Israeli PM Netanyahu opponents say they have reached coalition deal, paving way to oust him

  A new coalition was officially formed Wednesday to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from his long-held post.    A deal was reached by opposition leader Yair Lapid and coalition partner Naftali Bennett just minutes prior to a midnight deadline that would have forced a fifth election in just two years.  Under the new coalition, … Read more

UN tours Gaza destruction, Israel and Palestinians claim victory during cease-fire

Top officials in the Israeli-Palestinian region toured the destruction in Gaza Saturday and urged both sides to continue with the cease-fire. The 11-day long conflict that erupted last week left more than 250 dead, including dozens of children largely in the Palestinian territories.   HAMAS LEADER THANKS IRAN FOR SUPPLYING WEAPONS TO GAZA Head of … Read more

Hamas leader thanks Iran for supplying weapons to Gaza

The head of the Palestinian resistance movement thanked Iran for supplying military support and financial backing during the recent conflict with Israel in a televised address Friday. Just hours after Israel and Palestinian authorities agreed to a ceasefire, Ismail Haniyeh, a chief figure in Hamas, gave a warning that it will continue to “defend” Jerusalem. … Read more