Shimon Peres

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Capt. Michel Bacos, Entebbe hijacking hero, dies at 95

Michel Bacos chose to stay with his Jewish passengers who were being held hostage in Entebbe, Uganda, in 1976. He “took over immediately as a real captain and as a real commander, remembers one of the youngest passengers on the flight.

Shimon Peres was a proud holder of an Israeli organ donor card.

Shimon Peres wanted Israelis to be organ donors — like him

The World

Israel’s looking for a new president — and the competition for the ceremonial job is fierce

Global Politics

Israel has a smart idea – and it’s all about brains

Health & Medicine

Israel promises to strike back ‘fiercely’ if Syria attacks

Global Politics

What Does U.S. Intervention in Syria Mean for Israel?

On Tuesday, Congress held the first of what is sure to be many hearings on a resolution to authorize the use of force in Syria in response to the chemical weapons attack last month that the Obama administration says killed nearly 1,500 Syrians. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee were Secretary of State John […]

Israel to Strike Back ‘fiercely’ if Syria Attacks the Jewish State

Arts, Culture & Media

Israel’s prime minister is warning that his country will strike back if Syria attacks the Jewish state. The threat comes after two and a half years of official Israeli silence on Syria’s civil war. The Syrian regime responded with a threat of its own.

Israel says it’s received a message of peace from Egypt’s President; Egyptians say no

Israelis were buoyed to receive a letter seeming to be from Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, expressing his wish for security in the Middle East and a resumption of the Middle East process. Egyptian officials, though, say the letter isn’t real. But Israelis have their doubts about that claim.

VIDEO: Syria in civil war as heavy weapons flow into region

Syria is increasingly wracked by violence. Government forces are using increasingly powerful weapons against rebels who are getting their own more powerful weapons. United Nations officials say the country has descended into full-fledged civil war.

Is there Hope for Middle East Peace in Obama’s Second Term?

This week, for the first time in Barack Obama’s presidency, Air Force One touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. As the president greeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres, he assured his Israeli audience, as many American leaders have before him: “Just as we have for these past […]