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At least four dead in Palestinian truck attack in Jerusalem

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State. It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months and targeted officer cadets

Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic shift in U.S. policy on the issue. During the meeting that lasted more than an hour at Trump Tower in New

Netanyahu says willing to discuss Arab initiative for peace with Palestinians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held out the prospect on Monday of reviving a 2002 Arab peace initiative that offers Israel diplomatic recognition from Arab countries in return for a statehood deal with the Palestinians. Netanyahu’s comments were a formal response to a speech last week by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who promised Israel warmer

Gaza death toll rises; Hamas fires rockets at Tel Aviv

 An Israeli air strike on the home of Gaza’s police chief killed 18 people on Saturday, Gaza’s health ministry said, and Hamas fired the largest salvo of rockets yet on Tel Aviv since the start of the Jewish state’s offensive in the Palestinian enclave. The strike on the home of Tayseer Al-Batsh in Gaza City

Israel widens Gaza offensive, readies ground troops

Ed Morrissey, Israel stepped up its offensive in Gaza today, broadening its target range and hitting all along the enclave. The latest increase in activity came after Hamas increased the rate and range of its rocket attacks: Israel ramped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, bombing more than 100 targets overnight as

Hamas says Israeli air strikes in Gaza kill seven of its men

 Israeli air strikes killed seven Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the Islamist group said, in the deadliest attacks in a surge of violence exacerbated by the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli youths and a Palestinian teen. The Israeli military said its aircraft targeted “terror sites and concealed rocket launchers across the

Israel moving troops near Gaza Strip border, officials say

 Israel has begun sending troop reinforcements to its border with the Gaza Strip amid intensifying rocket barrages, defense officials said Thursday. The move comes after a rocket launched from Gaza slammed into two houses in southern Israel, the military said, causing no injuries but sparking Israeli reprisals and adding to the mounting tensions surrounding the