Middle East

EU foreign ministers discuss Syria, Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Foreign ministers of European Union member states began talks on Monday over the Syrian crisis and the stalled Middle East peace process.

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...

Netanyahu slams planned Paris Middle East conference as 'rigged'

A Middle East peace conference planned in Paris at the weekend is "rigged" slammed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, calling it the "last gasp of the past before the future...

Israeli army warns soldiers over Hamas Facebook hack

The Israeli army warned its soldiers on Wednesday that its Islamist arch-enemy Hamas was using fake Facebook profiles to gain access to their mobile phone data.

Deadly truck ramming "a new type of attack," says Israel's Netanyahu

A deadly truck ramming in East Jerusalem at the weekend was "a new type of attack," said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, adding that Israel was taking steps to prepare for...

Netanyahu likens deadly Jerusalem truck-ramming to attacks in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday connected a deadly truck ramming in East Jerusalem that left four soldiers dead with similar attacks last year in Europe.

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.

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.

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.

Two-state solution imperiled, Kerry says in parting shot at Israel

John Kerry used one his last speeches as US secretary of state to scold Israel for expanding its settlements, warning that it put the two-state solution in "serious jeopardy."

Abbas: Ready to restart talks, if settlement construction stops

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that if Israel stops settlement construction, then he will be ready to resume peace negotiations.