JERUSALEM—A top Israeli politician heads to prison after a long corruption scandal. Israel’s Supreme Court Tuesday partially overturned a bribery conviction against former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. His sentence was reduced from six years to 18 months in prison. Olmert expressed relief, saying a great burden has been lifted from his heart. The ex-prime minister, […]
JERUSALEM—Tensions were running high at a disputed Jerusalem holy place on Friday as Palestinians gathered for Muslim prayers under tight Israeli security. Nearly 3,000 Israeli police and soldiers deployed in and around Jerusalem’s Old City as Israel reopened the Mosque of Al-Aqsa, the site Jews call the Temple Mount. The ancient compound marks the holiest […]
JERUSALEM â€” Last monthâ€™s deadly conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip may be over, but the war of words continues.
JERUSALEM â€” Israel fired a missile into Syria in what the military described as a â€œwarning shot,â€ after a stray mortar shell fired from Syria landed near an Israeli military post in the Golan Heights. It was the first time Israel fired into Syria since the civil war erupted there more than a year and […]
JERUSALEM â€” Violence has flared on the Israeli border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, leaving at least four Palestinians dead and several people in Israel and Gaza wounded.
JERUSALEM â€“ A former Israeli leader was laid to rest Monday in a state funeral. Israelis paid their last respects to former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir as his flag-draped coffin lay in state in the Knesset, Israelâ€™s parliament.