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Charges Planned Against Netanyahu Aides in Submarine Graft Scandal

Indicted and embattled, Israel’s prime minister faces new calls for yet another corruption inquiry. → Read More

Israel Intercepts Four Rockets Launched From Syria

Days after a clash between Israel and militants in Gaza to the south, tensions rose across the northern frontier. → Read More

Are West Bank Settlements Illegal? Who Decides?

The United States declared that Israeli settlements on the West Bank are “not inconsistent with” international law, despite decisions by world bodies like the International Court of Justice. → Read More

Exchanges of Fire Continue Across Israel-Gaza Border

A clash set off by Israel’s killing of an Islamic Jihad commander teetered between containment and escalation into a broader conflict. → Read More

Jordan Reclaims Land Israelis Used Under ’94 Peace Accord

Israelis see the step as a reflection of the dismal state of relations a quarter century after the treaty was reached. → Read More

In a Deeply Split Israel City, Both Sides Urge Unity

Rosh Haayin almost perfectly reflects the political divide paralyzing Israel, with the religious right on one side and the secular left on the other. But its residents are ready for compromise. → Read More

How a Few Grams of Pot Turned an American-Israeli Into a Geopolitical Pawn

Naama Issachar, a yoga student arrested at the Moscow airport, has found her fate linked to that of a little-known Russian held in Israel and facing extradition to the United States. → Read More

After Tight Israeli Election, Netanyahu’s Tenure Appears Perilous

The winner of Israel’s do-over election was too close to call early Wednesday, but exit polls pointed to serious obstacles for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. → Read More

Cyprus Rape Case That Roiled Israel Falls Apart, With 12 Suspects Freed

A dozen Israeli teenagers accused of raping a British tourist in a Cyprus resort have been freed, and the accuser was arrested on charges of making a false accusation. → Read More

West Bank Attack Raises Tensions Ahead of Israeli Elections

An assailant stabbed an Israeli soldier to death and then injured two other Israelis. The attack quickly became fodder in a heated election. → Read More

After Rockets Are Fired at Tel Aviv, Israel and Hamas Quickly Pull Back

The Israeli military said the rocket fire had been a mistake. A Hamas official blamed rogue militants. Either way, both sides worked to restore calm. → Read More

Prosecutor Moves to Indict Netanyahu on Corruption Charges

The announcement was the culmination of a two-year investigation into Benjamin Netanyahu’s dealings and imperil his political future just 40 days before he is to stand for re-election. → Read More

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Dies at 67; Fostered Israeli-Evangelical Ties

His organization has raised more than $1.5 billion from evangelical Christian contributors abroad, though the effort has left some Jews uncomfortable. → Read More

Israel, in Rare Admission, Confirms Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria

By lifting the veil on its campaign to curb Iranian influence in the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be trying to convey confidence during his re-election campaign. → Read More

Israeli Teenagers Are Suspected in Deadly Stoning of a Palestinian Woman

Five youths are being investigated for “grave terrorism offenses, including murder,” over the death of Aisha Rabi on a West Bank road. → Read More

New Year’s Fete From Russia Irks Some in Israel: ‘It’s Not a Jewish Holiday’

Novy God, the Russian New Year, has become a way to gauge Israeli acceptance of more than one million Russian-speaking immigrants, many of whom feel they constantly have to prove their Jewishness. → Read More

Amos Oz, Israeli Author and Peace Advocate, Dies at 79

One of Israel’s most prolific writers, he published numerous works of both fiction and nonfiction, and his writing was translated into more than 35 languages. → Read More

Israel to Hold Early Elections in April

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had wanted the coalition government to complete its term through November, but Parliament will instead be dissolved. → Read More

Israel Calls for International Action Against Hezbollah Tunnels

Israel’s military exposed a fourth tunnel from Lebanon, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the case for United Nations action. → Read More

Facebook Blocks Netanyahu’s Son, Saying His Posts ‘Included Hate Speech’

Yair Netanyahu, the older son of the Israeli prime minister, is a divisive online presence. Facebook blocked him for 24 hours, so he turned to Twitter. → Read More