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The Latest: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

May. 18, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Latest on the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest (all times local): 2:00 a.m. The Netherlands is the winner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Duncan Laurence's doleful piano ballad "Arcade" was tapped as an early front-runner before Saturday's Grand Final. But it had...

Today in History

May. 18, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 18, the 138th day of 2019. There are 227 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 18, 1896, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Plessy v. Ferguson, endorsed "separate but equal" racial segregation, a concept renounced 58 years later by Brown v. Board of Education...

German parliament denounces Israel boycott movement

May. 17, 2019 12:53 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Friday approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel, describing its methods as anti-Semitic and reminiscent of Nazi-era calls to boycott Jews. The motion called on the German government not to support events organized by BDS or...

Trump's election has boosted Israeli settlement construction

May. 14, 2019 8:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. Both supporters and detractors of the settlement movement have previously referred to a "Trump effect,"...

Israeli PM gets 2-week extension to form government

May. 13, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president has granted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a two-week extension to form a government, as negotiations continued among various political partners. Reuven Rivlin tasked Netanyahu with building a coalition within 28 days of the April 9 elections. Though Netanyahu...

The Latest: Pompeo says US will wait to see what Iran does

May. 8, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on Iran's decision to step away from embattled nuclear deal (all times local): 7:15 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will wait to see if Iran follows through on threats to limit its compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal before deciding how to...

Iran threatens more uranium enrichment if no new nuke deal

May. 8, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran threatened Wednesday to enrich its uranium stockpile closer to weapons-grade levels in 60 days if world powers fail to negotiate new terms for its 2015 nuclear deal, raising regional tensions as a U.S. aircraft carrier and bombers headed to the Middle East to confront Tehran. A...

Israel marks somber Memorial Day with wailing siren

May. 8, 2019 3:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis came to a standstill for two minutes on Wednesday to honor the memory of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism on the country's Memorial Day. At Jerusalem's ordinarily boisterous and bustling Mahane Yehuda market, shoppers and vendors froze in place and cafe patrons stood at...

Palestinians: EU, Russia and UN should counter US peace plan

May. 7, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that the European Union, Russia and the United Nations should take action to save a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if the long-awaited U.S. peace plan doesn't lead to two independent nations. Riyad Mansour told a...

Israeli court rules Palestinians may attend joint memorial

May. 6, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Monday ordered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to allow Palestinians from the West Bank to enter Israel and attend a joint Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day ceremony in Tel Aviv this week. The court upheld an appeal against Netanyahu's refusal, as Israel's...