Conflict With Israel

February 19, 2014

Other Israeli drones have often landed in Lebanese territory, but Israel's defense forces are saying that Tuesday's crash occurred under "mysterious circumstances" (File Archive)
20:00 GMT

An Israel drone crashed in Lebanon "under mysterious circumstances," according to reports Tuesday.

A Palestinian man gestures next to a vandalised car following a suspected Jewish extremist attack in the West Bank village of Burqa, east of Ramallah, on October 10, 2013. [AFP]
17:20 GMT

Anti-Arab Jewish extremists carrying out so-called price-tag attacks are terrorists, Israeli Environmental Protection Minister said Wednesday.

Settlements have proven to be a sticking point in current Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. (AFP/File)
13:31 GMT

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is working on a framework agreement to extend Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. As a part of that agreement, the United States will call for Israel to stop building outside major settlement blocs.

February 18, 2014

Netanyahu was visiting the Golan Heights when the rockets struck the annexed territory (File Archive)
18:28 GMT

Two rockets from Syria landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights Tuesday, striking the territory shortly after a Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's secret visit to the area was reported.

Three Egyptians were previously charged earlier this month for spying for Israel (Courtesy of Aswat Masriya)
15:56 GMT

Two Egyptians have been charged for serving as "spies for Israel."

Gaza PM Haniyeh allegedly sent a secret message to Israel's Netanyahu last week saying that Hamas was not seeking confrontation with Israel (Courtesy of Haaretz)
14:48 GMT

Hamas' Prime Minister sent a secret message to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu saying that recent rocket fire is not an indication that Gaza is seeking a confrontation with Israel.

African asylum seekers, who entered Israel illegally via Egypt, lean at the fence of the Holot detention centre in Israel's southern Negev Desert, on February 17, 2014. (AFP)
10:42 GMT

About 1,000 African asylum seekers have held a demonstration in the south of the occupied Palestinian territories, protesting the Israeli policy toward refugees.

Boycotters are "classical anti-Semites in modern garb," Netanyahu said Monday. (AFP/File)
09:13 GMT

Amid a growing international boycott campaign against Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has labeled boycotters as anti-Semites.

Israeli arm dealers planned to breach Iran's arms embargo, the report claims. They were attempting to smuggle fighter jet parts through Greece. (AFP/File)
07:45 GMT

Israeli weapons smugglers tried to send fighter jet parts to Iran through Greece in violation of an Iran arms embargo, a Greek newspaper has reported.

February 17, 2014

Rescue personnel at the scene of an explosion that killed five and injured 10 others in the northern city of Acre, Monday , February 17, 2014 (photo credit: Avishag Shaar Yashuv/Flash90/The Times of Israel)
20:53 GMT

Two families were killed on Monday after an explosion caused a three-storey building to collapse in the northern Israeli town of Acre.

Israel's President Shimon Peres hailed Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' commentary from Sunday on right of return and Jerusalem as a sign of seriousness about reaching peace (File Archive/AFP)
12:30 GMT

Israel's President Shimon Peres said Monday that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is "serious about reaching peace."

The law has been the subject of intense scrutiny, with its opponents saying that it promotes self-censorship and blocks any debates about Israeli policy. (AFP/File)
10:30 GMT

Israeli officials have defended the country’s controversial anti-boycott law, which was discussed by lawmakers on Sunday, saying that Israel is not like the United States when it comes to freedom of expression.

February 16, 2014

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zahri released the statement denouncing the idea of having international troops in a future Palestinian state Saturday (Courtesy of Press TV)
10:29 GMT

The Palestinian Hamas movement published a statement Saturday denouncing the idea of having international troops stationed in a future Palestinian state as part of the proposed peace deal with Israel.

February 14, 2014

The mother of Palestinian Ibrahim Suleiman Mansur, who was shot dead by Israeli troops near the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, mourns during his funeral in Gaza City on February 14, 2014 . [AFP]
21:41 GMT

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian protesters in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday, injuring nine people, witnesses said.

A passenger found the "safety pin" hand grenade aboard the flight and alerted authorities, who grounded the flight and declared a state of emergency.
14:34 GMT

A state of emergency was declared temporarily at Israel's Ben Gurion airport on Friday morning after a hand grenade was found aboard a Ukrainian International Airlines plane prior to departure, according to Israeli media reports.