January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

As Turkey reaches out to Israel, Jewish groups move to embrace rival

WASHINGTON—Less than a month after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled a readiness to mend ties with Israel after years of antipathy, a delegation of American Jewish leaders embarked on a trip to embrace Turkey’s longtime riva More...

Israel OKs plans to build Druze town

Israel has approved a plan to build a new Druze town in the North. More...

Israel shutting out Swedish officials

Israel will not welcome visits by Swedish officials, the deputy foreign minister of Israel said a day after Sweden’s foreign minister called for an investigation into Israel’s killing of Palestinian attackers.  More...

Aryeh Deri returns as interior chief

Shas party chairman Aryeh Deri was approved to serve as Israel’s interior minister more than two decades after resigning from the same position over corruption charges.  More...

Abbas nixes rumors about PA collapse

The Palestinian Authority is not going to collapse, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said, addressing at least one report to the contrary.  More...