Latest Jerusalem News

Pence's mission to Turkey could be his most significant yet

Oct. 16, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence departs for Turkey to undertake arguably his most significant mission yet, seeking to halt a weeklong assault on Syrian Kurds begun after President Donald Trump withdrew U.S. forces from northern Syria. Pence was scheduled to leave Wednesday evening, just hours...

As Trump abandons Kurds, Israel worries how dependable he is

Oct. 10, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — For the past three years, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bet heavily on President Donald Trump and been rewarded with major diplomatic gains in exchange for his warm embrace of the U.S. leader. But the U.S. pullback from northeastern Syria, essentially abandoning its Kurdish...

Israel high court denies house arrest for Australian suspect

Oct. 10, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court has upheld an appeal against releasing a former educator accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia to house arrest while she fights extradition proceedings. Australia wants Malka Leifer extradited to face 74 charges of abusing students while she was...

Israeli officials wrap up Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing

Oct. 7, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's state prosecutors and Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyers concluded the pre-indictment hearing over a slew of corruption allegations against the prime minister on Monday. Netanyahu's lawyers arrived at the Justice Ministry in Jerusalem for the fourth and final day of the proceedings...

Israel begins Netanyahu's pre-indictment corruption hearing

Oct. 2, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long-awaited pre-indictment hearing on corruption charges began Wednesday in Jerusalem, as a jittery political world eagerly sought clarity on his legal standing amid the stalemate that followed the country's second inconclusive election of the...

Israel examines alleged torture of suspect in fatal blast

Sep. 29, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian suspect in a deadly West Bank bombing was in severe condition at an Israeli hospital, his lawyer said Sunday, as Israeli media reported an investigation was opened into possible wrongdoing by Israeli security officers during interrogation. Mahmoud Hassan said that his client,...

Israel says 3 suspects in deadly West Bank blast arrested

Sep. 28, 2019 3:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials say they have caught the Palestinian militants responsible for a bombing in the West Bank that killed a teenage girl last month. The Shin Bet internal security agency said Saturday the suspects were three members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia urges pressure on Iran

Sep. 27, 2019 3:43 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly's annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto has railed against what he called the "dangerous phenomenon" of migration in a speech that reflected the country's nationalist policies....

Abbas slams US for 'depriving peace process of credibility'

Sep. 26, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas took to the world stage on Thursday to slam the United States for "depriving the peace process of any credibility" and undermining prospects for a two-state solution to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In a speech before the U.N....

Israel arrests Palestinian minister of Jerusalem affairs

Sep. 25, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Wednesday they arrested the Palestinian minister of Jerusalem affairs for conducting political activity in east Jerusalem. Fadi al-Hadami was charged with allegedly breaking a law prohibiting political activity in Jerusalem by the Palestinian Authority, which is based...