JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two Israeli air strikes against Hezbollah targets in Syria in recent weeks seem to mark a more openly assertive stance toward the group after years of shadow boxing, requiring careful calibration to avoid escalation into a war that neither wants

Israeli strikes raise stakes in face-off with Hezbollah

Senior UN diplomat who acted as a bridge and barrier between the Israeli army and Hezbollah in Lebanon in the aftermath of the 2006 warMichael Williams, Lord Williams of Baglan, who has died aged 67 after suffering from cancer, was a senior United Nations diplomat with a knack for turning the organisation’s principles into action on the ground, most successfully in the aftermath of the 2006 war between Israel and the Lebanese militia, Hezbollah

Lord Williams of Baglan obituary

RAMALLAH, West Bank –  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' initial relief over having been invited to the White House is now clouded by concerns he might have to say no to President Donald Trump on a key issue in their first meeting Wednesday

At White House, Abbas to ask Trump to back Arab peace plan

Opposition lawmakers brand resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem as ‘anti-Semitic’ as PM applauds increased backing for Israel at UN

Netanyahu: ‘Absurd’ UNESCO vote heralds ‘change’ in world support

After UNESCO approves resolution denying Israeli claims to city, Rivlin tells ambassadors it’s ‘time to put an end to the absurd’

President urges world to recognize Jerusalem, move embassies

Israel om Tuesday showed off its new F-35 stealth fighter jets recently delivered from the United States as part of an air show marking its annual Independence Day celebrations

Israel shows off F-35 stealth fighters for 1st time

On Israel’s 69th Independence Day, the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted on a new anti-Israel resolution denying Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem

UNESCO Executive Board Passes Anti-Israel Resolution

Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and Tom Cotton say the PA is no partner for peace with Israel as long as it's 'spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year funding and incentivizing terror'

Republican senators urge Trump to stop Palestinians from paying terrorists’ families

A delegation of leading Republican senators is urging President Donald Trump to demand that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas end his government's longtime practice of paying terrorists and their families for attacks committed against Israel, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the White House

Senators to Trump: Tell Abbas, Palestinians Payments to Terrorists Must Stop