February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

How a one-armed American soldier fought his way back into the IDF

JERUSALEM—The hardest part was loading the assault rifle.  That’s not because he was a newbie, unaccustomed to the workings of a Tavor rifle. Rather, 1st Sgt. Izzy Ezagui had lost an arm in combat.  More...

Netanyahu plans to surround all Israel with fence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government is preparing a plan to completely surround the country with security fences.  More...

Arab MKs suspended for meeting families

Three Arab-Israeli Knesset members have been suspended from the parliament for meeting with the families of Palestinians who were killed while perpetrating terror attacks.  More...

Astronaut’s equipment on display in Israel

Pieces of equipment used by Ilan Ramon, a member of the ill-fated Columbia space shuttle crew 13 years ago, went on display in Israel. More...

Labor approves Herzog’s plan for West Bank withdrawal

Israel’s Labor Party unanimously approved a plan presented by its leader, Isaac Herzog that would promote a two-state solution through unilateral withdrawal from the West Bank.  The plan was approved during a party convention. More...