Tag Archives: Israel

Israel slams U.N. body's call for 'blacklist' of settlement companies

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel on Thursday assailed the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for adopting a measure that calls for the establishment of a database of businesses "involved in…

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Trump vows strong U.S. ties with Israel, draws fire from Clinton

By Steve Holland & Emily Flitter WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday vowed an unbreakable U.S. alliance with Israel if he is elected president in November,…

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Last survivor of Nazi death camp Treblinka dies in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp in occupied Poland where 875,000 people were systematically murdered, has died in Israel at the age…

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Top UN official says war-hit Gaza on 'disastrous trajectory'

Jerusalem (AFP) – A top UN official helping oversee Gaza's reconstruction following its 2014 war with Israel says the territory is on a "disastrous trajectory," with Israel's blockade & Palestinian…

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Netanyahu rejects French ultimatum on Palestinian statehood

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for a more "sober" approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in dismissing a French peace initiative as…

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Publisher Zuckerman announces US-Israel science initiative

NEW YORK (AP) — Real estate magnate & publisher Mortimer Zuckerman has announced a scholarship program to pay for American graduate students in the sciences to study in Israel. The…

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Israel reluctant to accuse Islamic State over bar shootings despite hallmarks

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – It appeared to have hallmarks of the first Islamic State attack in Israel: A Muslim citizen opened fire on a Tel Aviv bar days…

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Israel releases Eichmann plea letter on Holocaust day

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel made public on Wednesday a decades-old handwritten plea from Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann for clemency for his role in the Holocaust, dated just two days…

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Israel feels the heat of U.S., EU and U.N. criticism

By Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) – The United States, European Union & the United Nations have issued unusually stern criticism of Israel, provoking a sharp response from Prime Minister Benjamin…

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UN chief calls on Israel to freeze settlement-building

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Progress toward peace between Israel & the Palestinians requires that Israel freeze its settlement-building, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday, calling the settlement activities "an affront to…

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