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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 24

February 13, 2018 9:13 AM Trial begins for Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi, accused of slapping Israeli soldier

Military judge said Tuesday the trial will be closed to the media 'for the protection of the minor' Palestinian protest icon Ahed Tamimi is to go on trial before an Israeli military court for slapping and punching two Israeli soldiers in December in a case that has drawn wide criticism of Israel for prosecuting the teenager. It has also underscored what Palestinians 28

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 17

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 17

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 17

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 21

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 14

December 3, 2017 6:06 PM Kushner: Trump still undecided on Israel's capital

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital or whether to proceed immediately in moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. That's according to his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, who says Trump is still weighing his options. Kushner said Sunday that the president 18

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 22

October 29, 2017 12:57 PM Israel delays vote on bill to Judaise Jerusalem

Legislation would add some 140,000 Israelis living in illegal settlements to the city's population. Israel has delayed a vote on a controversial bill that would annex illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank to the Israeli-defined boundaries of the city of Jerusalem. The so-called "Greater Jerusalem bill" was meant to be voted on by a ministerial 19