- Pope eyes unity, not division in talks with Israel's Rivlin Updated: Sep-03-15 7:01 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has met with Israel's president and given him a medallion that reads: "Look for what unites, overcome that which divides."
- Israel unveils 1,800-year-old sarcophagus Updated: Sep-03-15 6:40 am
JERUSALEM - Israel has unveiled an 1,800-year-old sarcophagus that workers found at a building site and initially tried to conceal.
- Gov. Haslam meets with top leaders on Israel trade mission Updated: Sep-03-15 4:06 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges.
- SodaStream chief accuses boycotters of anti-Semitism Updated: Sep-02-15 5:34 pm
IDAN HANEGEV INDUSTRIAL PARK, Israel - The chief executive of SodaStream, the beverage maker that is shuttering its West Bank factory in the face of international boycott calls, accused his company's critics Wednesday of anti-Semitism and hurting the interests of the Palestinian workers they claim to protect.
- AP Interview: Rescuer says world must protect antiquities Updated: Sep-02-15 2:59 pm
JERUSALEM - A reserve colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps who led an international hunt for looted antiquities from Iraq a decade ago said Wednesday that the West needs to deploy forces to protect Mideast archaeological sites from extremists like the Islamic State group.
- Hearing set on appeal for activist over immigration crime Updated: Sep-02-15 6:19 am
DETROIT - A Chicago activist's appeal of the 18-month prison sentence she was given for lying about her convictions for bombings in Israel when she sought U.S. citizenship is scheduled to be heard this fall.
- Kerry to outline US assurances to Israel, Gulf to lawmakers Updated: Sep-01-15 11:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry will send a letter to all members of Congress on Wednesday outlining U.S. security commitments to Israel and the Gulf Arab states in light of the Iran nuclear deal.
- UN: Gaza could be 'uninhabitable' by 2020 if trends continue Updated: Sep-01-15 7:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A new United Nations report says Gaza could be "uninhabitable" in less than five years if current economic trends continue.
- Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag Updated: Sep-01-15 6:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Israel on Tuesday urged U.N. leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at U.N. headquarters as early as this month's gathering of world leaders there.
- Egypt gas find sparks panic in Israel about Israeli reserves Updated: Sep-01-15 1:44 pm
JERUSALEM - Egypt's new natural gas bonanza is causing an uproar in Israel, with energy stocks plummeting and recriminations over indecisiveness and infighting that have delayed production from the country's own gas fields.
- Clashes during Israeli raid to arrest militant in West Bank Updated: Sep-01-15 2:05 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - An Israeli raid to arrest a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank turned into a gunbattle Monday night, leaving several wounded in the clashes.
- Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal Updated: Aug-31-15 7:00 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."
- Massive gas find promises to ease Egypt's fuel crisis Updated: Aug-31-15 4:43 pm
CAIRO - The discovery of a huge gas field off Egypt's coast promises to ease a long-running fuel crisis and boost the economy after years of unrest, but it will take years to develop and won't bring Gulf-style riches to the Arab world's most populous country, experts said Monday.
- US Sen. Tom Cotton meets with Netanyahu in Israel Updated: Aug-31-15 3:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton says he talked about the Iran nuclear agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a weeklong trip to Israel.
- Egypt starts dig on Gaza border to stop smuggling tunnels Updated: Aug-31-15 7:10 am
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - Egyptian military bulldozers are digging through the sand along Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip in recent days, pressing ahead with what appears to be a renewed campaign to pressure Gaza's Hamas rulers and stamp out militant activity along the border.
- Israel has failed to reform Jewish radicals, critics charge Updated: Aug-30-15 10:59 am
SHIR HADASH OUTPOST, West Bank - The Israeli government initiative has a soothing biblical name, the Hebrew Shepherd, and a serious aim: to keep ultranationalist Jewish settler youths from turning to violence and attacking Palestinians and their property.
- Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am
WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.
- US sanctions chief visits Israel amid Iran jitters Updated: Aug-28-15 5:28 am
JERUSALEM - The U.S. Department of the Treasury's sanctions chief is visiting Israel amid concerns in Jerusalem over the nuclear deal with Iran.
- Sexwale 'weighing all options' about FIFA presidential race Updated: Aug-27-15 10:50 am
MONACO - Touted as a potential FIFA president, Tokyo Sexwale is "weighing all options" before deciding if he will enter the governing body's election race.
- EU envoy warns of more steps against Israeli settlements Updated: Aug-27-15 6:34 am
JERUSALEM - The European Union's outgoing envoy to the Palestinian territories says the 28-nation bloc is moving forward with measures against Jewish West Bank settlements.
- Israel museum repairs ancient item after damage Updated: Aug-26-15 1:52 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's leading museum said Wednesday that a young visitor accidentally bumped into a display case and broke an ancient glass artifact, but later changed its account and said the cause of the mishap was unclear.
- FIFA hosts Israeli, Palestinian football leaders for talks Updated: Aug-26-15 10:51 am
ZURICH - A FIFA panel aiming to improve Israeli-Palestinian football relations met for the first time Wednesday and agreed a follow-up session in the Middle East next month.
- In Jerusalem's culture war, secular residents make gains Updated: Aug-26-15 2:02 am
JERUSALEM - Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath.
- Palestinians, Vatican could raise UN flags before pope visit Updated: Aug-25-15 7:10 pm
UNITED NATIONS - In a move likely to upset Israel's government, the Palestinians and the Vatican are seeking to raise their flags at U.N. headquarters - just in time for Pope Francis' visit next month.
- Israel releases African migrants from detention center Updated: Aug-25-15 1:22 pm
HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel - Faysal Hussein from Sudan walked out of Israel's desert detention center Tuesday already sweating with just a backpack, barely enough cash for bus fare and lunch, and after 19 months in custody, no idea where to go.