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Diplomats call for direct talks on two-state solution in Middle East

Diplomats from nearly 70 countries called for a two-state solution in the Middle East in a joint statement Sunday, encouraging the Israelis and Palestinians to achieve peace by pursuing direct...

Syria accuses Israel of attacking key airbase near Damascus

Syria Friday accused Israel of bombarding a major airbase near Damascus, saying the attack was aimed at helping "terrorists" in the war-ravaged country. 

Court demands grounds for ban on female readers at key Jerusalem site

Jewish reform groups welcomed a ruling by Israel's highest court on Wednesday, which called for an explanation on why women are forbidden from reading the Torah at a Jerusalem holy site.

Four killed as driver steers truck into pedestrians in Jerusalem

At least four people were killed and 15 injured on Sunday after a truck swerved into a group of soldiers getting off a bus in East Jerusalem, according to police.

Report: Recorded talks back allegations against Israel's Netanyahu

Israeli police are in possession of a recording of a conversation between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a businessman discussing "mutual benefits," the Haaretz newspaper reported...

Israel cuts UN payments to protest settlements condemnation

Israel will withhold about 6 million dollars in UN dues to protest the international body's recent condemnation of Israel for building settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, its UN ...

Palestinian leader: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem crosses red line

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Friday that moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would be crossing a red line and bring the Middle East peace process to an impasse...

Two arrested for online incitement after Israeli soldier found guilty

Israeli police have arrested two people for allegedly writing inciting Facebook posts against the judges in a soldier's high-profile manslaughter trial, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Netanyahu calls for pardon in high-profile manslaughter case

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday night called for the pardoning of an Israeli soldier found guilty of manslaughter for the killing of a wounded Palestinian assailant.

"Facebook bill" passes first reading in Israeli parliament

A bill allowing Israeli courts to force social media companies to remove content defined as incitement passed its first reading in parliament on Tuesday morning.

Israeli police question Netanyahu amid accusations of corruption

Police questioned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for three hours Monday on accusations that he accepted valuable gifts from two businessmen, police officials confirmed.

Reports: Netanyahu dismisses fresh accusations of corruption

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected fresh accusations on Sunday that he accepted bribes from two businessmen, local media reported.

Britain PM May slams Kerry's Middle East speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday criticized US Secretary of State John Kerry's speech on peace in the Middle East as an attack on the Israeli government.

Israeli minister: Palestinian state will be off the table under Trump

The Palestinian state will no longer be a topic when US president-elect Donald Trump takes office next month, a top right-wing Israeli minister told the Ynet news portal on Thursday.

Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador over cancelled visit by Netanyahu

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has summoned Israel's ambassador to discuss a cancelled meeting between the nations' prime ministers, said an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman on Monday.