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January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 5

January 9, 2018 2:52 PM Syria accuses Israel of airstrikes aimed at area near Damascus, Golan Heights

Israeli doesn't confirm actions, but Netanyahu says country is trying to deter Hezbollah Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons. The Syrian army said in a statement 19

January 1, 2018 7:53 PM Mike Pence visit to Israel delayed, but trip is reportedly still in plans

The U.S. vice-president had been scheduled to visit Israel last month but called off the trip at late notice and said he would come instead in January. JERUSALEM— Mike Pence’s office on Monday said the U.S. vice-president still plans on visiting Israel this month, despite an apparent delay in the schedule. Pence had been scheduled to come during the week of Jan. 14. But Israel’s 13

December 26, 2017 3:11 PM French children’s magazine pulls issue after saying Israel wasn’t a ‘real country’

PARIS—A French children’s magazine has been withdrawn from newsstands after it admitted a “mistake” in writing that Israel wasn’t a “real country.” The news editor for Youpi, a magazine for children from 5 to 8, told The Associated Press on Tuesday the January issue was being removed from kiosk sales in France and Belgium after writing that Israel was among 14

December 15, 2017 12:56 PM Palestinians clash with Israeli forces as fallout over Trump’s decision on Jerusalem continues

Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas in the West Bank on Friday. GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY—Palestinian protesters are scuffling with Israeli forces as fallout continues over U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week. Following Muslim prayers on Friday, Palestinians 15

December 10, 2017 11:04 AM Lebanese security forces fire tear gas at protesters near U.S. embassy

Protesters reject Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel Lebanese security forces fired tear gas and water canons at protesters near the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon on Sunday during a demonstration against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, TV footage showed. Protesters are seen near the U.S. embassy 21

December 8, 2017 1:02 PM Al Qaeda calls for attacks against U.S., Hamas calls for new uprising in aftermath of Trump’s Jerusalem decision

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has angered Arabs and Muslims who view it as an expression of blatant pro-Israel bias. JERUSALEM—Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank and Gaza, and Muslim worshippers from Jordan to Indonesia poured into the streets after Friday prayers to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s 14

December 8, 2017 8:19 AM Israel beefs up police ahead of Jerusalem protests

JERUSALEM - Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration's recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital. Palestinian political groups have called for massive demonstrations in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem after Friday 15

December 8, 2017 8:19 AM Palestinians to rally in wake of Jerusalem move

JERUSALEM - Palestinians are expected to protest en masse across the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip following the Trump administration's recognition this week of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Israeli police have deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City ahead of Friday prayers, though Israel hasn't imposed age restrictions 12

December 8, 2017 3:13 AM Trump celebrates Hanukkah at the White House

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump is celebrating an "especially special" Hanukkah at the White House a day after declaring Jerusalem Israel's capital and setting off criticism and clashes. Trump says he's thinking about "the love that's all over Israel and all about Jerusalem." Trump's decision on Jerusalem put the United States at odds with most other 19