Conflict With Israel

March 3, 2014

Golan Heights has frequently been hit by rockets from neighboring Syria as a spillover effect (Courtesy of Press TV)
07:27 GMT

Rocket attacks targeting an Israeli post in the Golan Heights are being pinned on Hezbollah as they are widely believed to be retaliation for Israel's airstrikes on the Hezbollah stronghold near the Lebanese-Syrian border last week.

March 2, 2014

The extremist settlers who were led by a radical rabbi were protected by Israeli police when they stormed Al Aqsa Sunday (File Archive/AFP)
15:33 GMT

75 extremist settlers stormed Al Aqsa compound Sunday.

Netanyahu vows to resist pressure from Obama. (AFP/File)
12:13 GMT

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, is heading to Washington to discuss the peace process and the Iranian nuclear negotiations with President Obama.

Israel has increased security alerts for all of its embassies globally (File Archive)
10:41 GMT

Israel has increased security alerts on all of its embassies worldwide in fear of a Hezbollah response attack after Tel Aviv raided the Hezbollah stronghold of Janta.

Mourners carry Aminah Qudeih's body for burial Saturday (Said Khatib/AFP)
08:26 GMT

Large groups of mourners attended 57-year-old Aminah Qudeih's funeral Saturday after she was shot hours earlier by Israeli forces near the separation barier in the southern Gaza Strip.

Russia's Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin have been strong supporters of the Syrian regime since the onset of the conflict in 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
08:08 GMT

Russia's Foreign Ministry publicly condemned the West's "double standards" towards militants comprising Syria's opposition this weekend.

February 28, 2014

Current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are set to expire in April. The Palestinians have indicated that they will not agree to extend the talks, though US Secretary of State John Kerry has been pushing for a framework agreement that would allow for the talks to continue past the April deadline. (Photo Courtesy:
18:07 GMT

Former Prime Minister of Israel Ehud Olmert claims that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to a Jewish-Israeli mayor as the head of a joint Israeli-Palestinian capital in Jerusalem.

The Syrian civil war has drawn both Lebanon and Israel into the neighboring violence to various degrees. The border between Lebanon and Israel has remained relatively quiet, though there are fears of escalation due to continued hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel. (AFP/File)
14:27 GMT

Lebanon receives a warning from Israel after Hezbollah said that it would "choose the time and place" to respond to an attack widely thought to be carried out by Israel.

February 27, 2014

Tension with Israel grew after the Israeli Knesset discussed a draft law which would strip Jordan of its status as the custodian of Muslim and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem. Sources in the Israeli Prime Minister's Office have stated that Israel will not change the status quo on the Temple Mount. (AFP/File)
19:07 GMT

Members of Jordan's Lower House voted to expel Israel's ambassador over tensions regarding the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Senior Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat told reporters Thursday that there is no meaning to prolong the peace talks since Israel continues to disregard international law (File Archive/AFP)
11:50 GMT

Palestinian officials Thursday rejected Washington's effort to extend an April deadline for Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations as Jewish soldiers killed one in the West Bank during a raid.

"The report presents a body of evidence that shows a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings and unwarranted injuries of Palestinian civilians by Israeli forces in the West Bank," an Amnesty official said. (AFP/File)
10:02 GMT

Israeli military forces routinely use "unnecessary, arbitrary and brutal force" against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, with some killings amounting to war crimes, Amnesty International said Thursday.

Hezbollah vowed to respond with force to Monday's airstrike on an arms shipment belonging to the group. (AFP/File)
07:21 GMT

The Israeli military was on heightened alert along the border with Lebanon Thursday after the Shiite Hezbollah movement vowed revenge for an Israeli airstrike.

February 26, 2014

Should Israeli settlers be allowed to take up armed patrols across the West Bank? (AFP/File)
17:03 GMT

Israeli settlers have announced plans to operate armed patrols across the West Bank, a Palestinian official said Wednesday.

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. She said Germany would never boycott Israel. (AFP)
13:44 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel categorically stated in Jerusalem on Tuesday that Germany will not participate in any boycott against Israel.

Jordanian MPs signed a petition to cancel the country's peace treaty with Israel after the Knesset announced plans to debate the Hashemite Kingdom's custodianship over Islamic and Christian holy shrines in Jerusalem (File Archive)
09:37 GMT

47 Jordanian MPs signed a petition Tuesday that calls for Amman to end its peace treaty with Israel after the Knesset released a renewed proposal to strip Jordan from its custodianship of the holy shrines in Jerusalem.