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Israelis protest proposed Netanyahu immunity bills

May. 25, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in the central city of Tel Aviv Saturday, protesting proposed legislation granting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immunity from prosecution on a series of corruption charges. The protesters outside the city's Museum of Art also called for...

Florida governor, Cabinet begin trade mission in Israel

May. 25, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was on his way to Israel Saturday with a delegation of close to 100 people, a trip that will include a ceremonial meeting with the independently elected Cabinet. The agenda DeSantis' office released ahead of the trip was vague on details,...

US following deportation case of rights activist in Israel

May. 24, 2019 11:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. State Department says it is closely following Israel's case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have publicly supported a boycott of Israel or its West Bank settlements. Last month, an Israeli court ordered...

Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

May. 24, 2019 7:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel braced for renewed wildfires Friday amid a major heat wave that shows no signs of abating. At an emergency briefing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had appealed for international help to combat the fires, and that aid has arrived from Greece, Croatia, Italy, Egypt and...

Watch out: Protocol pitfalls abound as Trump heads abroad

May. 23, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was walking across the sun-splashed airport tarmac in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017 when the Israeli leader playfully warned his political ally about the confusing protocol he was about to encounter on his first visit to Israel as...

Trash authority use recycling bins made from recycled waste

May. 23, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A large trash collector in Virginia will use recycling bins that are partly made from recycled trash. The Central Virginia Waste Management Authority said this week that it ordered 2,000 bins from Israeli company UBQ. The firm uses a patented process that converts municipal waste into...

Wildfires sweep across Israel as heatwave grips region

May. 23, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wildfires raged in Israel on Thursday amid a major heatwave, with police ordering the evacuation of several communities in the country's center and south. Firefighters battled brushfires along the Gaza boundary, as well as near the country's main international airport and outside...

Feds: Man aided Hamas, threatened to kill Israel supporters

May. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A 20-year-old New Jersey man sought to aid the Islamic militant group Hamas and threatened to "shoot everybody" at an unspecified pro-Israel demonstration, federal authorities said Wednesday. Jonathan Xie was charged with attempting to provide material support to a designated terrorist...

The Latest: Man accused of making threats held without bail

May. 22, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to kill pro-Israel supporters (all times local): 5 p.m. A man charged with aiding a terrorist organization and threatening to "shoot everybody" at a pro-Israel march is being held without ball....

Key US official on Mideast peace addresses Security Council

May. 22, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A key architect of the long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace warned Wednesday that "nothing can be meaningfully fixed" until Gaza's Hamas rulers and Palestinian Islamic Jihad renounce their vows to destroy Israel and stop carrying out violent acts. In a wide-ranging...