August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Mideast

Prime Minister favored withdrawal

Newly rediscovered footage of a 1968 interview with David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, shows him opposing West Bank settlements and instead favoring the return of most of the land Israel captured in the Six-Day War.  More...

Hamas digging miles of tunnels every month

Hamas is digging more than six miles of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel each month and some are undetectable, Israeli defense and diplomatic officials said.  Citing a Channel 2 news report quoting unidentified officials, The Times of Israel More...

Israeli minister to skip Rio event

Israel’s most senior official expected to attend the Rio Olympics said she would not participate in the opening ceremony because it takes place on Shabbat.  The opening ceremonies are scheduled to take place on the evening of Aug. More...

Netanyahu calls on Arab citizens to be more involved

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a video message called on Arab citizens of Israel to become more involved in Israeli society.  The message was released in Hebrew and English with subtitles in Arabic.  More...