- 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.
- West Bank buries wounded Palestinian who was killed in March Updated: May-28-16 10:30 am
HEBRON, West Bank - Over a thousand people have attended the West Bank funeral of a Palestinian who was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier while he lay wounded after carrying out a stabbing attack on security forces in March.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Palestinian history museum opens without exhibits Updated: May-18-16 3:00 pm
BIRZEIT, West Bank - The Palestinians opened a dazzling new museum Wednesday aimed at telling the tale of their history and culture, but the building is devoid of exhibits.
- Palestinian President's party praises 1972 airport attacker Updated: May-18-16 2:45 pm
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is praising the gunmen who killed 24 people when they attacked an Israeli airport in 1972.
- 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.
- Israel successfully tests Iron Dome defense system at sea Updated: May-18-16 11:34 am
JERUSALEM - Israel has successfully tested its Iron Dome rocket defense system aboard naval ships for the first time.
- Kerry in Cairo for talks on Egypt's politics, Mideast peace Updated: May-18-16 9:49 am
CAIRO - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was holding talks Wednesday with Egyptian officials on the country's political situation and to explore Egypt's ideas for supporting a new Israeli-Palestinian peace bid.
- Egypt president backs French proposal for Mideast talks Updated: May-17-16 1:39 pm
CAIRO - President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Tuesday that Egypt's relations with Israel, rooted in a landmark 1979 peace treaty, can only be "warmer" if his country's former enemy reached a settlement with the Palestinians and pledged that Cairo would "make every effort" toward a solution.
- Middle East peace conference in Paris delayed Updated: May-17-16 7:07 am
PARIS - An international conference in Paris aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is being delayed to June to allow U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to attend, France's president said Tuesday.
- Gazans say Jordan restricting movement Updated: May-16-16 2:37 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gazans who endured a border blockade by neighboring Egypt and Israel for almost a decade thought they were finally catching a break when Israel slightly eased restrictions on travel from the Hamas-ruled territory in recent months.
- 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.
- Palestinians welcome French Mideast conference Updated: May-16-16 9:34 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinians have welcomed France's plan to host a Mideast peace conference in the coming weeks.