Legendary Israeli Mossad agent Rafi Eitan dies at 92

World 03/23/19, 13:59

Rafi Eitan, a legendary Israeli Mossad spy who led the capture of Holocaust mastermind Adolf Eichmann, died Saturday. He was 92.Eitan was one of the founders of Israel's vaunted intelligence community and among its most prominent figures in Israel and abroad."Rafi was among the heroes of the intelligence services of ...

Trump, Israeli leader have mutually beneficial relationship

Politics 03/23/19, 10:30

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was glowing as he stepped up to a podium in the backyard of his Jerusalem home to welcome U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to a holiday dinner. Less than an hour earlier, President Donald Trump had surprised the world by announcing that the U.S. would ...

Pompeo to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall with Netanyahu

Politics 03/21/19, 09:36

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to make an unprecedented visit Thursday to Jerusalem's Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, making him the highest-level American official to tour the holy site with Israel's leader. The planned visit was the latest show of support for Israel's control of ...

President Trump to host Netanyahu at White House

Politics 03/20/19, 12:59

President Donald Trump will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) at the White House next week. The president will welcome Netanyahu for his third White House visit since Trump took office, the White house said Wednesday. They will discuss Middle East issues in a meeting March 25 and Trump will ...

Turkey’s Erdogan renews verbal attack against Israel

Europe 03/15/19, 11:15

The war of words between Turkey and Israel continued Friday when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rebuked the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for suggesting that Istanbul — formerly Constantinople — was under Turkish occupation.The Turkish and Israeli leaders have been trading barbs this week, with Netanyahu calling ...

Israel strikes Gaza targets following Tel Aviv rocket attack

World 03/14/19, 20:31

Israeli warplanes attacked militant targets in the southern Gaza Strip early Friday in response to a rare rocket attack on the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, as the sides appeared to be hurtling toward a new round of violence.The rocket attack Thursday night caught the Israeli military off guard and ...

Erdogan calls Netanyahu ‘thief’ and ‘tyrant’ in latest spat

Europe 03/13/19, 06:52

Turkish President Recep Tayyip has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a "thief" and a "tyrant" in the latest spat between the two leaders.The dispute comes after Erdogan's spokesman denounced Netanyahu as a racist for saying that Israel was the nation-state of the Jewish people only. Netanyahu then struck back ...

US senator vows to seek recognition of Israeli rule in Golan

World 03/11/19, 12:56

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Monday vowed to push for U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, in what would represent a new contentious political gift to Israel from the Trump administration. The South Carolina Republican said he aimed to change the current U.S.-designation of the Golan, which Israel ...

Wonder Woman to the rescue: Gal Gadot takes on Netanyahu

Entertainment 03/11/19, 09:16

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has come to the rescue of a fellow Israeli celebrity in a spat with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Gadot, who typically shies away from politics, is rallying behind Rotem Sela, one of Israel's top models and TV hosts, who drew fire from Netanyahu for criticizing his ...

Netanyahu campaign draws accusations of incitement

World 03/09/19, 01:15

When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has run into political trouble in the past, he has lashed out at the media, the political opposition and Israel's Arab minority with incendiary and divisive language to galvanize his nationalist base.Ahead of April 9 elections, Netanyahu has zoned in on prominent Arab lawmaker Ahmad ...

US deploys advanced anti-missile system in Israel

World 03/04/19, 12:04

The U.S. has deployed a highly advanced missile defense system in Israel for the first time, the American and Israeli militaries announced, reflecting their shared concerns about Iran's development of powerful missiles.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, as a ...

Battered by scandal, Netanyahu still poised for re-election

World 03/01/19, 15:02

Just over a month before elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks more vulnerable than ever. Following a dramatic announcement Thursday by Israel's attorney general, Netanyahu almost certainly faces indictment on corruption charges in the coming months. His main challenger leads him in the polls, and he is taking heat even ...

A glance at the scandals that have vexed Israel’s Netanyahu

World 03/01/19, 09:29

The Israeli attorney general's decision to recommend criminal charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of graft cases is the latest, and most dramatic, twist in the spiraling saga of legal troubles and scandals that have plagued the leader's three-decade political career.Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit's recommendations of fraud, ...

Israel awaits decision on Netanyahu corruption indictment

World 02/28/19, 03:28

Israel's attorney general is expected to deliver a much-anticipated decision Thursday on whether to indict Benjamin Netanyahu on a series of corruption allegations, a momentous move that looks to shake up Israel's election campaign and potentially spell the end of the prime minister's illustrious political career.Avichai Mandelblit, the attorney general, ...

Israeli PM in Russia for talks focusing on security

Europe 02/27/19, 08:48

Israel's prime minister is visiting Russia for talks expected to focus on regional security and Syria.Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Russia marks his first since September's downing of a Russian warplane by Syrian forces that were responding to an Israeli air strike. The incident threatened to derail close security ties between ...

Poland open to meeting with Israel after Holocaust spat

Europe 02/27/19, 06:58

Poland's foreign minister says his country is open to a meeting with Israel also involving other countries from central Europe, after it pulled out of a similar meeting last week.Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Wednesday after talks with his Hungarian counterpart in Budapest that there are "no obstacles" to the ...

Top centrist Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run

World 02/21/19, 01:49

Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Thursday they were joining forces, a dramatic move that rocked the country's political system and created the first credible alternative to Netanyahu's decade-long rule.Retired military chief Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, head of the Yesh Atid party, said they ...

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