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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 35

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 41

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 28

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 26

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 44

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 16

October 12, 2017 4:59 PM U.S. and Israel to withdraw from UN's cultural, educational agency

Netanyahu calls U.S. decision 'brave and moral' The United States and Israel announced Thursday they are quitting UNESCO after Washington accused the UN's cultural agency of anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's funding, is a major 19

October 6, 2017 9:57 AM Trump expected to decertify Iran nuclear deal, official says

President Donald Trump is expected to announce soon that he will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran's nuclear program, a senior administration official said on Thursday, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Trump is also expected to roll out a broader 42

October 1, 2017 3:06 PM Israel's Temple movement explained

On the morning of July 14, three Arab-Israeli citizens came out of the al-Aqsa mosque and shot dead two Israeli Druze policemen, setting off a deadly wave of protests and violence. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacted by installing metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, which houses some of the holiest sites to the three big Abrahamic 6

September 20, 2017 1:25 AM Trump stokes global tensions with threats against North Korea in UN speech

Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if Kim Jong-un refuses to back down from his nuclear missile program, in a debut speech to the United Nations that painted a dark picture of a world under siege and ratcheted up international tensions. The U.S. President took a hard line in his first address to the UN General Assembly Tuesday 23