In an effort to mend a relationship gone sour, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has written a letter to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Sonia Peres, the wife of Israeli President Shimon Peres, died at her Tel Aviv home Thursday morning, a president's spokeswoman said. She was 87.
Israel's defense minister and Labor party chairman Ehud Barak and four other members of Israel's parliament, the Knesset, are leaving the Labor faction and forming a new, independent party.
Israeli authorities are investigating whether the attack that left an American woman dead and her friend injured was "nationalistic," a police spokesman said Monday, using a term for crimes in which a victim is targeted based on an Arab or Israeli background.
The body of an American female tourist missing since Saturday was found outside Jerusalem on Sunday.
The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports from Istanbul, Turkey, where flotilla activists have returned to the country.
Israeli jets launched eight air strikes early Friday on Gaza, Palestinian officials said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
The son of a Hamas founder claims in an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he spied for Israel.
The son of a Hamas official worked for Israeli intelligence and was the Jewish state's "most valuable source in the militant organization's leadership," a news report said Wednesday.
Jerry Brown: California's attorney general on Tuesday launched his bid to regain the top office in Sacramento. Brown was California's governor for two terms from 1975 to 1983. His father, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr., was also a two-term governor.
The Israeli military has disciplined two officers for allowing artillery shells to be fired into a "populated" area of Gaza during Israel's three week war against Hamas last year.
Ten Israeli police officers were detained for questioning Sunday about the alleged abuse of a Palestinian man, an Israeli Justice Ministry spokeswoman said.
Rudolph Giuliani The New York Daily News and New York Times are reporting that the former mayor of New York City is expected to announce today that he is not running for the U.S. Senate in 2010, or governor or any other office -- and this might be the end of his ambitions as a political candidate. Giuliani, 65, became a national figure for the way he led New York and spoke to the world after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2007 he was a Republican presidential candidate. During his years of public service he's taken pro-choice and pro-gay stands. "I have always said that he was a good mayor -- just a terrible person," former Mayor Ed Koch told the Daily News. "And by terrible person, I mean he didn't respect anyone else's opinion. But he delivered essential services."
A former Australian foreign minister said Wednesday he was encouraged by exchanges "across the room" between Israeli and Iranian representatives during a meeting both attended last month.
Israeli textbooks for Arab school children will no longer say that Arabs refer to the period surrounding the birth of Israel as al-Nakba, or "the catastrophe," Israel's education minister said Wednesday.
In what could be a goodwill gesture to the Obama administration, Israeli security forces removed an illegal settler outpost Thursday in the West Bank.
The Israeli military on Monday rejected allegations that its soldiers committed atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza.
Israel's top general said Monday he did not believe the country's soldiers "hurt civilians in cold blood" after newspaper reports quoted soldiers who said the army had treated Gaza as a free-fire zone during its offensive this winter.
The Israeli military plans to investigate claims by Israeli soldiers that Palestinian civilians were killed and Palestinian property intentionally destroyed during Israel's recent 22-day offensive in the Gaza Strip.
The United Arab Emirates has refused to grant a visa to a female Israeli tennis player, preventing her from competing in the Sony Ericsson World Tennis Association Tour in Dubai, the WTA said in a statement Sunday.
Recent media reports about the negotiations to secure the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier are "exaggerated and damaging," outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday.
The Israeli military took the blame Wednesday for the deaths in Gaza of three daughters of a prominent Palestinian doctor during fighting in mid-January between Israeli troops and Hamas militants, the Israel Defense Forces said.
The recent carnage in Gaza has left little doubt that within the tortured dynamic of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, both the chicken and the egg have completely and utterly lost their minds.
Israeli warplanes continued to pound Hamas targets in Gaza on Friday as the world waited to see whether Israel would launch a ground attack.
A 2-year-old survived an attack that took the lives of his parents, thanks to a quick-thinking nanny who grabbed the boy and dashed past gunmen to safety.
Thousands of Israelis attend the furnerals of the victims that died during the Mumbai attacks. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
The newspaper headline of 2008: Two Jews and a Black Man Help Phelps fulfill Olympic Dream.
Chabad House served as both a Jewish center and a rabbi's home, in Mumbai, India, but the building turned into a scene of carnage this week after five hostages held by gunmen inside were found dead.
CNN's Paula Hancocks reports on a Rabbi who made Mumbai his home before being killed in this week's attacks.
Israel's internal security agency is "very concerned" that extremists in that country might assassinate an Israeli leader to disrupt the peace process with the Palestinians, Shin Bet's director said Sunday, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
Although he remains as head of an interim government, the task of forging a new coalition falls to Tzipi Livni, Olmert's replacement as head of the Kadima party
An upcoming concert by Paul McCartney has revived memories of the 1960s, when an Israeli official supposedly called off a Beatles concert for fear it would corrupt the nation's youth
Israeli police investigators raided a ministerial building Tuesday and seized documents related to a fraud investigation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, a police spokesman said.
American Businessman Morris Talansky denies that he tried to bribe Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Authorities raided municipal offices in Jerusalem on Monday as part of a fraud investigation involving Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, police said.
Police are investigating whether Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert received money illegally while he was mayor of Jerusalem and the nation's minister of industry, trade and labor.
After a troubled start to the decade, 2005 proved a golden year for the Palestinian Securities Exchange.
What happened to the Palestinian Securities Exchange, after a surprisingly golden year in 2005? MME investigates.
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is hopeful that peace can be reached soon. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Authorities continue to investigate Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and a former top aide, and a court said Tuesday it may question a foreign national in connection with the probe.
Germany's Angela Merkel will make history Tuesday when she becomes the first German chancellor to address Israel's parliament, the Knesset.
A Palestinian official said Sunday that Israel's plan to expand settlements in the West Bank was "like putting a stick in the wheels of the peace process."
At least three Israeli missiles hit the Palestinian Interior Ministry in Gaza early Thursday, hours after Palestinian militants fired more than 40 Qassam rockets into southern Israel.
People gather around the rubble made by a possible Israeli airstrike in the Bureij refugee camp in Gaza.
An Israeli airstrike killed at least three Palestinians and wounded 16 others Sunday in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, Palestinian and Israeli sources said.
Tens of thousands of Palestinians jammed the Egypt-Gaza border region Thursday, picking up everything from camels to cigarettes in Egypt, a day after overrunning the border wall.
A rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza on Thursday struck near a synagogue in the Israeli town of Sderot, injuring a woman and damaging a home, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman said.
Israelis complained about rocket attacks from Gaza while Palestinians questioned Israeli plans for West Bank settlements during peace talks Wednesday.
Israeli tanks and bulldozers plow into Gaza in the biggest incursion in years. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports
Israeli police will recommend not charging Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for any involvement in the privatization of Bank Leumi, Israel's second-largest bank, police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld told CNN Thursday.
CNN's Barbara Starr looks at just-released photos appearing to show the site of a suspected nuke reactor Israel attacked
A Palestinian militant cell planned to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a recent visit to the West Bank city of Jericho, Israeli media reported Sunday.
Israel on Sunday rejected 50 Africans -- most of them reportedly from Sudan's Darfur region -- who had illegally entered the country from Egypt, a government official said.
At least two Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon landed near the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Shmona on Sunday, police and Israel Defense Forces said.
As it ponders how to stop Hamas militants from launching rockets into Israel, the Jewish state is keeping all of its options open -- including assassination attempts on Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, a top Israeli defense official said Tuesday.
Three Palestinians were killed Saturday during a clash outside the Islamic University of Gaza, bringing the death toll to 18 in three days of fighting between rival Palestinian factions.
The Israel Defense Forces' chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, has resigned, the Israeli Defense Ministry said early Wednesday.
Four Palestinians were killed and 25 wounded, including two journalists, Thursday during an Israeli military operation in the West Bank city of Ramallah.
Israeli sniper fire accidentally killed a 12-year-old Palestinian girl in Beit Hanoun on Saturday, Israel Defense Forces said.
Palestinian militants who had been in a firefight with Israeli soldiers escaped Friday, many of them slipping away in a crowd of women who had come to join what had begun as a standoff.
Iraq continues to be the issue that dominates the world's press.
News of sectarian violence in Iraq covers the pages of most U.S. newspapers.
An Israeli airstrike hit the building housing the Palestinian government's Interior Ministry early Wednesday, the Israel Defense Forces and Palestinian sources told CNN.
An Israeli navy gunboat fired shells onto a northern Gaza beach Friday, killing at least seven people and prompting the military wing of Hamas to call off a 16-month-old cease-fire with Israel.
In a second day of attacks in Gaza, an Israeli airstrike Saturday targeted a training camp, killing at least six militants, Palestinian security and medical sources said.
An Israeli airstrike on a vehicle in southern Gaza killed six Palestinians, including a senior militant and some of his family members, Palestinian security and medical sources said Saturday.
On the day Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh and his 24-member Cabinet were sworn in to take the Palestinian helm, the United States and Canada on Wednesday formally cut ties with the government.
Two opinion polls published Friday suggest that Israelis voting in upcoming elections would strongly support the Kadima political party founded by ailing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, even without its gravely ill leader.
English Premier League club Portsmouth are to bring in millionaire Russian businessman Alexandre Gaydamak as joint owner in a move which could turn the club into one of the wealthiest in the country.
An Israeli civilian crashed his hang glider just inside Lebanon on Wednesday, sparking a clash between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, Israeli and U.N. officials said.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon ordered the suspension of all contacts with the Palestinian Authority on Friday, following an attack by Palestinian gunmen that killed six Israelis civilians, Israeli officials said.
Israeli military police have arrested a previously-cleared army commander after additional investigation indicated he may have lied about repeatedly shooting a 13-year-old Palestinian girl.
After launching a criminal investigation into the shooting death of a 13-year-old Palestinian girl, the Israel Defense Forces have suspended an army commander for his involvement in the incident.
A 10-year-old girl is critically ill after being hit by a bullet while attending school in Gaza, Palestinian security and hospital sources said.
An explosion at a Tel Aviv bus stop Sunday has killed one woman and wounded more than 20 other people, according to Tel Aviv police and Israeli emergency services.
Palestinian militants ambushed an Israeli couple traveling early Sunday in the northern West Bank, killing the man, Israeli military officials said.
Israeli helicopter gunships launched rockets into the building that houses the Palestinian news agency Ramattan and struck a workshop suspected of making weapons in a southern Gaza refugee camp Monday, witnesses and Israeli military officials said.
A photographic exhibit called "Breaking the Silence" has struck a nerve in Israel where critics say the images cast Israel in a poor light.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Friday dismissed two rightist ministers from his Cabinet as he works to win approval for his plan to pull Israeli forces and settlements from Gaza and sections of the West Bank.
Israeli tanks, bulldozers and helicopter gunships launched an offensive in southern Gaza Tuesday in what one Israeli commander called an operation aimed at the "gateway of terrorism."
A suicide bomber on Sunday killed at least eight passengers on a crowded bus in Jerusalem at the height of rush hour, according to police in the city and Israeli ambulance services.
An Israeli newspaper reported Sunday that Israel would shorten the barrier along its border with the West Bank, but a government official refused to confirm the information.
Israeli forces entered Bethlehem early Saturday for the second day in a row, arresting three suspects and conducting house-to-house searches before pulling out, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has praised his country's ambassador to Sweden for damaging an art exhibit depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs says it plans to scold the Israeli ambassador to Sweden for damaging artwork depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber.
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