Latest Jerusalem News

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Jun. 21, 2018 8:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli prosecutors on Thursday charged the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with misusing over $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from some of the country's most famous chefs. While the prime minister was not directly implicated in the case, the indictment against...

Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Jun. 21, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Blockaded Gaza — a likely focal point of any future U.S.-endorsed...

White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

Jun. 19, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan's king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Kushner and White House envoy Jason...

Israel PM, Jordan king meet after months of strained ties

Jun. 18, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Jordan's King Abdullah II that he is committed to the status quo at holy sites in contested Jerusalem, trying to reassure the monarch in a rare meeting after months of strained relations. They held talks in Jordan ahead of a visit to the...

Israeli minister criticizes royal itinerary over Jerusalem

Jun. 18, 2018 12:55 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The status of Jerusalem in the royal itinerary for Prince William's upcoming visit has angered an Israeli Cabinet member. Jerusalem affairs minister Zeev Elkin wrote on Facebook Monday that a "distortion" cannot "change reality." The Prince is to visit Israel and the Palestinian...

Israel strikes launchers of burning kites from Gaza Strip

Jun. 17, 2018 12:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it carried out four airstrikes targeting Palestinians launching burning kites and balloons into southern Israel. No one was injured in the strikes, but it marked an escalation in Israel's response to a phenomenon that has wreaked havoc on fields and...

Gaza residents pray near Israel as Muslims mark major feast

Jun. 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several thousand Gaza worshippers knelt on prayer rugs spread on sandy soil, near the perimeter fence with Israel, joining hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world Friday in marking the holiday that caps the fasting month of Ramadan. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday is...

The Latest: Ronaldo 3, Spain 3: Star's hat trick earns draw

Jun. 15, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Friday at the World Cup (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, capped by a dipping free kick in the 88th minute as Portugal and Spain played to a wild 3-3 draw in the Group B opener for both countries.  Ronaldo scored twice in the first...

The Latest: Activists say 2 killed by Syria shelling

Jun. 15, 2018 7:59 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Latest on Eid al-Fitr (all times local): 3 p.m. Syrian activists say two people were killed when the government shelled a cemetery where they were visiting the graves of their relatives on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday. Mahmoud al-Hamawi says three others were...

Israeli museum marks 100 years of Holy Land fashion

Jun. 14, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An exhibit showcasing 100 years of fashion in the Holy Land is opening this week at Jerusalem's Israel Museum. Timed to coincide with Israel's 70th anniversary, "Fashion Statements: Decoding Israeli Dress" features over 150 outfits by local designers, ranging from the late 19th century to...