Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

Asia & Pacific 11/12/19, 06:12

A pair of Israeli airstrikes targeted senior Islamic Jihad commanders in Gaza and in Syria early on Tuesday, escalating Israel's confrontation with Iran across the region and threatening to unleash another devastating round of cross-border violence with Palestinian militants. In eastern ...

Update: Israeli PM wishes Eurovision contestant luck

Europe 05/18/19, 15:23

The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local):23:20Israel's prime minister has called the country's Eurovision representative to wish him luck in the contest.Tamta of Cyprus performs the song "Replay" during the 2019 Eurovision Song ...

Eurovision Song Contest decides this year’s final lineup

Europe 05/16/19, 16:20

The Eurovision Song Contest has decided the final 10 contestants who will battle to be crowned Europe's best pop act, following the event's second semifinal Thursday.The countries advancing to the cumulative show, held Saturday in Tel Aviv, are Netherlands, Sweden, ...

Madonna rebuffs Israel Eurovision boycott calls

Entertainment 05/14/19, 07:35

Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year's Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will "never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda." Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in ...

Israel bids farewell to author and peace advocate Amos Oz

World 12/31/18, 11:51

Israel's embattled peace movement bid a final farewell Monday to one of its most prominent figures, the renowned author Amos Oz, at a memorial service that tried to restore hope in a political climate that is rapidly shifting rightward.Oz was ...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World 12/15/18, 04:08

Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement is reached between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday.Morrison said in a speech that Australia ...

PHOTOS: Israeli bodybuilders compete in annual flex-off

Sports 10/22/18, 02:29

Dozens of glistening competitors took the stage for an annual body building and fitness competition in Tel Aviv last week. But behind the scenes, machismo made way for cooperation.In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 photo, contestants get ready backstage during ...

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

World 10/15/18, 17:11

Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a ...

Israeli court hears US student’s appeal against detention

World 10/11/18, 05:30

An American graduate student is appealing her detention at Israel's international airport over allegations she promotes a boycott of the Jewish state.American Lara Alqasem sits in a courtroom prior to a hearing at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel, ...

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