Conflict With Israel
May 25, 2014
Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for peace on a pilgrimage on Sunday to Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, urging an intensified effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the shooting and killing of four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on Saturday, saying "This act of murder is the result of constant incitement against Jews and their state. Slander and lies against the State of Israel continue to be heard on European soil even as the crimes against humanity and acts of murder being perpetrated in our region are systematically ignored".
Israeli media reported on Sunday morning that a Tel Aviv couple in their 50's, who were on vacation in Brussels, were among the victims.
May 24, 2014
Jewish hardliners in Israel vandalized a church in Beersheba ahead of Pope Francis's visit to the holy land in yet another "price tag" attack against Palestinian Christians.
May 22, 2014
Israeli police issued a statement Wednesday confirming that Tel Aviv has decided to place young Jewish extremists under house arrrest during Pope Francis' visit to Jerusalem this weekend.
May 21, 2014
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman dismissed international calls for Israel to investigate the killing of two innocent Palestinians after a video went viral of the incident.
The U.N. has called for a probe into the killing of two unarmed Palestinian teenagers in the West Bank.
May 20, 2014
Jailed leaders Marwan Barghouthi and Ahmad Saadat announced that along with 120 fellow prisoners, they will go on hunger strike on Wednesday in solidarity with Palestinians currently being held under administrative detention.
Lebanon is filing complaints with the U.N. over Israel's violation of its sovereignty.
Israeli envoy Ron Prosor publicly blasted the UN Palestinian agency on Monday, arguing that it "fuels false promises" when it comes to the right of return of the Palestinian people.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni defended her decision to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
May 19, 2014
The Israeli presidential elections will be held on June 10.
May 18, 2014
Israeli Defense Forces shot and wounded two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Justice Minister Tzipi Livni recently met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in London. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said she was only representing herself and not Israel.
May 17, 2014
Hezbollah criticized Lebanon's Maronite leader Patriarch Beshara Rai over his intention to visit occupied Jerusalem, saying it would have "negative consequences".