Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, left, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner attends the opening ceremony of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner
May 14, 2018 - 5:06 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem Monday with a high-powered American presidential delegation joining Israel's top leadership in a celebration of their countries' friendship and the city's history as the ancient capital of the Jewish people. About 800 well-...
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People protested Israel's U.S. Embassy move during a City Hall ceremony celebrating the state's birthday.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local officials were met in the middle of crossfire as they celebrated another major milestone for the state of Israel. The City of Philadelphia celebrated Israel's 70th birthday Monday by raising the Israeli flag over City Hall — a first for the city. The flag will...
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May 14, 2018 - 1:28 pm
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Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones at Israeli troops
Xinhua/Sipa USA
May 14, 2018 - 8:13 am
By Abeer Salman and James Masters, CNN (CNN) -- Sixteen Palestinians were killed during protests in Gaza on Monday, hours before the new US embassy was due to officially open in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced. The first victim to be named was Anas Hamdan Qdeih, a 21-year-...
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Israelis wave national flags outside the Old City's Damascus Gate.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
May 13, 2018 - 2:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move. A day before the embassy's formal opening,...
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A road sign leading to the U.S. Embassy is seen ahead the official opening in Jerusalem.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
May 13, 2018 - 11:08 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is preparing a series of festivities Sunday to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, a move that has ignited Palestinian protests and raised fears of a further outbreak of violence. As Israel marks Jerusalem Day, the 51st anniversary of what it refers...
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Netta from Israel celebrates after winning the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
AP Photo/Armando Franca
May 13, 2018 - 9:00 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Netta Barzilai is sassy, she's fun and she can sing — and now the Israeli has won the Eurovision Song Contest with a catchy techno dance tune about women's empowerment. The 25-year-old pre-competition favorite beat out competition from 42 other countries' performers Saturday...
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Jerusalem
May 11, 2018 - 12:02 pm
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open with an initial staff of at least 50. That's according to senior Trump administration officials previewing the highly anticipated opening on May 14. The embassy is moving from Tel Aviv in line with...
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Syrian military released still images showing their air defenses confronting missiles fired by the Israeli army towards Syria.
Syrian Military
May 10, 2018 - 12:39 pm
By Oren Liebermann, Salma Abdelaziz and James Masters (CNN) -- Israel claims it has destroyed almost all of Iran's military capabilities in Syria after what it says was an Iranian missile attack on the Golan Heights. In the most direct confrontation between Israel and Iran to date, the two regional...
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Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus, saying its air defenses intercepted and destroyed two incoming missiles. The reported attack came shortly after Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iran deal.
SANA via AP
May 09, 2018 - 7:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Iranian forces based in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions in the Golan Heights early Thursday, the Israeli military said, triggering an Israeli reprisal and further escalating heightened tensions. The Israeli military said its Iron Dome rocket defense...
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