Articles Tagged 'Israel'
Netanyahu visits Russia to lobby against Iran deal
JERUSALEM-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Russia on Wednesday to appeal for tougher terms in a nuclear accord with Iran after failing to convince the United States that world powers are pursuing a bad deal.
Netanyahu was due to meet President Vladimir Putin as envoys from Russia, the United States, China, France, Britain and Germany began a third and…
Iran nuclear talks: Benjamin Netanyahu lashes out against deal
Benjamin Netanyahu set himself on a collision course with Israel’s Western allies on Friday after lashing out at an impending deal over Iran’s nuclear programme…
Kerry warns Israel of troubles ahead if peace talks fail
AMMAN | U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Thursday that it could face a third Palestinian uprising and deepening international isolation if American-brokered peace negotiations failed.
Both Israelis and Palestinians have given grim assessments of the lack of progress in their talks, which the United States helped revive last July after a three-year hiatus. Violence has simmered…
2016 jab: Perry says Ted Cruz’s name ‘not once’ mentioned during Israel, London trip
In another early sign that the 2016 Republican presidential nomination field may be crowded with big-name contenders, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in Israel —…
Unannounced Israel-U.S. missile test fuels jitters over Syria
JERUSALEM/MOSCOW | Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by Russia that kept the world on edge as the United States weighed an attack on Syria.
The morning launch was first reported by Moscow media that quoted Russian defense officials as saying two ballistic “objects”…
Appeals court again rejects Jerusalem passport lawsuit
A federal appeals court has again dismissed a lawsuit challenging the State Department’s policy of refusing to list Israel as part of the place of birth on U.S. passports for citizens born in Jerursalem.
Acting in a case that has been before the federal courts for a decade and was revived by the Supreme Court last year, a three-judge panel…
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…