Battered by scandal, Netanyahu still poised for re-election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Just over a month before elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks more vulnerable than ever. Following a dramatic announcement Thursday by Israel's...

Anyone but Bibi: In Israel, ex-general stirs hope of change

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former military chief Benny Gantz has burst onto Israel's political scene as the great hope of the country's shrinking "peace camp" with a message that is anything but dovish. ...

Israeli leader to attend Mideast conference in Poland

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend an international summit on the Middle East next week in Poland. The U.S. and Poland are sponso...

Official: Israel to allow Qatari payment to Hamas

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli official says Israel has approved the transfer of $15 million in Qatari aid to the Hamas militant group in the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Israeli settlement activity appears to surge in Trump era

JERUSALEM (AP) — With little resistance from a friendly White House, Israel has launched a new settlement push in the West Bank since President Donald Trump took office, laying the groundwork for what...

Stone throwers face different fates across the globe

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's assertion that stones thrown by Latin American protesters at American troops should be treated as "rifles" has sparked debate about the appropriate response t...

Secret no more: Israel's outreach to Gulf Arab states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It was a scene unthinkable just weeks ago: an Israeli Cabinet minister, tears of joy filling her eyes, proudly singing her country's national anthem at a sports even...

Khashoggi's killing threatens Trump dreams for Mideast peace

JERUSALEM (AP) — In recent months, the Trump administration has repeatedly put off the release of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan. Now, the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the hands o...

Palestinian protest icon goes from jail cell to VIP suite

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel locked up Ahed Tamimi for slapping a soldier last year, it hoped to finally silence the teenage Palestinian activist. Instead, it created an international celebrity. ...

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor wants UN agency out of city

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's outgoing mayor is calling on the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, saying there is ...

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor wants UN agency out of city

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's outgoing mayor is calling on the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, saying there is ...

As Gaza worsens, Palestinian leader controls fate of US plan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been sidelined, isolated and humiliated by the Trump administration. But the embattled Palestinian leader may have the final say in determining...

Israeli music scene jolted by international boycott movement

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Meteor Festival was meant to bring together indie groups from around the world in what organizers billed as a Woodstock-like "cutting edge musical journey that surpasses bord...

UN official: Palestinian refugee issue can't be wished away

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says the United States slashed his budget early this year to punish the Palestinians for their criticism of America's recognition ...

Israeli questioning of US Jews at border expose deeper rift

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Simone Zimmerman arrived at the check-in window at the Israeli border with Egypt, it didn't take long for the young activist to run into trouble. Zimmerman, a J...