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Israel claims Assad’s forces behind cross-border attack that killed teen

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that military forces loyal to the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were behind a cross-border attack that killed an Israeli teenager. “We received all the analyses and intelligence: it was clear that it was Syrian authorities,” Lieberman told public radio. “Assad’s…

Israel arrests 80 in West Bank as search for ‘kidnapped’ teens widens

Israel on Sunday broadened the search for three teenagers believed kidnapped by militants, arresting 80 Palestinians overnight and imposing a tight closure on the southern West Bank city of Hebron. It was the biggest arrest operation in years and came……

Israel says Palestinians kidnapped three missing teens

Three Israeli teenagers, one of them also a US citizen, have been kidnapped in the occupied West Bank, presumably by Palestinians, the army said on Saturday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held the Palestinian Authority responsible for their……

Israel parliament to choose new president on June 10

Israeli lawmakers will elect a successor to outgoing President Shimon Peres on June 10, parliamentary speaker Yuli Edelstein told reporters on Monday. Edelstein's announcement marks the official start of the race for the position, which has been held……

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert gets six years in jail for bribery

A Tel Aviv court on Tuesday sentenced Israeli ex-premier Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for accepting bribes linked to a major property development in Jerusalem, media reports said. Broadcasting live from the court, Israel's main radio stations……

Orthodox Jews protest against Pope Francis’ mass at Jerusalem site of Jesus’ last supper

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered Monday near the reputed scene of Jesus’s last supper in Jerusalem demanding that Israel keep sovereignty over the site where Pope Francis will celebrate mass. The pope will visit the Holy Land from May 24-26 and before returning to Rome is set to hold a…

Israel denies latest charge of spying on the U.S.

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz on Saturday angrily denied the latest media charge of Israeli spying on its US ally and said that someone was trying to sour bilateral relations. "One gets the impression that someone is trying to sabotage……

Supreme Court to review ‘born in Jerusalem’ passport law

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem – the historic holy city claimed by Israelis and Palestinians – to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.…

Netanyahu slams UN rights council’s censure of Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday slammed a UN rights body for a string of resolutions condemning the Jewish state despite a wave of rights abuses elsewhere in the region. "At the end of last week, the UN Human Rights Council condemned……

Michele Bachmann jewsplains to U.S. Jews that they are buzzkilling her End Times dream date

Michele Bachmann (R-North Bedlam) is not very happy with American Jews. No siree, she most definitely is not. After all that American conservative evangelical Christians have done for The Chosen People, they persist in not choosing Republicans at the voting booth. C’mon, you guys! The Bible-thumpers are totally looking the…

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