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Australia's ruling coalition forced into minority government

Oct. 20, 2018 8:53 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's ruling coalition was forced into minority government on Saturday after a massive swing against its senior partner, the Liberal Party, in a by-election for the seat of the prime minister the party itself had dismissed. In a stinging backlash from the electorate after the fourth...

Protesters gather on Gaza frontier, Israeli fire wounds 77

Oct. 19, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians massed Friday along Israel's frontier, with dozens approaching and breaching the perimeter fence that separates Gaza from Israel, even as Egypt stepped up efforts reach a lasting cease-fire between the territory's Hamas rulers and Israel. The militant...

Christian leaders urge Israeli PM to nix church lands bill

Oct. 19, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christian leaders in Jerusalem are urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop a bill that the churches say would allow the state to appropriate land sold to buyers. Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian church leaders wrote a letter to Netanyahu on Friday saying the vote...

Israeli rights group criticizes 'oppression' of Palestinians

Oct. 18, 2018 8:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of Israel's leading human rights group strongly criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government during a contentious U.N. Security Council meeting on Thursday for what he called its "supremacy and oppression" of the Palestinians. Israel's U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon...

Israel's Supreme Court overturns deportation of US student

Oct. 18, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Thursday overturned an appeals court ruling that agreed with the government's decision to bar an American graduate student from entering the country over her alleged involvement in the boycott movement against the Jewish state. The court accepted Alqasem's appeal,...

Egyptian mediators step up truce efforts with Israel, Hamas

Oct. 18, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A team of Egyptian mediators on Thursday shuttled between Israel and the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers in a stepped-up effort to forge a cease-fire between the two enemies. The series of meetings came a day after Gaza militants fired a rocket that struck a home in southern Israel,...

Poll finds Trump's pro-Israel stance does not sway US Jews

Oct. 18, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's pro-Israel positions have not garnered him support from American Jewish voters, according to a new survey. The poll found that 74 percent of Jews planned to vote for Democratic candidates in November's midterm elections. The figure corresponds with similar voting...

Q&A: McCarthy and Grant on New York, forgery and friendship

Oct. 18, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" is a film about Lee Israel, a biographer who started a side hustle writing fake letters as Noel Coward, Louise Brooks, Dorothy Parker and other deceased luminaries and selling them to collectors. Part cautionary tale, part celebration of this unapologetic...

US student's legal team says Israeli Supreme Court overturns deportation order, allows her to study in Israel

Oct. 18, 2018 12:08 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — US student's legal team says Israeli Supreme Court overturns deportation order, allows her to study in Israel.

US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration...