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  • Israel thanks Russia for returning tank from 1982 war 
    Updated: May-29-16 10:29 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister has thanked the Russian President for agreeing to return a tank from a battle in the 1982 Lebanon war from which three soldiers are still missing in action.

  • Israeli ex-officers issue peace plan, condemn gov't inaction 
    Updated: May-27-16 3:00 pm

    JERUSALEM - A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers criticized the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday and issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse.

  • Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 8:05 pm

    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu named one of Israel's most polarizing politicians as defense minister on Wednesday, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military - and clouding already slim hopes for a resumption of peace efforts.

  • Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 7:30 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with a military he is now to command.

  • Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf 
    Updated: May-25-16 4:10 am

    JERUSALEM - A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation.

  • French premier pushes Mideast initiative with Palestinians 
    Updated: May-24-16 10:55 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - France's prime minister said Tuesday that peace between Israelis and the Palestinians is also important for security in Europe.

  • Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff story has photos
    Updated: May-23-16 1:11 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's leader on Monday reiterated his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state, seeking to persuade critics that he remains committed to peace as he prepares to bring a polarizing hardliner into his Cabinet.

  • Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu story has photos
    Updated: May-20-16 1:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's defense minister announced his resignation Friday, saying the governing party had been taken over by "extremist and dangerous elements" and that he no longer trusts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Israel frees Palestinian who ended hunger strike in February 
    Updated: May-19-16 1:47 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Israeli military says a Palestinian prisoner who ended a 94-day hunger strike in February has been released to his home in the West Bank.

  • Israeli woman becomes longest jailed military objector 
    Updated: May-18-16 12:55 pm

    JERUSALEM - A 19-year-old Israeli woman has spent more than three months in military prison in what supporters say is the longest sentence ever handed down to a female conscientious objector.

  • South Dakota attorney general to lead delegation to Israel 
    Updated: May-18-16 9:53 am

    PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is leading a delegation of his peers to Israel.

  • Israeli leaders clash over army's role in public discourse 
    Updated: May-16-16 2:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - A public spat between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister has exposed a simmering rift between Israel's security establishment and its hard-line government, pitting the Israeli leader in a risky showdown.

  • Texas veteran recalls helping liberate WWII death camp story has photos
    Updated: May-11-16 4:35 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - William Phelps wore a first sergeant's stripes at the unlikely age of 19 as a World War II tank gunner, heard Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's unvarnished opinions over lunch one day and made the cover of Yank magazine in 1945 in a memorable photo, patching his trousers with a sewing machine in front of a tank.

  • Israel honors priest who promotes Arab army enlistment 
    Updated: May-11-16 2:14 am

    NAZARETH, Israel - Israel's decision to honor a controversial Greek Orthodox priest at its official Independence Day ceremony is driving a wedge in the country's tiny Christian Arab community as the government recognizes him for his efforts to encourage Christians to enlist in the Israeli military.

  • Israel honors fallen soldiers on annual Memorial Day 
    Updated: May-10-16 1:51 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel has begun its annual Memorial Day commemoration for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism.

  • Massachusetts WWII veteran to visit Auschwitz 
    Updated: May-09-16 9:51 am

    MEDWAY, Massachusetts - It was April 28, 1945, and Cranston "Chan" Rogers and his platoon were camped in the woods just a few miles outside of the German town of Dachau.

  • Netanyahu offers history lesson to UN staff over resolution 
    Updated: May-06-16 1:08 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's prime minister offered on Friday to personally host a lecture on Jewish history for local U.N. staff following outrage over a resolution adopted by the U.N. cultural agency that put the Western Wall in Jerusalem - Judaism's holiest site - in quotation marks and described other Jewish sites as "so-called."