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Israeli troops kill Palestinian who stabbed guard at West Bank checkpoint

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JERUSALEM A Palestinian who stabbed and wounded an Israeli security guard at a main military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank that separates Ramallah and Jerusalem, was shot and killed on Friday, police said.

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Peres funeral, attended by Obama, briefly brings Israeli, Palestinian leaders together 30 Sep 2016

JERUSALEM Israeli and Palestinian leaders shook hands during a brief chat and U.S. President Barack Obama gently reminded them of the "unfinished business of peace" at the funeral Friday of Shimon Peres, the last of a generation of Israel's founding fathers. | Video

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On a Jerusalem hillside, rivals set aside differences to honour Peres 30 Sep 2016

JERUSALEM Under a white canopy on a forested hillside in the late summer sunshine, old friends and several adversaries brushed shoulders with one another on Friday as they mourned the death of Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.

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Palestinian president plans to attend funeral of Israel's Peres 29 Sep 2016

JERUSALEM Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas plans to pay a rare visit to Jerusalem on Friday to attend the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres, a Palestinian official said on Thursday. | Video

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Shimon Peres, Israel's elder statesman on defence and peacemaking, dies at 93 28 Sep 2016

JERUSALEM Shimon Peres, one of Israel's last surviving founding fathers who developed its powerful armed forces and nuclear capabilities before seeking peace with the Palestinians and sharing a Nobel prize, died on Wednesday at 93 after suffering a stroke. | Video

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Gaza fishermen feel caught by Israel's tight security net 28 Sep 2016

GAZA When Palestinian fisherman Abu Mohammed came under pressure to become an informer for Israeli intelligence, the 45-year-old father of five took a radical decision - he quit fishing and became a builder.

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in grave condition -media 27 Sep 2016

TEL AVIV Close relatives of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres rushed to his hospital bedside on Tuesday amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death.

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Gaza fishermen feel caught by Israel's tight security net 27 Sep 2016

GAZA When Palestinian fisherman Abu Mohammed came under pressure to become an informer for Israeli intelligence, the 45-year-old father of five took a radical decision - he quit fishing and became a builder.

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Israel's Netanyahu in a spin over dirty laundry 27 Sep 2016

JERUSALEM Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't want details of his dirty laundry aired in public - and he is suing his own office and Israel's attorney general to try to prevent it.

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Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital 26 Sep 2016

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy.