Trump says US backs Israel '100%' over Gaza escalation
President Donald Trump assured Israel on Sunday that it has Washington's full support after the Jewish state led waves of retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Palestinian rockets.
Israel comes to a halt to commemorate the Holocaust
Israelis stopped their cars and stood still, often with heads bowed, for two minutes Thursday for the country's annual commemoration of the six million Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
Israeli president starts process of selecting next PM
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began a series of meetings Monday with representatives of political parties voted into parliament in last week's elections ahead of choosing who will form the next government.
Dealing with ancestral idols
An idol is a material effigy or someone that is worshipped. It is also anything you hold in high esteem more than God. Our forefathers or even some fathers till date worshipped idols, and unknown to some of us dedicated all their children and generations unborn to those idols. Today, many destinies, marriages, lives and…
Israel reopens Gaza crossings closed for days after rocket strike
Israel reopened its crossings with the blockaded Gaza Strip on Sunday after having kept them closed for nearly a week following a rare long-distance rocket strike from the Palestinian enclave, an official said. The Erez crossing for people and the Kerem Shalom crossing for goods reopened Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for COGAT, the defence ministry…
Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site
An Israeli court on Sunday ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has been the source of tensions in recent weeks.
Suspected Palestinian thief shot dead by Israel police
An Israeli officer shot dead a masked Palestinian on Sunday as he accelerated his car toward an officer at a checkpoint set up to apprehend thieves in the occupied West Bank, police said. Two accomplices fled the car, which contained stolen goods and equipment used to carry out burglaries, a statement said. Police had received…
Scientists advance natural cures for cancers
Scientists have advanced in the search for natural cures for cancers. Latest findings showed onions, leeks, and garlic slash the chance of getting deadly bowel tumour; diet rich in whole grains, bran, and cereal fibre reduces risk of liver cancer by 40 per cent; and how chronic stress boosts malignant cell growth. A study published…
Netanyahu to talk Iran with Putin in Moscow
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday was set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss how to prevent Iran from "entrenching in Syria".