ISRAEL, May 15: Israel pummelled Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rocket barrages at Israel on Saturday, with no sign yet of an imminent end to the worst escalation in years after six days of conflict and amid a rising death toll.

GAZA CITY, May 15: The Gaza Strip was pounded this week by hundreds of Israeli strikes from sea, land and air, while the enclave’s militant Hamas rulers fired hundreds of rockets into Israel.

Israel, May 14: Israel pummelled Gaza with artillery fire and air strikes on Friday as it targeted Palestinian militant tunnels to try to stop persistent rocket attacks on Israeli towns.

JERUSALEM, May 14: Israel on Thursday said it was massing troops along the Gaza frontier and calling up 9,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground invasion of the Hamas-ruled territory, as the two bitter enemies plunged closer to all-out war. Egyptian mediators rushed to Israel for cease-fire efforts but showed no signs of progress.

GAZA, May 13: Hamas launched rockets at Tel Aviv and toward Jerusalem early on Thursday and Israel vowed to keep pummelling the Islamist faction in Gaza despite a prediction by U.S. President Joe Biden that their fiercest hostilities in years might end soon.

GAZA, May 12: Hostilities between Israel and Hamas escalated overnight, with 35 Palestinians killed in Gaza and three in Israel in the most intensive aerial exchanges for years.

ISRAEL, April 30: Dozens of people were crushed to death in a crowd at a religious bonfire festival in Israel on Friday, medics said, in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a “heavy disaster”.

If Europe truly wants to drive progress toward peace, it must show courage and conviction. That means recognizing the state of Palestine along pre-1967 borders, thereby helping to balance the scales in negotiations and clarifying the framework for peace.

JERUSALEM, Feb 7: Israel has started to ease restrictions nearly six weeks after entering its third nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The United Nations Nepal together with the Embassy of Germany, the Embassy of Israel, the Delegation of the European Union to Nepal (EU) and Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools' Association Nepal (HISSAN) on Wednesday initiated a week-long educational outreach program on Holocaust with the youth of seven provinces in Nepal today.

Collusion between govt officials and Institutes suspected

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: An 'Implementation Protocol' was signed between Nepal and Israel on Thursday for the implementation of 'Agreement related to temporary employment of Nepali workers in the labor market of Israel'. The latter agreement was signed on September 30, 2020.

DUBAI, Nov 28: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday accused Israel of killing the country’s top nuclear scientist, believed by the West to be the architect of Tehran’s secret military nuclear program.

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian scientist long suspected by the West of masterminding a secret nuclear bomb programme was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday that could provoke confrontation between Iran and its foes in the last weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency.

How Israel failed its Covid test

October 21, 2020 06:45 am

Israel is besieged not only by a deadly virus, but by identity politics, sectarian strife, and dishonest leadership. As the economic consequences of lockdown multiply, social and political tensions will only rise.

Paradigm Shift on Palestine

February 20, 2020 09:32 am

TEL AVIV – Nobody should be surprised that US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace proposal is heavily tilted toward the Israelis. What is surprising is that, rather than rejecting Trump’s proposal, the world has left the Palestinians largely on their own.

Seagate opens innovation lab in Israel

February 13, 2020 15:02 pm

JERUSALEM, Feb 13:  Data storage firm Seagate Technology PLC opened an innovation lab in Israel on Thursday with an aim of forming partnerships with businesses.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai attended the opening ceremony of International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) in Tel Aviv, Israel on Tuesday morning.

Where is the world for Palestinians?

February 11, 2020 08:05 am

Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and Palestine embodies none of the ingredients of successful conflict resolution. It reads, not surprisingly, more like a real-estate transaction

TEL AVIV, Jan 30: El Al Israel Airlines on Thursday said it was suspending flights to Beijing until March 25, following the lead of other carriers that have suspended or scaled back flights to China due to the corona-virus outbreak.

JERUSALEM, Jan 27: U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to present to Israeli leaders details of his long-delayed peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Nepal Academy and the Hebrew Writers' Association, Israel, have reached a bilateral agreement on the exchange of literature and culture, and on study of language between Nepal and Israel.

Israel’s Democracy Fatigue

January 21, 2020 08:35 am

JERUSALEM – If any Western country is suffering from democratic dysfunction, it is Israel. With the country’s political leaders having again failed to form a government following the most recent parliamentary election in September, voters will head back to the polls in March 2020 for the third time in less than a year. Yet, given Israel’s inflamed, polarized politics and its highly proportional electoral system, what else can one expect from this next national vote except more deadlock?

JERUSALEM, Jan 19: Israel’s military announced on Sunday the start of construction of an underground network of sensors along the Lebanese frontier to detect any cross-border tunnel building.

TEL AVIV, Jan 10: Israel on Friday released two more prisoners, including one jailed for spying for Syria, in what it called a goodwill gesture for the Russian-assisted repatriation last year of the body of a long-missing Israeli soldier.

JERUSALEM, Dec 27: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu easily won a vote to keep the Likud party helm, the party said on Friday, in a boost ahead of what is likely to be a hard-fought general election in March.

JERUSALEM, DEC 26: Israel’s governing Likud party was holding primaries on Thursday, in the first serious internal challenge to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his more than a decade in power.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges on Thursday, throwing Israel’s paralysed political system into further disarray and threatening his 10-year grip on power. He rejected calls to resign, angrily accusing prosecutors of staging “an attempted coup.”

CAIRO/BEIRUT, Nov 20: Israel said its aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel a day earlier.

JERUSALEM, Nov 16: Palestinian militants fired two rockets deep into southern Israel from Gaza on Saturday, and the Israeli military responded with a number of air strikes on militant targets, shaking an already tenuous truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM, Nov 12 : Israel killed a top commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in a rare targeted strike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing retaliatory rocket salvoes that reached as far as Tel Aviv.

The last days of Netanyahu?

September 25, 2019 00:51 am

TEL AVIV – At long last, Israel has taken a step back from the religious nationalist abyss into which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had been leading it. In the September 17 parliamentary election, the country’s second in five months, the “natural coalition” of Netanyahu’s Likud party, Orthodox groups, and proto-fascist factions failed to reach the 61-seat threshold that would have enabled him to form another government.

JERUSALEM, Sept 18: Israel’s two main political parties were deadlocked Wednesday after an unprecedented repeat election, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu facing an uphill battle to hold on to his job.

JERUSALEM, Sept 17: Israelis vote Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges.

JERUSALEM, Sept 17: Israelis were voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power.

Players in Israel’s general election

September 17, 2019 00:00 am

Israelis vote for parties, not individual candidates, and 32 parties are competing at the ballot box.

BEIRUT, Aug 25:  Lebanon’s prime minister said two Israeli drones that fell in the Hezbollah-dominated southern suburbs of Beirut amounted to an open attack on the country’s sovereignty and an attempt to foment regional tensions.

JERUSALEM, Aug 23:  An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said.

JERUSALEM, Aug 23: Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq lost a month, U.S. officials have confirmed, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel’s years-long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment across the region.

Forgetting Palestine

August 22, 2019 00:30 am

Never before in Israel’s history has it been able to develop a foreign policy so free of the Palestinian issue

JERUSALEM, August 10: Israeli forces opened fire on four Palestinian militants near the Gaza border fence on Saturday, killing the men, the Israeli military said.

JERUSALEM, July 28: Israel’s U.S.-backed Arrow-3 ballistic missile shield has passed a series of live interception tests over Alaska, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, casting the achievement as a warning to Iran.

No economic peace for Palestinians

July 23, 2019 00:30 am

Economic development would go a long way toward stabilizing Palestinian society

SUR BAHER, July 22: Israeli forces began demolishing buildings near a military barrier on the outskirts of Jerusalem on Monday, in the face of Palestinian protests and international criticism.

Benjamin Netanyahu will soon surpass David Ben-Gurion as Israel’s longest-serving prime minister. He has dominated Israeli politics during the past decade.

JERUSALEM, June 16: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, appeared in court on Sunday to admit criminal wrongdoing over the misuse of state funds to order catered meals, in a plea bargain carrying no jail time.

JERUSALEM, May 30: Israel embarked Thursday on an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead dissolved parliament.

JERUSALEM, May 5:  An early morning rocket from the Gaza Strip killed an Israeli man Sunday outside a home in the coastal city of Ashkelon amid a massive wave of attacks, marking the first Israeli casualty from rocket fire since the 2014 war with Hamas militants.

GAZA, May 5: Palestinian militants on Saturday fired over 250 rockets into Israel, drawing dozens of retaliatory airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip in a round of heavy fighting that broke a month-long lull between the enemies. Six Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby, were killed, while four Israelis were wounded, including an elderly man who was in a critical condition.

Netanyahu means war

April 24, 2019 01:00 am

All those who desire peace in the Middle East should be deeply worried about the consequences of Netanyahu’s policies