Articles Tagged 'Israel'
Christie, Walker rush to woo GOP donors
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie offered his support to Israel on Saturday, as just one of several potential 2016 presidential candidates to speak before a group of powerful GOP donors.
At a Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas, Christie said he was overwhelmed by the strength of Israel’s leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and said that many Israelis…
Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander: ‘Islam has given us this wish’ to destroy Israel
A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has a message for the world: his finger is “on the trigger” and ready to “destroy” Israel at any time.
“Today, we can destroy every spot which is under the Zionist regime’s control with any volume of fire power [that we want] right from here,” Iran’s Fars news agency quoted Revolutionary Guard Brig. Gen.…
West Bank archaeological site draws ire
HEBRON, West Bank | On an ancient hill dotted with 1,000-year-old olive trees, Israelis are busy excavating in search of the first palace of King David in the heart of the West Bank.
The Jewish settlers who started the dig with the help of Israel’s Antiquities Authority say they want to turn it into an archaeological park to celebrate its…
BREAKING NEWS: Israel foils Al Qaeda plot on US embassy, internal security agency says
JERUSALEM – Israel’s internal security agency says it has foiled an Al Qaeda plan to attack the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and hit other…
Israel retaliates with airstrike in Gaza
JERUSALEM — The Israeli military says it has carried out an airstrike in the Gaza Strip in response to the deadly shooting of an Israeli civilian who was working along the border fence.
The military gave no immediate details on the target of the airstrike Tuesday, and there was no word on casualties.
The military said the Israeli man…
Pope Francis rattles Catholic Church with ‘feistier’ political side
Pope Francis had a closed-door meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the latest example of the pontiff’s deeper wade into politics than his Catholic Church predecessors.
“During John Paul II’s declining years, and throughout Benedict XVI’s papacy, the Vatican was more quiet,” said James Walston, a political scientist with the American University of Rome, in USA Today.…
Netanyahu sending security aide to U.S. for talks on Iran
JERUSALEM – Israel’s top security adviser plans to go to Washington to discuss a comprehensive nuclear deal that the United States and five other powers hope to negotiate with Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday.
Netanyahu, who described Sunday’s interim nuclear deal with Iran as a “historic mistake”, fears that lifting sanctions will make it easier for Tehran…
Netanyahu visits Russia to lobby against Iran deal
JERUSALEM-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Russia on Wednesday to appeal for tougher terms in a nuclear accord with Iran after failing to convince the United States that world powers are pursuing a bad deal.
Netanyahu was due to meet President Vladimir Putin as envoys from Russia, the United States, China, France, Britain and Germany began a third and…
Iran nuclear talks: Benjamin Netanyahu lashes out against deal
Benjamin Netanyahu set himself on a collision course with Israel’s Western allies on Friday after lashing out at an impending deal over Iran’s nuclear programme…
Kerry warns Israel of troubles ahead if peace talks fail
AMMAN | U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Israel on Thursday that it could face a third Palestinian uprising and deepening international isolation if American-brokered peace negotiations failed.
Both Israelis and Palestinians have given grim assessments of the lack of progress in their talks, which the United States helped revive last July after a three-year hiatus. Violence has simmered…