| May 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Israeli authorities hospitalized 40 Palestinian detainees Tuesday who were taking part in a weeks-long hunger strike, according to media and prison service officials.
The Palestinians are part of a larger group of prisoners who have refused food for...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Israel's presidential election will be held June 10, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein announced Monday, putting an end to uncertainty about the future of the important though largely ceremonial position.
Candidates have just over a week to qualify by...
| May 11, 2014
| 10:14 AM
An Israeli legislative committee gave initial approval Sunday to legislation that would curb the release of convicted murderers, a policy that if enacted might prevent future political deals calling for prisoner swaps with the Palestinians.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Dozens of Palestinian prisoners have halted a two-month hunger strike after reaching an undisclosed agreement with Israeli Prison Service authorities, even as Israeli lawmakers continue to push a controversial bill to allow forced feedings.
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:11 PM
An 18-day search for three Israeli teenagers who vanished while hitchhiking in the West Bank came to a bitter end Monday in an open field, under a small pile of rocks, with the discovery of bodies presumed to be theirs.
The find, which culminated a...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Worried about Iraq, Syria and the threat from ISIS? Well, better add this to your list then: a new Israeli-Palestinian confrontation.
On Monday, civilian searchers found what are believed to be the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
What began as a neighborhood campaign against the planned closure of an immigrant absorption center in the town of Mevaseret Zion is now focusing a spotlight on the troubled integration of Ethiopian immigrants and the long-term fate of donations to Jewish...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:37 AM
At the end of a tense vote that capped one of the country’s messiest political campaigns, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel’s next president.
Rivlin, 74, was elected in Jerusalem by members of Israel’s 120-seat...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:58 PM
At the end of a tense vote that capped a messy political campaign, Reuven Rivlin was chosen Tuesday to serve as Israel's 10th president.
Rivlin, 74, was elected by members of Israel's 120-seat parliament to succeed the country's longest-serving public...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 10:49 AM
My deadline is one week before you will be reading this. I am writing during a relative lull in the fighting. Hamas rockets are still being lobbed into Israel on a much reduced basis and Israel is bombing Gaza with reduced intensity. Both sides are now...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Almost 60 years ago, I was a young Foreign Service officer, standing on the Gaza border with my contact from the Israeli Foreign Ministry. The Eisenhower administration had been using all the pressure it could to force Israel to withdraw from Gaza in...