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Israel steps up Jerusalem home demolitions as violence rises

Feb. 08, 2023 03:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ratib Matar’s family was growing. They needed more space. Before his granddaughters, now 4 and 5, were born, he built three apartments on an eastern slope overlooking Jerusalem’s ancient landscape. The 50-year-old construction contractor moved in with his...

Canadian endocrinologist among Wolf Prize winners

Feb. 07, 2023 12:26 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Canadian endocrinologist whose research has helped develop therapies for diabetes and obesity and three chemists whose work has advanced the understanding of RNA were announced Tuesday as winners of Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize. The University of Toronto’s...

Israeli security officials say troops killed 5 Palestinian gunmen in West Bank arrest raid

Feb. 06, 2023 02:14 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli security officials say troops killed 5 Palestinian gunmen in West Bank arrest raid.

Israeli police: American arrested for vandalizing church

Feb. 02, 2023 09:39 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday arrested an American tourist after he allegedly knocked down and broke a statue of Jesus in a church in Jerusalem's Old City. Images on social media showed the statue laying horizontally on the floor after apparently being pulled down...

Blinken urges Israel-Palestinian calm as violence soars

Jan. 30, 2023 12:43 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to ease tensions following a spike in violence that has put the region on edge. The bloodshed has alarmed the Biden administration as it attempts to find common ground with Israeli Prime Minister...

Israeli PM Netanyahu announces punitive steps in response to Palestinian attacks, including 'strengthening' settlements

Jan. 28, 2023 17:24 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli PM Netanyahu announces punitive steps in response to Palestinian attacks, including 'strengthening' settlements.

Israel rescue service says shooting in east Jerusalem has wounded 2 people, day after deadliest attack in city in years

Jan. 28, 2023 04:00 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel rescue service says shooting in east Jerusalem has wounded 2 people, day after deadliest attack in city in years.

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Jan. 27, 2023 22:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised...

Israeli rescue service says 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue shooting

Jan. 27, 2023 14:04 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli rescue service says 5 killed in Jerusalem synagogue shooting.

Israeli medics say a gunman wounded five people in a Jerusalem neighborhood before he was shot.

Jan. 27, 2023 13:42 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli medics say a gunman wounded five people in a Jerusalem neighborhood before he was shot.