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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hails Narendra Modi's upcoming visit as 'very significant step'

In a big fillip to already robust ties, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to land in Israel on July 4 on a three-day visit.

 

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner begins peace push with Middle East talks

Kushner, a 36-year-old real estate developer with little experience of international diplomacy and peace negotiations, arrived in Israel early on Wednesday and will spend barely 20 hours on the ground - he departs shortly after midnight.

Israel would go ''all-out'' if war breaks out again with Lebanon: Air force chief

 Israel would use all its strength from the start in any new war with the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, the chief of the Israeli air force said on Wednesday.

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

The jihadist group has a major presence across Israel`s southern border in Egypt`s Sinai Peninsula, from where it has claimed several rocket attacks from into Israel.
 

No link between Palestinian Jerusalem attackers and any armed group: Israeli police

No connection has been found between three Palestinians who carried out a fatal attack in Jerusalem on Friday and any organisation, Israeli police said on Saturday, after Islamic State had claimed the assault.

Israeli PM calls for dismantling of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency

Israeli PM calls for dismantling of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency

"It is time UNRWA be dismantled and merged with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees," Netanyahu said.

Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

Over the years, Gaza`s Hamas rulers have built a labyrinth of tunnels, some passing under the border into Israel which they used to launch attacks during their last conflict in 2014.
 

Donald Trump will not move US embassy to Jerusalem for now: Official

Donald Trump will not move US embassy to Jerusalem for now: Official

President Donald Trump has decided not to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem for now, a US official said Thursday, shying away from a major campaign promise.

White House reiterates Trump's support for strong US-Israel

In a tweet, Michael C. Short, senior assistant to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, said, "...the question is not if that move happens, but only when.

Jewish hardliners ejected from Jerusalem mosque compound

A group of hardline activists were removed from the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in east Jerusalem Wednesday after violating a ban on Jewish prayer there, police said.

Donald Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican City along with Brussels and Italy for NATO and G7 meetings.

UNESCO ratifies Jerusalem resolution slammed by Israel

UNESCO ratifies Jerusalem resolution slammed by Israel

The resolution had been passed by a UNESCO commission on Tuesday, sparking anger in Israel.

Palestinian attempts stabbing, shot by Israeli forces: Police

A Palestinian attempted to stab Israeli police near a flashpoint holy site in Hebron in the occupied West Bank on Thursday and was shot and wounded, Israeli authorities said.

Christian pilgrims commemorate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Thousands of Christians from around the world marked Good Friday in Jerusalem`s Old City, retracing the steps Jesus Christ is believed to have taken carrying his cross to his crucifixion.

Israeli stabbed in Jerusalem, attacker arrested: Police

An Israeli woman was stabbed and seriously wounded in Jerusalem on friday and her attacker arrested.

Israel condemns Le Pen comments on WWII round up of Jews

Israel on Monday condemned French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen's for denying her country was responsible for the war-time round-up of Jews later sent to Nazi death camps.

Israel PM says supports strong message sent by US Syria strike

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said today he supports the "strong and clear message" sent by a US strike in neighbouring Syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack.

Palestinian stabs three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City, shot dead: Police

A Palestinian from the occupied West Bank stabbed and wounded three Israelis in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before being shot dead by border guards, police said.

Netanyahu seeks deal with Trump on settlement construction

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he was in discussions with Donald Trump's administration on ways to move ahead with settlement construction ahead of fresh talks with a top adviser to the US president.

Israel appoints new right-wing Supreme Court judges

The Israeli Supreme Court has taken a lurch to the right with the appointment of a number of new judges considered deeply conservative.