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Scores Arrested in Israeli Protests

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli police have arrested 85 demonstrators in Tel Aviv, who were demanding social reforms and affordable housing. Officials say the protesters clashed with police, vandalized banks, and blocked roads late Saturday. Demonstrators said they were also upset after a protest leader said she was injured when taken into custody at an earlier rally. Last year, […]

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Scores Arrested in Israeli Protests

Posted June 24th, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Israel’s capital have arrested 85 demonstrators, who were demanding social reforms and affordable housing. Officials say the protesters clashed with police, vandalized banks, and blocked roads late Saturday in Tel Aviv. Demonstrators said they were also upset after a protest leader said she was injured when taken into custody at an earlier rally. […]

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2 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes on Gaza

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel’s military said Saturday it carried out a series of airstrike in the Gaza Strip, ruled by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, in response to more than 20 Palestinians rockets that crashed into Israel Saturday. One of the rockets, which brought the week’s total to 150, injured an Israeli man in the town of Sderot. […]

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2 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Strikes on Gaza

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel has carried out deadly airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, following a barrage of rockets fired by Palestinian militants. Palestinian medical officials say the Israeli strikes Saturday killed two Palestinians and wounded at least 24 others. Officials say one of the dead is a six-year-old boy. Israel confirmed it struck multiple targets in Gaza but […]

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Israel Strikes Targets in Gaza as Truce Unravels

Posted June 23rd, 2012 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Palestinian medical officials say Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip have killed one Palestinian and injured at least 20 other people. Officials say a six-year-old boy was killed in a strike Saturday near the town of Khan Younis. Israel has denied any involvement in the child’s death. Authorities say the Israeli strikes were in retaliation […]

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Gunmen Infiltrate Israel from Egypt

Posted June 18th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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Unidentified gunmen crossed into Israel from Egypt’s Sinai desert early Monday and killed a construction worker before Israeli troops returned fire and killed two of the attackers. Israel’s military says the gunmen ambushed two vehicles carrying workers involved in building a fence along the border. It said the assailants detonated a roadside bomb and opened […]

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Israel’s Parliament Debates Massacre of Armenians

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Israeli parliament Tuesday debated whether to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks early in the 20th century as an act of genocide, a move that would further aggravate already tense relations between between Israel and Turkey. Armenians say the Ottoman Turks killed about 1.5 million of their people in an orchestrated […]

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Israeli Authorities Detain Dozens of African Migrants

Posted June 11th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Israeli immigration authorities say they have detained dozens of African migrants as part of a new operation to deport illegal immigrants. Officials say immigration police arrested at least 55 migrants, mostly South Sudanese, during raids in the southern city of Eilat and parts of central Israel. Rights activists criticized the raids, saying they create fear […]

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7 Wounded in Israeli Airstrike on Gaza Strip

Posted June 3rd, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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A series of Israeli airstrikes Sunday on the Gaza Strip has wounded seven people. The Israeli military said its aircraft targeted three weapon manufacturing facilities in the central Gaza Strip and “two terror tunnels” in the northern and southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military said the strikes were in retaliation for an operation Friday, in […]

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US Envoy to Israel: Military Option for Iran ‘Ready’ if Necessary

Posted May 17th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. envoy to Israel said this week that Washington is willing to use military force if necessary to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and already has plans in place for a possible attack. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro told members of Israel’s Bar Association “it would be preferable to resolve this diplomatically and through […]

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