Hardliner Avigdor Lieberman sworn in as Israel defence minister

Hardliner Avigdor Lieberman sworn in as Israel defence minister

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s choice of Avigdor Lieberman to head Defence Ministry has caused alarm among moderates in Israel.

Israel media: Police recommend indicting Netanyahu's wife

Israeli media say a police investigation has recommended indicting the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over misuse of state funds and inflated household spending.

Israeli minister Avi Gabbay quits `extremist government`

Israeli environment minister Avi Gabbay announced his resignation on Friday, saying the appointment of a hardline nationalist as defence minister had created an "extremist government".

Israeli air force targets Gaza sites after rocket attack

Israeli air force targets Gaza sites after rocket attack

In its statement the Israeli army repeated its policy of holding "Hamas accountable for all attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip."

Israel's Lieberman agrees terms to join Netanyahu government - spokesman

Far-right Israeli opposition lawmaker Avigdor Lieberman has agreed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on terms for joining the coalition government as its new defence minister, Lieberman`s spokesman said on Wednesday.

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.

Israel defence minister resigns in spat with Netanyahu

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon announced his resignation on Friday, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his post to hardliner Avigdor Lieberman to expand his governing coalition.

Netanyahu close to agreeing Israel unity government: Reports

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is close to agreeing a unity government with the main opposition leader, Israeli media said on Wednesday, in a move that could help revive peace talks with the Palestinians.

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.

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Israel soon: Newspaper

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to visit Israel soon: Newspaper

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will visit Israel "soon", he said told an Israeli newspaper in an interview published today.

Donald Trump to visit Israel `soon`

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will visit Israel "soon", he said told an Israeli newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday.

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 raids on Gaza after day of border tensions

Israel launched air raids today on the Gaza Strip after a day of tensions along the border of the Palestinian territory whose Islamist rulers warned against an escalation.

Israeli jets carry out raids on Gaza: Palestinian Ministry

Israeli warplanes launched several raids on Wednesday in the Gaza Strip after a day of tensions along the border with Israel, said the interior ministry in the Palestinian territory.

Palestinian rams 3 Israelis with car in West Bank, shot dead

A Palestinian rammed his car into a group of Israelis in the occupied West Bank today, injuring three people before being shot dead, the Israeli army said.

Jewish ringleader gets life for burning alive Palestinian teen

An Israeli court on Tuesday handed down a life sentence to the ringleader of a Jewish gang that kidnapped, beat and burned alive a Palestinian teenager in 2014.

Israel says Erez crossing into Gaza to reopen

Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon on Monday announced the reopening of one of the main crossing points into the Palestinian Gaza Strip, which has been closed for at least eight years.

Two Palestinians shot dead after checkpoint attack bid: Israel

Israeli police shot dead two Palestinians at a checkpoint between east Jerusalem and the West Bank on Wednesday after one of them threw a knife at them, a spokeswoman said.