- Ex-employee of Israeli PM's wife wins abuse case against her Updated: May-31-16 12:48 pm
JERUSALEM - A former employee of the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a court case against her alleging mistreatment, Israeli media reported Tuesday.
- Palestinian leader wants time cap for any talks with Israel Updated: May-28-16 12:31 pm
CAIRO - The Palestinian president said Saturday that if an upcoming Paris conference succeeds in relaunching the long-stalled Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, it should also set a time cap and mechanisms to implement their resolutions.
- 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.
- Israeli watchdog report slams Netanyahu over travel expenses Updated: May-24-16 2:29 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's official government watchdog released a lengthy report Tuesday into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's travel expenses before he took office, raising a "fear of criminality" over an alleged double-billing scheme.
- Israel returns sarcophagus covers to Egypt as relations warm Updated: May-22-16 2:31 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel has returned two looted ancient Egyptian sarcophagus covers to Egypt amid warming relations between the countries.
- Israel defense chief quits, cites lack of trust in Netanyahu 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.
- Works launched to restore Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem Updated: May-20-16 12:14 pm
JERUSALEM - Christian officials have launched historic restoration work at the Tomb of Jesus inside the Church of Holy Sepulchre, site where tradition holds Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected.
- Arabs demand that UN remove a panel from Israeli exhibition Updated: May-19-16 11:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Arab and Islamic nations are demanding that the United Nations remove a panel from an Israeli exhibition that calls Jerusalem "the spiritual and physical capital of the Jewish people."
- Israeli leader: Iran mocks WWII Holocaust, prepares another Updated: May-15-16 9:57 am
JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lashed out at Iran Sunday for staging a Holocaust-themed cartoon contest that mocked the Nazi genocide of six million Jews during World War II and said the Islamic Republic was busy planning for another one.
- Israel celebrates 68th birthday after solemn Memorial Day Updated: May-11-16 3:01 pm
JERUSALEM - In a jarring contrast, Israel transitioned Wednesday night from melancholic reflection to remember its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day festivities in celebration of 68 years since the modern Jewish state was formed.
- 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.
- Correction: US-Gaza Aid story Updated: May-10-16 6:12 am
JERUSALEM - In a story May 9 about a new U.S. aid program for the Gaza Strip, The Associated Press misspelled the name of Donald A. Blome, the U.S. consul general in Jerusalem.
- Israel indicts nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu Updated: May-08-16 2:46 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel has indicted Israeli nuclear whistleblower Mordecai Vanunu for meeting with American citizens in Jerusalem and violating other court-ordered restrictions.
- AP sources: US getting tougher with Israel over settlements Updated: May-07-16 2:57 am
WASHINGTON - The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press.
- 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."