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Israel transfers $1B to cash-strapped Palestinian Authority

Dec. 2, 2020 6:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel transferred over $1 billion in taxes and customs duties it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday after a six-month hiatus in which the Palestinians had severed ties with Israel over its plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians resumed...

Pistons sign Sirvydis, make deals with 3 others official

Dec. 1, 2020 10:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed Deividas Sirvydis, who played most recently for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. The Pistons announced the move Tuesday night. They also officially confirmed their deals with Mason Plumlee, Jahlil Okafor and Josh Jackson. The 6-foot-8...

Protesters chant slogans and hold signs during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. About 1,000 Israeli protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night, pressing ahead with their monthslong campaign demanding his resignation. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Hundreds protest outside Israelí leader's Jerusalem home

Nov. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — About 1,000 protesters gathered outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night, pressing ahead with their months-long campaign demanding his resignation. A mix of grassroots groups have held the weekly protests, saying Netanyahu should...

A Palestinian boy sells bananas on a donkey carte in an alley in the Shati refugee camp, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Israel's blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and caused its poverty and unemployment rates to skyrocket, a U.N. report said Wednesday, as it called on Israel to lift the 13-year closure. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

UN agency: Israel's Gaza blockade has devastated economy

Nov. 25, 2020 4:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has cost the seaside territory as much as $16.7 billion in economic losses and sent poverty and unemployment skyrocketing, a U.N. report said Wednesday, as it called on Israel to lift the closure. The report by the U.N. Conference on...

Israeli police inspect the scene of what they say was an attempted car-ramming attack at a West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Israeli forces shot and killed the Palestinian motorist who police said tried to ram his car into a soldier at the checkpoint. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Israeli forces kill Palestinian suspected in car attack

Nov. 25, 2020 11:18 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian motorist who police say tried to carry out a car-ramming attack at a West Bank checkpoint. In a statement, police said the man presented false documents at the checkpoint, and when he was questioned about them, sped his car toward an...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits a new coronavirus lab at Ben-Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli media reported Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 that Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. (Ohad Zwigenberg/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Reports: Israeli PM flew to Saudi Arabia, met crown prince

Nov. 23, 2020 2:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials. The reported meeting was the latest move by the...

FILE - In this July 22, 2016, file photo convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, left, with his lawyer, Eliot Lauer, leaves federal court in New York following a hearing, Pollard, the former Navy intelligence analyst who served 30 years in prison for selling secrets to Israel, has completed his parole, the Justice Department said Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File)

Netanyahu: Convicted spy Pollard expected in Israel soon

Nov. 21, 2020 2:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday welcomed the lifting of parole restrictions on Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy analyst convicted of spying for Israel in the 1980s, and said he expects him to come to Israel soon. In a statement issued Saturday evening, Netanyahu...

An Israeli protester holds a placard outside of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem, Saturday, Nov. 21,2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Thousands protest against Netanyahu, despite wintry weather

Nov. 21, 2020 2:25 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis braved cool, wet weather Saturday night to extend months of demonstrations demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Several thousand people gathered outside Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem, the focal point of most of the...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, arrives for a tour of the Friends of Zion Museum, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists

Nov. 20, 2020 5:50 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a trip to Israel on Friday with a visit to a museum in Jerusalem that honors Christian Zionists and was founded by a prominent evangelical adviser to the Trump administration. The museum visit came a day after Pompeo became the first secretary of...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool)

Pompeo is 1st top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement

Nov. 19, 2020 12:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department in a major policy shift announced that products from the settlements can be labeled “Made in Israel.” The...