Yuval Ben-David

Settlement tours: a new frontline in Israel's ideological conflict

Jun 19 2017

HEBRON, West Bank The heart of the old city of Hebron is divided, with Israeli military checkpoints, mechanical turnstiles and closed-circuit cameras controlling the movement of Palestinians in and out of an area inhabited by some 800 Jewish settlers.

Obama's Israel envoy sees positive elements in Trump's peace efforts

Mar 23 2017

TEL AVIV Two months after stepping down as Barack Obama's ambassador to Israel, Dan Shapiro sees some good in the initial peace efforts by the new administration of Donald Trump, even as he voices his grievances against it.

Israeli defense company Elbit optimistic in age of Trump

Mar 22 2017

TEL AVIV Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems expects to benefit from increased defense spending globally in response to Donald Trump's elevation to the White House, it said on Wednesday after reporting a rise in fourth-quarter earnings.

Israel says 2016 killing of top Hezbollah commander was inside job

Mar 21 2017

NETANYA, Israel The chief of Israel's armed forces said on Tuesday the death last year of the top Hezbollah military commander was an assassination by the Iranian-backed Lebanese group itself.

As part of Asia pivot, Netanyahu pushes Israeli hi-tech in China

Mar 20 2017

JERUSALEM/BEIJING China's economy may be 35 times larger than Israel's, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is hoping to use that to advantage during a three-day visit to Beijing as he looks to reorient Israel's economy toward Asia over Europe and the United States.

Want good sea views? Stay in a luxury lifeguard tower

Mar 14 2017

TEL AVIV The mayor of Tel Aviv rushed to help the German travel blogger lift her luggage away from the incoming tide as she made her way into the city's newest beachfront digs — a wooden lifeguard tower refurbished as a pop-up luxury suite.

Israel's women combat soldiers on frontline of battle for equality

Mar 07 2017

ISRAELI MILITARY BASE, Golan HeightsNot far from the Syrian border, two Israeli soldiers - a man and a woman - faced off in a training session of Krav Maga, an Israeli self-defense technique.

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