Israel approves new settlement construction
JERUSALEM — Israel gave the final go-ahead Thursday to build nearly 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements, saying the construction was a response to the formation of the Palestinian unity government backed by the Islamic militant group Hamas. The move ...
Israel Expands Settlements to Rebuke Palestinians
Israel to expand settlement construction, as Obama's Middle East policy collapses
Angered by Palestinian unity government, Israel to build more settler homes
Israel building farm on Palestinian land
Israel is building a large farm on a Palestinian village's land in the West Bank, with the only route to the land passing through another village's olive plantations. The villagers of A-Dik and Brukin in the Salfit District are complaining that ...
Openness on Israeli Issues Seen in Survey of Iranians
New York Times
Nearly 40 percent of those asked agreed that Iran should recognize Israel if Israel reached a peace accord with the Palestinians and withdrew from the contested territories. Such delicate issues are not ordinarily broached by pollsters in Iran ...
To perform or not to perform in Israel? Here's how it went for 10 Western artists.
Washington Post (blog)
JERUSALEM – A movement that encourages boycotts of Israel, its products and institutions has had some success, particularly in raising awareness about the situation of Palestinians who live in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and in the besieged Gaza Strip.
Sour note: Rolling Stones perform in Israel, to the chagrin of Pink Floyd
Rolling Stones perform in Israel despite pressure from Pink Floyd founders to ...
Rolling Stones stars Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts visit ...
Israel's prisoner swaps have been far more lopsided than Obama's Bergdahl deal
Washington Post (blog)
JERUSALEM — The prisoner exchange that saw U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl swapped for five Taliban commanders is of more than passing interest in Israel, where trading enemy combatants for Israeli soldiers is a long and controversial tradition.
EU and Israel agree on controversial research
EU-Israel relations have long been difficult, notably over Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank. Brussels on Thursday said that it was "deeply disappointed" after Israel unveiled plans to build another 3,200 settler homes, and called for the ...
EU and Israel to Sign Controversial Horizon 2020 Project
Israel Condemns Plan in Washington to Work With New Palestinian Alliance
New York Times
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that he was “deeply troubled” by the Obama administration's decision to work with the new Palestinian government, signaling new strains in the often rocky relationship between Israel and ...
Obama administration seeks to bridge rift with Israel over Palestinian unity ...
What Israel's Prisoner Exchanges Can Teach Us About Bergdahl
Israel condemns US for backing Palestinian unity government
IT WAS A GAS, GAS, GAS: Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger bids farewell to Israel ...
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger departed Israel this weekend with a special message for his hosts – in Hebrew. The rock legend used his Twitter account to post a heartfelt thanks to his Israeli hosts while showing a picture of the singer touring a ...
Has Angela Merkel weakened her security pledge to Israel?
A little over three months ago, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Israel that Germany works “shoulder to shoulder” with the Jewish state and seeks “to secure the future of the State of Israel.” Just last month, however, her government pulled the plug on ...
Israel's dwindling Holocaust survivors struggle with poverty, bureaucracy
HAIFA, Israel – The paintings portray the journey Manya Herman can never forget, the arduous march at gunpoint her family made from their Ukrainian village to a Nazi concentration camp that claimed the life of her grandfather and nearly ended hers at ...