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Palestinian demonstrators hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest Israel's plan to annex parts Israel's plan to annex parts of the West Bank and Trump's mideast initiative, in the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddumm near Nablus, Friday, July 3, 2020.(AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Former world leaders warn against Israel annexation plan

Jul. 3, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A group of former world leaders urged European leaders on Friday to keep pressuring Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against complacency after Israel made no move to take over the territory on July 1. The Elders, founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, said in...

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 15, 2020 file photo, a motorcycle delivery man rides past a billboard urging people to stay home over the coronavirus pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. G42, an Abu Dhabi-based company specializing in artificial intelligence and cloud computing, has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Israeli, UAE technology firms pen deal on virus research

Jul. 3, 2020 5:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A state-linked technology company in the United Arab Emirates has signed a partnership with two major Israeli defense firms to research ways of combating the coronavirus pandemic. The agreement, announced late Thursday, comes just weeks after the UAE warned Israel that proceeding with its...

Parents of Eyah Hallaq, an autistic Palestinian man who was fatally shot by Israeli police, Khiri and mother Rana, talk during an interview In Jerusalem, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The family says it is hopeful the officers will be prosecuted after finally confirming the existence of security-camera footage of the incident.(AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging on

Jul. 2, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police said on Thursday that it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting. The existence of the footage had been in question throughout an investigation that...

A Palestinian woman flashes the victory sign as she demonstrates against Israeli plans for the annexation of parts of the West Bank, in Gaza City, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

Jul. 1, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the Israeli leader's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would not start on Wednesday, the original target date, as the British prime minister made an extraordinary appeal to Israel to call off the plan. The...

FILE - In this March 20, 2019, file photo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel. The U.S. State Department has put the ambassador to Israel's official residence outside Tel Aviv up for sale, in a decision aimed at cementing the American embassy's controversial move to Jerusalem. The beachfront mansion in the affluent Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya is going on the market because most of Ambassador David Friedman’s day-to-day activities are based at the embassy in Jerusalem, the State Department said Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (Jim Young/Pool Photo via AP, File)

After embassy move, U.S. to sell envoy's house near Tel Aviv

Jun. 30, 2020 1:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. State Department has put the ambassador to Israel's official residence outside Tel Aviv up for sale, in a decision aimed at cementing the American embassy's controversial move to Jerusalem. The beachfront mansion in the affluent Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya is going on the market...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wears a face mask during a media statement with US special envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Tuesday June 30, 2020. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)

Israeli AG rejects Netanyahu request for financial legal aid

Jun. 30, 2020 9:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general said Tuesday he opposed a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to have a wealthy American supporter finance his legal defense against corruption charges. Netanyahu had asked an Israeli oversight committee to allow a 10 million shekel ($2.9 million)...

Palestinians laborers line up to cross a checkpoint at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears determined to carry out his pledge to begin annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, possibly as soon as Wednesday. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel undeterred by international opposition to annexation

Jun. 30, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears determined to carry out his pledge to begin annexing parts of the occupied West Bank, possibly as soon as Wednesday. His vision of redrawing the map of the Holy Land, in line with President Donald Trump’s Mideast plan, has been...

FILE - This Feb. 18, 2020 file photo, shows a view of the West Bank settlement of Ma'ale Efraim on the hills of the Jordan Valley. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the valley and all of Israel's far-flung West Bank settlements, in line with President Donald Trump's Middle East plan, which overwhelmingly favors Israel and has been rejected by the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

Israeli leaders at odds over West Bank annexation plan

Jun. 29, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's top two leaders appeared to feud Monday about the timing of the country's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, complicating the task of American officials who were in Jerusalem trying to finalize a plan. The comments by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his...

Protesters against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wave flags and banners outside his residence in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Hundreds of protesters calling him the

Israeli court releases anti-Netanyahu activist after arrest

Jun. 28, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A court ordered the release of a former Air Force general and leading critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from jail on Sunday, a day after hundreds of people protested outside the Israeli leader's residence calling for him to be freed. Retired Brig. Gen. Amir Haskel has been a...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli Chief Aviv Kochavi, wearing face masks attend a graduation ceremony for new pilots in Hatzerim air force base near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba, Israel, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)

Hundreds of Israelis protest in Jerusalem against Netanyahu

Jun. 27, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis protested Saturday evening against Benjamin Netanyahu outside his Jerusalem residence as the Israeli prime minister faces corruption charges. The demonstration was fueled by the detention of seven protesters Friday who held a smaller rally against Netanyahu’s...