Published: June 13, 2021
JERUSALEM - For the first time in 12 years, Israeli lawmakers voted Sunday to install a government led by someone other than Benjamin Netanyahu, breaking a two-year electoral deadlock, marking a likely shift toward the political center and ending - for now - the reign of the countrys longest-serving prime minister, and one of its most consequential.
Published: June 06, 2021
For the 2 million residents of Gaza, last months hostilities were just the latest in an endless cycle of war, the fourth to convulse the Palestinian enclave along the Mediterranean in just 13 years.
Published: June 05, 2021
WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is strongly considering a former ambassador to Israel for a role as an envoy to the Middle East, people familiar with the planning said. The role is likely to include a portfolio involving diplomatic accords between Israel and Muslim neighbors that were a hallmark of Middle East policy under President Donald Trump.
Published: May 25, 2021
GAZA CITY, Gaza - As the Gaza Strip slowly re-connected with the outside world after an 11-day battle between Israel and Hamas, patients with urgent medical needs were still waiting Monday for Israels permission to leave the enclave for surgeries, transplants or cancer treatments that were interrupted by the fighting and unavailable in Gaza.
Published: May 20, 2021
WINDSOR, Conn. - President Joe Bidens unusually blunt demand Wednesday that Israel de-escalate its military attack on Gaza is creating a rare rift between the two countries and dismaying some of Israels supporters in the United States, while heartening Democrats who have increasingly pushed for a tougher U.S. stance against Israel.
Published: May 19, 2021
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has extended his condolences to the families of two Thai workers killed in a Hamas rocket strike in southern Israel’s Eshkol region on Tuesday, said Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin.
Published: May 18, 2021
TEL AVIV - The Israeli military Tuesday said it plans to expand its bombardment of the Hamas tunnel networks that run under civilian areas in Gaza in the coming days despite growing international calls for a cease-fire. Violence engulfed the occupied West Bank, where Palestinians held demonstrations in solidarity.
Published: May 18, 2021
WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden on Monday called for a cease-fire to end a week of fierce fighting between Israel and Hamas militants, urging both sides to "protect innocent civilians" in a statement that amounted to a subtle rebuke of the Israeli government, a close ally of the United States.
Published: May 17, 2021
TEL AVIV, Israel - Predawn Israeli airstrikes Sunday on several homes along a main road leading to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City killed 42 people, including 10 children, according to Gazas Health Ministry, and the number was expected to rise. It is believed to be the single deadliest attack since the bout of violence began last week.