A trumpeter playing sorrowful songs outside of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art seemed to symbolize the melancholy many of the proponents of the two-state solution of an independent Palestinian state next to Israel feel these days.
Israel struck a compromise deal with the European Union on Tuesday allowing it to join a prestigious EU scientific research project, Israeli government sources said, resolving a dispute over Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
An Israeli hospital treated the seriously ill granddaughter of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
As the holiday season approaches, I find myself reflecting back on the story of Hannukah and summon inspiration by the immense strength our ancestors showed in the face of unimaginable adversity. For those of us unfamiliar with the story of Hannukah, our ancestors, the Maccabees, were living in Eretz Israel under the reign of the Selucids - a might empire that, at its peak, stretched from the rolling hills of Central Turkey to the fertile plains of Northwest India.
The Israeli Air Force targeted two concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza hours after a mortar attack from the coastal strip.
An 18-year-old Israeli soldier was stabbed to death on a bus in northern Israel by a Palestinian teenager.
The head of a Russian forensics agency said on Tuesday that samples from the body of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had revealed no traces of radioactive polonium, a Russian news agency reported.
Israel said on Thursday it would press ahead with plans to build in existing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in an apparent bid to appease hardliners opposed to peace talks with the Palestinians.
Hamas claimed responsibility for a terror tunnel dug between Gaza and Israel.
Israel displayed on Sunday what it called a Palestinian "terror tunnel" running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building material to the enclave.
A senior Palestinian official said U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “guaranteed in writing” that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would start with the 1967 lines.
An Iron Dome anti-missile defense system was positioned in the Jerusalem area, reportedly for the first time.
From wars and elections to scandals and triumphs, here’s a look back at the highlights of the Jewish year 5773.
What is a reviewer to do when a truly gifted writer writes a genuinely awful book? I suspect that I was invited to write this review because the editor suspected that I might be open to the author’s experience, moved by the power of her words, and might not dismiss her critique of Israel, her sympathy with the Palestinians and her participation in the Gaza flotilla out of hand.
Cynicism about new Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts comes in a variety of flavors. There is the lazy cynicism of allegedly objective pundits: “Only a fool would believe that this could work.”
Israeli airstrikes destroyed concealed rocket launchers in northern Gaza in retaliation for attacks on southern Israel.
Rockets were fired from Gaza at southern Israel as Palestinian prisoners being released by Israel were being transported to the border.
A jihadist group affiliated with al-Qaida claimed responsibility for a rocket attack on Eilat.
There's no shortage of cynicism and skepticism about the restarted, U.S.-facilitated Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
A committee of Israeli government ministers released a list of Palestinian prisoners to be freed by Israel in advance of the first round of peace negotiations.
The show was supposed to be a celebration of glamor and glitz, but in the second episode it dropped a bombshell: One of the protagonists’ husbands died of cardiac arrest.
A Kassam rocket fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel hours after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in Washington.
Israel attempted to capture the former head of Hamas’ military wing in 2008 in order to exchange him for then-captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, according to newly released documents.
Two mortars from Gaza hit southern Israel but caused no damage or injuries.
U.S. President Barack Obama telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to urge him to resume negotiations with the Palestinians.
Hamas has rockets that can reach Tel Aviv, according to Israeli media reports.
The recent turmoil in Egypt might push Israelis to believe that time is working in Israel’s favor. If in the past we used to react to any regional development with the old worry, “Is it good or bad for the Jews?” today it seems that when it comes to Israel’s standing and interests in the Middle East, wherever we look, something good is happening.
At a recent charity dinner for wounded Israeli soldiers held in Israel’s high-tech suburb of Kfar Saba, a mother Diana Elankri stood onstage and spoke of her son, Shimon — and of the day she watched him come back to life after being hit by a missile along the Gaza border.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed the president of the international soccer federation proof that Palestinian soccer fields are being used to launch rockets at Israel.
For the second time in less than three years, Egypt is erupting in chaos, with a popular protest movement leading to a swift change in the country’s leadership.
Egyptian soldiers killed at least three supporters of Mohamed Morsi in Cairo hours after Islamists attacked sites in the Sinai.
Israeli airstrikes hit terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks on southern Israel.
There is no alternative to a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Bill Clinton said at an event to honor Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Secretary of State John Kerry is eager to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. He asserts, as peace processors often do, that “time is running out.”
FIFA president Sepp Blatter promised Palestinians on Wednesday that soccer's world governing body would help put an end to the long-running problems with Israel that severely restrict sport in the territories.
Six months after the Iron Dome defense system rendered Hamas rockets largely ineffective during Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, I got a tour of the factory that produces its most vital component: a laser.
Israel plans to declare legal four unauthorized West Bank settler outposts, a court document showed on Thursday, days before U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region to try to restart peace talks.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor said she would open a preliminary examination into the 2010 Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla, which left nine Turkish activists dead.
World Press Photo says it has confirmed the veracity of an award-winning photograph of a Gaza funeral.
There was so much Jewish outrage last week in the wake of Professor Steven Hawking’s decision to join the academic boycott against Israel, it’s hard to know where to start.
The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.
The Church of Scotland published a paper denying that "scripture" provides a basis for Jewish claims to Israel.
An Israeli airstrike killed a senior Palestinian terrorist in northern Gaza.
A rocket fired from Gaza struck Israel for the second time in two days.
Turkey's prime minister will go ahead with a planned visit next month to Gaza, despite a request from US Secretary of State John Kerry to postpone.
Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters said he was still considering whether to call on musicians to boycott Israel.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad offered his resignation to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday following a rift between the two men over government policy, two sources told Reuters.
Just before President Barack Obama boarded Air Force One to leave Israel on a windy Friday afternoon last month, he made a dramatic announcement.
Explosives detonated near the border fence with Gaza damaged an Israeli military vehicle.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Jerusalem to discuss restarting negotiations with the Palestinians.
Apparently, there are smart people out there who still believe it’s up to Israel to revive the dead Middle East peace process.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday discussed reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks but neither side offered details on how, when and whether that might happen.
Israel closed the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Gaza to the passage of goods after three rockets were fired at southern Israel from the coastal strip.
A rocket fired from Gaza struck southern Israel, the third day in a row that rockets have been fired at Israel from the coastal strip.