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UK Foreign Secretary visits Israel and West Bank and calls for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza

Jul. 14, 2024 10:06 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The new British foreign secretary called for an immediate cease-fire in Gaza during a visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on Sunday, his second international trip since Labour’s resounding victory in elections earlier this month. David Lammy...

Apparent Gaza activists hurl paint at homes of Brooklyn Museum leaders, including Jewish director

Jun. 13, 2024 15:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People purporting to be pro-Palestinian activists hurled red paint at the homes of top leaders at the Brooklyn Museum, including its Jewish director, and also splashed paint across the front of diplomatic buildings for Germany and the Palestinian Authority, prompting a police...

Apparent Gaza activists hurl paint at homes of Brooklyn Museum leaders, including Jewish director

Jun. 12, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — People purporting to be pro-Palestinian activists hurled red paint at the homes of top leaders at the Brooklyn Museum, including its Jewish director, and also splashed paint across the front of diplomatic buildings for Germany and the Palestinian Authority early Wednesday,...

Pope Francis appeals for urgent humanitarian aid for Gaza and backs cease-fire proposals

Jun. 09, 2024 07:10 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for humanitarian aid to urgently reach Palestinians in Gaza and for Israel and Hamas to immediately accept proposals for a cease-fire and release of hostages. During his Sunday noon blessing, Francis also thanked Jordan, which this...

Pope recreates the 2014 Mideast peace prayer in Vatican Gardens to beg for an end to Gaza conflict

Jun. 07, 2024 13:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis gathered the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors to the Vatican Gardens on Friday to pray for an end to the war in Gaza, marking the 10th anniversary of a similar encounter with the Israeli and Palestinian presidents with a new appeal for peace. “Every...

The Latest | In historic move, a Palestinian state recognized by Spain, Ireland and Norway

May. 22, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they were recognizing a Palestinian state, a move welcomed by Palestinians as an affirmation of their decadeslong quest while Israel recalled its ambassadors to the three countries. Several countries in the European Union indicated in recent...

Hamas again raises the possibility of a 2-state compromise. Israel and its allies aren't convinced

Apr. 25, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

The Palestinian militant group Hamas has said for more than 15 years that it could accept a two-state compromise with Israel — at least, a temporary one. But Hamas has also refused to say that it would recognize Israel or renounce its armed fight against it. For Israel and many...

US vetoes widely supported resolution backing full UN membership for Palestine

Apr. 18, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States vetoed a widely backed U.N. resolution Thursday that would have paved the way for full United Nations membership for Palestine, a goal the Palestinians have long sought and Israel has worked to prevent. The vote in the 15-member Security...