• Hamas kills a local commander for unnamed ‘violations’

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed “moral and behavioral violations.”

  • Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in southern Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a soldier has been stabbed in southern Israel.

  • Jewish woman stabbed in Arab town in southern Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say an attacker stabbed a Jewish woman in a market in an Arab town in southern Israel, seriously wounding her before running away.

  • In this Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Israeli Dr. Elan Karten poses for a portrait at his office in Jerusalem. Karten, a U.S.-trained psychologist and Orthodox Jew, says he treated about 100 people looking to minimize their homosexual attractions. Therapy to reduce or eliminate homosexuality has been widely discredited by the mainstream scientific community. Karten and his colleagues insist the therapy can be effective, but that professional health organizations dismiss the claim because of a pro-gay political bias. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    ‘Gay conversion’ therapists find safe haven in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.

  • Israeli military seals off Palestinian attackers’ village

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday sealed off the home village of the three Palestinian men who staged a deadly attack in Jerusalem and carried out a number of arrests there.

  • In this Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 photo, a worker collects plastic bottles among piles of broken glass, later to be recycled at the Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd. factory in the southern Israeli town of Yeruham. Phoenicia Glass Works Ltd., Israel’s only glass container factory, produces one million containers a day. Some 300,000 bottles a day come out with defects, and the factory grinds them into shards and piles them in a desert lot to be melted into new bottles. The factory is in the middle of the desert, and works round the clock, every day of the year. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

    AP PHOTOS: Deep in Israel desert, shimmering glass mountains

    YERUHAM, Israel (AP) — Deep in the heart of Israel’s desert, shimmering mountains of glass dominate the landscape.

  • An Israeli medic inspects the body of a Palestinian at the scene of a shooting attack near the Damascus gate, Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Three Palestinians carrying automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives shot and stabbed two Israeli security officers in Jerusalem on Wednesday, wounding both before police shot and killed the attackers, police said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud  Illean)

    Gaza’s Hamas rulers says 2 fighters dead in tunnel collapse

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Three Palestinians armed with automatic weapons, explosive devices and knives killed an Israeli security officer and seriously wounded another in Jerusalem on Wednesday before police shot and killed the attackers.

  • In this Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, an Israeli border police officer searches a Palestinian man at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem's Old City ahead of Friday prayers. Israel’s parliament has passed a law expanding police powers to stop and frisk suspected criminals as the country faces over four months of near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis. While previously police could only search people suspected of carrying a weapon, under the laws passed Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 security forces can search anyone in areas declared by district police commanders to be possible settings for “hostile sabotage activity.” They can also search people they suspect might commit violent crime. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    Israeli lawmakers approve new stop and frisk laws

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament passed a law on Tuesday expanding police powers, allowing them to stop and frisk suspects without probable cause, the latest attempt to crack down on near-daily Palestinian attacks on Israelis.

  • In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, a Jewish woman wears a prayer shawl as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is advancing a plan to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates say would mark unprecedented government support for liberal streams of Judaism. According to the government proposal Israel would build a new plaza for mixed gender prayer at the Western Wall, adjacent to the Orthodox prayer plaza. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government’s decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country’s long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.

  • In this Feb. 1, 2006 file photo, a Jewish settler struggles  with an Israeli security officer during clashes that erupted as authorities evacuated the West Bank settlement outpost of Amona, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah. Ten years ago today, AP photographer Oded Balilty captured the powerful image, winning the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography, becoming the first and thus far only Israeli to be awarded the coveted honor. He is the most recent AP photographer to win the prize with a single image.(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

    10 years on, AP photographer remembers Pulitzer moment

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Ten years ago today, AP photographer Oded Balilty captured the powerful image of a Jewish settler woman defying Israeli soldiers as they forcibly removed her from a West Bank settlement.