Latest Jerusalem News

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Oct. 16, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election. Prime Minister Scott...

Australia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Oct. 15, 2018 5:51 PM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says he is open to relocating the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Israeli PM favors naming envoy to Christian world

Oct. 14, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he favors appointing an envoy to the Christian world, a sign of Israel's efforts to foster close ties with its Christian allies. Benjamin Netanyahu spoke Sunday at a meeting in Jerusalem of visiting journalists from Christian media, where he was warmly received...

Edwards leading Louisiana delegation to Israel this month

Oct. 11, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that he will travel to Israel later this month on an economic development trip that includes a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Democratic governor said the 24-person delegation will include business leaders and...

Israel defends actions against US student in detention

Oct. 10, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government's handling of the case of an American graduate student held in detention at the country's international airport for the past week over allegations that she promotes a boycott against the Jewish state. In an interview,...

US student detained in Israel over alleged boycott support

Oct. 9, 2018 5:45 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a groundbreaking case, Israel has detained an American graduate student at its international airport for the past week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott campaign against the Jewish state. The case highlights Israel's concerns about the boycott movement and the great...

Merkel talks with Palestinian leader after Israel visit

Oct. 9, 2018 12:17 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by telephone days after saying she would push him to return to negotiations with Israel. Neither leader indicated Tuesday that they discussed a renewal of peace talks, but both voiced support for a...

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor wants UN agency out of city

Oct. 8, 2018 2:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's outgoing mayor is calling on the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, saying there is "no such thing" as a refugee in the city. In an interview, Nir Barkat, who is leaving office after...

AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor wants UN agency out of city

Oct. 7, 2018 2:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's outgoing mayor is calling on the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, saying there is "no such thing" as a refugee in the city. In an interview, Barkat, who is leaving office after elections...

Israeli PM's wife goes on trial for fraud

Oct. 7, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife appeared in court Sunday for the start of her trial over alleged fraud and breach of trust, drawing renewed attention to the many scandals plaguing the prime minister and his family. Sara Netanyahu has been charged with allegedly overspending...