Israel government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Israel government Trump embraces Israel, but Russian ties still trail him JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump enthusiastically embraced Israel's leader. He solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday. He sent a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. But Trump's historic gestures in Jerusalem were shadowed even here by reminders o... Tue, 23 May 2017 04:15:00 GMT 2017-05-23T04:15:00Z Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump solemnly placed a note in the ancient stones of Jerusalem's Western Wall on Monday, sending a signal of solidarity to an ally he's pushing to work harder toward peace with the Palestinians. But his historic gesture— and his enthusiastic embrace of Israel's leader — were shadowed even here by reminders of Trump's tumult back home ... Tue, 23 May 2017 00:01:00 GMT 2017-05-23T00:01:00Z Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump got an abrupt Israeli welcome on his arrival in Tel Aviv on Monday, with politicians lobbying him and snapping selfies as they sought to get a piece of the commander in chief's attention. Walking down the red carpet upon landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport, the president was greeted by dignitaries exhibiting... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:38:00Z Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia JERUSALEM (AP) — Even before President Donald Trump began his trip to Israel, he had made history of sorts. His flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday marked a rare direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and was the first by an American president. Trump landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport for a two-day visit to Israel a... Mon, 22 May 2017 21:26:00 GMT 2017-05-22T21:26:00Z Israel: Palestinian killed attacking police as Trump visited JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said a Palestinian attacker was killed after he tried to stab officers near Jerusalem as President Donald Trump visited the city on Monday, while clashes erupted in the West Bank as Palestinians declared a strike in solidarity with hundreds of hunger striking prisoners held in Israeli jails. Police said the attempted stabbi... Mon, 22 May 2017 20:01:00 GMT 2017-05-22T20:01:00Z Trump: 'Hopeful Signs' for Middle East Peace Standing next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump said he has seen, "many hopeful signs" that "we can truly achieve a... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:56:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:56:00Z AP Report: Trump Receives Warm Welcome in Israel President Donald Trump wrapped up the first day of his historic stop in Israel Monday, where he visited the Western Wall and met with Israeli Prime Minister... Mon, 22 May 2017 18:38:00 GMT 2017-05-22T18:38:00Z Trump And Netanyahu Discuss Iran in Jerusalem President Donald Trump told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday the deal with Iran "was a terrible, terrible, thing for the U.S." to enter... Mon, 22 May 2017 17:37:00 GMT 2017-05-22T17:37:00Z Melania Trump and Sara Netanyahu Visit Hospital First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Jerusalem on Monday with the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mrs. Trump was introduced... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:21:00 GMT 2017-05-22T16:21:00Z Trump: 'I Never Mentioned' Israel to Russians President Donald Trump insisted Monday he "never mentioned Israel" during his recent Oval Office meeting with Russian officials. Trump made the comments... Mon, 22 May 2017 16:06:00 GMT 2017-05-22T16:06:00Z Trump Hopeful on Peace in Israel President Donald Trump said in Israel that there's a "great feeling for peace throughout the Middle East," expressing optimism at the start of his visit... Mon, 22 May 2017 13:57:00 GMT 2017-05-22T13:57:00Z Israeli Pol's Awkward Selfie with Trump An Israeli lawmaker from Benjamin Netanyahu's ruling Likud party whipped out his cellphone and pushed himself into a selfie with US President Donald Trump... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:58:00 GMT 2017-05-22T12:58:00Z Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal' JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not. Trump has handed son-in-law Jared Kushner and longtime business lawyer Jason Greenblatt... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:08:00 GMT 2017-05-22T00:08:00Z The Latest: Trump asks Mideast to extinguish extremism RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's first trip abroad (all times local): 11:15 p.m. President Donald Trump is imploring Middle Eastern countries to extinguish what he calls "Islamic extremism" emanating from the region. Speaking Sunday to Arab leaders in Saudi Arabia, Trump described the... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:18:00 GMT 2017-05-21T20:18:00Z Amid Crisis at Home, Trump Makes 1st Trip Abroad Four months into a turbulent term with his White House in chaos, President Donald Trump is embarking on his first international trip, a five-stop marathon... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:12:00 GMT 2017-05-19T08:12:00Z Protester killed, AP journalist wounded in West Bank clash RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli settler opened fire on Thursday at Palestinian demonstrators after his car was pelted with stones, killing a young man and wounding an Associated Press photographer who was covering the unrest, according to witnesses, video footage and medical officials. The shooting occurred at the Hawara checkpoint in the northern W... Thu, 18 May 2017 19:04:00 GMT 2017-05-18T19:04:00Z Intel spat adds to Israeli concerns about Trump visit JERUSALEM (AP) — When Donald Trump was elected president, Israeli nationalists rejoiced that a reputed strong ally would be moving into the White House. But as Trump prepares to visit the region this weekend, apprehension reigns instead. A diplomatic blowup over the status of Jerusalem, followed by revelations Trump had shared highly classified Israeli in... Thu, 18 May 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-05-18T00:46:00Z Israel-US spat erupts ahead of Trump visit to region JERUSALEM (AP) — A diplomatic spat on Monday erupted between U.S. and Israeli officials, just days before a planned visit by President Donald Trump, after an American representative questioned Israel's claim to one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Israel angrily demanded an explanation from the White House, casting a cloud over the highly anticipated visi... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:21:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:21:00Z Report: Casino mogul to be questioned in probe of Israel PM JERUSALEM (AP) — American casino mogul Sheldon Adelson will reportedly give Israeli police testimony in an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israel's Channel 2 reported Sunday that Adelson, a close confidante of Netanyahu, and his wife will be questioned by police during their visit to Israel next week. ... Sun, 14 May 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-05-14T18:46:00Z Jordanian stabber shot dead in Jerusalem JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police officer shot dead a Jordanian attacker who stabbed him in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday, police said, in a rare incident that sparked tension between the two countries. Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the attacker quickly pulled a knife and stabbed the officer several times, moderately wounding him. Samri said... Sat, 13 May 2017 19:38:00 GMT 2017-05-13T19:38:00Z 1 killed at West Bank rally for Palestinian hunger strikers RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry says a Palestinian has been killed by Israeli fire during clashes at a West Bank rally in support of hunger-striking prisoners. It says a 20-year-old was shot Friday near Ramallah. The military says soldiers opened fire after dozens of Palestinians hurled rocks at them. Hundreds... Fri, 12 May 2017 13:24:00 GMT 2017-05-12T13:24:00Z New Hamas chief tours native Gaza, highlights power shift GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The newly elected leader of Hamas paid tribute in Gaza on Monday to Palestinian prisoners being held in Israel, his first appearance in the new role and a sign of the group's internal power shift from the diaspora to the Hamas-ruled territory. Since the Palestinian group's founding 30 years ago, its top leaders had moved betwe... Mon, 08 May 2017 17:17:00 GMT 2017-05-08T17:17:00Z Hamas says Ismail Haniyeh chosen as Islamic group's leader GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Hamas Islamic militant movement that controls the Gaza Strip announced Saturday it had chosen its former Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh as the group's new political chief. Haniyeh succeeds Hamas' longtime exiled leader Khaled Mashaal, and the move comes shortly after Gaza's rulers unveiled a new, seemingly more pragmat... Sat, 06 May 2017 17:39:00 GMT 2017-05-06T17:39:00Z Trump to visit Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vatican, meet with pope WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday his first foreign trip as president will feature stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican, where he will meet with Pope Francis, an ambitious foray onto the world stage that will include meetings with NATO and a summit in Italy. Senior administration officials said Trump chose Saudi Arabia as his... Fri, 05 May 2017 00:23:00 GMT 2017-05-05T00:23:00Z Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said his first meeting with President Donald Trump left him hopeful, but he did not appear to have come away with any achievements that move the needle on Israeli-Palestinian peace. Abbas said he believes the Trump administration can play an important role as a mediator, and the U.S. president... Thu, 04 May 2017 18:28:00 GMT 2017-05-04T18:28:00Z Israel to withhold $1M in UN funding after UNESCO vote JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he will withhold $1 million in payments to the United Nations following a resolution adopted by its cultural agency that he says diminishes Jewish ties to Jerusalem. Netanyahu called the UNESCO resolution "absurd" and said the agency's "systematic harassment" of Israel had a price. Speaking a... Wed, 03 May 2017 16:23:00 GMT 2017-05-03T16:23:00Z Israel criticizes UN cultural agency resolution on Jerusalem JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Tuesday accused UNESCO of diminishing Jewish ties to Jerusalem after the U.N. cultural agency passed a resolution criticizing Israeli excavations in the city's Israeli-annexed eastern sector as a violation of international law. Israel considers the entire city to be its capital, including east Jerusalem, which i... Tue, 02 May 2017 17:30:00 GMT 2017-05-02T17:30:00Z Palestinians say dozens wounded at protests for prisoners RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli soldiers at demonstrations across the West Bank Friday in support of hundreds of prisoners observing the 12th day of an open-ended hunger strike, Palestinian health officials said. Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Anas Diek said three people were hospitalized, includi... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:35:00 GMT 2017-04-28T15:35:00Z Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors. Apparently seeking to interrupt weapons transfers to the Hezbollah group in Lebanon, Israel has struck inside Syria with incre... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:07:00 GMT 2017-04-28T00:07:00Z The Latest: Russia criticizes French report on Syria attack BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Russia's Foreign Ministry is criticizing a French report that lays blame on the Syrian government for a chemical attack on a town in northern Syria in early April that killed almost 90 people. French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said that chemic... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:43:00 GMT 2017-04-27T19:43:00Z