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Israeli general turned lawmaker emerges as settler critic

Jan. 21, 2022 01:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Retired general Yair Golan spent a significant part of his military career serving in the occupied West Bank, protecting Jewish settlements. Today, he is one of their most vocal critics. Golan, a former deputy military chief, is now a legislator with the dovish...

Jewish leaders renew antisemitism fight after hostage case

Jan. 19, 2022 13:43 PM EST

Although the FBI initially said the man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue was focused on an issue “not specifically related to the Jewish community,” the captor voiced beliefs that Jews controlled the world and had the power to arrange the release of a prisoner, survivors said...

Hindu monk jailed after calling for 'genocide' of Muslims

Jan. 17, 2022 06:29 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have charged a Hindu monk with inciting religious violence after he called for the “genocide” of India's Muslims at a meeting of right-wing supporters, police said Monday. Senior police officer Swatantra Kumar said Yati Narsinghanand Giri, an...

Trailblazing Arab lawmaker shakes up Israeli politics

Jan. 17, 2022 01:46 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Mansour Abbas broke a longstanding taboo when he led his Arab party into Israel's governing coalition last year. The bold move appears to be paying dividends. Abbas, a once obscure politician, is the linchpin of the shaky union, securing hefty budgets and...

Israeli nationalists protest against settlement evacuation

Jan. 13, 2022 14:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israeli nationalists staged a protest Thursday outside the parliament building in Jerusalem, urging the government not to demolish a West Bank settlement outpost. The demonstration came a month after a Palestinian gunman fired on a car filled with...

Anti-vaccine protesters try to storm Bulgarian parliament

Jan. 12, 2022 09:46 AM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Protesters opposing COVID-19 restrictions in Bulgaria clashed Wednesday with police as they tried to storm the Parliament in the capital of Sofia. A heavy police presence prevented protesters from entering the building and some were detained. Several people,...

Israel moves to resolve crisis after Bedouins protest

Jan. 12, 2022 09:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s fragile governing coalition moved to resolve a crisis on Wednesday after Arab Bedouin staged protests against tree-planting by nationalists on disputed land in the Negev desert. Some protesters on Tuesday evening hurled stones at vehicles on a highway...

Top Indian court intervenes in hate speeches against Muslims

Jan. 12, 2022 05:14 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Wednesday said it will take up a petition seeking prosecution of several saffron-robed Hindu religious leaders for allegedly making highly provocative speeches against Muslims at a closed-door meeting last month. Three Supreme Court judges...

Amid tensions, Bosnian Serbs celebrate outlawed holiday

Jan. 09, 2022 08:20 AM EST

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Amid Bosnia’s greatest political crisis since the end of its 1992-95 interethnic war, the country’s Serbs celebrated an outlawed holiday Sunday with a provocative parade showcasing armored vehicles, police helicopters and law enforcement officers with...

Bosnia's Dodik: From moderate to genocide-denying autocrat

Jan. 08, 2022 02:21 AM EST

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — He was once described in Washington as an anti-nationalist “breath of fresh air” in the murderous, genocide-scarred Balkan morass of ethnically divided Bosnia. How times change. This week Bosnian Serb political leader Milorad...