Netanyahu rival threatens to end coalition, force election

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief governing partner on Tuesday said he would vote in favor of a proposal to dissolve their troubled coalition, accusing the Israeli lea...

UN agency: Israel's Gaza blockade has devastated economy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a U.N. repor...

Officials: 7 peacekeepers killed in Sinai helicopter crash

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Egyptian officials say a helicopter belonging to an international peacekeeping force has crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least seven people, including Ameri...

UN agency for Palestinians may cut salaries amid cash crunch

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said Monday it needs to raise $70 million by the end of the month or it will not be able to pay the full salaries of thousands of employees th...

Some world leaders have big stake in US election

JERUSALEM (AP) — While the world will be closely watching the U.S. election, some countries will be watching more closely than others. A number of world leaders have a personal stak...

Israel gives the green light to over 2,000 settlement homes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday advanced plans to build over 2,100 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, pressing ahead with a building boom that has gained steam during th...

Coronavirus lockdown 2.0 deepens divisions in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Israel went into lockdown last spring, Jerusalem pub owner Leon Shvartz moved quickly to save his business — shifting to a delivery and takeaway model that kept him afloat throug...

Israeli army teams up with hospital amid new COVID-19 crisis

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday opened a new coronavirus unit in a converted parking garage at a hospital in northern Israel, in a first-of-its-kind effort by the army to assist the co...

Israel's Netanyahu pressed to sign conflict-of-interest deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Israel's prime minister lashing out at him nearly every day, the country's attorney general is pressing Benjamin Netanyahu to sign a conflict-of-interest agreement barring him fr...

Congress questions sale of US residence in Israel to Adelson

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has informally confirmed to Congress that Republican super-donor Sheldon Adelson is the buyer of the U.S. ambassador’s official residence in Israel, a congressio...

Israeli soldier's plea deal in fatal shooting faces scrutiny

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ahmad Manasra was traveling home from a wedding when he spotted a family in distress on the side of a West Bank road. Moments later, the 22-year-old Palestinian was fatally shot while...

US sells ambassador home in Israel, securing Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. Embassy said Tuesday the State Department has sold the ambassador's official residence near Tel Aviv — a decision that cements the embassy's controversial move to Jerusalem. ...

Facing a coronavirus crisis, Israel calls in the army

RAMLE, Israel (AP) — Over a three-decade military career, Israeli Maj. Gen. Ori Gordin has led commando raids, fought in wars and even earned a degree at Harvard. But he has never seen anything quite ...

In Israel, Kushner says 'stage is set' for Mideast progress

JERUSALEM (AP) — White House adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday trumpeted the recent agreement by Israel and the United Arab Emirates to establish diplomatic relations as a historic breakthrough and said...

Israeli government faces uncertainty ahead of Knesset vote

JERUSALEM (AP) — The fate of Israel’s fractious coalition government was up in the air on Monday, hours before a critical vote on whether to dissolve the alliance and force new elections. ...