Hamas closes Gaza crossing with Israel after shadowy killing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –  Hamas authorities have shut down the Gaza border with Israel following the mysterious killing of a senior militant. Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman Iyad al-Bozum said Sunday that... Read more »

Roadside bomb kills 3 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt –  Egyptian security officials say a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic militants has hit a police armored vehicle in the north of the Sinai peninsula, killing three members of... Read more »

Trump son-in-law's ties to Israel raise questions of bias

JERUSALEM –  Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has deep business and personal ties to Israel that could raise questions about his ability to serve as an honest broker... Read more »

Former Palestinian prisoner found shot dead in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip –  A former Palestinian prisoner who Israel sent to Gaza after his release has been found shot dead at the entrance of his house in Gaza City. Mazen... Read more »

UN: Israel didn't comply with UN call to stop settlements

UNITED NATIONS –  The United Nations says Israel took no steps to comply with a Security Council call to stop all settlement activity in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and instead... Read more »

Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president

CAIRO –  Key events in the life of the ousted Egyptian president, who has been released from detention and returned home. — Oct. 15 1981: Mubarak takes office after his predecessor, Anwar... Read more »

Hamas TV channel builds Jerusalem set in Gaza

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip –  Quiet on the set! Surrounded by militant training sites on uprooted Jewish settlement lands, the first movie set in the Gaza Strip is growing, depicting the history-rich,... Read more »

Israeli rights group: Troops seize Palestinian boy

JERUSALEM –  An Israeli rights group has released an amateur video it says shows soldiers seizing a terrified 8-year-old Palestinian boy as they tried to get him to identify people who had... Read more »

Merkel affirms German backing for two-state solution

BERLIN –  Chancellor Angela Merkel is reiterating Germany’s long-held support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and its rejection of Israeli settlements. Speaking ahead of talks in Berlin with Palestinian... Read more »

Israeli-American arrested in US Jewish community center bomb threats

The primary suspect in a string of bomb threats targeting Jewish community centers in the U.S. — a 19-year-old Israeli-American Jewish man — was arrested in southern Israel Thursday, police announced. The... Read more »