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  • Here's Benjamin Netanyahu's complete speech to the U.N.: 'Militant Islamists believe in a master faith'

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday pushed back against critics of Israel's war on Hamas, telling the U.N. General Assembly that his country is merely acting in self-defense.

  • Israel's shadowy Mossad looks to recruit online

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world's most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to...

  • Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world's largest bloc of Islamic countries has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli politicians and military leaders for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the bloc's leader said Saturday....

  • Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing pressure at home to come up with a new strategy for achieving Palestinian statehood, Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would ask the U.N. Security Council to dictate the ground rules for any talks with Israel, including setting a deadline for an Israeli withdrawal from...

  • Arab resolution on Israel defeated at IAEA meeting

    VIENNA (AP) — An Arab-backed resolution singling out Israel for special attention over its alleged nuclear arsenal was defeated Thursday at an annual conference of the U.N. atomic agency. Nations meeting at the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference voted 58-45 against the...

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of...

  • AP Interview: Hamas No. 2 says war a lesser option

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No. 2 leader said in an interview Thursday, but he suggested more fighting is inevitable unless a deal is reached on ending seven years of Israeli-Egyptian border closures of Hamas-ruled Gaza....

  • UN's flight marks new era on Israel-Syria front

    CAMP ZIOUANI, Golan Heights (AP) — For four decades, a multinational United Nations mission has quietly monitored the sleepy Golan Heights — providing a symbol of stability between bitter enemies as it enforced a truce between Israel and Syria. But as Syria has plunged into civil war and the...

  • World Bank: Palestinian economy to shrink in 2014

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian economy is expected to contract for the first time in seven years in 2014, the result of the recent Gaza war, continued Israeli and Egyptian restrictions on Palestinian trade and a drop in foreign aid, the World Bank said Tuesday. The bank issued the...

  • A global epidemic of anti-Semitism

    Not every criticism of Israel, even strongly stated, is tantamount to anti-Semitism, nor is every critic a hidden anti-Semite. Some are even Jews. Nonetheless, a growing share of Israel-criticism is laced with anti-Semitism.

  • Corrected: Cruz fundraising site was not referring to this week's controversial speech

    This post has been corrected. – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has long spoken of Israel as Christians' greatest friend in the Middle East, as he did on Wednesday. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that there exists an fundraising ad that underscores the Texas Senator's support for unity...

  • FULL VIDEO: The Cruz speech everyone's talking about

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stirred controversy this week after he cut short a speech at a gala event hosted by In Defense of Christians, an advocacy group dedicated to the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East.

  • Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit have sent a letter to the country's military chief and prime minister saying they refuse to serve for moral reasons. The letter from soldiers in Unit 8200 — Israel's equivalent of the eavesdropping,...

  • Cruz hecklers slammed as 'useful idiots' by pro-Israel Christian group

    At an event hosted by In Defense of Christians, a group dedicated to the protection of Christian communities in the Middle East, the Sen. Ted Cruz abruptly ended his speech when a small but vocal group of attendees booed him after he praised Israel.

  • Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer's Gaza war, in an apparent attempt to head off international investigations into its conduct. By investigating...



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