First Israeli jailed without trial in sweep over West Bank arson


JERUSALEM - Israel jailed a suspected Jewish militant without trial on Tuesday, the first application of the controversial measure against a citizen in a government-ordered crackdown following the lethal torching of a Palestinian home.

Israel's Netanyahu asks U.S. Jews to oppose Iran nuclear deal

JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tried to rally U.S. Jews on Tuesday against the Iranian nuclear deal championed by President Barack Obama and facing review by Congress, saying it risked a catastrophic Middle East war.

World, 1:36am IST

Israel to allow harsher interrogations of Jewish militant suspects

JERUSALEM - Israel will allow harsher interrogations of suspected Jewish militants, with methods once reserved for Palestinian detainees, after a deadly West Bank attack blamed on ultra-nationalists, a minister said on Monday.

World, 04 Aug 2015

Insight - Breaking taboo, Jerusalem Palestinians seek Israeli citizenship

JERUSALEM - "I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel," reads the oath that must be sworn by all naturalised Israeli citizens. Increasingly, they are words being uttered by Palestinians.

World, 03 Aug 2015

Israel approves jailing Jewish militants without trial to resolve lethal arson

JERUSALEM - Israel's security cabinet approved on Sunday the detention of citizens suspected of waging violence against Palestinians without trial in a crackdown aimed at capturing the perpetrators of a lethal West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish militants.

World, 02 Aug 2015

Israeli teen dies of injuries from stabbing at Gay Pride parade

JERUSALEM - An Israeli teenager died on Sunday of stab wounds sustained when an ultra-Orthodox man with a knife attacked a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem three days ago, police said. | Video

World, 02 Aug 2015

Palestinian youth dies after West Bank clash with Israeli troops

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A Palestinian youth died on Saturday at a West Bank hospital following a clash with Israeli troops near Ramallah, Palestinian hospital officials said. | Video

World, 01 Aug 2015

Palestinian toddler killed in West Bank; Jewish arsonists suspected

DUMA, West Bank - Suspected Jewish attackers torched a Palestinian home in the occupied West Bank on Friday, killing an 18-month-old child and seriously injuring his parents and brother, an act that Israel's prime minister described as terrorism. | Video

World, 31 Jul 2015

Israel authorises force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners

JERUSALEM - Israel's parliament authorised on Thursday the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike, a move that has met vehement opposition from the country's medical association and rights groups.

World, 30 Jul 2015

Israel approves new homes in settlement after demolishing two buildings

JERUSALEM - Israel gave final approval on Wednesday for plans to build 300 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, announcing the move as it carried out a court demolition order against two vacant apartment blocks in the same enclave. | Video

World, 30 Jul 2015