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World Aug 15Israel bars Reps. Omar and Tlaib from visiting the country
The newly-elected Muslim members of Congress are outspoken critics of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
World Aug 12How clashes at Jerusalem holy site undermine a fragile truce
Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha.
World Aug 11Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site
Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which Muslims refer to as the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and Jews refer to as the Temple Mount. Police said at least…
World Aug 08Israeli troops search West Bank after killing of soldier
The killing threatened to inflame tensions between Israelis and Palestinians just over a month before Israel's parliament elections.
World Jun 30U.S. officials attend opening at controversial Jerusalem dig
Israel opened a newfound Roman-era street at a divisive archaeological site in east Jerusalem, a move that deepened Palestinian animosity toward the White House’s mediation efforts. U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman attended along with three other visiting American ambassadors…
World Apr 10Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu poised for 5th term as rival concedes
With 97.4 percent of the vote counted, Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud and the rival Blue and White were deadlocked with a projected 35 seats apiece in the 120-seat parliament. But Likud and its traditional political allies were in command of a…
World Aug 09Israel launches scores of airstrikes as Gaza fire persists
JERUSALEM — Israeli warplanes struck dozens of targets in the Gaza Strip and three people were reported killed there, while Palestinian militants from the territory fired scores of rockets into Israel in a fierce burst of violence overnight and into…
World Aug 04Feeling sidelined, Israel’s Druze protest Jewish nation bill
Tens of thousands of members of Israel's Druze minority and their Jewish supporters, some chanting "equality," packed a central Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against a contentious new law that critics say sidelines Israel's non-Jewish citizens.
World May 14Dozens killed in Gaza as U.S. Embassy opens in Jerusalem
Israeli fire killed at least 41 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday, marking the deadliest day of violence there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war.
World Apr 08ICC says Israel, Hamas acts on Gaza border may be war crimes
In a statement, Fatou Bensouda's office expressed "grave concern" over the shootings of Palestinians by Israeli troops.