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Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the traditional site of Jesus' birth is undergoing a much-needed facelift after 600 years.
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The mistaken concept that Israel will become a country like all others has already had a long shelf-life in parts of Zionist history.
An Ethiopian-born Israeli lawmaker says medics rejected her from donating blood at a parliament blood drive, drawing rebuke from Israeli officials.
Israel is promoting a plan to transfer some 40,000 Arab Bedouin citizens from traditional villages into towns despite opposition by activists and senior government officials that threatens to derail it.
World leaders have heaped praise on the late Nelson Mandela, but among the countries paying tribute are some that had long backed the South African apartheid regime that jailed him.
UN trucks carrying building materials which are part of projects funded by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees arrive in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip after crossing the Israeli Kerem Shalom terminal on December 10, 2013.
Amid simmering tensions over Iran policy, the Obama and Netanyahu governments appear to have quietly forged common ground in recent weeks on Israeli-Palestinian talks, with the United States accepting that a possible "framework" agreement might not address every outstanding issue in the negotiations.
He doesn't trust Iran, vows it won't get nuclear weapons, and believes past rhetoric by its leaders threatening annihilation of Israel is unacceptable and kind of insane.
Israel's seven-billion-NIS plan to advance the lives of the Bedouin community in the Negev desert was the topic of an article I wrote a week ago for The World leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela at a mass memorial in South Africa on Tuesday that will recall his gift for bringing enemies ... (more)
Israel's parliament has moved to ensure African migrants who enter the country illegally can be held without charge, despite a Supreme Court ruling that had struck down a previous detention law.
The newspaper, quoting experts and environmental Israeli , stated that to pass the water along this distance, would lead to the spread of bacteria that is not good for the environment Newspaper quoted Israeli experts today about their views on the Israeli Memorandum of Jordanian understanding of Palestinian-Israeli meeting that took place yesterday ... (more)
"You know full well I am not guilty and that this accusation is false," Qatada, in prison overalls, told the judge of the state security court in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
In "My Promised Land," Ari Shavit's anguished book about Israel, there is plenty about the mistreatment of Palestinians - today, yesterday and always.
A senior Palestinian official said the United States was asking Palestinians to make security concessions in peace talks with Israel in order to silence the Jewish state's criticism of world power diplomacy over Iran's nuclear program.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Mideast for more peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, and then will travel on to Vietnam and the Philippines, the State Department said Monday.
JERUSALEM - Fresh off a series of scandals over his high-flying lifestyle and expensive habits, Israel's prime minister says he will skip Nelson Mandela's funeral on Tuesday due to the high cost of the trip.