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ISIS Affiliate in Egypt Says it Fired Rockets at Israel
Israeli police reported no causalities.
Telecom Giant Orange Pays $88 Million to Pull Brand Out of Israel
Orange is severing ties with Israeli phone operator Partner Communications.
The Sound and Fury of Michael Oren
The Israeli diplomat’s new book offers a window into the deep rifts between Israeli and American Jews.
Tel Aviv Diary: Trying to Make Sense of the Latest U.N. Condemnation
Israelis felt that when they left Gaza, they became free to retaliate against rocket attacks. Not so, says the U.N.
Palestine Submits Israeli War Crime Allegations to ICC
The complaints relate to Israel’s conduct during the 2014 Gaza war and settlement construction.
Misleading Myths About the Israel-U.S. Relationship
A former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. gives a false account of the often tense relationship between the U.S. and Israel.
Golan Druze Attack Israeli Army Ambulance, Syrian Casualty Dies
The incident was the second attack by Druze on an Israeli army ambulance in under 24 hours.
Tel Aviv Diary: Saving the Druze From Massacre
No one can predict what impact Israeli intervention on behalf of the Druze might have.
Arson Attack Guts Part of Israel’s Church of Loaves and Fishes
Netanyahu ordered Israel’s Shin Bet internal security service to launch a top-priority investigation.
Israel Issues Report Defending Gaza War Offensive, Pre-empting U.N. Inquiry
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said a forthcoming United Nations war crimes investigation was a waste of time.
Tel Aviv Diary: An On-Off Orange Boycott And A Drug Scandal
A week of threats from foreign companies—and a senior politician accused of pimping—ends with good news.
Supreme Court Sides With Obama on Jerusalem Passport Row
While Israel calls Jerusalem its capital, the U.S. doesn't. The court said Congress can't by itself.
Prayers Inflame Tensions Between Mulisms and Jews Over Jerusalem Holy Site: Report
After 900 years, Jews are chipping away at Muslims' exclusive control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Israel.
How Isolated is Israel?
While the American “pivot to Asia” is largely illusory, Israel’s own is real—and successful.
Obama Says Netanyahu's Stance on Palestine Endangers Israel's Credibility
Obama said Netanyahu's position has too many conditions to be met in the near future.
Palestine Drops Motion to Suspend Israel from FIFA
"I decided to drop the suspension but it does not mean that I give up the resistance," PFA president Jibril Rajoub said.
Hamas Executed and Tortured Palestinians
While Israeli forces were bombarding Gaza, Hamas forces ruthlessly settled old scores, according to a new report by Amnesty International.
Tel Aviv Diary: A Rocket Lands and There Is Talk of Another War
Was the Hamas rocket that landed 30 miles south of Tel Aviv a rogue or the first of many?
Police Say Rocket Fired from Gaza Lands Near Israeli Port Ashdod
No damage or injuries were reported.
U.S. Approves $2 Billion Arms Sale to Israel Despite Diplomatic Strain
Huge military deal to sell bunker busters and guided missiles to Israel goes ahead
Netanyahu Suspends Palestinians-Only Bus Program
Critics accuse Israel of racial segregation
Ethiopian Jews Rally Against Prejudice and Police Brutality in Tel Aviv
Israeli Ethiopians address their anger over racism and violence from the police by staging a protest
Tel Aviv Diary: Bibi’s Cabinet Circus Act
Amid chaos and controversy, the Israeli prime minister appoints his government in the nick of time.
Declaring the State of Israel on May 14, 1948
“We hereby proclaim the establishment of the Jewish state in Palestine, to be called Israel.”
Israeli Justice Minister Gets Armed Escort After Death Threats
Ayelet Shaked was given extra guards after social media threats and mock images of her in SS uniform.
Tel Aviv Diary: How Long Will Netanyahu’s Frail Coalition Last?
At the eleventh hour, Netanyahu cobbles together just enough votes to form a government.
Why Is Israel Criticized for Helping Nepal Earthquake Victims?
Critics say sending aid to Nepal is to distract from the Palestinian issue. Is that fair?
Israel Did 'Massive and Unprecedented Harm' to Civilians in Gaza War, Report Says
"We were firing purposelessly all day long. Hamas was nowhere to be seen," one tank sergeant said.
Elusive Hamas Military Mastermind ‘Alive and Active’
Mohammed Deif, survivor of numerous Israeli assassination attempts, is again involved in the militant group’s decision-making.
Israel’s Palestinian Population Go on Strike
They are protesting against house demolitions and have staged a rally in Tel Aviv.