‘For the life of me I can’t understand how anyone supports this groups’ murderous ways,’ Israeli-Arab says after Israeli youth who fought with Islamic State group killed in Iraq, highlighting a growing phenomenon which is a major concern for Israel’s Arab population.
Palestinians fired fireworks at balconies of Jewish homes on the Mount of Olives in the capital during Sukkot.
By Matt Spetalnick and Stephen Kalin CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors was possible. But prospects for a renewed peace process appeared dim as Kerry offered no specifics on how to restart negotiations in his speech to a Gaza reconstruction conference that raised more than $5 billion in aid for the Palestinians after a devastating war in the tiny coastal territory. The last round of U.S. …
By Ayla Jean Yackley and Saif Sameer MURSITPINAR Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Kurdish defenders held off Islamic State militants in Syria’s border town of Kobani on Sunday, but the fighters struck with deadly bombings in Iraq, killing dozens of Kurds in the north and assassinating a provincial police commander in the west. The top U.S. military officer suggested that Washington, which has ruled out joining ground combat in either Iraq or Syria, could nevertheless increase its role “advising and assisting” Iraqi troops on the ground in the future. U.S. …
Iran proxy is more concerned about Syrian extremist group, Nusra Front, than Israel, Mideast expert says, claiming majority of Shiite group’s efforts focused on Sunni foe in Syria.
International powers outperform Abbas’ expectations with generous donations from Qatar, EU, US, Turkey, and UAE.
CAIRO (AP) — A donor conference in Cairo to raise money for Gaza after this year's war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of $5.4 billion, half of which will be "dedicated" to the reconstruction of the coastal strip, Norway's foreign minister said Sunday.