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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.