Anti-Nazi centre urges dismissal of Croatia's culture minister

ZAGREB The Israel-based Simon Wiesenthal Center urged Croatia's government on Friday to dismiss its culture minister, saying he took a disdainful attitude towards Croatian resistance to fascism during World War Two.


Travel agency in isolated Gaza recalls the 'golden' 1950s 05 Feb 2016

GAZA Nabil Shurafa's travel agency in Gaza was once packed with clients booking flights to London, Paris, New York or cities across the Arab world. These days, he's lucky if anyone comes in, as so few people can get out.


Israeli teenagers get long jail terms for Palestinian youth's murder 04 Feb 2016

JERUSALEM An Israeli court jailed two Jewish youths on Thursday, one for life and the other for 21 years, for the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, a crime that helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war.


Israeli officer dies in Palestinian attack, three assailants killed 03 Feb 2016

JERUSALEM Three Palestinians armed with guns, knives and explosives killed an Israeli border policewoman and seriously wounded another before being shot dead by nearby officers at an entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City on Wednesday, Israeli police said. | Video


Israel hopes for EU leverage with East Mediterranean push 01 Feb 2016

JERUSALEM Israel, Cyprus and Greece have agreed to deepen their energy, security and tourism ties in the Eastern Mediterranean, a deal that may have implications for Israel's testy relationship with the European Union, too.


U.N. chief tells Israel, Palestinians - 'writing is on the wall' 01 Feb 2016

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is concerned a stalemate in the peace process between Israel and Palestinians is reaching the point of no return for a two-state solution.


Netanyahu rejects French ultimatum on Palestinian statehood 31 Jan 2016

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for a more "sober" approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in dismissing a French peace initiative as only encouraging Palestinians to shun compromise.


Israel approves mixed-sex Jewish prayer site at Western Wall 31 Jan 2016

JERUSALEM The Israeli government approved on Sunday the creation of a mixed-sex plaza at Jerusalem's Western Wall to accommodate Jews who contest Orthodox curbs on worship by women there.

Israel would consider invitation to peace talks with Palestinians - spokesman 30 Jan 2016

JERUSALEM Israel would consider a French invitation to peace talks with the Palestinians, but believes France has made a mistake by saying it will recognise a Palestinian state if the talks fail, an Israeli government official said on Saturday.


France to recognise Palestinian state unless deadlock with Israel broken 30 Jan 2016

PARIS France will recognise a Palestinian state if a final push that Paris plans to lead for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians fails, its foreign minister said on Friday.