Conflict With Israel

December 3, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently called for early elections. (AFP/File)
13:47 GMT

The leaders of Israeli parliamentary blocs have agreed to hold early general elections on March 17 of next year, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Wednesday.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the French vote a 'grave mistake'. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Israel condemned the French parliament's decision to vote in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state after it was passed Tuesday.

December 2, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference in Jerusalem, December 2, 2014. (AFP/File)
20:23 GMT

After two months of crisis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two rival party chairs, Finance Minister Yair Lapid and Tzipi Livni.

December 1, 2014

Benjamin Netanyahu chairs his weekly meeting from his Jerusalem office, November 30, 2014. (AFP/File)
09:36 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet coalition partners in an attempt to save the government from "collapsing".

November 30, 2014

Gill Rosenberg, 31, from Tel Aviv was kidnapped by the Islamic State. (Photo: Facebook)
15:03 GMT

Gill Rosenberg, 31,told said earlier this month that she had decided to join the fighters for humanitarian and ideological reasons.

Russian President Valdimir Putin urged continued support for independent Palestinian state. (AFP/file)
14:49 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged continued support for Palestinians' legitimate right to establish an independent state.

Al-Aqsa has been hit by fierce clashes between Israelis and Palestinians since right-wing Jewish activists riled tensions with a campaign to gain praying privileges at the holy site. (AFP/File)
11:30 GMT

A group of about 50 right-wing Jewish activist entered an already-tense Al-Aqsa Sunday.

Hundreds of Israelis stand outside Benjamin Netanyahu's residency in Jerusalem to protest against the Jewish state bill, November 29, 2014. (AFP/Gali Tibbon)
11:29 GMT

Thousands of Israelis took to the street of Jerusalem to protest against a proposed Jewish state bill, which human rights groups have strongly condemned.

November 29, 2014

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pictured at the United Nations. (AFP/File)
19:42 GMT

President Mahmoud Abbas said that if the United Nations fails to adopt a resolution affirming Palestinian statehood, the Palestinian Authority will reassess its security cooperation with Israel.

November 28, 2014

Jordanians marched through the streets of downtown Amman Friday after midday prayers. (AFP/FIle)
20:11 GMT

Jordanians joined a rally organized by the Muslim Brotherhood in Amman Friday to condemn a recently announced Israeli plan to enshrine into law the country as the national Jewish homeland.

November 27, 2014

An Israeli army spokeswoman said shots were fired at an Israeli army vehicle during a "routine patrol," damaging the vehicle but causing no injuries. (AFP/File)
14:04 GMT

Israeli forces fired a tank shell at eastern Gaza on Thursday after shots hit an army vehicle patrolling the border area, Israel's army said.

Palestinian widow Nadia Abu Jamal holds her son in her East Jerusalem home, which Israeli authorities ordered to be destroyed, November 26, 2014. (AFP/Ahmad Gharabli)
10:41 GMT

Israeli authorities revoked residency rights of the Jerusalem synagogue attacker's widow, drawing widespread condemnation from human rights groups.

The announcement of the apparently pending end of the mandate was made by Hamas leader Abu Marzouq in a letter sent to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Qais Abu Laila. (AFP/File)
04:00 GMT

Hamas leader Moussa Abu Marzouq on Wednesday said that the mandate of the Palestinian government of national unity between the PLO and Hamas will expire on Dec. 2.

November 26, 2014

will stop importing Israeli fruit to Gaza after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank. (AFP/File)
20:16 GMT

The Gaza Ministry of Agriculture on Wednesday announced that it will stop importing Israeli fruit to the besieged enclave after Israeli authorities prevented vegetables from Gaza from entering the West Bank at the Kerem Shalom crossing.

Islamic State vowed that its flag will fly over Jerusalem, as well as over Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. (AFO/File)
19:25 GMT

Terror group says it will expand its rule over Islam's holy places in Saudi Arabia, as well as Jerusalem and Rome.