Israel removes settlers from homes on private Palestinian land


OFRA, West Bank Israeli police began removing settlers and hundreds of supporters on Tuesday from nine houses built illegally on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

Israel opens criminal investigation in contract award

JERUSALEM Israel's State Attorney has ordered the opening of a criminal investigation into the awarding of a maritime procurement contract, the Justice Ministry said on Monday.

World, 12:56am IST

Israeli aircraft attack Hamas targets after rocket fired from Gaza

GAZA Israeli aircraft carried out a series of strikes in Gaza on Monday, wounding at least four people, witnesses said, after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory hit an empty area in southern Israel.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 27 Feb 2017

Israel bans Human Right Watch worker, accuses group of peddling pro-Palestinian line

JERUSALEM Israel has denied a work permit to a Human Rights Watch researcher, accusing the group of serving as Palestinian propagandists in a move the U.S.-based organisation called an "ominous turn".

World, 24 Feb 2017

Exclusive - Trump likes two-state solution, but says he will leave it up to Israelis, Palestinians

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he likes the concept of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, expressing his preference on the issue for the first time since sparking international criticism for appearing to back away from the longstanding bedrock of Middle East policy.

World, Top News 24 Feb 2017

Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump's condemnation of anti-Semitic acts

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised President Donald Trump on Wednesday for publicly condemning anti-Semitic acts after bomb threats to U.S. Jewish centres and vandalism in a Jewish cemetery.

World, 22 Feb 2017

Netanyahu blasts U.N. 'hypocrisy', Australian PM opposes 'one-sided resolutions'

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull offered a staunch defence of Israel on Wednesday, criticising the United Nations and vowing never to support "one-sided resolutions" calling for an end to Israeli settlement building on occupied land.

World, 22 Feb 2017

Israeli soldier gets 18 months' jail for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

TEL AVIV A young Israeli soldier who killed a wounded and incapacitated Palestinian assailant was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on Tuesday, in a show of leniency that drew Palestinian outrage after one of the most divisive trials in Israel's history. | Video

World, Top News 21 Feb 2017

Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel

BEIRUT Iran’s Supreme Leader called on Palestinians on Tuesday to pursue an uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a "cancerous tumour" that should be confronted until Palestinians were completely liberated.

World, 21 Feb 2017

Islamic State linked group expands foothold in southern Syria near Israel

AMMAN Islamic State-linked Syrian militant groups on Monday launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels in southwestern Syria near the Golan Heights near where the Jordanian and Israeli borders converge, seizing several villages and a large town, rebels and witnesses said.

World, Syria, 21 Feb 2017