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Jason Greenblatt visiting the Nahal Oz military base in Israel. (Anadolu Agency/Getty)

White House hosts conference on Gaza crisis

WASHINGTON — The human suffering in Gaza has grown over the past year, top US Middle East negotiator Jason Greenblatt told a conference to discuss aid for the coastal...

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, Feb. 20, 2018. (Flash90)

Beginning of the end of the Bibi era?

JERUSALEM — Benjamin Netanyahu is in trouble. Maybe. The Israeli prime minister is engulfed simultaneously in four separate scandals, and each day seems to bring him...

Donald Trump at the 2016 AIPAC conference (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty)

Can AIPAC stay non-partisan?

WASHINGTON — When candidate Donald Trump spoke at AIPAC’s Policy Conference in 2016 and said Barack Obama may be the worst thing that ever happened to Israel, many...

Denver Bronco Chris Harris Jr. shares his thoughts after seeing a Hamas terror tunnel. (IDF Spokesperson)

Bronco Chris Harris Jr. visits Israel

Seven current and former NFL players just completed a visit to Israel on a trip that was kept under wraps until the players landed in Israel. The group, including some...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Abir Sultan/AFP/Getty)

US on possible Netanyahu indictment: ‘internal matter’

JERUSALEM — The Israel Police recommendation to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is an “internal Israeli matter,” the US State Department said. “The US...

Members of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement pictured November 8, 2017. (Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP/Getty)

Israel, Iran, Syria trade blows

JERUSALEM — Israel and Iran have been clashing for years. But on Feb. 10, their war of words briefly became an actual fight. In short succession, Iran sent a drone...

Shimon Abta and his wife, who asked not to be named, in Jerusalem in happier times.

US expels Israeli cannabis expert

By Debra Nussbaum Cohen NEW YORK — It shouldn’t have been complicated. Shimon Abta, an expert Israeli cannabis agronomist, was sent by his employer to consult with...

L-r: Chuck Schumer, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mitch McConnell pictured in 2017. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Dems’ support for Israel sliding?

NEW YORK — The share of Democrats who sympathize more with Israel than the Palestinians is falling fast, while Republican sympathy for Israel over the Palestinians is...

Husam Zomlot addresses the Middle East Institute, Jan. 25, 2018. Seated left is MEI Vice President Paul Salem.

PLO envoy speaks out

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s recognition in December of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital amounted to “backstabbing,” the PLO envoy to Washington said....

A protest in Tel Aviv against the deportation of African asylum seekers, Jan. 24, 2018. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)

Anger over deportation plan

JERUSALEM — Holocaust survivors and rabbis, as well as doctors and some airline pilots, are among the Israelis who say they will try to thwart Israel’s plan to...