JERUSALEM — A protest in Tel-Aviv on Saturday night took an unsettling turn when an Israeli man set himself on fire. "The state of Israel stole from me and robbed me. It left me helpless," 57-year-old Moshe Silman wrote in letters left at the scene before dous
Scores of Christians in the Gaza Strip organized a sit-in Tuesday at the Greek Church of Gaza to protest what they call the "kidnapping” of five Christians by an unknown Islamist group seeking to forcibly convert them to Islam.
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli authorities released a senior Hamas lawmaker Thursday after six months held under the controversial practice of administrative detention. Aziz Dweik, speaker of the Palestinian parliament, was arrested Jan. 19 at a checkpoint as
The widow of Yasser Arafat filed a lawsuit in France on Tuesday charging that the Palestinian leader was poisoned to death by an unknown person or persons labeled X, a move designed to press French officials to investigate.
As Egypt deployed attack helicopters Monday to the Sinai Peninsula to search for militants who killed 16 Egyptian soldiers, Israeli officials credited advance intelligence and a quick response for averting what they said was meant to be large-scale suicide att
CAIRO -- Hecklers and angry mourners chased Egypt's new prime minister from the military funeral Tuesday of 16 border guards killed in an ambush by militants in the Sinai peninsula. Bodyguards rushed Prime Minister Hesham Kandil to safety as mourners yelled, "
Egyptian troops and helicopter gunships killed about 20 suspected Islamic extremists after militants ambushed a string of army checkpoints overnight in the northern Sinai peninsula near the Israeli border, according to the government.
An Israeli soldier who was indicted two years ago in the fatal shooting of two Gaza Strip women during the 22-day military offensive Operation Cast Lead has agreed to a plea bargain in which he will serve 45 days in jail for illegal use of a weapon, Israeli Ar
Nine years after their daughter was crushed by an Israeli military bulldozer in the Gaza Strip, the parents of American activist Rachel Corrie lost their legal bid to hold Israel responsible for her death and force authorities to reopen their investigation.
Gaza will be drained of safe water to drink and perilously short on schools, homes and hospitals if serious action isn’t taken to help its booming young population, the United Nations said in a new report released Monday. The rising pressures could soon make G
An Israeli airstrike killed at least three Palestinian militants in Gaza Strip on Wednesday as they were preparing to launch a homemade rocket into Israel, witnesses and officials said. The men were killed while driving in a car outside the Bureij refugee camp
GAZA STRIP - A Hamas-run military court in Gaza Strip delivered life sentences to two men, Mahmoud Salfiti and Tamer Al-Husana, who were accused of the 2011 kidnapping and murder of Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni.
Renewed clashes between Gaza Strip militants and Israeli soldiers left one Palestinian fighter dead and 14 others wounded, while southern Israeli cities were showered with several dozen mortars and rockets.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are living under a criminal justice system that violates their human rights by using torture, arbitrary arrests and warrantless searches, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.
JERUSALEM -- More than 1,000 U.S. soldiers have begun to arrive in Israel for the largest-ever joint military exercise between the two nations to test their cooperation in the event of a large-scale missile attack against Israel. The three-week, $30-million wa