Israel: ICC has no authority

Jerusalem will not cooperate with an inquiry into alleged war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Dismissing the ICC’s self-proclaimed jurisdiction over Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu branded the…

Netanyahu’s criminal trial opens

The first proceedings against a sitting Israeli prime minister  are underway, as prosecutors began opening arguments against Benjamin Netanyahu for three separate cases involving charges of bribery, fraud and breach…

Holy Land prepares for Easter

Israel is traditionally a popular destination this time of year, with tens of thousands of visitors coming to the Holy Land to celebrate the overlapping holidays of Easter and Passover.…

US: Israel occupying lands

Attempts by the administration of United States President Joe Biden to balance its Mideast policy between Israel and the Palestinians is evident in wording of the latest world human rights…

1000s attend Passover blessing

Thousands of Jewish congregants gathered at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem today and yesterday, to  participate in the Priestly Blessing ceremony. The benediction is conducted the…

Netanyahu declares victory

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed his Likud party the winner of the national election for the country’s 36th government. “Citizens of Israel - thank you!" Netanyahu wrote in Hebrew,…

Israelis vote for 24th Knesset

Polling stations opened at 7 AM in Israel this morning in the fourth national election in two years, and will close at 10 PM local time. 6,578,084 citizens are eligible…

Israel strips travel pass for PA FM

Israeli authorities confiscated the VIP travel pass of Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki as he crossed into the West Bank through the Allenby crossing from Jordan. Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign…

Clock ticks on ICC probe deferral

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced that it has formally notified Israel and the Palestinians about its impending investigation of war crimes during the 2014 war in Gaza. The development…