Palestinian shot by Israeli troops dies of wounds

RAMALLAH, West Bank - A Palestinian shot by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank died of his wounds on Tuesday, a hospital official said, the third Palestinian killed in a flare-up of violence over the past three days.

Iran slams nuclear powers, Israel at UN atomic treaty meeting 27 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Iran on Monday demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernize or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat to the region due to its presumed nuclear stockpile.


Inquiry says Israel fired on seven U.N. Gaza schools in 2014 war 27 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Israel fired on seven United Nations schools during the 2014 Gaza war, killing 44 Palestinians who had sought shelter at some sites, while Palestinian militants hid weapons and launched attacks from several empty U.N. schools, a U.N. inquiry found.

Israel invites bids for 77 settler homes 27 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel invited bids on Monday to construct 77 new homes in two settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem, drawing a swift Palestinian condemnation.

Israel evacuates surrogate-born babies and Israeli parents from Nepal 27 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel began evacuating infants born to surrogate mothers and their Israeli parents from Nepal on Monday, on the return legs of flights sent to provide earthquake relief.


Eyeing Arab ties, Israel to observe nuclear pact meeting 26 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel will take part as an observer in a major nuclear non-proliferation conference that opens at the United Nations on Monday, ending a 20-year absence in hope of fostering dialogue with Arab states, a senior Israeli official said.


Israeli forces kill two knife-wielding Palestinians - police 25 Apr 2015

JERUSALEM - Israeli security forces killed two knife-wielding Palestinian attackers in separate incidents in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday, police said.


U.S. pro-Israel lobby opposes push to toughen Iran nuclear bill 24 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - An influential pro-Israel lobbying group is pressuring U.S. lawmakers not to support amendments to toughen a bill that lets Congress review a nuclear agreement with Iran, hoping to avoid a partisan battle that could doom the legislation.


Biden, seeking to ease US-Israel strains, pledges delivery of new warplanes 24 Apr 2015

WASHINGTON - Seeking to ease U.S.-Israeli tensions, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday promised Israel delivery of top-flight fighter jets next year to maintain its military edge and vowed that any final nuclear deal with Iran would ensure Israel’s security.


Britain, France urge U.N. action on Middle East, NZ drafting text 21 Apr 2015

UNITED NATIONS - Britain and France urged the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday to set a framework to broker peace between Israel and the Palestinians as council member New Zealand said it had started working on a draft resolution to kick-start the process.