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Rifts seem to appear between Israel's political and military leadership over conduct of the Gaza war

Jun. 19, 2024 17:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli army’s chief spokesman on Wednesday appeared to question the stated goal of destroying the Hamas militant group in Gaza in a rare public rift between the country’s political and military leadership. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has insisted...

2 French boys are accused of raping a 12-year-old Jewish girl in an act of antisemitism

Jun. 19, 2024 13:52 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two adolescent boys in a Paris suburb have been given preliminary charges of raping a 12-year-old girl and religion-motivated violence, French authorities said Wednesday. A Jewish leader said the girl is Jewish. The attack elicited widespread shock and concern,...

Israel's Netanyahu blames Biden for withholding weapons. US officials say that's not the whole story

Jun. 18, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday claimed the United States is withholding weapons and implied this was slowing Israel's offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where fighting has exacerbated the already dire humanitarian situation for Palestinians. ...

Netanyahu dissolved his war Cabinet. How will that affect cease-fire efforts?

Jun. 18, 2024 07:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disbanded his war Cabinet Monday, a move that consolidates his influence over the Israel-Hamas war and likely diminishes the odds of a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip anytime soon. Netanyahu announced the step days after his...

Harris meets with former Israeli hostage who described being sexually assaulted in Gaza

Jun. 17, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday met with an Israeli lawyer who has publicly described being sexually assaulted while held hostage in Gaza, and said the story left her fearing more such accounts “will only increase as more hostages are released.” Harris...

Michigan, CUNY didn't suitably assess if Israel-Hamas war protests made environment hostile, US says

Jun. 17, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The University of Michigan and the City University of New York did not adequately investigate complaints about antisemitic or anti-Palestinian harassment linked to campus protests over the Israel-Hamas war and other incidents, according to the results of investigations by the...

US aircraft carrier captain playfully counters Houthi's false online claims of hitting his ship

Jun. 17, 2024 11:24 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER IN THE RED SEA (AP) — The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may be one of the oldest aircraft carriers in the U.S. Navy, but it's still fighting — despite repeated false claims by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The Houthis and social media accounts supporting...

City University of NY agrees to address discrimination complaints after inquiry into Israel-Hamas war protests' handling

Jun. 17, 2024 10:39 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — City University of NY agrees to address discrimination complaints after inquiry into Israel-Hamas war protests' handling.

University of Michigan failed to assess if protests over Israel-Hamas war created hostile environment, US inquiry shows

Jun. 17, 2024 10:02 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — University of Michigan failed to assess if protests over Israel-Hamas war created hostile environment, US inquiry shows.

The war in Gaza has wiped out entire Palestinian families. AP documents 60 who lost dozens or more

Jun. 17, 2024 06:42 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — He is among the very last survivors of his Gaza family, a clan so close they knew without thinking how blood and marriage bound them across generations and city blocks. Then, branch by branch, 173 of Youssef Salem’s relatives were killed in Israeli airstrikes in a...