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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……

Israeli prime minister threatens ‘unilateral’ action against Palestinians if talks break down

Israel threatens unilateral moves against Palestinians (via AFP) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened the Palestinians with unilateral reprisals on Sunday, as the two sides met for last-ditch talks with a US envoy on salvaging the peace process. Israel will retaliate if the Palestinians go ahead with…  …

Court sentences Israeli settler to 2 life terms for 1997 Palestinian murders

An Israeli court on Tuesday sentenced an extreme rightwing US-born Jewish settler to two life terms in prison for the murder of two Palestinians in 1997. Jack Teitel, 40, was found guilty in January of murdering a bus driver and a shepherd as well as of two separate attempted murders,…

U.S. tells Israel it must end its ‘isolation’ in the region

WASHINGTON — US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday that Israel must work to end its increasing “isolation” in the region by repairing diplomatic ties with Egypt and Turkey and renewing peace efforts with the Palestinians. “Unfortunately, over the past year, we’ve seen Israel’s isolation from its traditional security partners…

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