The kidnapping of three Israeli teens rekindled hostilities between Israel and Palestinian militants.
Thousands of pilgrims typically visit Jesus' birthplace each December. However, officials say many overseas tourists abandoned their plans this year.
The bombing by Israel were the first since a truce was brokered between Israel and militants in Gaza in August.
Jordan has circulated a draft Palestinian resolution calling for Israeli occupation of Palestinian land to end by November 2016.
A Palestinian threw acid at four girls in a vehicle in the occupied West Bank on Friday, Israeli officials said.
Israeli military clashed with Palestinian protesters outside Ramallah following the funeral of Palestinian government minister.
Israeli and Palestinian pathologists disagreed on the cause of death of the Palestinian minister who collapsed after scuffling with Israeli troops.
Ziad Abu Ein died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
The funeral took place in Ramallah of Ziad Abu Ein who died Wednesday in controversial circumstances.
Ziad Abu Ein was rushed from the scene of the confrontation in West Bank village of Turmus Aya but died en route to hospital in nearby Ramallah.
A Palestinian Cabinet minister has died after a confrontation with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
The internal inquiries could help Israel challenge the work of a U.N. Human Rights Council commission of inquiry into possible war crimes.
France, Belgium and Australia are the latest countries poised to jump aboard a global bandwagon to recognize a Palestinian state.
Israeli Army spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner said a civilian was "lightly wounded" in the attack.
Pope Francis joined with the leader of orthodox Christians and offered tough words for ISIS.
The premises were empty when assailants torched a classroom used by first-graders at the Hand in Hand school, where Palestinian and Israeli children study together.
The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday approved a bill to legally define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Nadim Nuwara, 17, was shot during a demonstration in May at which Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
Rocked by a wave of attacks by Palestinians, Israel has turned once again to blowing up the family homes of men suspected of killing Israelis.
Israeli authorities were refusing to release the bodies of two cousins who killed five in a Jerusalem synagogue earlier in the week, a lawyer said.
The move drew criticism from senior government officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The Colorado relatives of Rabbi slain in the Jerusalem synagogue attack say he was a "gentle man" who was there that day to help someone. KUSA's Steve Staeger reports.
Shareef al-Namla, 3, practiced walking on his prosthetic leg in Gaza City.
With the cycle of violence that swept through a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday looking certain to continue, nobody seems sure how to stop its momentum.
Worshippers returned to west Jerusalem synagogue where four worshippers were killed just a day before in horrific attack.
Meanwhile, Israeli security forces demolished the home of the Palestinian who killed two people in October.
Israeli authorities demolished Jerusalem home of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi, who drove his car into a Jerusalem train station in October, killing two.
Funerals were held before sundown for the four Rabbis killed Tuesday morning by two Palestinians at a Jerusalem synagogue.
Two Palestinians opened fire in a Jerusalem synagogue and used knives and axes to attack Jews praying inside. Four rabbis were killed.
Three of the rabbis killed in Tuesday morning's synagogue attack held dual U.S. citizenship, while the fourth was a British national, officials said.
Speaking in London, Secretary of State condemned Jerusalem synagogue attack and called on Palestinian leadership to 'end incitement'.
Police exchange fire with two Palestinians who had stormed a Jerusalem synagogue and killed at least four people before being shot dead themselves.
Tensions are mounting in Israel after two Palestinian men stormed a synagogue in Jerusalem and killed four worshipers, including three American rabbis.
The driver, 32-year-old Youssef al-Ramouni, was found dead at the start of the route he was supposed to have driven late on Sunday.
Israel will refuse to cooperate with a United Nations investigation into this year’s Gaza war, its foreign ministry said.
Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfield said an investigation is underway into the incident in the West Bank village of Al Mghreir.
After a brief period of calm following this summer's war in Gaza, Israeli-Palestinian tensions have boiled over again.
Three Israeli civilians were stabbed in the West Bank Monday, hours after an Israeli soldier was knifed several times in Tel Aviv.
Prominent jihadis in Gaza distributed a list containing personal details of six members of the Israeli parliament and urged operatives to "ram them."
An Israeli man injured when a Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians died of his injuries on Friday, taking to death toll to three.
Eight people were injured, and the driver later died, after authorities believe a vehicle purposely veered into a group of pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what they say was a deliberate terror attack.
Hamas said the attack was meant to protect the Temple Mount, Jerusalem's most sensitive and sacred site.
A bullet fired during last week’s clashes in East Jerusalem put an end to a 13-year-old's ambitions.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved the move for 500 more housing units in East Jerusalem over the objections of Washington.
Israel's cabinet has approved a change to its criminal code allowing prison sentences of up to 20 years for people who throw rocks at vehicles.
NBC News gets a rare glimpse inside Silwan, the Jewish settler community at the heart of recent Jerusalem unrest and ongoing Mideast tensions.
Muslims prayed on a rainy street in the Old City Friday as Israeli authorities continued to restrict access to the Al Aqsa mosque.
Israel’s foreign minister hit out at Sweden for recognizing Palestine, saying the Mideast was “more complicated than self-assembly furniture at IKEA.”
Jerusalem was on high alert after the attempted assassination of an Israeli activist followed by the fatal shooting of the Palestinian suspect.
Some 24,000 civil servants hired by Hamas, many of whom have not received a full salary in almost a year, received a long-awaited payment Wednesday.
The Obama administration said there was no crisis in relations with Israel despite reports an official called Benjamin Netanyahu a "chickenshit."
Malala Yousafzai is donating $50,000 to help rebuild U.N. schools damaged during the recent conflict in Gaza.
The Obama Administration on Wednesday condemned Israel's announcement that it was constructing 2,500 controversial new housing units.
At least 15 people were also wounded in the attacks carried out in Kabul on Wednesday, government officials said.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas blasts Israel during his speech before the UN General Assembly, accusing it of racist views and actions to try and control the Palestinian people.
On the first day of school in Gaza City, children in uniforms flooded the streets.
It's a busy week in Mideast diplomacy, book-ended by Israel-Hamas talks about a border deal for Gaza and the Palestinian president's U.N. speech.
The war in Gaza left up to 4 million tons of rubble that cannot be removed without around $30 million in aid, an environmental group says.
The U.N. said in a statement: "All the 45 peacekeepers are in good condition and will proceed back to Camp Foar for medical assessment."
Israel's military spokeswoman said the man was shot and killed while trying to throw an explosive device at soldiers.
In a country like Syria, monuments that have stood for millennia can be counted among the casualties of war — and locals are working to save them.
"We urge the government of Israel to reverse this decision,” a State Department official said in Washington,
Critics say President Obama should come up with a strategy to combat ISIS and do it quickly.
Militant groups have long targeted Minneapolis for recruiting, seeking angry and disillusioned young men. Now, they’ve expanded their search to include women.
All of the Filipino peacekeepers safely escaped after being surrounded by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, the Philippine military said Sunday.
U.N. officials said the other Filipino peacekeepers remained trapped by the militants.
Syrian rebels holding dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers hostage attacked Filipino troops in the Golan Heights on Saturday, Philippine officials said.
The U.N. said it had been reassured that the Fijian peacekeepers were detained for their own safety as fighting intensified in Syria.
Israeli couple Noga and Moshiko Siho, have their wedding photo taken in an army staging area on the Israeli Gaza border, near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel, on Wednesday.
A cease-fire has been declared in the seven-week-old conflict in Gaza.
The Israeli prime minister reportedly did not give members of his security cabinet the opportunity to vote on the Gaza cease-fire proposal.
Israel and the Palestinians agreed to end fightign in Gaza on Tuesday pending further talks - and here are some of the broad terms of the agreement.
An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as both sides weighed an interim deal.
Saying he can't discuss intelligence matters, Rear Admiral John Kirby had no comment on either the White House's authorization of surveillance missions over Syria or if the missions were even taking place.
Gazans filled the streets to celebrate after an "unlimited" ceasefire agreement facilitated by Egypt was reached between Israel and Hamas on Tuesday.
Israel has accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire plan to end a seven-week war against Islamic militants in the Gaza Strip.
Tuesday marked 50 days since the start of the Israeli-Gaza offensive, with Israeli air strikes setting off huge explosions and wounding 20 people.
Hamas said Tuesday it had reached "understandings" with Israel to end the Gaza conflict - but there was no corroboration from Jerusalem of the claim.
The Israeli military said the missiles targeted a Hamas operations room in the building which housed 44 apartments. Gaza officials say 22 people were hurt in the blast.
Israeli air strikes launched before dawn Tuesday killed two Palestinians and destroyed much of one of Gaza's tallest apartment and office buildings.
"It came to my mind that it's good idea to show the whole picture - how Gaza looks now, rubble, destruction, cement with sand, small rocks."
A new round of Israeli airstrikes and tank fire pounded Gaza on Monday as officials in the coastal strip said two more Palestinian civilians died.
President Obama considers expanding airstrikes into Syria while the search for James Foley’s killer continues.
Palestinians inspect the rubble of a shopping center that was hit overnight by an Israeli air strike on Sunday.
Palestinian militants kept up their cross-border rocket fire in what has become a conflict of attrition that has defied attempts by regional power Egypt to broker a durable truce.
Western intelligence is close to identifying the masked jihadist who appears to be James Foley’s killer, and they are trying to locate him.
An apartment building is seen at the moment of collapse after it was hit by missiles in an Israeli airstrike.
At least 22 people, including 11 children, were wounded after the air raid took down the 13-story tower in the center of Gaza on Saturday.
The Israeli military said militants fired the mortar from near a shelter in an attack that came a day after an airstrike killed three Hamas leaders.
Hamas militants killed seven Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel in a public execution in a square in Gaza City.
Hamas has killed 11 suspected informers for Israel, an officials said one day after Israel killed three top Hamas commanders in a Gaza airstrike.