Articles Tagged 'Israel'
Kerry says Israel, Palestinians lay groundwork for peace talks
AMMAN | Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, although he cautioned the deal was not final and required more diplomacy.
Kerry, winding up his sixth Middle East brokering mission this year, gave few details. He anticipated Israeli and Palestinian envoys…
Israel Airstrike Targeted Advanced Missiles That Russia Sold to Syria, U.S. Says
WASHINGTON â€” Israel carried out an air attack in Syria this month that targeted advanced antiship cruise missiles sold to the Syria government by Russia, American officials said Saturday.
The officials, who declined to be identified because they were discussing intelligence reports, said the attack occurred July 5 near Latakia, Syriaâ€™s principal port city. The target was a type of…
Israel seals deal ending military exemptions for ultra-Orthodox
JERUSALEM | Israel clinched a deal on Wednesday to abolish wholesale exemptions from military service for Jewish seminary students, ended a brief crisis that divided the ruling coalition parties.
The issue of “sharing the national burden” is at the heart of heated debate over privileges the ultra-Orthodox minority has enjoyed for decades, and a government-appointed committee had failed to formulate…
Israel fires back at Syria after gunshots at its troops
JERUSALEM | Israeli troops shot at a target across the Syrian frontier on Tuesday in response to gunfire that struck its forces in the Golan Heights, the Israeli military said.
A statement said a military vehicle was damaged by shots fired from Syria but that there were no injuries. It said that soldiers “returned precise fire”.
Gunfire incidents across…
Israel strikes Syria again, rocking Damascus
BEIRUT | Israel carried out its second air strike in days on Syria early on Sunday, a Western intelligence source said, in an attack that…
Israel bombs Hezbollah-bound missiles in Syria: official
WASHINGTON | Israel has carried out an air strike targeting a shipment of missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah guerrillas in neighboring Lebanon, an Israeli…
Rockets strike Israel from Gaza
JERUSALEM | Two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck inside Israel after nightfall on Thursday, causing no damage or injury, Israeli media reports said.…
Obama urges Palestinians, Israeli students to â€˜think anewâ€™
JERUSALEM â€” In separate talks before West Bank Palestinians and Israeli college students that carried echoes of Abraham Lincolnâ€™s call to â€œthink anew and act anew,â€ President Obama urged both groups Thursday to abandon old ways of thinking and search for new means to reach peace while it was still possible.
On the second day of his three-day visit to…
In Israel, Obama warns Syria on chemical weapons
JERUSALEM | President Barack Obama faces a stony reception when he travels to the West Bank on Thursday for talks with Palestinian leaders who accuse him of letting Israel ride rough-shod over their dream of statehood.
Obama has said he will not bring any new initiatives to try to revive long-dormant peace talks and has instead come to Israel and…
John Kerryâ€™s first overseas trip skips over Israel
Secretary of State John Kerry heads off next week for his first overseas trip â€” a nine-nation journey, that nonetheless skips Israel.
His travel itinerary includes stops in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Qatar, according to the Associated Press. Heâ€™ll focus diplomatic talks around ongoing conflicts in Mali, Syria and Afghanistan, according to…