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January 7, 2019 2:29 PM Moshe Arens, former Israeli defence minister, dies at 93

Arens was born in Lithuania in 1925 but grew up in the United States, where he was active in the Beitar youth movement of Likud’s precursor, the Herut party of Menachem Begin. He served in the American military during World War II before immigrating to Israel in 1948. After completing his engineering degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 7

December 30, 2018 5:25 AM Israeli hard-line ministers to form new party ahead of vote

The Jewish Home is a hard-line nationalist party that is especially popular with religious voters and West Bank settlers. Bennett and Shaked hope that their new movement, called “The New Right,” will have a broader appeal to both religious and secular voters. Bennett has been the leader of the Jewish Home since 2012, and Shaked is one of the country’s 10

November 1, 2018 12:14 PM Freeland affirms ‘ironclad’ support of Israel following Pittsburgh murders

“It is unacceptable that so many years after the Holocaust, we still see incidents of hatred against religious groups, such as the appalling anti-Semitic attack on those at prayer in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Shabbat just days ago.” Saturday’s fatal shooting of 11 Jewish celebrants at the Pittsburgh synagogue by a lone gunman was the deadliest 24

October 22, 2018 12:10 AM Jordan plans to revoke parts of its peace treaty with Israel

JERUSALEM—Jordan’s King Abdullah II announced Sunday that he does not plan to renew parts of the country’s 24-year-old peace agreement with Israel, amid public pressure to rebuke the Israeli government following the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem and ongoing violence in Gaza. In Israel, the announcement was received with surprise. Analysts said it was a populist 28

July 24, 2018 4:00 PM Erdogan calls Israel ‘fascist, racist’ for nation state law

He said “the soul of Hitler has risen again within some of Israel’s officials,” and that “there’s no difference between Hitler’s obsession with a pure race and the understanding that these ancient lands are just for the Jews.” Erdogan warned the move would lead the region and the world to “blood, fire and pain” and promised to stand with Palestinians 22

May 29, 2018 12:23 PM Israeli jets bomb Gaza after more than 25 mortar shells fired from strip

JERUSALEM — Israeli jets bombed Gaza hours after militants from the territory on Tuesday fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel in what appeared to be the largest single barrage since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. The Israeli military said no one was hurt and that most of the mortar shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence 33

May 10, 2018 7:26 PM Israel bombards Iranian military positions in Syria

Israel and Iran have long fought each other through proxies, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this week has emboldened Israel to make a direct attack. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems 63

May 2, 2018 12:58 PM Netanyahu accuses Fatah's Abbas of anti-Semitism over recent speech

Abbas, in a speech to Palestinians, said that historically Jewish hatred had to with 'usury and banks' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Mahmoud Abbas of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial on Wednesday after the Palestinian leader suggested in a speech that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct 49

May 1, 2018 2:17 PM 'Smoking gun' or 'warmed-over noodles'? Either way, Netanyahu's Iran show seems aimed at Trump alone

Israel's diplomatic attack comes as worries grow that military confrontation with Iran lies ahead Now that the binders and computer discs filled with stolen documents have been safely locked away in the vaults of Israel's intelligence agency, the conclusion many nuclear experts and diplomats have come to is there was no "smoking gun" in Benjamin Netanyahu's 66

February 19, 2018 9:00 AM Canada raises 'concerns' over Israel's mass deportation plan for African migrants

Liberal government faces pressure to resettle asylum seekers from Eritrea, Sudan now in Israel Canada is opposed to Israel's plan to deport or imprison thousands of African asylum seekers and has officially registered its concerns. A majority of the 37,000 citizens of Sudan and Eritrea living in Israel are being ordered out of the country beginning next month 61