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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 13

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 17

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 32

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 47

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 43

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 50

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 34

November 2, 2017 5:00 AM The Balfour Declaration still divides the Middle East 100 years later

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. In a year brimming with profoundly symbolic centennials, Thursday marks perhaps the most politically fraught one. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will appear 32

October 24, 2017 9:00 AM Forget the 'slippery slope' — Israel already is an apartheid state: Neil Macdonald

Since the election of Donald Trump, colonization has surged with an invigorated enthusiasm The dividing line between prominent Israelis who use the term in the here and now, rather than as a warning of what's coming, seems to be the continued existence of the "peace process," with its promise of a Palestinian state, and self-governance. And when I was posted 47

October 12, 2017 5:41 PM Trump administration to withdraw U.S. from UNESCO, citing ‘anti-Israel bias’

The U.S. will withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” PARIS—The United States announced Thursday it is pulling out of the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and a need for “fundamental 19