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2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone - and deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama....

UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006....

Israel carries out airstrike on Hamas site in Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military struck a Hamas site in the Gaza Strip early Saturday in its first airstrike on the Palestinian territory since this summer's war....

Obama signs bill deepening US-Israeli cooperation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed a bill deepening U.S.-Israeli cooperation and says the legislation reinforces "critical defense and security programs."...

US prepared to veto UN plan for Israeli occupation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. is prepared to veto a United Nations Security Council proposal that calls for an end to Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands in 2017....

UN urges Syrian warring parties to stop fighting in UN zone
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Thursday urged Syrian government forces and rebel groups to stop fighting in the buffer zone between Syria and Israel and withdraw from the area which is patrolled by U.N. peacekeepers....

Draft UN resolution targets Israeli occupation
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Jordan has submitted a draft resolution on ending Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands captured in 1967 to the U.N. Security Council for a possible vote....

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