African migrants hold matzo, unleavened bread traditionally eaten by Jews during the week-long Passover holiday, as they protest outside the Holot detention center, southern Israel, Friday, April 11, 2014. Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel’s Negev desert on Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story - one of freedom from bondage - mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being held. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

African migrants in Israel hold Passover meal

HOLOT DETENTION FACILITY, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of African migrants gathered in Israel’s Negev desert Friday to eat matzo and recall the Passover story, mere steps away from a detention facility where they are being […]


In this Feb. 26, 2014 photo, the Rolling Stones perform during their concert at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Israelis get satisfaction with Rolling Stones show

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli fans of the Rolling Stones have complained for years that they can’t get no satisfaction. Until now. Promoter Shuki Weiss said Tuesday the legendary band will play its first concert in […]


This undated photo released by the Israel Defense Forces on Friday, March 21, 2014 shows a tunnel dug from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that stretches hundreds of meters (yards) inside Israel. (AP Photo/Israeli Defense  Forces)

Biggest yet Gaza militant tunnel found in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military announced Friday it has uncovered another tunnel — the biggest so far — dug from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, stretching into Israel and intended for militant attacks or abducting […]


A trail of smoke from rockets fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza toward Israel is seen above Gaza City on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The militant group Islamic Jihad in Gaza said it fired 20 rockets toward Israel on Wednesday, in retaliation for an Israeli airstrike that killed three of its members the day before. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Gaza militants fire large rocket barrage at Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Militants in the Gaza Strip fired dozens of rockets Wednesday into southern Israel, sending civilians rushing into bomb shelters but causing no casualties. The Israeli military said it was the largest rocket […]


Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (AP Photo/PA)

Cameron to make 1st visit as UK leader to Israel

LONDON (AP) – Prime Minister David Cameron plans to make his first visit as British leader to Israel and the Palestinian territories this week. Cameron’s Downing Street office says he will meet Israeli Prime Minister […]


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the AIPAC meeting at the Washington Convention Center, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Washington.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Netanyahu to Abbas: ‘Recognize the Jewish state’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that reassuring words from Iranian officials about not wanting nuclear weapons do not square with Tehran’s actions — and that the international community needs to […]


In this May 9, 2011 photo, an Israeli man prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, prior to a prayer marking Israel's Independence Day, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Israeli demand sparks ‘Jewish state’ debate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel “the Jewish state”? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to […]


July 27, 2011 image from a web posting by al-Qaida's media arm, as-Sahab, provided by IntelCenter, shows al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)

Israel foils al-Qaida plot on US Embassy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday said it had foiled an “advanced” al-Qaida plan to carry out a suicide bombing on the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and bomb other targets, in what analysts said […]


A man mourns next to the flower-covered grave of late Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, at the family farm near Sderot, southern Israel, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israel’s Sharon laid to rest in military funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ariel Sharon was laid to rest Monday at his ranch in southern Israel as the nation bid a final farewell to one of its most colorful and influential leaders — a man […]


In this May 16, 2004 photo, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pauses during a news conference in his Jerusalem office regarding education reform. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Body of Israel’s Ariel Sharon to lie in state

  JERUSALEM (AP) — The body of Ariel Sharon, Israel’s hard-charging former prime minister and general will be brought to Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem where it will lie in state. The Prime Minister’s office said […]


In this May 16, 2004 photo, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pauses during a news conference in his Jerusalem office regarding education reform. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Leaders, others react to the death of Ariel Sharon

Here is a selection of reactions from world leaders and others to the death of former Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who was both admired and despised for his bold style and hard-driving tactics. ___ […]


In this Oct. 21, 1998 file photo, Israeli Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon, right, stands near but does not look at, or shake hands with, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat at Wye Plantation, Maryland. Before becoming a candidate, Sharon proudly boasted he had never shaken hands with Arafat, and called the Palestinian leader a "murderer and a liar" in an interview with the New Yorker magazine. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The 85-year-old Sharon had been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago. (AP Photo/Israel Government Press Office, File)

Ariel Sharon, Israel’s bulldozer in politics, dies at 85

JERUSALEM (AP) — It was vintage Ariel Sharon: His hefty body bobbing behind a wall of security men, the ex-general led a march onto a Jerusalem holy site, staking a bold claim to a shrine […]