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'Deficit of trust': At UN, leaders of a warming world gather

Sep. 22, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The planet is getting hotter, and tackling that climate peril will grab the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual meeting at the United Nations this week facing an undeniable backdrop: rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism,...

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister

Sep. 22, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament abandoned its usual hands-off stance Sunday and endorsed former military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, potentially giving him the edge over hard-line incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu. The historic move marked the first time in nearly three decades...

The Latest: Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for PM

Sep. 22, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli elections (all times local): 7:26 p.m. The Arab bloc in Israel's parliament has endorsed Blue and White party chairman Benny Gantz for prime minister. With that nod, Gantz looks to edge by incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu in the number of lawmakers who will endorse...

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu

Sep. 22, 2019 12:17 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel qualifies for Olympic baseball for 1st time

Sep. 22, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

Israel qualified for the Olympic baseball tournament for the first time, with former major leaguer Danny Valencia hitting a three-run homer in an 11-1, eight-inning rout of South Africa on Sunday at Parma, Italy. Israel earned the Europe/Africa berth and joined host Japan in the six-nation Olympic event, to be...

Israel begins cutting Palestinian electricity, citing debts

Sep. 22, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national electric company says it has begun reducing power supplies to Palestinian areas of the occupied West Bank due to a financial dispute. The Israel Electric Co. said Sunday that it took the step because the Jerusalem District Electricity Co., the Palestinians' main power...

Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he's yet to close

Sep. 21, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not...

Syria says it captured drone near Israeli-occupied Golan

Sep. 21, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian authorities captured and dismantled Saturday a drone rigged with cluster bombs near the border with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, state news agency SANA said. SANA gave no further details about the drone but posted several photos of the unmanned aerial vehicle. Israel...

US envoy meets Israel's embattled PM to discuss peace plan

Sep. 20, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. envoy to the Middle East met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, days after elections that left the Israeli leader's political future in doubt. Netanyahu suffered an apparent setback when he and his allies failed to secure enough seats for a narrow, right-wing...

Israel's election highlights secular-religious divide

Sep. 20, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

KFAR SABA, Israel (AP) — Yamit Dulberg considers herself a traditional Israeli woman with right-wing views who would usually vote for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party. But this week the 37-year-old mother of two cast her ballot for his main rival, in part because she's sick of his...