Conflict With Israel

May 13, 2014

Israeli soldiers take pictures as seen from the southern border village of Labbouneh, Monday, May 12, 2014. (Image courtesy of The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
12:12 GMT

Lebanon will file a complaint against Israel before the U.N. Security Council for violating the country’s southern border, an act which sparked wide condemnation from Lebanese officials.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (C) leaves after a hearing in his trial for corruption linked to a major property development on May 13, 2014 at the district court of Tel Aviv. He was convicted on March 31, 2014 on two charges of bribery was sentenced to six years in prison and a fine of $290,000 over his involvement in a corruption scandal. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / FINBARR O'REILLY)
10:01 GMT

Tel Aviv District Court Judge David Rozen on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to six years of prison time on conviction for two counts of bribery in the Holyland trial.

May 12, 2014

Kerry attempted to finalize a peace deal in April but was unsuccessful. (AFP/File)
18:28 GMT

Mahmoud Abbas will meet with John Kerry in London on Wednesday.

Nine Turkish nationals were killed by IDF forces in the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid (File Archive)
07:30 GMT

Israel and Turkey may finalize the 2010 Gaza Flotilla compensation deal this week and normalize relations between Tel Aviv and Ankara upon Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's return to Israel.

Syrian rebel-regime fighting has in recent weeks advanced to the Qunaitra crossing near the Golan Heights' ceasefire line (Jalaa Marey/AFP)
07:12 GMT

Parts of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights remained closed for a second day Monday after Tel Aviv's defense forces announced Sunday that it would transform the territory into a "military zone" due to the spillover from Syria's war.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel would assist Nigeria in bringing the 276 kidnapped schoolgirls home safely. (AFP)
06:55 GMT

Israel on Sunday offered assistance to Nigeria in locating 276 high-school girls still held after being abducted four weeks ago by the Boko Haram terrorist network.

An increasing spate of 'price tag' attacks have been carried out against Muslim and Christian targets in recent months (photo courtesy: catholicnewsagency.com)
04:00 GMT

The cleric's comments come just two weeks before Pope Francis' visit to Israel and the region.

May 11, 2014

An increasing spate of 'price tag' attacks have been carried out against Muslim and Christian targets in recent months (photo courtesy: haaretz.com)
18:05 GMT

Settlers in Israel filed a complaint with police against Israeli author Amos Oz for his comments.

An Israeli army spokesperson said that the victim was "tampering" with land that Palestinians are not allowed to access. (AFP/File)
13:14 GMT

Israeli troops shot and injured a Palestinian man in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, locals and an army spokeswoman said.

One congressional staffer familiar with the briefing said the testimony was "very sobering...alarming...even terrifying." (AFP/File)
06:48 GMT

In a classified congressional briefing on visa restriction legislation, it was revealed that the U.S. considers Israeli espionage "has crossed red lines" as it is known to spy on the U.S.

May 10, 2014

Many of the hunger strikers are elderly and have serious health conditions (File/AFP)
10:51 GMT

Over a hundred Palestinian prisoners continued their hunger strike on Saturday in protest to being detained without trial or charge.

May 9, 2014

There was a 25 percent increase of homeless youths in Tel Aviv last year (File/AFP)
10:53 GMT

Israeli homeless teenagers are on the rise in Tel Aviv, while young people in the occupied Palestinian territories fall victim to sexual violence, a report says.

May 8, 2014

In recent months, price tag attacks against Christian properties have increased in Israel and Palestine (File/AFP)
13:10 GMT

The Vatican has asked Israeli authorities to clamp down on racist hate crimes against Palestinian Christians. The push comes after Vatican owned properties were graffitied in Jerusalem by Jewish extremists.

5,100 Palestinians in Israeli prisons will start a hunger strike Thursday (File Archive)
10:26 GMT

Approximately 5,100 Palestinians in Israeli jails will start a hunger strike campaign Thursday.

Egypt's Foreign Minister Amr Moussa served as Secretary General of the Arab League until 2011 (File Archive/AFP)
08:49 GMT

Egypt's foreign minister Amr Moussa told reporters Wednesday that Hamas must recognize Israel if the group plans to move forward in establishing a Palestinian state.