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Israel says Syrian missile was not aimed at nuclear reactor

Apr. 22, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Thursday that a Syrian missile that reached deep into Israeli territory and set off air raid sirens near the country's top-secret nuclear reactor was the result of a misfire and not a deliberate attack. The missile landed in...

Israeli military says missile fired from Syria, targets in Syria struck in response

Apr. 21, 2021 20:08 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says missile fired from Syria, targets in Syria struck in response.

Israeli military reports air-raid sirens in village near nuclear reactor

Apr. 21, 2021 19:48 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military reports air-raid sirens in village near nuclear reactor.

The Latest: Hawaii eases virus rules for inter-island travel

Apr. 20, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are moving forward with a plan to allow people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus to skip pre-travel testing and quarantine requirements for flights between islands. The rule, for now, is only for people who have received...

Israeli PM threatens defamation suit against predecessor

Apr. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to sue his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, if he does not apologize for saying the Israeli leader's family suffers from mental illness. A spokesman for the Netanyahu family confirmed Monday that the...

Israel's Netanyahu backs bill for direct election for PM

Apr. 19, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a new law to allow the direct election of the nation's leader as a way to break the country's two-year political deadlock. The proposal could guarantee Netanyahu another term as prime minister...

Israel: Rocket from Gaza is 2nd in 24 hours; no injuries

Apr. 16, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into the country’s south Friday, the second incident in 24 hours. The rocket caused no damage or injuries. In response, Israeli fighter jets and...

Israeli army: Rocket from Gaza hits south Israel

Apr. 15, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday evening landed in south of the country, breaking weeks of relative cross-border calm. There were no reports of damage or casualties. Sirens warning of incoming rockets sounded in...

On Memorial Day, Israel mourns, reflects on vets' trauma

Apr. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel marked its national Memorial Day for fallen soldiers on Wednesday, in a year when national attention has been focused on the plight of veterans suffering from psychological trauma. Memorial Day is the most solemn day on Israel’s national...

Trump-era spike of Israel settlement growth has only begun

Apr. 14, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

EFRAT, West Bank (AP) — An aggressive Israeli settlement spree during the Trump era pushed deeper than ever into the occupied West Bank — territory the Palestinians seek for a state — with over 9,000 homes built and thousands more in the pipeline, an AP investigation showed. ...