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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

Stone age recycling cave at the north of Israel next to the city of Zichron Yaakov. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Cavemen were recyclers, too

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — If you thought recycling was just a modern phenomenon championed by environmentalists and concerned urbanites — think again. There is mounting evidence that hundreds of thousands of years ago, our […]

10/11/2013

In this Sunday, July 28, 2013 photo, journalists work inside a studio of the new television channel I24news  in Tel Aviv, Israel. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

New TV channel tells Israel’s side of the story

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — State-of-the-art TV studios above an ancient Mideast port signal Israel’s arrival in a modern media landscape in which countries increasingly seek to broadcast their own perspective to the world. Israel […]

07/31/2013

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (AP Photo)

Hagel: US committed to Israel’s military edge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel assured Israel on Monday that the Obama administration is committed to preserving and improving the Jewish state’s military edge and affirmed Israel’s right to decide for itself whether to attack Iran to stop it from building a nuclear bomb.

04/22/2013

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Kerry upbeat after 3 days of Mideast diplomacy

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday wrapped up three days of high-level Mideast diplomacy on a positive note, saying he held “very constructive talks” with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

04/09/2013

Eyes on Israel's missile defense system | VIDEO

CNN’s Barbara Starr reports on why the violence in Israel and Gaza may have Iran paying close attention.

11/20/2012

'Safe room' helps Israeli family escape rocket | VIDEO

An Israeli family rushed to their “safe room” after sirens alerted them of incoming rockets. CNN’s Wolf Blizter filed this report.

11/20/2012

Palestinian rocket aimed at Jerusalem for first time

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) – Israel is moving a step closer to a possible ground offensive in Gaza, calling up 16,000 reservists. This, on a day that saw Hamas rocket squads display their expanded […]

11/16/2012

Israel prepared to broaden Gaza attack

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel’s prime minister says the military is prepared to broaden its operation against Hamas targets in Gaza. In his first comments since Israel killed the commander of the Hamas military wing, Benjamin […]

11/14/2012

Largest US-Israel military drill underway

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) – The U.S. and Israel simulated rocket attacks during their largest-ever joint military drill Wednesday, just as as real ones fired from Gaza exploded in southern Israel. U.S. military officials insisted […]

10/24/2012

Iconic Israeli newspaper of the verge of collapse

JERUSALEM (AP) – Throughout much of Israel’s history, the Maariv daily was known as the “country’s paper,” the newspaper with the highest circulation and a cornerstone of Israeli media. Now it is on its last […]

09/25/2012

Israeli archeologists find rare stone age figures

JERUSALEM (AP) – Israel‘s Antiquities Authority says archeologists have unearthed two 9,500-year-old figurines near Jerusalem that help shed light on religion and society during the stone age. It says archaeologists unearthed the two rare figurines […]

08/29/2012