October 25, 2017 RSS feed / Mideast

Israel’s centrist leaders vie to replace Netanyahu—by taking his side

JERUSALEM—The Israeli political scene has always been one of stark contrasts between the two most iconic, if not always most successful, parties: Dovish Labor vs. hawkish Likud. More...

Israel sets conditions on negotiating with Palestinian gov’t.

The Israeli government said it would not conduct diplomatic negotiations with a Palestinian unity government that includes Hamas unless it meets several conditions, including a halt to the group’s terrorist activities.  More...

Western Wall dig uncovers theater

An ancient Roman theater was uncovered during excavations of the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem.  The discovery of the 200-seat theater structure from the Roman period confirms historical writings that describe a theater near the Temple Mount More...

Man receives kidney from dead daughter

A 66-year-old Israeli man received a kidney transplant from his daughter who died in an accident while vacationing abroad.  Moshe Shimnoni came out of surgery as his daughter, Orit Gur, 44, was being buried in Israel, the Israeli Hebrew-language More...

Israel advances plans for more West Bank housing

An Israeli Defense Ministry committee advanced plans for more than 1,300 housing units in West Bank settlements, which the European Union called “detrimental” to efforts toward peace talks.  More...