israel struck at syrian army artillery positions on wednesday near the israeli-occupied golan heights. the military said it was in retaliation for at least two rockets fired at its forces from syria the previous day.
the palestinian authority has welcomed the israeli decision to release 104 prisoners. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu had to persuade his cabinet to vote in favour saying he knew it was "painful for the entire nation." the move is aimed help restart peace talks scheduled to take place on monday in washington.
us president barack obama arrived in jordan for talks with king abdullah ii, which are expected to focus on the conflict in syria. fighting there is causing a flood of refugees into neighbouring jordan.
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has met with damas pakada, the ethiopian israeli soldier who was seen on a close circuit video camera being beaten by police.
at least five israeli soldiers have been killed on monday. associated press news agency reported that nine israeli soldiers had been killed in separate attacks.
the war of words between israel and turkey over last week's deadly attacks in paris has stepped up. in the latest exchange, turkey's prime minister ahmet davutoglu compares his israeli counterpart benjamin netanyahu to the islamist militants behind the killings, saying both had committed crimes against humanity.
the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has called an early general election months ahead of schedule.
israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been whipping up support among members of a powerful pro-israel lobby in america, ahead of his controversial address in congress .
the signing of a landmark unity pact between rival palestinian factions, fatah and hamas has been criticised by the united states, the european union and israel. all three which view islamist hamas as a terrorist organisation, said it would complicate peace talk efforts.
israel has suspended peace talks with the palestinians following the announcement of a unity deal between fatah and hamas.
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has sacked two of his ministers and announced he wants to dissolve parliament "as soon as possible". finance minister yair lapid and justice minister tzipi livni were the heads of two centrist parties and had challenged the right wing cabinet on some of its policies
social media networks have been inundated with pictures of young iranians wearing jeans. it comes after israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said in a recent interview that people in the islamic republic are banned from wearing denims.
mısır-israil sınırı arasındaki bir güvenlik noktasına düzenlenen ve en az 16 mısırlı polisin hayatını kaybettiği saldırı, bölgedeki tansiyonu yükseltti. mısır cumhurbaşkanı muhammed mursi, saldırganların cezalandırılacağını söyledi. baskınla ilgili daha önceden istihbarat bilgisine sahip olduklarını belirten israil ise, 8 saldırganı öldürdüğünü açıklamıştı. israil başbakanı benjamin netanyahu, sina yarımadası'ndaki güvenlik tedbirlerinin yeniden gözden geçirilmesini istiyor: "sınırda güvenliğin sağlanmasının, israil'in ve mısır'ın ortak çıkarı olduğu açık. aynı zamanda, israil vatandaşlarının güvenliği söz konusu olduğunda, israil devleti kendisine güvenmelidir ve güvenebilir." son yıllarda bölgede tanık olunan en kanlı saldırı, mısır'da büyük infiale yol açarken kahire yönetimi, israil ile filistin'in gazze şeridi bölgesi arasındak
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has urged the west not to be fooled by iran's diplomacy on its nuclear programme.. on november 24, iran agreed to curb some sensitive nuclear activities for six months in return for limited relief from sanctions.
french president francois hollande's vowed to take a hard line toward iran in nuclear talks this week as he began a three-day visit to israel on sunday. iran's suspected nuclear program will be high on the agenda. france is a member of the six global powers conducting negotiations with iran.
israeli prime minister benyameen netanyahu is due to address the press. this conference is netanyahu's first since israel stepped up its ground offensive in gaza earlier today - with artillery fire, tanks and infantry.
srael's foreign minister says he plans to end a political alliance with prime minister benjamin netanyahu, ultra-nationalist avigdor lieberman said he and netanyahu had "significant differences" on many key issues. however, he added his party would stay in the government coalition, meaning he keeps his job as foreign minister.
at least 98 palestinians have been killed as israel's attack on the gaza strip reaches its fourth day. another 500 palestinians have been wounded. israel has carried out more than 900 raids since tuesday in the offensive it is dubbing "operation protective edge"
us president barack obama has told israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu that washington would reassess us-israeli diplomatic relations after netanyahu made it quite clear that there would be no palestinian state on his watch, a pre-election claim he seemed to back away from during a televised interview.
israel has successfully tested its upgraded arrow missile interceptor for the second time. the warhead is designed to manoeuvre in space to counter what israel considers a ballistic threat from lebanon's hezbollah as well as syria and iran.
speaking at the 68th session of the united nations general assembly in new york, ısraeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu warned that the rapprochement moves initiated by new iranian president hassan rohani are a ruse and a ploy to get the painful sanctions against tehran lifted.
the un security council has called for an 'immediate and unconditional' ceasefire in gaza. the presidential statement agreed at an emergency session in new york urged israel and hamas to accept a humanitarian truce into the eid period and beyond.
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu stepped in to quash a law only hours after it went into effect on wednesday as it threatened to blow up into a public relations disaster.
us-israeli relations appear to be in danger of sinking to their lowest level in recent years. the issue at stake is iran. israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is aggressively opposing the nuclear deal that the us government is negotiating with iran.
turkey has welcomed the surprise israeli apology for the deaths aboard the gaza-bound flotilla.
us secretary of state john kerry has arrived in israel in his latest bid to re-energise the middle east peace process. the visit, kerry's tenth to the region in less than a year, seeks to secure a so called 'framework agreement' aimed, eventually, at finding a two state solution and an independent palestinian state.
trying to remain positive - us secretary of state john kerry left israel after engaging in truce talks amid reports of some progress.
israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself on monday ahead of an early general election on march 17. the move was brought on by a political crisis instigated by prime minister benjamin netanyahu's "dismissal of two ministers
benjamin netanyahu was born on october 21, 1949, in tel aviv, but his family then lived in jerusalem. they moved to philadelphia, went back to israel, then to the states again, but netanyahu entered military service in israel like all 18-year-old men. he served in the elite intelligence-gathering, counter-terrorism and hostage rescue unit sayeret matkal.
israel has launched a ground offensive in gaza according to an official statement released from the office of prime minister benjamin netanyahu.
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has remained tight-lipped about the potential military intervention by the united states in syria.
this tuesday (march 17th), israelis are threatening to vote benjamin netanyahu's right-wing government out of office. centre-left zionist union candidate isaac herzog hopes to deny the likud prime minister a fourth term.
applause from around 200 people greeted benjamin netanyahu's arrival on monday morning outside the kosher supermarket of the vincennes district in eastern paris. the israeli prime minister was shown the site of friday's hostage-taking and bloodshed, in homage to the four jewish men who were killed. his bodyguards stayed close to him.
a grim picture of middle east peace talks has been painted by the israeli prime minister as us secretary of state john kerry pursues shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing a deal. benjamin netanyahu said negotiations with the palestinians had failed to make real progress and that he hoped kerry, who is visiting israel, could get them back on track.
israeli authorities on tuesday jailed a suspected jewish militant without trial. mordechai meyer has been placed under administrative detention for six months.
israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is visiting washington, but for the first part of their meeting had to sit and wait while president barack obama spent time addressing the ukrainian crisis.
european-led efforts to resolve the israeli palestinian conflict are being resisted by prime minister benjamin netanyahu. after his meeting with his italian counterpart on monday, the israeli leader is due for more talks today with us secretary of state john kerry in london.
the end of president barack obama's visit to israel coincided with an historic apology.
israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has visited pope francis at the vatican - the first time the two leaders have met face to face. topics discussed included the israeli-palestinian conflict, iran's nuclear program and the welfare of christians in the middle east.
the funeral of israeli soldier major amotz grinberg, 45, has been held in hod hasharon. tributes were paid to grinberg, who died on saturday in a missile attack in gaza, by his family and friends and also by israel's finance minister yair lapid.