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Israel pledges law giving gays equal adoption rights

Sep 17, 2017 - 6:50 PM

The move comes after Association of Israeli Gay Fathers petitioned the supreme court demanding that the law which currently names a 'man and wife' as eligible adoptive parents, be changed

Senjata Israel di balik kekerasan terhadap etnis Rohingya

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:50 AM

Senjata militer Myanmar makin canggih korban jiwa makin banyak

Pengungsi Rohingya berjalan di jalan berlumpur setelah menyebrangi perbatasan Bangladesh-Myanmar di Teknaf, Bangladesh, Minggu (3/9). FOTO oleh Mohammad Ponir Hossain/ANTARA REUTERS/

Plan your travel calendar: Best times to go to Iceland, Peru, South Korea

Sep 05, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Want to see the northern lights Machu Picchu Jeju Island and more? Here’s a guide on when you should go

Rumah Sakit Indonesia di Gaza pererat persahabatan dengan Palestina

Sep 05, 2017 - 12:58 PM

Rumah Sakit Indonesia terletak di Gaza Utara wilayah paling rentan terhadap serangan

Kondisi warga Gaza di tengah serangan Israel. Foto dari KBR

Pessimism as Kushner holds Israeli-Palestinian talks

Aug 24, 2017 - 9:06 PM

The visit comes with both Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu not in position to make major concessions some analysts say

PROTESTING KUSHNER. A picture taken on August 24, 2017 in the West Bank city of Ramallah shows Palestinian demonstrators holding a cartoon depicting Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner along with other slogans protesting against the arrival of a US delegation headed by Kushner to meet with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Israel extends Islamic cleric's detention over 'incitement'

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:39 PM

Police tell the court the allegations against Raed Salah relate to a sermon he gave after a July attack that killed two policemen near Jerusalem s ultra sensitive Haram al Sharif mosque compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount

SUPPORTERS. Arab-Israeli supporters of Sheikh Raed Salah (portrait), leader of the radical northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, gather in protest against the arrest and detention of the Sheikh, outside the Israeli Rishon Lezion Justice court, near Tel Aviv on August 17, 2017. Photo by Jack Guez/AFP

Israel seeks to silence broadcaster Al Jazeera for 'incitement'

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:51 PM

UPDATED The Israeli communications ministry says it would demand the revocation of the credentials of Al Jazeera journalists and cut the channel s cable and satellite connections

An employee of the Qatar based news network and TV channel Al-Jazeera is seen at the channel's Jerusalem office on July 31, 2017. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Israeli army arrests Hamas lawmaker – NGO

Aug 04, 2017 - 11:59 PM

Muhammed Abu Teir s arrest brings to 13 the number of people from the 132 member Palestinian Legislative Council currently jailed by Israel according to the Palestinian rights group Addameer

MOHAMMED ABU TEIR. Palestinian Senior Hamas legislator and east Jerusalem resident Mohammed Abu Teir talks on the phone as he is welcomed by supporters after crossing into the West Bank town of Betunya following his released from Israel's Offer prison and deported to the West Bank, on December 8, 2010. File photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

UN chief to make first visit to Israel, Palestinian territories

Aug 04, 2017 - 8:50 AM

The UN chief will hold talks with Israeli leaders travel to Ramallah to meet Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas and to the Gaza Strip where the United Nations runs a major Palestinian aid program

FIRST VISIT. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will pay his first visit since taking the UN helm to Israel and the Palestinian territories. File photo by Kena Betancur/AFP

Indonesia usulkan Kompleks Al-Aqsa diberi perlindungan internasional

Aug 03, 2017 - 12:52 PM

Perlindungan di Al Aqsa dapat memberikan jaminan bagi warga yang ingin beribadah di sana

USULAN. Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi membacakan usulan Indonesia di KTT Luar Biasa mengenai Al-Aqsa di Istanbul, Turki. Foto oleh Kementerian Luar Negeri

For Palestinians, holy site showdown represents rare victory

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:54 AM

The celebrations came nearly two weeks after the attack near the Haram al Sharif compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount

Israeli security forces are seen during clashes between them and Palestinian demonstrators at the Huwara checkpoint, south of Nablus, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, on July 28, 2017. Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

Israel police brace for new violence at Jerusalem holy site

Jul 28, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Friday prayers typically draw thousands to Al Aqsa and according to police there are indications that disturbances and demonstrations will take place today

HOLY SITE. A picture taken on July 27, 2017 shows a general view of Jerusalem's Old City skyline from the west, with the Golden Dome of the Rock seen in the center of Al-Aqsa mosque compound, also known as the Haram al-Sharif or to Jews as the Temple Mount. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

All new security measures removed from Jerusalem holy site – Israel police

Jul 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM

Police: The police returned the security measures to how they were before the terrorist attack at the Haram al Sharif before July 14

A general view taken on October 13, 2016, shows the Dome of Rock at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a UNESCO heritage site, in the Old City of Jerusalem. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Netanyahu wants to expel Al Jazeera for 'inciting violence'

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says The Al Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount Meanwhile Al Jazeera condemns what it calls arbitrary accusations and hostile statements

A general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha 14 November 2006. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Israel removes holy site metal detectors, but boycott maintained

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:55 AM

4th UPDATE The move comes after intensive international diplomacy seeking to stop the outbreak of wider unrest with warnings that it could spread far beyond Israel and the Palestinian territories

HOLY SITE. A picture taken on April 14, 2014 at the sunset shows the golden Dome of the Rock in the compound known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) and to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's old city. Thomas Coex/AFP

Beramai-ramai mengecam Israel

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Selain pemerintah dan legislatif kecaman juga datang dari ormas

Massa yang tergabung dalam Umat Islam Sumut Peduli Al-Aqsha menggelar aksi Peduli Palestina, di Bundaran Majestik, Medan, Sumatera Utara, Minggu (23/7). FOTO oleh Irsan Mulyadi/ANTARA

Two Jordanians killed, Israeli wounded at Amman embassy shooting

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Two Jordanians are killed and an Israeli seriously wounded in a shooting at the Jewish state s embassy

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. Security forces stand guard outside the Israeli embassy in the residential Rabiyeh neighborhood of the Jordanian capital Amman following an 'incident' on July 23, 2017. Khalil Mazraawi/AFP

Kecam aksi Israel di Masjid Al Aqsa, Pemuda Muhammadiyah surati PBB

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Mereka juga mendesak OKI untuk merespon sikap Israel

Ketua Umum PP Pemuda Muhammadiyah Dahnil Anzhar Simanjuntak. Foto oleh Puspa Perwitasari/ANTARA

Indonesia minta AS turun tangan akhiri tindak kekerasan di Al-Aqsa

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:26 AM

Akibat cara Israel yang represif enam warga Palestina tewas dalam aksi unjuk rasa di luar kompleks Masjid Al Aqsa

BAHAS AL-AQSA. Menteri Luar Negeri Retno Marsudi menghubungi Menlu Amerika Serikat Rex Tillerson pada Sabtu, 22 Juli untuk membahas krisis di Al-Aqsa Yerusalem. Foto diambil dari screen shot Youtube State Department

TIMELINE: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:48 PM

The series of events that led to the violence that killed 8 people in Jerusalem s Haram al Sharif compound

JERUSALEM CRISIS. A Palestinian Red Crescent member aids a protester injured during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 21, 2017. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills 8

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Israeli officials signaled they may be open to changing the measures at the Haram al Sharif mosque compound after the violence that killed 8 people two policemen included

THREAT. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces pressure over violence in Jerusalem holy site that killed 8 people. File photo by Menahem Kahana /AFP

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Jul 23, 2017 - 1:24 PM

The UN Security Council will hold closed door talks Monday July 24 about the spiraling violence after Egypt France and Sweden sought a meeting to discuss the issue

Palestinian demonstrators attempt the block the road ahead of Israeli police cars outside Lions' Gate, a main entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 22, 2017. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

How PH reaps fruits of Quezon's kindness to Jews

Jul 22, 2017 - 9:11 AM

Visa free entry to Israel is one of the ways that the Jewish people have repaid the moral conviction of former Philippine president Manuel L Quezon

SENTIMENTAL TIES. Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Effie Ben Matityau says the Philippines and Israel have a 'very sentimental' relationship dating back to the 1930s. Screen grab from Rappler Talk

Israel bars men under 50 from Jerusalem Old City prayers

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The rare measure comes after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al Sharif mosque compound

Israeli security forces stand guard outside the Lion's Gate, a main entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 20, 2017. Ahrab Gharabli/AFP

Rappler Talk: Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau on PH-Israel relations

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Rappler talks to the Israeli Ambassador amid the shifting power dynamics in the Middle East

Macron, Netanyahu mark 75 years since Paris roundup of Jews

Jul 16, 2017 - 11:30 PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu s presence at the ceremony sparks controversy with the Union of French Jews for Peace calling it shocking and unacceptable

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd R) pay their respects after laying wreaths during a ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv roundup in Paris on July 16, 2017.  French President Emmanuel Macron on July 16 marked 75 years since the roundup of some 13,000 Jews to be sent to Nazi death camps, calling France's responsibility a "stark truth" at a ceremony attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kamil Zihnioglu

Israel reopens sensitive holy site, but Muslims refuse to enter

Jul 16, 2017 - 9:36 PM

UPDATED Dozens of Muslim worshippers hold midday prayers outside the site in protest at new security measures

HEIGHTENED SECURITY. Palestinian women walk by as Israeli police patrol near Lion's Gate, a main entrance to Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 16, 2017. Menahem Kahana/AFP

Modi begins first ever Israel visit by an Indian PM

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:55 AM

Israel constantly searching for allies at the United Nations and for new business partners has portrayed the visit as a major diplomatic victory

HISTORIC VISIT. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands following a statement on July 4, 2017, at the Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem. Debbie Hill/Pool/AFP

Israeli ex-PM Olmert freed from prison after parole in graft case

Jul 02, 2017 - 12:31 PM

The 71 year old premier between 2006 and 2009 was convicted of graft and entered prison in February 2016

PAROLED. Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, 71, leaves the Maasyahu prison, on July 2, 2017 in Ramla. Jack Guez/AFP

Israel gives medicine, equipment to crisis-hit Marawi residents

Jun 24, 2017 - 2:45 PM

The Israeli Embassy in Manila turns over the humanitarian aid to the Philippine Red Cross

HUMANITARIAN AID. Israel ambassador Ephraim Ben Matityau together with his wife Lizia Lu turns over medical supplies to Philippine Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon. Photo by the PRC

Gaza Strip in peril as Hamas marks decade in power

Jun 13, 2017 - 2:12 PM

Hamas this week marks 10 years since taking power in Gaza with the Palestinian enclave at risk of conflict and facing electricity blackouts poverty and Israel s blockade

IN THE DARK. A Palestinian family eats dinner by candlelight at their makeshift home in the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern Gaza Strip, during a power outage on June 11, 2017. Said Khatib/AFP

Israel advances plans for further 1,500 settler homes – Peace Now

Jun 08, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Peace Now s Hagit Ofran tells the Agence France Presse AFP a total of 3 178 units were advanced this week

Netanyahu tells Israeli settlers 'nobody will be uprooted'

Jun 07, 2017 - 7:52 AM

His comments come as Israeli authorities also advances plans for some 1 500 settlement homes in the West Bank including units for the first new official settlement in some 25 years

DISPUTED. A partial view taken on December 18, 2014 shows the east Jerusalem Israeli settlement of Har Homa (upper half) from the West Bank city of Bethlehem (lower half), which was originally built in the 1990s, in the annexed Arab east Jerusalem area of Jabal Abu Ghneim. Thomas Coex/AFP

Lebanon bans Wonder Woman film over Israeli actress Gal Gadot

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:52 PM

Lebanon bans Wonder Woman as part of its boycott of Israel as star Gal Gadot is from the Jewish state

Israel PM has kidney stones removed

May 26, 2017 - 4:53 PM

The operation comes just days after US President Donald Trump visited Israel on his maiden foreign tour

NETANYAHU. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a press conference at the prime minister office in Jerusalem on November 18, 2014. File photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP

Trump wants Mideast peace 'compromise' but admits won't be easy

May 23, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Trump s speech comes after he met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank earlier in the day

TRUMP. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio on October 20, 2016. File photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Trump lashes out at Iran during Jerusalem visit

May 22, 2017 - 6:47 PM

3rd UPDATE While in Saudi Arabia Trump had accused Iran of fuelling the fires of sectarian conflict and terror while calling for its international isolation

US President Donald Trump speaks during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

Trump aims to mend Muslim ties on 1st foreign trip

May 20, 2017 - 12:02 PM

US President Donald Trump tweets he will be strongly protecting American interests in his marathan 8 day trip to the Middle East and Europe

FIRST FOREIGN TRIP. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Independent Community Bankers Association in the Kennedy Garden of the White House on May 1. Photo by Mandal Ngan/AFP

Trump takes perilous first steps on world stage

May 20, 2017 - 7:33 AM

US President Donald Trump will make 6 stops in 8 days holding countless face to face meetings with world leaders like Saudi s King Salman and Pope Francis

FIRST FOREIGN TRIP. US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4. Photo by Mandael Ngan/AFP


Row over Trump's Israel policy ahead of his visit

May 16, 2017 - 10:04 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces political backlash for allegedly advising US President Donald Trump against moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city of Jerusalem

US-ISRAEL TIES. US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Court approves Israel pilgrimage of Binay couple

May 11, 2017 - 6:11 PM

The Binay family led by former vice president Jejomar Binay and wife Elenita is set to embark on a spiritually charged pilgrimage to the Holy Land later this month

ISRAEL-BOUND. The Sandiganbayan allows former vice president Jejomar Binay to join his family for a pilgrimage to Israel. Photo by Darren Langit

Abbas says ready to meet Israel PM as part of Trump peace efforts

May 09, 2017 - 6:23 PM

UPDATED US President Donald Trump has been seeking ways to restart Israeli Palestinian peace efforts which have been at a standstill since a US led initiative collapsed in April 2014

PEACE EFFORTS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmud Abbas in the Oval Office of the White House on May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

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May 05, 2017 - 11:48 AM

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Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

May 05, 2017 - 12:17 AM

Trump will add the 3 stops to an already announced visit to NATO and G7 summits in Brussels and Sicily later this month

TRUMP'S TRIP. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump listens to a question at a town hall event on October 6, 2016 in Sandown, New Hampshire. File photo by Mary Schwalm/AFP

Hamas eases stance on Israel with new policy document

May 02, 2017 - 7:51 AM

While the new document does not amount to recognition of Israel as demanded by the international community Hamas officials say it formally softens its stance in a few key areas

NEW POLICY. The exiled Chief of Hamas' Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal (L) speaks during conference in the Qatari capital, Doha on May 1, 2017. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Hamas to amend controversial charter in bid to ease ties

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:57 PM

The party leadership is to publish a supplementary charter at a conference in Qatar on Monday May 1

SHADOW GOVERNMENT? Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal arrives for a meeting with Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki at the Carthage presidential palace on the outskirts of Tunis on September 12, 2014. Photo by Salah Habibi/AFP

Prosecutors make it hard for Binays to go on a trip to Israel

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Elenita has a good chance to get travel authority but her husband Jejomar faces trickier issues in his motion

THREE HEARINGS IN A DAY. Former Makati City mayor Elenita Binay attends three hearings from morning to afternoon on April 27, 2017 all on her motion to travel to Israel for the Binay family's pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Huge blast near Damascus airport, 'probably' Israeli strike

Apr 27, 2017 - 2:16 PM

UPDATED The Syrian regime ally Hezbollah says it is probably the result of an Israeli air strike

US defense chief in Israel for talks on Iran, Syria

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:41 PM

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis meets with Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin

ISRAEL ARRIVAL. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Israel on April 20. Photo by Matty Stern/US Embassy

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