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  • U.S. must recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    U.S. must recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital
    At first glance, Jerusalem appears to be the quintessential capital city: The sprawling, modern metropolis is home to Israel'sparliament, the Knesset, and courts, ministry buildings, monuments and museums dot the surrounding area. Lining the main...
  • Israel court rejects deal postponing evacuation of Migron outpost

     
    In a case that is testing the balance of power between Israel’s democratic institutions, the Supreme Court on Sunday rejected a government plea to postpone by three years the deadline to evacuate an unauthorized Jewish settlement in the West Bank....
  • Bob Dylan to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

     
    What does American musical icon Bob Dylan have in common with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and ex-astronaut John Glenn? All are on the list of 13 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's the nation's highest civilian honor,...
  • Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu decides to form unity government

     
    In a surprise turnabout, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to cancel the early election he had called just 24 hours before and instead form a unity government with opposition party Kadima, Israeli officials said Tuesday....
  • Ben-Zion Netanyahu, father of Israeli prime minister, dies at 102

     
    The man said to have had the most profound influence on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his father, historian Ben-Zion Netanyahu, died early Monday in his Jerusalem home at age 102....
  • Israeli lawmakers discuss commemorating Armenian genocide

     
    Israeli lawmakers discuss whether to commemorate the Armenian genocide, a controversial and sensitive issue that could further aggravate the country's already strained relations with Turkey....
  • In Israel, efforts to draft new draft law flounder

     
    Israel's latest attempt to reform its military-draft law has failed, as the committee assigned to determine means of including more ultra-Orthodox Jews and Israeli Arabs was unable to "formulate a recommendation that would achieve a Knesset majority,"...
  • Kadima party breaks from Israeli government coalition

     
    Israel’s much-touted grand coalition broke apart Tuesday as the centrist Kadima Party said it would quit less than three months after it surprised the nation by joining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing government....
  • Ehud Olmert, ex-Israel leader, gets light sentence for corruption

     
    Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to a suspended one-year jail term and a $20,000 fine in the high-profile corruption case that drove him from office nearly four years ago....
  • EGYPT AND ISRAEL: Israel approves first Egyptian military deployment in Sinai since 1979

     
    Responding to a request from Egypt, Israel has approved the deployment of Egyptian troops in Sinai amid civil unrest in Egypt. According to news reports, two battalions -- about 800 soldiers -- are headed for the resort of Sharm el......
  • ISRAEL: Egypt gas pipeline explosion raises energy concerns

     
    Israel's quest for cleaner energy sources just got muddied, with the explosion in a pipeline supplying natural gas from Egypt. The explosion occured at a measuring station in Arish and damaged the line supplying Jordan. The line supplying Israel was......