• Israeli defense minister steps down

    Israel’s defense minister officially stepped down on Sunday, capping a tumultuous week of politics that is expected to replace the former military chief with an inexperienced hard-liner in the sensitive post.

  • Student slain in Israel was exploring life after the Army

    A Vanderbilt University graduate student stabbed to death in Israel during a school trip was exploring what to do with his life as a civilian after graduating from West Point and serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Biden arrives in Israel amid rash in Palestinian attacks

    Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Tuesday for a two-day visit that is to include meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders as Palestinians unleashed a wave of attacks that killed an American tourist near where Biden was visiting and wounded a dozen Israelis.

  • Cardin responds when caller calls Jewish heritage a conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When a C-SPAN caller suggested that U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin’s Jewish heritage was a conflict of interest on the president’s Iran nuclear deal, the Maryland Democrat fired back, saying the assumption was…

  • Va. State Bar defends decision to cancel trip to Israel

    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Bar is looking to clear the air after cancelling a trip for its members to Israel. While some are applauding the decision, others wonder if it’s politically motivated. Kevin Martingayle, president…

  • Local travelers rethink trips to Israel

    Families with children on trips to Israel are debating whether to bring their traveler home and airlines are dropping change fees as the violence continues in the Gaza Strip.

  • Former Israeli prime minister Sharon dies at 85

    Israeli media is reporting that former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma since a debilitating stroke eight years ago, has died at 85.

  • U.S. officials: Israel launches airstrike into Syria

    U.S. officials say Israel has launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site.

  • Muslim group plans to combat pro-Israel Metro ads with more ads

    Advertisements sponsored by a Muslim advocacy group were unveiled Friday in response to a pro-Israel ad posted in four Metro stations this week.

  • Anti-Muslim ad creates more controversy

    A controversial ad that calls Muslims \”savages\”
    will greet commuters at four unidentified Metro
    stations Monday.

  • Ambassador: Iran planned to blow up Israeli Embassy

    When Manssor Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old
    U.S. citizen, was arrested and charged with
    plotting to
    assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. in
    Washington, another alleged high-profile
    to the plot escaped the attention of many.

  • Israel to Iran: Shut down nuclear program or risk attack

    Israel is sending a strong warning to Iran\’s
    Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei
    about the country\’s nuclear weapons program.
    \”He can have a nuclear program or he can remain
    in office. Shut it down and remain in power,\”
    Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.
    tells WTOP.

  • Shadow war threatens London Olympics

    Tens of thousands of security and military
    personnel are patrolling Olympic venues, but in
    the shadows, a large group of international
    security and intelligence foot soldiers are
    roaming the streets and back alleys with
    instructions — to stop a terror strike before
    it starts.