Israelis killed at Munich Games remembered in opening ceremony

On September 5, 1972, members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage at the poorly secured athletes’ village by Palestinian gunmen from the Black September group. Within 24 hours, 11 Israelis, five Palestinians and a German policeman were dead after a standoff and subsequent rescue effort erupted into gunfire. Israeli Olympic team members killed […]


Israel seeks to build wider ties across West Asia

UAE visit opens road to peace: Lapid Israel’s new Foreign Minister said on Wednesday his landmark visit to the United Arab Emirates was just the start of a road to wider peace in West Asia, reaching out to Arab states still wary of normalising ties. Yair Lapid, the first Israeli Cabinet Minister to visit the […]


Israeli strikes in Gaza may be war crimes: UN rights chief

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet said that Hamas’ indiscriminate rocketing during the conflict was also a clear violation of the rules of war. The UN rights chief said on Thursday that Israeli forces may have committed war crimes in the latest, 11-day war with the militant group Hamas that rules the Gaza Strip. The remarks […]


Israeli police allow Jews to visit flashpoint Jerusalem site

The Waqf said police cleared young Palestinians out of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and barred entry to Muslims under the age of 45. Israeli police on Sunday escorted more than 120 Jewish visitors to a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem where police actions in recent weeks had ignited protests and violence that triggered war in […]


India support not public, had understanding: Israel deputy envoy

She also said that Israel received support from many countries, including the US and the UAE, and although India may not have made a public expression of support, it had an understanding of Israeli actions. Israel’s deputy envoy Rony Yedidia Clein on Friday welcomed the ceasefire announced between Israel and the Hamas and appreciated the […]


Israel-Palestinian fighting escalates

Riots flare up between far-right Jews and Arabs; flight diverted after rockets target airport near Tel Aviv Israel faced an escalating conflict on two fronts on Thursday, scrambling to quell riots between Arabs and Jews on its own streets after days of exchanging deadly fire with Islamist militants in Gaza. Defence Minister Benny Gantz ordered […]