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Israel soldier who shot Palestinian appeals conviction

Jerusalem - An Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant appealed against his manslaughter conviction and jail term on Wednesday, his legal team said.

Israel unprepared for tunnel threat in 2014 Gaza war: report

Jerusalem - An Israeli state inquiry accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and top army brass Tuesday of being unprepared for the strategic threat of tunnels used by Hamas militants during the 2014 Gaza war.

Israeli gets 11 years for stabbing Jew he mistook for Arab

Jerusalem - An Israeli Jew was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday for stabbing another Jew he thought was an Arab in a racially motivated revenge attack, a court said.

Israel braces for Gaza war report

Jerusalem - Israeli politicians and ex-generals are scambling for cover ahead of the publication on Tuesday of a report expected to slam their conduct of the costly 2014 Gaza war.

Israel army disperses Lebanese protesters at border

Jerusalem - Israel's army dispersed dozens of Lebanese demonstrators Saturday after they crossed the border protesting against the alleged installation of spying equipment in their village, the Israeli army and media said.

Ad blocker Shine to become ad platform Rainbow

The application Shine has, for a long time, offered ad blocking software to web users. Now, in a surprising u-turn, the platform is to be relaunched as a a service with adverts.

Israel to deny Human Rights Watch visas over 'bias'

Jerusalem - Israel will stop issuing work visas to Human Rights Watch staff, the NGO said Friday, with the Jewish state accusing the group of being "fundamentally biased" against it.

Former Israeli chief rabbi sentenced to jail for graft

Jerusalem - Former Israeli chief rabbi Yona Metzger, convicted of taking more than $1.9 million in bribes, fraud and obstructing justice, was sentenced Thursday to serve four-and-a-half years in jail, court officials said.

Netanyahu backs pardon for Israel soldier who shot Palestinian

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday backed pardoning a soldier sentenced to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant, media reported.

Palestinian journalist released after 10 months in Israel jail

Jerusalem - A senior Palestinian journalist has been released after 10 months in an Israeli jail without charge, he told AFP on Tuesday.

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing Palestinian

Telavi - An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian assailant who lay on the ground, sparking criticism from rights groups.

Israel-US team to discuss settlements says Netanyahu

Jerusalem - Israel and the US will set up a joint team to discuss Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, days after talks with President Donald Trump.

Netanyahu held secret Arab peace meeting: report

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met secretly with Arab rulers last year to hear then US secretary of state John Kerry pitch a regional peace plan, an Israeli newspaper reported Sunday.

Global alarm, Israeli joy at Trump two-state shift

Jerusalem - Donald Trump's shelving of the decades-long goal of a two-state solution to the Middle East conflict excited Israelis and alarmed the international community Thursday, though an official appeared to temper his comments.

4 NFL players cancel Israel trip in solidarity with Palestinians

Four of the 11 National Football League players scheduled to visit Israel on a goodwill tour have withdrawn from the trip, with one star expressing solidarity with Palestine and saying he did not want to be "used" by the Israeli government.

For Arab MPs, Israeli parliament 'harder than ever'

Jerusalem - It has never been easy being a lawmaker who identifies as Palestinian in the Israeli parliament, but today it is harder than ever, Arab Israeli MPs say.

Trump says Israel settlement growth 'not good for peace'

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump does not believe Israeli settlement growth in Palestinian territories is "good for peace", he told a paper Friday, in his most direct comments on the matter since inauguration.

Palestinian opens fire in Israeli crowd, four wounded: police

Jerusalem - Six people were wounded Thursday when a Palestinian man stabbed and shot at market-goers in central Israel, police said.

Israel's top court petitioned to strike down settler law

Jerusalem - Israeli and Palestinian rights groups petitioned the Supreme Court on Wednesday asking it to strike down a new law allowing expropriation of private Palestinian land for Jewish settlers.

Israel parliament legalises settler outposts on Palestinian land

Jerusalem - The Israeli parliament on Monday finalised a controversial law legalising dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
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