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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.

Facebook says it halts hackers tied to Palestinian security

Apr. 21, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Wednesday it has broken up a hacker network used by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' intelligence service in an attempt to keep tabs on journalists, human rights activists and government critics. The report by the social networking...

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...

In race to rearm, Greece seeks partnerships, more hardware

Apr. 20, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

ANDRAVIDA, Greece (AP) — Greece has vowed to expand military cooperation with traditional NATO allies as well as Middle Eastern powers in a race to modernize its armed forces and face its militarily assertive neighbor Turkey. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited...

Israeli police scuffle with protesters in Arab neighborhood

Apr. 20, 2021 06:34 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli police scuffled with protesters in an Arab neighborhood in Tel Aviv for a second night late Monday after the assault of a rabbi over the weekend. The protesters, including Arabs and Jews, say Jewish nationalist religious groups are buying...

Sudan repeals Israel boycott law amid normalization efforts

Apr. 19, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan on Monday abolished a decades-old law on boycotting Israel, part of efforts to establish normal ties with the Jewish state. A bill was approved at a joint meeting of Sudan's ruling Sovereign Council and Cabinet that annuls the 1958 law. The law had...

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...