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Al-Qaeda plotted US embassy attack in Tel Aviv: Israel

Dan Williams Israel said it had arrested two Palestinians from East Jerusalem who were planning to carry out attacks for al-Qaeda, including on the US Embassy, with the help of foreign suicide bombers posing as...

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem sound sirens as Israel extends strikes

Alisa Odenheimer and Calev Ben-David Palestinian missiles landed in areas around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and air-raid warnings sounded in both cities as Israel extended its bombing of the Gaza Strip and planned to increase its military...

Explosion on bus in Tel Aviv wounds 10

Tel Aviv

A BLAST on a Tel Aviv bus that injured at least 10 people on Wednesday, three of them seriously, was ''a terrorist attack'', the Israeli Prime Minister's spokesman said.

Israeli teens face jail after refusing to join army

Robert Tait To some, they are heroes ready to trade their personal liberty for the sake of high principle. To others, they are spoilt rich children, shirking their national duty on the backs of the less...

Israel cancels prisoner release over Palestinian UN step

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, with chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, signs an application to UN agencies.

Jonathan Ferziger Israel has cancelled the already postponed release of 26 Palestinian prisoners in the latest blow to faltering peace talks, saying the move was a response to renewed efforts by Palestinians to gain...

Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert in bribery case

Ehud Olmert

Rami Amichay An Israeli court has convicted Ehud Olmert of bribery over his ties to a real-estate deal while Jerusalem mayor, likely ending any prospect of a political comeback.

US may release convicted spy to keep Israel in faltering talks

Convicted spy: Jonathan Pollard in 1998.

Michael R. Gordon The United States and Israel are discussing the possible release of Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as part of efforts to advance Middle East peace...

Israel says it seized Gaza-bound rocket shipment from Iran

A rocket is seen on a ship seized by the Israeli navy in the Red Sea in this handout picture released by the Israel Defence Forces on March 5.

Dan Williams The Israeli navy said that it seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the besieged Gaza...

Israel parliament passes controversial laws

Israel's parliament passed a trio of controversial laws, one of which will require a national referendum on almost any peace deal reached with the Palestinians and another that could for the first...

Removing Israeli settlers could cost $10 billion, group says

Jonathan Ferziger Paying Israel's settlers to give up their homes for a future Palestinian state would cost about $US10 billion, a peace group said. Settlers said the final price could be double that.

Rabbi is new player in New Jersey bridge mess

David Wildstein:

Joseph Tanfani The George Washington Bridge scandal that descended on New Jersey governor Chris Christie in January this year has a new cast member: a New Jersey rabbi.

French president Francois Hollande vows tough Iran stance

Ian Deitch France's president has promised to take a hard line in upcoming nuclear talks with Iran this week, pleasing Israeli officials who warmly welcomed him to the Jewish state for a three-day visit.

Heavy snow interrupts Jewish sabbath, rain floods Gaza

Thick blanket: Snow covers Jerusalem's old city on Saturday, causing traffic disruptions and power outages across the country.

The heaviest snowfall in decades has blocked roads across Israel and the West Bank, while torrential rains have flooded areas of the Gaza Strip.

Israelis shell Gaza after fence repairer is killed

A Palestinian boy, who medics said was wounded during an Israeli air strike on the Bureij facility, lies on a bed at a hospital in the central Gaza Strip.

Isabel Kershner Jerusalem: An Israeli labourer who was repairing the security fence along the border with Gaza was fatally shot on Tuesday by a Palestinian sniper, according to the Israeli military, and Israel...

Ariel Sharon reportedly near death

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2005.

Jodi Rudoren Ariel Sharon, the former prime minister of Israel who has been comatose for nearly eight years, is said to be close to death, suffering from kidney failure.

Sharon doctor says former Israel PM's condition is worsening

Condition worsening ... Ariel Sharon as Israeli Prime Minister in 2005.

Jan. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon remains in a critical condition and the functioning of his organs is deteriorating, according to the chief of the hospital where he's...

African asylum seekers protest in Israel

Jack Guez More than 30,000 African asylum seekers have protested in Tel Aviv, in the biggest rally ever staged by migrants in the Jewish state.

Ex-Israel leader Ariel Sharon's condition worsens: hospital

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in 2005.

The condition of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, in a coma since 2006, has deteriorated sharply in recent hours and he is close to death, the hospital treating him said on Thursday.

Ariel Sharon dies after 8 years in a coma

Ariel Sharon had been in a coma since 2005.

Ruth Pollard Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has died aged 85 after spending eight years in a coma following a stroke.

Avigdor Lieberman, ex-foreign minister of Israel, cleared of fraud charges

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Avigdor Lieberman, the former Israeli foreign minister who is among the nation's most powerful and polarising politicians, was acquitted on Wednesday of corruption charges that have dogged him for...