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Israeli PM welcomes expansion of West Bank settlements

May. 17, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday welcomed a recent decision to expand Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinians and most of the international community view as illegal. During a visit to the settlement of Elkana, he cast...

Today in History: May 17, Brown v. Board of Education ruling

May. 17, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 17, the 137th day of 2022. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, 1954, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court handed down its Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision which...

Violence erupts in Jerusalem following Palestinian funeral

May. 16, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday as they tried to disperse crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators following the funeral of a young Palestinian man who died from injuries sustained during confrontations with police last month. Dozens of people...

Catholic leader blasts Israeli conduct at journalist funeral

May. 16, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch...

Convicted killer turned tech whiz confronts his sordid past

May. 16, 2022 03:18 AM EDT

REHOVOT, Israel (AP) — When he was 20 years old, Harel Hershtik planned and executed a murder, a crime that a quarter of a century later is still widely remembered for its grisly details. Today, he is the brains behind an Israeli health-tech startup, poised to make millions of...

Convicted killer turned tech whiz confronts his sordid past

May. 16, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

REHOVOT, Israel (AP) — When he was 20 years old, Harel Hershtik planned and executed a murder, shooting his victim in the head and burying the body in a crime that a quarter of a century later is still widely remembered for its grisly details. Today, he is the brains behind an...

Polish Nobel author says Russia threat to 'free world'

May. 16, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Polish Nobel Prize-winning author on Sunday called Russia a threat to the “free world,” saying its attack on neighboring Ukraine had echoes of the Second World War. Olga Tokarczuk, known for her humanist themes and playful, subversive streak, spoke at the...

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death

May. 16, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes. One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who...

Today in History: May 16, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends

May. 16, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 16, the 136th day of 2022. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, 1943, the nearly month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising came to an end as German forces crushed the Jewish...

US set to remove 5 groups from foreign terrorism blacklist

May. 15, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The United States is poised to remove five extremist groups, all believed to be defunct, from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, including several that once posed significant threats, killing hundreds if not thousands of people across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. ...