GOLAN HEIGHTS/BEIRUT Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israel's army. | Video
(The April 16 story corrected the last paragraph to change Syria accused Israel instead of accused Tel Aviv)
BEIRUT Syrian state media said on Sunday that Israeli rockets had struck a Syrian military position near Nairab airport on the outskirts of the city of Aleppo.
JERUSALEM Israel's parliament passed a law on Tuesday that could see groups critical of government policies toward the Palestinians banned from entering Israeli schools and speaking with pupils.
HELSINKI The United States and Russia will work together to ensure Israel's security, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
JERUSALEM Israel has released a Turkish woman who had been arrested while visiting on a tourist visa and accused of helping the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in a case that angered Ankara, Israel and her lawyer said on Monday.
AMMAN/BEIRUT Syrian government forces widened their offensive in the country's southwest on Sunday to Quneitra province, a region adjoining the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a war monitor and rebel sources said.
GAZA A ceasefire largely held on Sunday along a tense Gaza-Israel border on Sunday following a day of fierce fighting, but Israel remained on high alert and boosted its air defences in case hostilities resume.
FARNBOROUGH, England The United States has struck a preliminary deal to buy F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin worth about $13 billion (9.82 billion pounds), clearing the way for a larger multi-year purchase that aims to bring the cost per jet down to $80 million by 2020, sources said.
GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER Israel and Gaza militant groups agreed a ceasefire on Saturday, a Palestinian official said, after Israel launched dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave's ruling Hamas group and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. | Video