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Israeli official says Israel should welcome Trump peace plan
by Aron Heller - May 1, 2018 - 2:27am
A top Israel official said yesterday that his government has never had a more favorable ally in the White House than Donald Trump and therefore it should welcome his administration's forthcoming peace plan regardless...
Israel: Deal reached to resettle African migrants in West
by Aron Heller - April 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The Israeli government announced on yesterday that it has reached a landmark agreement with the United Nations to scrap its contested plans to deport African asylum seekers and would resettle many of them in Western...
Gaza tunnel into Israel discovered and detonated
by Aron Heller - October 30, 2017 - 11:02pm
The Israeli military said it discovered and detonated a militant tunnel on yesterday that was dug from Gaza into Israel, in a rare flare-up along the tense border that has remained largely quiet since a 2014 war...
Israel, Jordan ties seen as strategic, if occasionally rocky
by Aron Heller - July 24, 2017 - 7:27pm
A diplomatic standoff between Israel and Jordan over a deadly shooting at Israel's embassy in the kingdom once again tests the strategic, if turbulent ties forged in a 1994 peace treaty.
Israel installs new security cameras at Jerusalem holy site
by Aron Heller - July 23, 2017 - 8:12pm
Israel installed new security cameras yesterday at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site, as officials began indicating it was considering "alternatives" to the metal detectors at the contested shrine that...
Gal Gadot: World's most famous Israeli?
by Aron Heller - June 8, 2017 - 3:31am
How about Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, or Natalie Portman?
Israel's Netanyahu says US embassy should be in Jerusalem
by Aron Heller - January 30, 2017 - 7:08am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said yesterday that the American embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of US President...
Israel's first NBA player Omri Casspi having breakout season
by Aron Heller - February 17, 2016 - 8:22pm
When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square...
Israel's first NBA player Omri Casspi having breakout season
by Aron Heller - February 17, 2016 - 1:52am
When Omri Casspi was 13, his family took him on a Bar Mitzvah trip to the United States, the highlight of which was a visit to New York City where the Israeli youngster stood in front of Madison Square...
Unusual shooting attack sets off panic in Israeli heartland
by Aron Heller - January 4, 2016 - 5:05pm
For all its years of strife, Israel has rarely seen anything quite like this: an armed, wanted Arab killer on the loose, spreading fear across the land.
Israel's top court sends ex-PM Olmert to 18 months in prison
by Aron Heller - December 29, 2015 - 4:42am
Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday reduced former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's prison sentence for a sweeping bribery scandal from six years to 18 months, handing him a moral victory even as he prepares...
Israeli military raids, shuts down Palestinian radio station
by Aron Heller - November 3, 2015 - 4:06pm
The Israeli military raided a Palestinian radio station in the West Bank on Tuesday and confiscated equipment it said was being used to broadcast calls to attack Israelis.
Israelis and Clinton pay tribute to Rabin at memorial rally
by Aron Heller - November 1, 2015 - 2:41pm
Tens of thousands of Israelis, along with former US President Bill Clinton, marked the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Saturday night, gathering in the Tel Aviv square where...
Serenity Now: A calm perch above Jerusalem's hectic Old City
by Aron Heller - August 4, 2015 - 2:51pm
Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if he is re-elected
by Aron Heller - March 17, 2015 - 8:00am
Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged yesterday that a Palestinian state will not be established if he is re-elected, as part of frantic last-minute campaigning ahead of parliamentary elec...
Embattled Cleveland coach Blatt remains beloved in Israel
by Aron Heller - January 21, 2015 - 11:47am
Even casual Israeli basketball fans begin their day with an update on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the newfound obsession with the NBA franchise has little to do with superstar LeBron James. Rookie head coach David...
Premier: Israel will build in all of Jerusalem
by Aron Heller - October 28, 2014 - 6:21am
Israel's prime minister pledged yesterday to keep building in east Jerusalem, despite stiff international criticism and recent rising tensions between Jews and Arabs in the city.
Israeli-US relations tested once again in Gaza war
by Aron Heller - August 21, 2014 - 3:16am
When Israel completes its damage assessment from its latest war with Hamas, it may conclude that one of the biggest casualties was its all-important relationship with the United States.
Israel weighing how to deal with UN war probe
by Aron Heller - August 16, 2014 - 5:23am
With the Gaza war seeming to have calmed, Israel is now preparing for its next big battle: a diplomatic and legal challenge over Palestinian civilian deaths in its campaign against Hamas militants.
List of Hamas demands, and why Israel unlikely to accept them
by Aron Heller - July 30, 2014 - 7:05am
Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands —...
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