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Israel's president says the UN world court misrepresented his comments in its genocide ruling

Jan. 28, 2024 15:40 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Sunday accused the U.N. world court of misrepresenting his words in a ruling that ordered Israel to take steps to protect Palestinians and prevent a genocide in the Gaza Strip. The court's ruling on Friday cited a series of statements made by...

In Davos, Israel's president calls ties with Saudi Arabia key to ending war in Gaza

Jan. 18, 2024 11:28 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Normalizing ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia would be a key element of ending the war with Hamas and a game-changer for the entire Middle East, Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Thursday at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in the Swiss town of Davos. ...

At Davos, conflict, climate change and AI get top billing as leaders converge for elite meeting

Jan. 15, 2024 09:37 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Earth is heating up, as is conflict in the Middle East. The world economy and Ukraine's defense against Russia are sputtering along. Artificial intelligence could upend all our lives. The to-do list of global priorities has grown for this year’s...

Zelenskyy, Blinken, Israeli president and more will come to Davos to talk about global challenges

Jan. 09, 2024 10:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — More than 60 heads of state and government and hundreds of business leaders are coming to Switzerland to discuss the biggest global challenges during the World Economic Forum's annual gathering next week, ranging from Israeli President Isaac Herzog to Ukrainian President Volodymyr...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 05, 2024 18:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Rep. Tony Gonzales, R-Texas. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.; Israeli President Isaac Herzog; Quentin Fulks, a top official in President Joe...

At least 68 killed in central Gaza in airstrike, adding to weekend's bloodshed

Dec. 25, 2023 05:34 AM EST

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza (AP) — At least 68 people were killed by an Israeli strike in central Gaza, health officials said Sunday, while the number of Israeli soldiers killed in combat over the weekend rose to 17. Associated Press journalists at a nearby hospital watched frantic...

Live updates | Israel strikes hit Gaza as UN delays vote on a cease-fire resolution

Dec. 19, 2023 17:31 PM EST

Israeli troops launched more deadly strikes in Gaza on Tuesday and raided two of the last functioning hospitals in Gaza’s north, while the U.N. Security Council delayed voting on a resolution to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza during some kind of a halt in the fighting. An Israeli...

UN Security Council vote on Gaza humanitarian resolution delayed again in effort to avoid US veto

Dec. 19, 2023 16:20 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Security Council members were in intense negotiations Tuesday on an Arab-sponsored resolution to spur desperately needed humanitarian aid deliveries to Gaza during some kind of a halt in the fighting, trying to avoid another veto by the United States. A vote on the...

Ahead of meeting with US envoy, Israeli president says now isn't time to discuss 2-state solution

Dec. 14, 2023 16:25 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president has joined the ranks of high-ranking Israeli officials to speak out against a two-state solution after the war in Gaza. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Isaac Herzog said it is not the time to be talking about establishing...

Elon Musk visits Israel to meet top leaders as accusations of antisemitism on X grow

Nov. 27, 2023 12:41 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Elon Musk, who's been under fire for endorsing an antisemitic conspiracy theory and wider accusations of hatred flourishing on his social media platform X, visited Israel, where he toured a kibbutz attacked by Hamas militants and held talks with top leaders. The...