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US airlines to resume flights to Israel

NEW YORK (AP) — All three U.S. airlines serving Israel will resume flights there Thursday, following a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip. United Airlines was the first to announce the resumption […]

07/24/2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks during a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, regarding the Israel-Hamas conflict, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel […]

07/22/2014

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry heads to Mideast in bid for cease-fire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is heading back to the Middle East as the Obama administration attempts to bolster regional efforts to reach a ceasefire and sharpens its criticism of Hamas in […]

07/20/2014

Relatives of Maj. Amotz Greenberg, 45, mourn during his funeral in the Israeli city of Hod Hasharon, Sunday, July 20, 2014. According to reports, Greenberg was killed fighting a group of militants who infiltrated Israel through a tunnel from the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers and forced thousands of terrified […]

07/20/2014

A right-wing Israeli holds a flag and wears a Star of David patch resembling the one Jews were forced to wear in Nazi Germany during a demonstration in Jerusalem, Monday, July 14, 2014. The demonstrators chanted "Israel for the Jews" in support of the Israeli military action in the Gaza Strip. Israel began its campaign against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza last Tuesday, saying it was responding to heavy rocket fire from the densely populated territory. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Egypt proposes cease-fire between Israel, Hamas

JERUSALEM (AP) — Egypt presented a cease-fire plan Monday to end a week of heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip that has left at least 185 people dead, and both […]

07/14/2014

A Palestinian searches the ruins of the Al-Tawfeeq mosque after it was hit by an Israeli missile strike in the Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 12, 2014.  (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israel widens air attack, Gaza death toll tops 125

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said their death toll from the five-day offensive […]

07/12/2014

An Israeli prison service vehicle leaves the court house in Petah Tikva, Israel, Sunday, July 6, 2014. Israeli authorities on Sunday announced the arrests of several Jewish suspects in the death of Muhammed Abu Khdeir, 16, a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and killed last week, marking a major breakthrough in a case that has sparked violent protests in Arab areas of Jerusalem and northern Israel. In a joint statement, Israeli police and the Shin Bet security agency said the suspects were arrested early Sunday. They remained in custody and were being interrogated by the Shin Bet. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

6 Jewish suspects arrested in slaying of Arab teen

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel arrested six Jewish suspects Sunday in the grisly slaying of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned alive last week — a crime that set off a wave of violent […]

07/06/2014

David Kadoch, of France who moved to Israel in August, talks to The Associated Press in Paris,  Wednesday June 18, 2014. Record numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. About 5,000 are on track to leave this year, the most since the founding of Israel in 1948. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers

PARIS (AP) — Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. More than 5,000 are […]

06/19/2014

Newly elected Israeli president Reuven Rivlin, right, raises a toast with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, June, 10, 2014. Israel’s parliament on Tuesday chose Reuven Rivlin, a veteran politician and supporter of the Jewish settlement movement, as the country’s next president, putting a man opposed to the creation of a Palestinian state into the ceremonial but largely influential post. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Israel chooses veteran hard-liner as president

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament on Tuesday chose Reuven Rivlin, a veteran nationalist politician and supporter of the Jewish settlement movement, as the country’s next president, putting a man opposed to the creation of a […]

06/10/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Global Forum closing plenary in Washington, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Clinton: No deal is better than ‘bad deal’ with Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday she was “personally skeptical” that Iran would agree to a comprehensive deal to remove its nuclear weapon capabilities but said the Obama administration […]

05/14/2014

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