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  • Israeli mayor imposes partial ban on Arab workers

    1 week ago

    An Israeli mayor has imposed a partial ban on employing Arab workers in his city in a sign of mounting security concerns after a surge in deadly Palestinian attacks.

    Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni announced on Facebook that he was stopping "until further notice" the work of Arab...

  • Israel’s proposed Jewish nation-state law hits hurdle

    2 weeks ago

    Divisions within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's governing coalition delayed on Sunday a preliminary vote on a proposed law to declare Israel the nation-state of the Jewish people.

    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, who heads a centrist party, has expressed concern that...

  • Is Israel’s longest, bloodiest Gaza war over?

    August 26, 2014 | 3:17 pm

    A rocket barrage fell on Israel, a boom sounded over Tel Aviv and then it was over — at least for now.

    After 50 days of missiles, airstrikes, ground operations, tunnel incursions, truce talks, cease-fire proposals, death and destruction, Israel and Hamas agreed to an open-ended...

  • No sign of Gaza talks breakthrough as cease-fire nears end

    August 18, 2014 | 10:01 am

    Talks in Cairo on ending the Gaza war showed no signs of a breakthrough on Monday, with Israel and the Palestinians entrenched in their demands hours before the expiry of a five-day cease-fire.

    The truce is due to run out at 5.00 p.m. EDT. A Palestinian source quoted by Egypt's...

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  • The view from Israel: Pondering the chances of a long-term solution

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 14, 2014 | 5:03 pm

    Just after the start of the initial 72-hour cease fire last week, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) encouraged residents of communities near its southern border who had left during the war to return to their homes. They did — and then quickly discovered that the belief in the advent...

  • Livni: Fanatics in Gaza, Iraq need dealing with

    August 8, 2014 | 9:50 am

    Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni said the world must respond to jihadists in Gaza and Iraq.

    Livni made the statement in a Facebook post on Friday morning. Her post came as Israeli jets struck Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire and hours after President Barack...

  • French senator sorry for posting Israelis murdering Disney characters

    August 7, 2014 | 3:09 pm

    A French senator apologized for any misunderstandings connected to her praise for a campaign featuring fake pictures of Israeli leaders murdering Disney cartoon characters.

    Nathalie Goulet of the Union of Democrats and Independents party made the endorsement on Twitter earlier...

  • IDF soldiers’ anthem: ‘We will yet return to Gush Katif’

    July 17, 2014 | 1:02 pm

    Some of the Israeli soldiers stationed on the Gaza border are calling for Israel to resettle the Gaza Strip — in song.

    In a video posted yesterday, a group of soldiers recorded “The Protective Edge Anthem,” named after Israel’s 10-day-old operation in Gaza, which has so far...

  • Herzliya reveals split on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    June 11, 2014 | 10:26 am

    Naftali Bennett and Tzipi Livni don’t agree on much.

    Bennett, Israel’s economy minister, sees the West Bank as an inseparable part of the Jewish state and wants Israel to annex its settlements there. Livni, the justice minister, says Israel can remain a Jewish democracy only by...

  • Danny Danon’s warning to Bibi

    April 8, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    As the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks deteriorates, several Israeli government ministers are asking whether the Palestinian Authority is interested in an agreement.

    Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon is asking a different question: Is Prime Minister...

  • A year on, Israeli team of rivals rules Netanyahu’s coalition

    March 26, 2014 | 3:46 pm

    In the lead-up to last year’s Knesset elections, the pro-settlement Jewish Home party released a controversial ad showing party chairman Naftali Bennett smiling alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    The message was clear: Netanyahu will be prime minister, but a...

  • Israel says it might not carry out Palestinian prisoner release

    March 18, 2014 | 10:40 am

    Israel told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday it might not carry out a final stage of a Palestinian prisoner release unless he commits to prolonging peace talks beyond an April deadline for a deal.

    A senior Palestinian official said there would be "big...

  • Netanyahu, Kerry talk after public criticism

    February 3, 2014 | 11:38 am

    Benjamin Netanyahu and John Kerry discussed the developing framework agreement hours after the Israeli prime minister accused the U.S. secretary of state of promoting a boycott in a speech.

    Citing unnamed senior U.S. officials, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz said their telephone...

  • Livni vs. Bennett: Israel’s acrimonious coalition

    January 8, 2014 | 10:35 am

    Judging by the words of Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett, a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza could lead to the destruction of the state of Israel.

    Judging by the words of Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, establishing a Palestinian state is the best way to...

  • Israeli ministers endorse legislation to annex part of West Bank

    December 30, 2013 | 10:13 am

    A panel of Israeli cabinet ministers endorsed proposed legislation on Sunday to annex an area of the West Bank likely to be the eastern border of a future Palestinian state.

    The move, pushed by far-right members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party, could weigh on...

  • Netanyahu to skip Mandela memorial due to high travel, security costs

    December 9, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela due to the high cost of transportation and security.

    The decision was announced late Sunday, hours before Netanyahu’s scheduled departure the following day for the...

  • Israel says it will announce more settlement building

    October 24, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    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.

    Local media said new building tenders could be...

  • Israel will make ‘dramatic decisions’ for peace, Livni says

    August 20, 2013 | 10:26 am

    U.S.-brokered peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will result in dramatic Israeli decisions, the chief Israeli negotiator predicted on Tuesday.

    Tzipi Livni coupled her forecast with acknowledgement that at least one partner in Israel's right-wing coalition opposed the...

  • Israelis and Palestinians launch talks in Jerusalem

    August 14, 2013 | 3:08 pm

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators launched renewed peace talks in Jerusalem under a media blackout.

    Following a three-year freeze, the talks began Wednesday night and were expected to last several hours. There will be no photo opportunities or statements before or after the...

  • Livni: Next round of peace talks in Israel

    August 6, 2013 | 9:48 am

    The next round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks will be held in Israel next week, according to Tzipi Livni, Israel’s chief negotiator.

    Livni, the country’s justice minister, told Israel’s Channel 10 over the weekend that the negotiations, scheduled to last about nine months,...

  • Israel, Palestinians seek peace deal within nine months

    July 30, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Israeli and Palestinian negotiators on Tuesday gave themselves about nine months to try to reach an agreement on ending their conflict of more than six decades in U.S.-brokered peace talks.

    The two sides held their first peace negotiations in nearly three years in Washington on...

  • Peace talks to resume Monday in Washington

    July 28, 2013 | 10:53 pm

    Talks between Palestinians and Israelis will resume on Monday evening, the first such formal deliberations in almost three years.

    Meetings between top negotiators will take place Monday night and Tuesday in Washington, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. Secretary of...

  • Plenty of unknowns as Kerry lures both sides back to peace negotiations

    July 22, 2013 | 9:31 am

    We don’t know.

    That’s the operative phrase of the new round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks announced July 19 and ostensibly set to begin in the coming days in Washington.

    We don’t know their parameters, or if Israel will freeze settlements, release hundreds of Palestinian...

  • Israel’s attorney general won’t prosecute amusement park for racial segregation

    June 17, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Israel’s attorney general will not bring criminal charges against an Israeli amusement park for segregating Jewish and Arab school groups, despite the fact that segregation is illegal.

    Yehuda Weinstein said in a decision issued Sunday that he decided not to prosecute Superland...

  • Kerry praises Netanyahu’s ‘seriousness’ on peace

    May 23, 2013 | 8:50 am

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his “seriousness” in finding ways to restart the peace process.

    Kerry made the statement before a two-hour meeting Thursday in Jerusalem with Netanyahu and Justice Minister Tzipi Livni,...

  • Report: Israel rejects 1967 borders ‘precondition’

    May 3, 2013 | 11:26 am

    Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, has reportedly refused to accept the 1967 border as the basis for a final Israeli-Palestinian border prior to negotiations.

    Livni told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday that Israel would not agree to the 1967 borders as a...

  • Hamas rejects Arab League’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

    May 3, 2013 | 8:51 am

    Islamist Hamas's leader in the Gaza Strip on Friday rejected a revised Middle East peace initiative put forward by the Arab League, saying outsiders could not decide the fate of the Palestinians.

    In meetings this week in Washington, Arab states appeared to soften their 2002 peace...

  • Kerry calls new Arab League peace stance ‘big step forward’

    April 30, 2013 | 4:40 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday the Arab League's acknowledgment that Israelis and Palestinians may have to swap land in any peace deal was "a very big step forward."

    Arab states appeared to soften their 2002 peace plan on Monday when Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim...

  • Sara Netanyahu ranked Israel’s most powerful woman by Forbes

    March 27, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Sara Netanyahu was ranked Israel's most powerful woman in a list published by Forbes Israel.

    Netanyahu beat out international CEOs, and politicians on the list of the Israel's 50 most powerful women, which was published earlier this week.

    "Netanyahu has been placed ahead of...

  • Budget, Iran top priorities for new Israeli government

    March 18, 2013 | 2:47 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government will face the immediate task of passing an austerity budget and the time-sensitive challenge of preventing what it believes is Iran's drive to develop nuclear weapons.

    Following is a list of the coalition's main...

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