Israel

India picks Israel's Spike anti-tank missile over U.S. Javelin - source

NEW DELHI - India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on Saturday, rejecting a rival U.S. offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win.

Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

JERUSALEM - An Israeli baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.

World, 23 Oct 2014

Amid regional turmoil, Israel looks to its firm bond with Jordan

JERUSALEM - If there were a heat map showing instability in the Middle East, the area around most of Israel's borders would have turned a steadily deeper shade of red over the past few years.

World, 22 Oct 2014

U.N. chief says moving ahead with Gaza war inquiry

UNITED NATIONS - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday he was setting up an investigation into attacks on United Nations facilities during Israel's recent war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip and the use of U.N. sites to store weapons.

World, 22 Oct 2014

Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. criticism.

World, 21 Oct 2014

UN questions Israel on Palestinians' rights

GENEVA - U.N. experts questioned Israeli officials on Monday over alleged rights abuses ranging from the demolition of Palestinian houses to mistreatment of detainees and limited Palestinian access to water.

World, 20 Oct 2014

Israelis quietly expand enclave in Palestinian district of Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli guards quietly occupied two purchased residential buildings in a Palestinian district of East Jerusalem on Monday, expanding a Jewish settler project in defiance of U.S. crisitism.

World, 20 Oct 2014

Hamas leader's daughter received medical treatment in Israel - sources

JERUSALEM - A daughter of the leader of Hamas in Gaza was admitted to an Israeli hospital for emergency medical treatment this month after she suffered complications from a routine procedure, two sources familiar with the case said.

World, 19 Oct 2014

Half-mumbled prayers and friction at Jerusalem's holiest site

JERUSALEM - Israeli and Palestinian police kept a tight watch over the al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday amid high tension between Muslims and Jewish visitors to the holy site and calls from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to defend it by "all means".

World, 19 Oct 2014

Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from "Israeli seizure"

DOHA - The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

World, 16 Oct 2014