understanding between SFSU and An-Najah National University is being challenged.
September 12, 2016, 5:39 PM EDT
A Palestinian scout group in Jerusalem is under fire for promoting the story of a man accused of perpetrating a terrorist attack, and the global scout organization in the United States is distancing itself from the group.
September 2, 2016, 1:55 AM EDT
The potential outcome of simultaneous elections scheduled for Gaza and the West Bank on October 8 – after a decade-long wait – has many Israelis worried, due to speculation that the Islamist terrorist group Hamas could take control in the West Bank.
August 26, 2016, 4:17 AM EDT
In an announcement described by media commentators here as “extraordinary,” Israel’s foreign ministry has issued an edict prohibiting its staff from speaking to the domestic press.
July 10, 2016, 6:26 PM EDT
For the first time in nine years, an Egyptian foreign minister made an official visit to Israel Sunday, largely to discuss the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
July 5, 2016, 10:01 PM EDT
As a global outpouring of remembrance continues after the death of renowned author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, he is being remembered with particular warmth by those in Jerusalem.
June 29, 2016, 6:23 PM EDT
An agreement to normalize ties between Turkey and Israel aims to heal one of the region’s most important relationships, but Israel’s failure to secure the remains of soldiers killed in Gaza as part of the deal has left many unhappy here.
June 23, 2016, 5:20 PM EDT
The F-35A Lightning II, a next generation American fighter jet with the most advanced capabilities in the world, is finally on its way to Israel, the first country outside of the U.S. to have them.
June 18, 2016, 5:56 AM EDT
An attempt by Hamas to turn the holiest month in Islam into four weeks of violence seems to be backfiring. Although the threat was followed immediately by a deadly attack in Tel Aviv, the week since has been largely peaceful, likely the result of enhanced security and tough retaliatory measures focused of the terrorists’ hometown.
June 13, 2016, 9:15 PM EDT
Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv.
May 31, 2016, 6:34 PM EDT
On Tuesday morning Hamas without notice executed three of 13 men who are on death row in Gaza for murder – two by firing squad and one hanged.
May 24, 2016, 11:01 PM EDT
One of Israel’s most prominent – and controversial – human rights organizations announced Wednesday it will stop referring complaints from Palestinians in the West Bank to Israel’s military law enforcement system.
Netanyahu’s Defense Minister Pick Causes Waves, While in the South, Soldiers Confront Terror Tunnel Threat
May 19, 2016, 6:10 PM EDT
As red alert sirens warning of incoming rockets from Hamas in Gaza sounded Wednesday night in Israel’s highly vulnerable south, news spread that the job of defense minister has been offered to former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman.
May 11, 2016, 7:27 PM EDT
Celebrations mixed with some ethnic tension got underway throughout Israel Wednesday night as festivities to mark the country’s 68th Independence Day began. The national holiday marks the day in 1948 when Israel declared its independence in line with a U.N. resolution adopted the previous year.