Israel

Israel News

Turkish offensive in Syria: Israel uneasy over Trump's refusal to stand by Kurds

Israel has maintained discreet military, intelligence and business ties with the Kurds since the 1960s, viewing the minority ethnic group — whose indigenous population is split between Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran — as a buffer against shared adversaries.

Israelis watch US abandon Kurds, and worry: Who’s next?

President Donald Trump’s abrupt order to withdraw US troops there and abandon Kurdish forces, who have been stalwart US allies against the Islamic State, set off clanging alarm bells among officials in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Advertising

Electoral gains revive old dilemma for Israeli Arabs

Electoral gains give Israel's Arabs new influence, but force them to grapple with how to participate in a system that is stacked against them.

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu given chance to form new government

President Reuven Rivlin announced his decision late Wednesday after a second meeting aimed at brokering a unity deal between Netanyahu and Gantz ended without an agreement.

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu given chance to form new government

President Reuven Rivlin announced his decision late Wednesday after a second meeting aimed at brokering a unity deal between Netanyahu and Gantz ended without an agreement.

Explained: Israeli politics deadlocked after second election; what now?

No single Israeli party has ever won an outright majority, and that is not going to change in a year of unprecedented electoral instability which has already seen two elections – on April 9 and September 17.

Advertising

Israel's two main political parties deadlocked after election

Without Lieberman's endorsement, both parties appear to have fallen well short of securing a parliamentary majority with ideological allies.

After tight Israeli election, Benjamin Netanyahu’s tenure appears perilous

The clearest winner Tuesday, according to exit polls, was Lieberman, the longtime Netanyahu ally turned nemesis who leads Yisrael Beiteinu, an ultranationalist secular party. Lieberman immediately moved to play the role of kingmaker.

In Israel’s election, loyalty to the group

In Israel, Netanyahu has perfected the art of setting his hair on fire and dialing 911 to get his voters to put out the flames.

Explained: Five months on, why Israel is voting again today

After the results are declared, Israel's President decides which candidate has the best chance of putting together a coalition, and gives this candidate 28 days— with a possible extension of 14 days— to form a government.

Israel Photos

Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu wins record fifth term in office

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won the Israeli national election, securing a record fifth term in office despite running neck-and-neck with his challenger Benny Gantz.

Israel strikes Gaza after rockets hit Tel Aviv

The attack prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a visit to Washington and return home. He promised a tough response, setting the stage for perhaps the most serious conflict since a 50-day war in 2014

Advertising

Gaza women walk thin line between hope and despair

For Gaza women, even shopping and getting married has become more difficult due to the restrictions imposed by Israel which has fought three wars in the past decade

Israelis hold mass protests over violence against women

Organizers of the nationwide protests want the government to implement a $67 million plan it promised last year to combat violence against women

Life at a UN school in Gaza during ceasefire

During the 72 hour ceasefire, displaced Palestinian children at a UN school where they had sought refuge, tried to forget the trauma of war.

Gaza crisis: Israel warns of more airstrikes; Palestinians flee their homes

Israel fired missiles at the homes of four of its senior leaders as it resumed bombardment of Gaza, following a failed Egyptian cease-fire effort.

Advertising

Israel Videos

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in the national capital after her two-day visit to from Israel and Palestine on Tuesday. During her visit, Swaraj met President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as well as Minister of Defence Moshe Ya'alon, Minister of National Infrastructure Yuval Steinitz and Israeli legislators. She also interacted with the Indian community in Israel.

Advertising
Advertising