Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have announced they are joining forces

Top Netanyahu challengers unite for Israeli elections

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has struck a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead of April elections

Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not accept a monthly tax transfer from Israel if it carries out its decision to deduct amounts the Palestinians pay to the families of prisoners and people killed in fighting with Israel

Palestinian leader will refuse Israeli tax transfers

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century

Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

Israeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police arrest 19 protesters at Jerusalem holy site

The Latest on events condemning anti-Semitism in France(all times local): 6:15 p

The Latest: Israeli PM calls vandals ‘wild anti-Semites’

A Polish government official says Warsaw is still waiting for Israel's government to apologize for comments the acting foreign minister made about Poles and their role in the Holocaust

Poland awaiting Israel’s apology for minister’s comments

Israel's prime minister is meeting with his Slovakian counterpart in a first set of sit-downs with Eastern European leaders after a high-profile summit was cancelled over a rift with Poland

Israeli leader hosts east European PMs after summit scrapped

Young American rabbinical students are doing more than visiting holy sites, learning Hebrew and poring over religious texts during their year abroad in Israel

Future rabbis plant with Palestinians, sow rift with Israel