Abbas says some Israeli rabbis called for poisoning Palestinian water


BRUSSELS/JERUSALEM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israeli rabbis on Thursday of calling for the poisoning of Palestinian water, in what appeared to be an invocation of a widely debunked media report that recalled a medieval anti-Semitic libel.

Airport planned for Israel-Jordan border clouds neighbourly ties

JERUSALEM/AMMAN A new airport planned by Israel near its border with Jordan is clouding the usually businesslike relationship the two neighbours have built since making peace in 1994.

World, 22 Jun 2016

Israeli troops kill Palestinian bystander after Israeli cars attacked

JERUSALEM Israeli troops mistakenly killed a Palestinian bystander on Tuesday while responding with gunfire to a petrol bomb and rock attack on Israeli vehicles in the occupied West Bank, the military said.

World, 21 Jun 2016

Accenture looks to Israel to boost cybersecurity portfolio

TEL AVIV Seeking to shore up the cybersecurity services it provides to customers, Accenture Plc has acquired an Israeli company and is establishing a research and development centre in the country.

Israeli minister unapologetic for security "profiling" hailed by Trump

JERUSALEM A senior Israeli official justified the "profiling" of Muslims as potential security threats on Monday after U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump said Americans should adopt Israel's disputed practice.

World, 20 Jun 2016

U.S. signals accommodation of Israeli terms on defence aid

WASHINGTON/HERZLIYA, Israel The Obama administration is prepared to incorporate missile defence funds in a new long-term agreement on military aid for Israel, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, accommodating in principle a key request by its ally in the yet-unresolved talks.

World, 16 Jun 2016

Israeli authorities approve new settler homes in E.Jerusalem

JERUSALEM Israeli municipal authorities on Wednesday approved the construction of a three-storey residential building for Jewish settlers in a Palestinian neighbourhood of East Jerusalem.

World, 15 Jun 2016

Israel's reconciliation with Turkey seen bolstering its NATO cooperation

JERUSALEM Israel's efforts to reconcile with NATO member Turkey will help enhance Israeli intelligence sharing and other security cooperation with the alliance, a NATO diplomat said on Tuesday.

World, 14 Jun 2016

Dalai Lama - must not see all Muslims as terrorists after Orlando

WASHINGTON Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday called the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in which 50 people died, a "very serious tragedy," but said it was wrong to see all Muslims as potential terrorists. | Video

World, South Asia, Top News 14 Jun 2016

Israel elected to head permanent U.N. committee for first time

UNITED NATIONS Israel on Monday won an election to chair the United Nations' legal committee, the first time that it will head one of the world body's six permanent committees since joining the U.N. in 1949.

World, 14 Jun 2016