Jan 27 2015 - 11:51am Rivlin urges Ban to take a stand against Palestinian ICC bid
January 27, 2015

President Reuven Rivlin urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to take a stand against the Palestinian attempt to bring IDF soldiers and Israeli leaders in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC), he told Ynet in an interview on Tuesday.

Jan 27 2015 - 11:48am UN halts Gaza house repairs saying donors failed to pay up
January 27, 2015

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees said on Tuesday that it cannot afford to repair Gaza homes damaged in last year's war with Israel because donors have failed to pay.

Jan 27 2015 - 11:47am ICC backers defy Israeli call to cut funding to war crimes court
January 27, 2015

Many leading backers of the International Criminal Court will ignore Israel's call for them to cut funding in response to an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, officials told Reuters.

Jan 26 2015 - 11:46am Saudi king is dead, but his peace plan still lives
January 26, 2015

For 13 years, Israeli politicians have been avoiding the comprehensive Arab peace initiative proposed by then-crown prince Abdullah; Riyadh is still waiting for our phone call.

Jan 26 2015 - 11:45am Israeli settlers chop down olive trees near Hebron
January 26, 2015

A group of Israeli settlers on Sunday chopped down dozens of olive trees belonging to an elderly Palestinian man in the village of Sisiya south of Hebron, a local spokesman said.

Jan 26 2015 - 11:43am West Bank settlement expansion planned against Netanyahu's orders
January 26, 2015

The Housing and Construction Ministry allocated 850,000 shekels ($215,000) for the expansion of the settlement of Efrat in the West Bank last October, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu having reversed the decision to build on the site.

Jan 23 2015 - 11:02am 200 Palestinians in Gaza to attend Friday prayers at Aqsa
January 23, 2015

Over 200 Palestinians from Gaza left the coastal territory on Friday to pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the Palestinian liaison office said.

Jan 23 2015 - 11:01am Obama will not meet US-bound Netanyahu
January 23, 2015

US President Barack Obama has refused to meet Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who will make a controversial visit to the United States in early March as he fights for re-election.

Jan 23 2015 - 11:00am Israel's Arab parties unite, could help Netanyahu rivals
January 23, 2015

Four political parties that mostly represent Israel's Arab minority have decided to run together in elections on March 17, creating a potential counter-weight to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies.

Jan 22 2015 - 11:27am Behind Obama's back: How Netanyahu's U.S. trip was cooked up
January 22, 2015

Speaker Boehner's invitation was preceded by weeks of contacts between Republican leadership and Israeli ambassador Ron Dermer, who is pushing lawmakers for new Iran sanctions.

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