June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

Fearful for economic future, Israelis want Scandinavian-style government, survey shows

TEL AVIV--On one hand, most Israelis say their financial situation is good and getting better. On the other hand, they’re worried they won’t be able to provide for their children. More...

Partial endorsement of peace initiative

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said he accepted some elements of the socalled Arab Peace Initiative as a basis for talks on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. More...

Kids’ soccer leagues aim to bridge Israel’s religious divide

PARDES HANNA, Israel— When Yoel decided, at age 8, to begin observing Shabbat, there was one problem: It meant he couldn’t join most of Israel’s youth soccer teams, which played games on Saturday. More...

Lawmaker vows end to prayer ban

TEMPLE MOUNT

At his Knesset swearing-in speech, longtime Temple Mount activist and new Likud lawmaker Yehuda Glick called for an end to the ban on Jewish prayer at the Jerusalem compound.  More...

Israel tests new sea-based missile

IRON DOME…

Israel said it successfully tested a sea-based Iron Dome missile defense system.  During the test, which was announced two weeks after it took place, the sea-based version intercepted short-range rockets launched from the shore. More...

White House: ‘Hezbollah is broke’

Non-nuclear U.S. sanctions against Iran and its allies have led to Hezbollah being in “its worst financial shape in decades,” the top sanctions enforcement official told Congress.  More...