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Trump Officials: Two-State Solution Not the Only Path to Peace
Rebooting direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians is a top priority of US President Donald Trump, senior officials in his administration said on Tuesday, previewing his first official meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tomorrow. [ No Comments ]

Iran: 'Only Seven Minutes Needed for the Iranian Missile to Hit Tel Aviv'
"Only seven minutes is needed for the Iranian missile to hit Tel Aviv," senior member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and former Revolutionary Guard official, Majtaba Zonour, told semi-official Fars News Agency Saturday. [ 3 Comments ]

Abbas, Jordanian king agree to fight against US embassy relocation to Jerusalem
Jordan's monarch met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in Amman and discussed the potential relocation of the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. [ No Comments ]

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The White House signaled a sharp break with decades of support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on the eve of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the White House.

The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Monday elected an influential military figure as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet of the group reported.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not retract his support for the creation of a Palestinian state when he meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, Netanyahu made clear in Sunday's security cabinet meeting.

The IDF is working on a system of mobile sirens that can provide warnings of incoming mortar shells to soldiers stationed in open areas bordering the Gaza Strip, The Jerusalem Post learned on Sunday.

Qatar will send $100 million to Gaza as a part of its 2014 pledge to donate $1 billion to finance the Strip's reconstruction, senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh announced on Saturday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will set out for Washington on Monday for his first meeting with US President Donald Trump since he took office three weeks ago, testing a new but yet uncertain relationship amid a number of Israeli moves that would have raised hackles with the previous administration of Barack Obama.

Hamas and Israel both talk about not wanting another war, but are preparing for one. Since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, the Gaza Strip has remained mostly quiet, with only a few intermittent rocket attacks such as last week's, which actually seems to have been carried out by a Hamas-linked Islamic State affiliate in Sinai that spends most of its terrorist effort on ambushing Egyptian soldiers. But this is only another misleading calm before another explosive storm.

MK Yehudah Glick (Likud) plans to submit to the Knesset this week a private member's bill to annex the settlements around Jerusalem.

'The confidence we had in the Israeli government's commitment to the two-state solution has been profoundly shaken,' the German foreign ministry said on Wednesday (8 February).

A member of Hamas's naval commando unit defected from the Gaza-based terror organization nearly a year ago to join the Sinai Province -- the Islamic State group's branch in the Sinai Peninsula, Palestinian sources told The Times of Israel.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas threatened Wednesday to halt security coordination with Israel over a series of steps boosting the settlement enterprise in the West Bank.

An attack that saw four rockets fired into southern Israel from the Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday night was reportedly claimed by an Islamic State-affiliated terror group.

Archeologists in Israel discovered a 12th cave they believe once housed the Dead Sea Scrolls after finding historical artifacts proving they had been stored there. If they are right, it would be the latest 'scroll cave' discovered in over 60 years, Harretz reported Wednesday.

A new Israeli law legalizing dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land crossed a 'thick red line' toward annexation of the West Bank, the United Nations said Tuesday.

Tensions escalated Monday, as Israel launched three rounds of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in retaliation to Hamas-launched rockets on Israel's southern coast and gunfire at Israeli troops near the border fence.

The Israeli Knesset on Monday evening passed the second and third readings of a controversial bill paving the way for Israel to recognize some 4,000 settler homes illegally built on private Palestinian land, despite a US call for restraint last week.

The White House warned Israel on Thursday to cease settlement announcements that are 'unilateral' and 'undermining' of President Donald Trump's effort to forge Middle East peace, a senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post.

After a 2,000 year moratorium, it is now possible for a Jew anywhere in the world to perform the mitzvah (commandment) of paying the half-shekel, a Biblically-mandated tax incumbent on every Jew to finance the day-to-day operations of the Temple.

Anti-Semitism in the UK reached 'unprecedented' levels in 2016, after a rise of 36 percent in the number of incidents.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that an invitation to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to meet in Moscow was still in force.

The IDF Home Front Command is preparing for the thousands of rockets expected to strike Israel during the next war, investing hundreds of millions of shekels over the past two years on defensive measures and strengthening strategic capabilities.

Israeli Jews born in the seven countries included under US President Donald Trump's travel restrictions will not be banned from America, the country's embassy in Tel Aviv said Tuesday.

Clashing with protesters and pulling tearful settlers from trailer homes, Israeli forces began an operation to clear out the Amona outpost Wednesday, ending years of uncertainty over the fate of the hilltop.

Israel is seeking clarifications from the Trump administration regarding the status of its citizens who were born in the countries covered by the travel ban executive order issued on Friday that has sparked global controversy, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Monday.

Israel on Tuesday approved the construction of 3,000 new housing units in the West Bank, the defense ministry announced.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday refused to apologize for praising U.S. president Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on its border with Mexico, after Interior Minister Arye Dery said that the premier's support had caused a rift in ties with the Mexican government and Jewish community.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that he hopes other countries would follow the United States' lead and consider moving their respective embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Jewish and Christian leaders prayed over the ruins of gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau as some leaders warned Friday on International Holocaust Remembrance Day of rising xenophobic hatred against Jews and others, including Muslims.

The Israeli security apparatus completed an experiment stretching over a number of days of the new advance David's Sling system capable of defending against mid-range missiles.

An IDF tank shelled a Hamas outpost in the center of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in retaliation for two incidents of shooting at IDF forces earlier in the day.