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Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

Mar. 20, 2019 6:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday renewed calls for a resolution to a festering dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations, all of them America's partners in the Middle East. On a visit to Kuwait, which has been attempting to mediate an end to the crisis, Pompeo said...

Israeli army: 2 Palestinians killed in clashes with troops

Mar. 20, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has shot and killed two Palestinians who attacked troops in a West Bank city. The military says several explosive devices were hurled on Wednesday morning at soldiers securing Jewish worshippers at Joseph's Tomb in Nablus. Troops opened fire and killed two of...

Israeli army kills Palestinian suspected of West Bank attack

Mar. 19, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's army says troops have killed a Palestinian suspected of carrying out a weekend stabbing and shooting attack that left two Israelis dead near a West Bank settlement. The army said late Tuesday that 19-year-old suspect Omar Abu Leila was fatally shot when he opened fire on soldiers...

Israel campaign ad models 'Fascism' perfume to mock the left

Mar. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's right-wing justice minister has released a headline-grabbing political advertisement ahead of April elections in which she mocks her critics by modeling a faux perfume called "Fascism." In the black-and-white ad, Ayelet Shaked spritzes herself with the perfume as a voice-over...

Analysis: Pompeo skirts talk of peace plan on Israel trip

Mar. 19, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays a visit to Israel this week but it's what he's not doing while there that may be the most notable aspect of the trip. Pompeo doesn't plan to talk publicly about the "deal of the century" that President Donald Trump said he would offer to settle the...

Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

Mar. 19, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest the dire living conditions in the blockaded territory. With little tolerance for dissent, the Islamic...

Gaza parrot gets treatment from Israeli animal rights group

Mar. 19, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

EREZ CROSSING, Gaza Strip (AP) — An ailing parrot in the blockaded Gaza Strip received treatment Tuesday from an Israeli animal rights group after its Palestinian owner appealed for help via Facebook. Abdullah Sharaf told The Associated Press that his African grey parrot, Koki, drank bleach that burned a...

Israel, US intercept long-range missiles during joint drill

Mar. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and the U.S. have successfully intercepted a series of medium to long-range ballistic missiles in a joint drill. The missile test in southern Israel was conducted Tuesday by the Israeli Ministry of Defense along with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and Rafael, an Israeli defense...

Supreme Court won't intervene in oldest US synagogue dispute

Mar. 18, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene Monday in a fight over control of the nation's oldest synagogue and its religious bells worth millions, leaving in place a ruling that the Rhode Island synagogue will remain the property of a New York congregation. The Congregation...

Second Israeli dies of wounds from West Bank shooting attack

Mar. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military expanded its massive manhunt for a Palestinian assailant on Monday as authorities announced that a second Israeli died of wounds sustained in a West Bank shooting attack the previous day. Beilinson Hospital said Ahiad Ettinger, a 47-year-old father of 12, died of his...