After 10,000 settlers and their supporters protested in Israel last night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered tax breaks and other benefits to mollify them. But his effort to please everyone may be backfiring.
Israeli settlers clashed with police Wednesday, angry over a West Bank settlement freeze announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Just ahead of the anniversary of the killing of Yitzhak Rabin – the former Israeli prime minister murdered by a Jewish extemist in 1995 – security forces publicized the arrest of Yaakov Teitel. Murder accusations against Teitel are again fanning concern in Israel about nationalist vigilantes.
J Street challenges the dominant role AIPAC has played in defining how US Jews see Israel. Why is a prominent Israeli politician not attending J Street's national conference in Washington this week?.
A majority of Israelis support a two-state solution, including steps such as a settlement freeze.
Human Rights Watch says IDF soldiers unlawfully shot 11 civilians dead during the Gaza war against Hamas, which HRW earlier accused of war crimes.
Forced out of their Sheikh Jarrah homes after losing a property-rights case to Jewish families, their situation has drawn international censure.
It is reportedly planning to dismantle the outposts in a single day to minimize the violence and bad PR that marred the last major evacuation, in 2006.
Many Israelis see the president's decision to bypass Jerusalem as part of a broader shift in US priorities in the region.