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Hamas executed Palestinians during Israel war: Amnesty

Jerusalem - The Islamist group Hamas used its 2014 Gaza war with Israel to "settle scores" with rival Palestinians, executing at least 23 in possible war crimes, Amnesty International said Wednesday.

Israel ex-PM Olmert sentenced to 8 months for corruption

Jerusalem - Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption on Monday, the latest legal blow in a spectacular fall from grace.

65-year-old German woman births 4 babies, premature but alive

A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. The quadruplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.

Gaza facing 'dangerous fiscal crisis': World Bank

Jerusalem - The Gaza Strip has the world's highest unemployment and Palestinians, Israelis and donors must take action to avoid a "dangerous fiscal crisis," the World Bank said Friday.

Israel PM meets Arab parties head in bid to mend fences

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to mend fences with Israel's Arabs at a meeting Thursday with the head of the Arab parties in parliament, Ayman Odeh, after polarising election-day remarks.

Israel reverses ban on Palestinians using settler buses

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday overturned a ban on Palestinians riding the same buses as Jewish settlers, a measure condemned by rights campaigners as "ethnic separation".

Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis: Official

Jerusalem - Palestinians in the West Bank who commute to Israel to work will from Wednesday be banned from riding the same buses as Israelis to return home, a defence ministry official said.

Clashes as Israel marks 1967 east Jerusalem capture

Jerusalem - Israeli nationalists and police clashed with Palestinians in occupied east Jerusalem on Sunday as crowds of Jewish hardliners marched across the city to mark the 48th anniversary of its capture.

New Netanyahu government wins MPs' approval as Obama urges deal

Jerusalem - The Israeli parliament narrowly approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government as the United States insisted the Jewish state must forge a deal with the Palestinians for its own good.

Israeli justice minister accused of inciting Palestinian Genocide

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to appoint an ultranationalist who recently advocated genocide of the Palestinian people as justice minister.

Hardline Israel government emerges, angering Palestinians

Jerusalem - After reaching a late-night deal on a new coalition, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu signed an agreement Thursday giving a senior role to the far-right Jewish Home that firmly opposes a Palestinian state.

Israel approves 900 E.Jerusalem settler homes: NGO

Jerusalem - Israel has approved construction of 900 settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, a watchdog said Thursday shortly after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a new rightwing religious coalition.

Netanyahu forms new government just ahead of deadline

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held on to his job Wednesday, announcing that he had hammered together a new coalition government just ahead of a midnight legal deadline.

Netanyahu races to form government as time runs out

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was locked in a last-ditch effort Wednesday to piece together a ruling coalition, with commentators already pondering how long it would last.

Oldest complete copy of 10 Commandments goes on display in Israel

Jerusalem - Never before publicly shown in Israel, the 2,000 year-old Dead Sea Scroll containing a complete copy of the 10 Commandments will be displayed for a brief period of time at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Celebrities speak up about Jade Helm

The Jade Helm military training exercise has caused quite a media frenzy. From conspiracy theorists to the Governor of Texas, everyone is on high alert. Now celebrities have begun to speak up about the mysterious military operation.

Israeli troops admit to indiscriminate killing of Gaza civilians

Dozens of officers and soldiers who served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) during the 2014 Gaza war have admitted to committing or witnessing atrocities, including indiscriminately killing innocent Palestinian civilians, in blistering new report.

Israel pledges action on grievances of Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem - Israel on Monday pledged to crack down on racism and discrimination against Ethiopian Jews as officials sought to ease tensions after a series of angry protests over police brutality.

Israel PM urges action on racism in talks with Ethiopian Jews

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a united front against racism after talks on Monday with leaders of the Ethiopian Jewish community.

Israeli PM to meet Ethiopian community after clashes

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was to meet members of Israel's Ethiopian community Monday in a bid to ease tensions after clashes over allegations of police brutality and widespread discrimination.
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