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Ben & Jerry's ice cream fight in Israel heats up

Jul. 06, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

One week after its parent company found a way to get Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sold in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, the company known for its stance on social issues almost as much as for its Chunky Monkey ice cream is suing to block that from happening. Unilever...

Key witness: Netanyahu received gifts from billionaires

Jul. 06, 2022 10:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A key witness in the corruption trial of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has testified that her billionaire boss ordered her to deliver gifts of champagne, cigars, and expensive jewelry to the then-Israeli premier in a scandal at the center of the country's political...

Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

Jul. 02, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Saturday said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death. The announcement came...

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

As Israel heads back to elections, Lapid stakes out vision

Jun. 30, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself, triggering the country's fifth election in just over three years and thrusting veteran politician Yair Lapid into the role of interim prime minister as he tries to persuade a deeply polarized nation to embrace his centrist...

Sale puts Ben & Jerry's ice cream back in West Bank, kind of

Jun. 29, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new agreement in Israel will put Ben & Jerry's ice cream back on shelves in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank despite the ice cream maker's protest of Israeli policies, according to Unilever, the company that owns the brand. The Vermont...

Scandal-ridden Israeli icon, dies at 62

Jun. 29, 2022 03:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yehuda Meshi-Zahav, a prominent member of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community who founded a volunteer paramedic service before his reputation came crashing down in a series of sexual abuse allegations, has died. Meshi-Zahav was hospitalized last year after...

Stunning Roman mosaics return home to new Israeli museum

Jun. 27, 2022 09:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A series of exceptional 1,700-year-old Roman mosaics have returned home to Israel, where the collection went on public display for the first time Monday after more than a decade touring the world’s top museums. The mosaics were first discovered in the central...

AP PHOTOS: Israel's separation barrier, 20 years on

Jun. 27, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Twenty years after Israel decided to build its controversial separation barrier, the network of walls, fences and closed military roads remains in place, even as any partition of the land appears more remote than ever. Israel is actively encouraging its Jewish...

US envoy to Israel lives in a luxe rental, a Trump legacy

Jun. 24, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — There’s no plaque on the gate of the U.S. ambassador’s new residence in Jerusalem, no Stars and Stripes visible, no official listing as a notable overseas property. The official residence of the American envoy is a rental and temporary, officials said, secured...