Teen girl killed in West Bank stabbing is US citizen: State Dept

A 13-year-old girl who was fatally stabbed in her home Thursday by a Palestinian attacker in a Jewish settlement in the West Bank is a US citizen, the State Department said.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian stone-thrower in West Bank

The army said that troops shot two men after a number of Palestinians hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at moving vehicles near the village of Beit Sira.

Israeli army razes home of Palestinian who killed US tourist: Military

Israeli forces Tuesday demolished the West Bank home of a Palestinian who killed a US tourist and wounded several Israelis in a March stabbing rampage in Tel Aviv, an Israeli army spokeswoman told AFP.

Israel lets Gazans into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers

Israel allowed hundreds of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip into Jerusalem for Ramadan prayers Friday, an official said, a week after revoking entry permits in response to a deadly attack.

Benjamin Netanyahu stresses Arab peace initiative must be rewritten

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said a long-dormant Arab peace initiative with the Palestinians that he has spoken of reviving must be changed before Israel can support it.

Israel clamps down after deadly Tel Aviv attack

Israel clamped down on Palestinian movements and boosted security Thursday after two Palestinians shot dead four people at a popular Tel Aviv nightspot, the deadliest attack in a months-long wave of violence.

Jordan king pledges action after intelligence officers killed

ordan is a leading member of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in neighbouring Iraq and Syria.

Israel army denies claim second wounded Palestinian shot dead

The Israeli army denied on Tuesday that a second Palestinian killed in March was shot dead while already wounded, after claims by a human rights group.

5 Jordan intelligence agents killed in `terror attack`

Jordan is a leading member of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in neighbouring Iraq and Syria.

France urges Israel and Palestinians to make `courageous choice`

Francois Hollande said a solution would have to come from the Middle East region, but in the end it was up to the Israelis and Palestinians "to make the courageous choice of peace".

French peace drive `flicker of hope`: Palestinians

Israel, which opposes the French peace drive, put the head of its foreign ministry in front of the media for an unscheduled press conference.

Benjam Netanyahu rejects French peace initiative, offers to meet Mahmoud Abbas

Benjam Netanyahu rejects French peace initiative, offers to meet Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian leaders say years of negotiations with Israel have not ended its occupation and have pursued a strategy of diplomacy at international bodies.

Mideast conference in Paris May 30 postponed: Francois Hollande

A conference on the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, due to be held on May 30 in Paris, has been postponed, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.

25 Palestinian children killed in 3 months: UNICEF

Twenty-five Palestinian children were killed in the last three months of 2015 during a wave of anti-Israeli attacks and the number detained was the highest in seven years, the UN children's agency said.

First direct Israel-Hamas clashes since 2014 Gaza war

Israeli forces and Hamas fighters have clashed directly for the first time since a devastating 2014 war, the Israeli army said Thursday, as a new cross-border tunnel used by the militants was discovered.

Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in Gaza: military

Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in Gaza Wednesday night, the military said, following air raids earlier in the day as tensions flared along the border of the Palestinian territory.

Israeli police appoint first Muslim deputy commissioner

Israeli police said on Wednesday it has appointed its first Muslim Arab deputy commissioner, who will head efforts to boost policing in Arab communities of Israel.

Palestinians say push for UN rebuke of Israel settlements aimed at peace

A renewed Palestinian drive to persuade the UN Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements is aimed at removing the biggest obstacle to peace and boosting French efforts to broker an agreement, the Palestinian UN envoy said on Tuesday.:

Young Arabs see Islamic State as biggest regional challenge - poll

Young Arabs view Islamic State as the biggest challenge facing their region and some blame poor job opportunities for the rise of the militant group, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

Israel arrests four Jews over anti-Palestinian vandalism

Four Jewish Israelis have been arrested for alleged anti-Palestinian vandalism in the occupied West Bank, Israeli police said Tuesday.