Israel: New airstrike on Gaza a response to rocket barrage

JERUSALEM, March 12 (UPI) -- Israel launched its second airstrike on Gaza in two days Wednesday, responding to a barrage of rockets, military officials said.
Israeli on Kerry anti-Semitic charge: Not 'personal'

Israeli on Kerry anti-Semitic charge: Not 'personal'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- An Israeli lawmaker tried to explain Sunday that his characterization of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as anti-Semitic was not "personal."

Rockets fired at Eilat, Negev in Israel

EILAT, Israel, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Israeli security forces searched Tuesday for the remains of two rockets fired at the southern city of Eilat, Israel Radio reported.

Israel, Kazakhstan sign defense pact

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Israel and Kazakhstan have signed a security cooperation agreement to improve bilateral defense trade, officials said.

Israeli lawmakers seek spy Jonathan Pollard's release from U.S. prison

JERUSALEM, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Israeli lawmakers asked President Shimon Perez to push for the release of Jonathan Pollard, held in a U.S. prison for more than 28 years for spying for Israel.

Israel strikes back after Lebanese rocket fire

KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Israeli artillery units shelled areas in southern Lebanon Sunday in response to two Katyusha rockets fired at northern Israel, the army said.

Israel approves third Palestinian prisoner release

JERUSALEM, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Israel approved the release of the third round of 26 Palestinian prisoners agreed upon in the framework of peace talks with the Palestinians, officials said.

Egypt arrests bomb suspect

CAIRO, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Egyptian security officials have arrested a Muslim Brotherhood member suspected of involvement in the bombing of a police station in Mansoura, officials said.

Thousands celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Thousands of tourists, pilgrims and Christian worshipers celebrated Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, officials said.
Palestinian, Israeli killed in Gaza violence

Palestinian, Israeli killed in Gaza violence

JERUSALEM, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- A 3-year-old Palestinian girl was killed in Israeli air raids in Gaza shortly after an Israeli was killed by sniper fire near the Gaza border, officials said.

Israel calls to release Pollard from U.S. prison

JERUSALEM, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli officials Sunday called for the release of jailed Israeli-American spy Jonathan Pollard amid reports the Washington spied on Israel, officials said.

Driver of former Palestinian PM caught speeding

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Former Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei and his driver were detained for three hours in East Jerusalem for speeding, Israeli police said.

2 Palestinians killed in Israeli army raids

QALQILYA, West Bank, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Two Palestinians were killed in Qalqilya and Jenin in the West Bank by Israeli army forces in operations to arrest fugitives, the army said.

Dutch company halts project with Israel

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A major Dutch water supplier halted cooperation with Israel's national water carrier, alleging violations of international law as the reason, officials said.

Major storm hits Mideast countries

JERUSALEM, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Heavy rain, strong winds, flooding and snow swept across the Middle East Wednesday in the first major winter storm of the season.
Israel, Palestinians-no peace talks breakthrough

Israel, Palestinians-no peace talks breakthrough

JERUSALEM, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Israeli and Palestinian officials said they doubt a breakthrough in peace talks has been made, despite U.S. optimism.

Israel, Jordan, Palestinians agree on 'historic' pipeline

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to construct a "historic" Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline, Israeli official Silvan Shalom said.
Israel's Shimon Peres says he could meet Rouhani

Israel's Shimon Peres says he could meet Rouhani

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday he would have no problem meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Hezbollah blames Israel for top commander's death in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Hezbollah accused Israel of killing one of its top commanders outside his home in Beirut, Lebanon, but Israel denied the allegation.

Israel hosts international air drill

OVDAT, Israel, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A joint international drill involving fighter jets from Israel, the United States, Greece and Italy is under way in Israel, the Israeli air force said.

Kerry: Iran nuclear deal will make Israel 'safer'

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday Iran's promise to halt nuclear enrichment above 5 percent will make Israel and the entire region "safer."
Netanyahu: No nuclear weapons for Iran

Netanyahu: No nuclear weapons for Iran

MOSCOW, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Iran must not be allowed nuclear weapons, Israel's prime minister said Thursday in meeting members of the Jewish community in Moscow.
Freed Palestinian prisoners get $50,000 each, plus other aid

Freed Palestinian prisoners get $50,000 each, plus other aid

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel in the current round of peace talks each get $50,000 and other benefits from the Palestinian Authority, officials said.

Alleged al-Qaida operative seeks release by Israel

JERUSALEM, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- An alleged al-Qaida operative and weapons expert held in Israel since 2010 appealed to the High Court of Justice to be released, an Israeli official said.

Abbas asks negotiators to return to talks

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told his two-man team to return to peace negotiations with Israel or they will be replaced, officials said.
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