Egypt finalising details of long-term Hamas-Israel truce: source


CAIRO Egypt is finalising details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live.

Israel lets food, commercial goods back into Gaza as Egypt seeks truce

GAZA Israel allowed commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, in a sign of easing tensions as neighbouring Egypt pursued a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian enclave's dominant armed faction.

World, 16 Aug 2018

Israel finds no cause for criminal charges in deadly Gaza war raid

JERUSALEM Israel will not conduct a criminal investigation into a deadly raid in Rafah during the 2014 Gaza war, the military's judicial arm said on Wednesday after a "comprehensive examination" of events, prompting condemnation from the Palestinian group Hamas.

World, 16 Aug 2018

Israel says commercial goods traffic to Gaza to resume if calm holds

JERUSALEM Israel said it would allow commercial goods back into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday if the border remained quiet, lifting a ban imposed last month in response to incendiary balloons launched by Palestinians across the frontier.

World, 14 Aug 2018

UK Labour's Corbyn trades barbs with Netanyahu on Mideast violence

A furore over alleged anti-semitism in Britain's main opposition party widened on Monday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn exchanged accusations on Twitter over Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed.

World, 14 Aug 2018

Israeli PM Netanyahu met Egypt's al-Sisi to discuss Gaza: Channel Ten News

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a secret summit with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt in May to discuss a long-term ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel Ten News said on Monday.

World, 14 Aug 2018

U.S. journalist questioned by Israeli security authorities

JERUSALEM A leading U.S. Jewish columnist said on Monday that he was detained by Israeli authorities at Tel Aviv's airport and questioned about his political activity, the latest in a series of such incidents.

World, 13 Aug 2018

Thousands gather in Israeli desert for meteor shower

MITZPE RAMON, Israel Thousands of star-gazers gathered overnight at one of the darkest spots in Israel hoping to be dazzled by the annual Perseid meteor shower, only to be left somewhat disappointed by the show.

World, 13 Aug 2018

Israel police question billionaire Arison in Shikun bribery probe

TEL AVIV Israeli-American billionaire Shari Arison was questioned by Israeli police on Sunday in connection with an ongoing bribery investigation into the country's largest construction firm, Shikun & Binui, her company said.

World, 12 Aug 2018

Israel's Arab minority rallies against new nation-state law

TEL AVIV Thousands of protesters rallied in Tel Aviv on Saturday against Israel's new law declaring it the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation that has angered the country's Arab minority and drawn criticism abroad.

World, 12 Aug 2018