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Jerusalem backlash casts shadow over Eurovision contest

Jun. 22, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israelis hoped other countries would follow suit. Instead, the move has created a backlash. The latest setback threatens the contested city's hopes of hosting the 2019 Eurovision song contest — an affair that has...

Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

Jun. 22, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The meeting comes shortly before the Trump administration is expected to unveil...

Trump's Mideast team to push peace plan in region

Jun. 13, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's Mideast negotiating team will visit the region next week as it finalizes its as-yet unveiled Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and will hold talks on deteriorating conditions in the Gaza Strip. The trip comes as officials say the Trump...

Trump envoy, Palestinian mediator trade barbs in media

Jun. 10, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's special Mideast envoy lashed out at a veteran Palestinian official on Sunday, saying his "false claims" and rhetoric haven't brought peace closer. Jason Greenblatt was responding in Israel's Haaretz newspaper to an earlier op-ed by Palestinian negotiator Saeb...

The Latest: Death toll from Guatemala volcano rises to 69

Jun. 4, 2018 10:51 PM EDT

EL RODEO, Guatemala (AP) — The latest on the deadly volcano eruption in Guatemala (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Guatemalan authorities have increased the confirmed death toll from the eruption of the Volcano of Fire to 69 as officials suspended the search until dawn on Tuesday. Fanuel Garcia is the director...

After embassy move, Trump weighs Jerusalem consulate changes

Jun. 1, 2018 5:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering giving U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman more authority over the U.S. outpost that handles Palestinian affairs, five U.S. officials said, a shift that could further dampen Palestinian hopes for an independent state. Any move to downgrade the...

Turkish ambassador returns to US post after Jerusalem spat

May. 31, 2018 7:43 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says the country's ambassador to Washington is returning to his post following a dispute over Washington moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Anadolu Agency said Serdar Kilic left Ankara on Thursday, two weeks after Turkey recalled him for...

US Ambassador to Israel says Trump peace plan months away

May. 23, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. Ambassador to Israel says the Trump administration's Middle East peace plan is months away. David Friedman spoke with Israeli media at the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday. He said the plan will be launched "within months" but had no exact date. The administration had...

Arab League severs ties with Guatemala over embassy move

May. 23, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League says it will no longer cooperate on any level with Guatemala because of the country's decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The Cairo-based organization says Wednesday it has abandoned a memorandum of understanding signed in 2013 and has severed...

Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

May. 21, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and Guatemala. President Horacio Cartes dedicated the embassy, making Paraguay the third country to transfer its diplomatic mission in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Romania, the...