- 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 Christian wins first 'Miss Trans Israel' pageant Updated: May-27-16 1:33 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel - An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's first transgender pageant.
- West Bank outpost's impending evacuation a test for Israel Updated: May-27-16 4:29 am
AMONA OUTPOST, West Bank - The fate of 50 white caravans perched atop a West Bank hill in the Amona settler outpost is emerging as a key test for Benjamin Netanyahu's newly-expanded hard-line government.
- Under high security, Jewish pilgrims gather on Tun Updated: May-26-16 6:19 pm
DJERBA, Tunisia - Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba hosted an annual Jewish pilgrimage amid raised fears of religious violence after deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year scared away visitors.
- Israeli transgender contestants ready for finals Updated: May-26-16 10:37 am
TEL AVIV, Israel - Contenders in Israel's first transgender pageant have been polishing their moves this week ahead of Friday's competition.
- Israeli airstrike hits Hamas sites after Gaza rocket attacks Updated: May-26-16 9:36 am
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israeli aircraft struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza on Thursday in response to rocket fire toward Israel, the Israeli military said.
- British academic rejects Israeli prize in "political choice" Updated: May-26-16 5:48 am
JERUSALEM - A prominent British academic said Thursday she had turned down a prestigious Israeli award for political reasons, in what looked to be the latest attempt by Western activists to boycott the Jewish state.
- Israel's Netanyahu adds hard-liner to coalition 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.
- UN envoy says radically more must be done for Mideast peace Updated: May-25-16 7:19 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Palestinians in Gaza are growing ever more desperate and unless "radically more" is done to address the situation, it is only a matter of time before there is another escalation of violence, the U.N.'s top Mideast envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday.
- Hamas planning to execute 13 convicted murderers Updated: May-25-16 1:12 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas rulers said Wednesday they intend to execute residents convicted of murder even without the needed approval of the Palestinian president.
- Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In tough times, most Palestinians view government as corrupt Updated: May-24-16 3:22 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A gated community of villas with well-tended flower gardens near the West Bank town of Ramallah may help explain why Palestinians almost universally believe there is corruption in the government of President Mahmoud Abbas.
- California toddler declared brain dead moved to new hospital Updated: May-23-16 7:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A California toddler whose family waged a court battle to keep him on life support after he was declared brain dead has been transferred to a hospital outside the U.S., the family said.
- Netanyahu proclaims support for peace, despite French rebuff 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.
- Healey heading to Washington, Israel to talk guns, security Updated: May-22-16 4:23 pm
BOSTON - Attorney General Maura Healey is hitting the road this week, stopping in the nation's capital before heading to Israel for a weeklong visit.
- 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.
- Israeli Cabinet OKs new gas deal after High Court objections Updated: May-22-16 11:25 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's Cabinet has approved a new deal with a consortium of natural gas developers after the country's Supreme Court rejected the previous agreement.
- High-flying drone makes 1st flight to test farmland photos Updated: May-20-16 7:17 pm
HILLSBORO, North Dakota - A high-flying drone that will be used to test precision agriculture methods made its inaugural flight Friday in North Dakota amid handshakes and smiles from aircraft operators and farm officials.
- 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."
- 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.