Israel

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 […]

01/22/2014

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 […]

01/13/2014

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 […]

01/12/2014

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. ___ […]

01/11/2014

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 […]

01/11/2014

General view of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and the city of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face hard choices

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returns to the region Thursday, the American message to the Israeli and Palestinian leaders is clear: It’s time to start making hard decisions. […]

01/01/2014

Ariel Sharon

Report: Ariel Sharon’s health worsens

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media are reporting that the condition of comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has taken a turn for the worse. Channel 10 TV said Sharon’s medical condition deteriorated Wednesday. It said […]

01/01/2014

A man walks past a shop selling decorations ahead of New Years Eve in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel likes a party but is torn about New Year’s

JERUSALEM (AP) — Happy New Year? Not so fast, if you’re in Israel, where the somber, soul-searching and autumnal new year of the lunar Jewish calendar overshadows the Gregorian’s Jan. 1. The highly diverse country […]

12/30/2013

Dec. 22, 2013: Israeli soldiers stand during the "Israeli Christians Recruitment Forum" in Nazareth. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Push to recruit Arab Christians into Israeli army

NAZARETH, Israel (AP) — Dozens of Israeli soldiers respectfully rose from their seats as the Israeli national anthem began playing. The tinny recording of “Hatikva,” an ode to the Jewish yearning for the Land of […]

12/27/2013

Bedouins gather around the grave of Salah Abu Latif during his funeral in the Bedouin city of Rahat, southern Israel, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. Latif was killed by a Palestinian sniper as he was working on the fence between Israel and Gaza. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

String of Palestinian attacks has Israel jittery

JERUSALEM (AP) — A spate of violent Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets in recent weeks is raising concerns in Israel that it may be on the verge of a new type of Palestinian uprising. In […]

12/26/2013

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