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Trump says he'll tap 'natural talent' Kushner to broker Mideast peace
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he intends to use his Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner to try to broker an elusive peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians. [ No Comments ]

Syria says Israeli airstrikes land near airport west of Damascus
Syria on Friday accused Israel of firing rockets that hit near a major military airport west of Damascus, triggering a fire, and warned Tel Aviv of repercussions without specifying whether it would retaliate for the attack, the third such incident recently according to the Syrian government. [ No Comments ]

Kerry to attend Mideast peace conference in Paris
Secretary of State John Kerry will attend a Middle East peace conference in Paris on Sunday, in a move likely to dismay an already angry Israel. [ 2 Comments ]

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Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has claimed to have found an Israeli observation drone that crashed in southern Lebanon Monday, the Hezbollah linked Al-Manar network reports.

A copper smelting site and an ancient wall dating back to the 10th century BCE have been excavated at the Timna copper mines antiquities site in the Arava desert in southern Israel, lending credence to the biblical story of the capture of Edom in the time of King David.

Israeli security forces recently arrested 13 Hamas terrorists, the Shin Bet security agency revealed on Sunday.

The increase of Israeli settlements has 'gotten so substantial' that it is inhibiting the possibility for an 'effective, contiguous Palestinian state,' President Barack Obama said Sunday, in his final interview as president.

Britain questioned the productivity of an effort in Paris on Sunday to cajole Israelis and Palestinians back to the negotiating table, warning that international pressure risked 'hardening positions' on both sides.

Syria on Friday called on the international community to 'punish' Israel for an apparent missile attack near a major military airport west of Damascus, and accused the US, Britain and France of supporting the assault.

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from the Paris peace conference, promising to prevent any followup action to a resolution set to be drawn up there on Sunday, either at the confab itself or at the United Nations Security Council.

The Palestinian Authority has opened an embassy at the Vatican on the eve of a peace conference meant to revive long-stalled talks with Israel.

Some 70 countries on Sunday reaffirmed that only a two-state solution between Israelis and Palestinians could resolve the conflict and warned that they would not recognize any unilateral steps taken by either side that could prejudge negotiations.

More than $500 million of American tax money will be pumped into a Palestinian infrastructure project that the Obama administration officially launched after the New Year, new federal documents reveal.

U.S. intelligence officials warned their Israeli counterparts not to trust President-elect Donald Trump with intelligence secrets, citing alleged fears that Russia held blackmail information over Trump, according to a report today in Israel's respected Yediot Ahronot daily newspaper.

About a month and a half after the lethal wave of fires that blazed across Israel has passed, a report conducted by the investigations department of the Israeli national Fire Services Authority and released on Friday officially determines: out of the 80 fires that were investigated by the authority, 71 were set on purpose by arsonists.

Israel and Turkey are reportedly in talks to begin laying the groundwork for cooperation and normalizing relations after the 2010 raid on a flotilla headed for Gaza caused a major rift between the two countries, according to Turkish news site Hürriyet Daily News.

Pope Francis will grant Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the Holy See confirmed indirectly Tuesday by announcing arrangements for media coverage of the visit.

Hamas hailed the jihadist who carried out a deadly truck attack in Jerusalem on Jan. 8 as 'heroic' and called for continued terror attacks in Israel.

Four Israeli soldiers were killed and at least 14 people were injured after a truck rammed into a crowd as they were disembarking from a bus on a popular tourist promenade in east Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood on Sunday.

Roni Alsheikh, the Israeli Commissioner of Police, announced last week that his department of law enforcement personnel is preparing for the arrival of the Messiah in a truly unique way. Alsheikh was filmed at a celebration held by Chabad Hasidim in his neighborhood of Givat Shmuel, not far from Tel Aviv, in honor of the 19th of the Hebrew month Kislev.

An Israeli spy satellite has discovered a number of Russian mobile short-range ballistic missiles stockpiled in Syria, Channel 2 reported Friday.

The House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday repudiating both the United Nations Security Council for voting to condemn Israel over its settlement activity and the Obama administration for allowing the measure to pass.

Jordan's government spokesman has warned of 'catastrophic' repercussions if President-elect Donald Trump makes good on a campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to contested Jerusalem.

In sunny Israel, solar energy supplies only a small percentage of the nation's power needs, leaving it far behind countries with cloudier and colder climates.

President of France's Senate, Gérard Larcher, told reporters on Thursday that his country is not preparing any 'secret proposal' to submit to the United Nations following the upcoming Paris Middle East peace summit which aims to reinvigorate the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Plans to annex a large settlement on the West Bank are to be proposed after President-elect Donald Trump takes office, an Israeli minister said. The move would be the first time Israel has annexed part of the Palestinian territory.

The Israeli government is concerned that an upcoming conference in Paris on Mideast peace will lead to anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations Security Council, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

After 15 years of development, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg (1.5 tonne) passenger carrying drone off the ground and into the market by 2020.

A delegation of Republican senators is moving forward with an effort to freeze some funding to the State Department until the U.S. embassy in Israel is formally moved to Jerusalem, according to new legislation.

House lawmakers will vote Thursday on a resolution condemning what Republicans are calling an anti-Israel resolution that President Obama refused to veto at the United Nations.

Russia will try to insert itself in Palestinian affairs by promoting a rapprochement between Fatah and Gaza rulers Hamas, the Jerusalem Post reported Monday.

Israeli lawmakers on Monday considered promoting legislation that would give the country's sitting Prime Minister immunity from certain types of police investigations and criminal prosecution.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Saturday night with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the evolving situation in the Mideast, the second time the two leaders have spoken this week.