Obama says U.N. vote didn't rupture U.S.-Israel relations


WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama played down fallout from a U.S. abstention on a United Nations resolution last month demanding an end to Israeli settlements in occupied territory, saying it did not trigger a significant break in relations with Israel.

Israel, Palestinians warned against solo steps harmful to peace

PARIS Some 70 countries reaffirmed on Sunday that only a two-state solution could resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and warned against any unilateral steps by either side that could prejudge negotiations. | Video

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Syrian army says Israel fires rockets at air base near Damascus

AMMAN Syrian army command said on Friday that Israeli artillery fired rockets at a major military airbase outside Damascus, and warned Israel of repercussions for what it called a "flagrant" attack.

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France plays down Paris Middle East peace talks prospects

PARIS President Francois Hollande sought on Thursday to play down prospects for Middle East peace talks this weekend in Paris, saying only direct negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians could resolve the conflict.

World, 13 Jan 2017

Hamas sets "honey traps" to hack Israeli soldiers' phones - army

TEL AVIV Using photos of young women and Hebrew slang, the Palestinian militant group Hamas chatted up dozens of Israeli soldiers online, gaining control of their phone cameras and microphones, the military said on Wednesday.

World, 11 Jan 2017

Israeli troops kill knife-wielding Palestinian in West Bank raid - military

JERUSALEM Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian who the military said tried to attack them with a knife during a raid on Tuesday to detain suspected militants in a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

World, 10 Jan 2017

Unclear whether truck attack in Israel inspired by Islamic State

JERUSALEM Israel's government has been quick to suggest a Palestinian who rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers at the weekend was inspired by Islamic State, raising questions over how it came to that conclusion.

World, 09 Jan 2017

Obscure Palestinian group claims Jerusalem truck ramming attack

JERUSALEM An obscure Palestinian group claimed responsibility on Monday for a truck ramming in Jerusalem that killed four Israeli soldiers, an attack that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier was likely inspired by Islamic State.

World, 09 Jan 2017

At least four killed in Palestinian truck attack in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said was likely inspired by Islamic State. | Video

World, 09 Jan 2017

Netanyahu tried to negotiate a good press in return for benefits - media

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under police investigation for suspected corruption, was caught on tape negotiating mutual benefits with an arch-foe, the owner of one of Israel's largest- selling newspapers, Israeli media reported on Sunday.

World, 08 Jan 2017