Tuesday, October 6, 2015
A Palestinian youth carries a flag during clashes in the east Jerusalem neighbourhood of Issawiya

Violence Intensifies In Jerusalem, West Bank, Raising Security Concerns

Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.

October 4, 2015
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6 Things That Happened At The U.N. This Week That Weren’t About Syria

Cuba, Palestine, Iran, Ukraine, Yemen.

October 2, 2015

Israel Undermines U.S. Peace Effort, Palestinian Abbas Tells U.N

In address to the United Nations, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas cited Israel’s continued settlements in the West Bank, refusal to release Palestinian prisoners.

September 30, 2015
Ted Cruz caricature

This Week In Crazy: Beyond The GOP Debate

The twin GOP debates on Wednesday night were a five-hour opera of posturing nuttiness — but far from the only conservative inanity on display this week.

September 18, 2015
Israeli border policemen take position during a protest against what Palestinian organizers say is land confiscation by Israel to make way for the Israeli barrier in the occupied West Bank city of Beit Jala, near Bethlehem

Israeli Police, Palestinians Clash At Jerusalem Holy Site

Police used tear gas and threw stun grenades toward Palestinian youths, who barricaded themselves inside the mosque and hurled rocks and flares.

September 13, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

Protests Greet Israel’s Netanyahu On British Visit

Some 300 demonstrators waving flags and “Free Palestine” banners staged a noisy protest in central London.

September 9, 2015
Yishai Schlissel is escorted by security personnel at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court

Israeli Police Commanders Disciplined Over Gay Pride Stabbings

Seven officers were reassigned and four formally reprimanded.

September 6, 2015
Spectator waves a Palestinian flag during the first leg of the Palestine Cup final soccer match between Gaza Strip's Shejaia and Hebron's Al-Ahly at al-Yarmouk stadium in Gaza

Israel Slams Palestinians’ Push To Fly Their Flag At U.N.

General Assembly is expected to vote on Sept. 10 on a Palestinian resolution that says the flags of non-member observer states “shall be raised at the United Nations Headquarters and Offices following the flags of the member states of the United Nations.”

September 1, 2015

Oops: Israeli Newspaper Misidentifies Al Franken As ‘Gay Jewish U.S. Senator’

The Israeli newspaper “Haaretz” had an embarrassing gaffe Thursday, in its effort to track the latest congressional vote count on the Iran nuclear deal.

August 13, 2015

Jimmy Carter: Netanyahu Decided To Deprive Palestinians Of Equal Rights

Former president Jimmy Carter is offering a bleak appraisal of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

August 13, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Why Israel’s Security Experts Support The Iran Deal — And Why Iran’s Hardliners Don’t

On the Iran deal, mainstream opinion in Israel’s military and intelligence circles is more closely aligned with Barack Obama than Bibi Netanyahu — as two former chiefs of the Jewish state’s spy services have publicly declared.

August 6, 2015
Obama delivers remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Defends Iran Nuclear Deal As U.S. Diplomacy Over War

Obama: “Let’s not mince words. The choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon.”

August 5, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks on a nuclear deal with Iran at American University in Washington

Obama Warns Of Dangers To Israel If Iran Deal Blocked

President Barack Obama told U.S. Jewish leaders it was likely rockets would fall on Tel Aviv if a nuclear deal with Iran was blocked and military action ensued, one of them said on Wednesday.

August 5, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu attends cabinet meeting in Jerusalem

Israel’s Netanyahu Tells Cabinet To Back Budget Or Risk Government Collapse

Israeli governments frequently collapse over budget disputes as the multiple parties that traditionally make up coalitions fall out over their spending demands.

August 4, 2015
A woman holds signs during a protest against the violence towards the gay community in Tel Aviv August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Netanyahu Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ Of Hate Crimes

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets late Saturday in anti-hate-crimes rallies in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and elsewhere.

August 2, 2015
A relative of 18-month-old Palestinian baby Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed after his family's house was set on fire in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists, mourns over his body during his funeral in Duma village near Nablus

Palestinian Toddler Killed In West Bank; Jewish Arsonists Suspected

Graffiti in Hebrew reading “revenge” was scrawled outside, below a Star of David.

July 31, 2015
People disarm an Orthodox Jewish assailant shortly after he stabbed participants at the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem

Religious Assailant Attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride March, Wounding Six

The march, which attracts thousands of participants, has long been a focus of tension between Israel’s predominantly secular majority and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority, who object to public displays of homosexuality.

July 30, 2015
File photo of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard

Kerry: Pollard Release Not Related To Iran Deal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the upcoming release of Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer convicted of spying for Israel, was not tied to the nuclear agreement with Iran.

July 28, 2015

Late Night Roundup: The ’90s Rapper Of Presidential Candidates

Larry Wilmore and Mike Yard took another look at Donald Trump’s potential appeal to minority voters — as a 1990s rapper getting into fights with everyone.

July 23, 2015
U.S. Defense Secretary Carter pauses on tarmac as he boards his plane en route to Tel Aviv in Andrews Air Force Base

U.S. Aims To Shift Israel Focus To Security Ties After Iran Deal

Ash Carter: “I’m not going to change anybody’s mind in Israel. That’s not the purpose of my trip.”

July 19, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference about the recent nuclear deal reached with Iran, in Washington

Obama Sends Iran Deal To Wary Congress, Israel Urges Rejection

Obama has promised to exercise his veto if Congress rejects the deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program while allowing an easing of economic sanctions.

July 19, 2015

Obama Trolls Netanyahu During Press Conference On Iran Deal

President Obama also made some subtle (or not so subtle) references to Benjamin Netanyahu — to turn the Israeli Prime Minister’s own words against him.

July 15, 2015
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Pro-Israel Groups Divided Over Iran Going Into 2016

The Israel lobby — one of the most powerful in Washington — is divided over how to deal with Iran and leaders say the 2016 elections will focus more on national security than the previous few have.

July 8, 2015
Gaza Flotilla

Israel Intercepts Ship In Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Bound For Gaza

A ship carrying pro-Palestinian activists protesting Israel’s sea blockade of the Gaza Strip was boarded by Israeli naval commandos, who took command of the vessel.

June 29, 2015

Bernie Sanders To NPR’s Diane Rehm: No, I’m Not An Israeli Citizen

Sanders: “You know, I got offended a little bit by that comment, and I know it’s been on the internet. I am obviously an American citizen and I do not have any dual citizenship.”

June 10, 2015
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