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Israel heads toward unprecedented 3rd election within a year

Nov. 20, 2019 8:10 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli kingmaker politician Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, blaming both the contenders engaged in a tense standoff that has paralyzed Israeli politics and pushing the country toward a likely third election in less than a year....

The Latest: Israeli kingmaker won’t endorse a PM candidate

Nov. 20, 2019 6:31 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli politics (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman has refused to endorse a candidate for prime minister, practically pushing the nation toward a new, third election this year. Lieberman’s comments on Wednesday were widely anticipated as...

Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman refuses to endorse a candidate for prime minister, pushes nation toward new election

Nov. 20, 2019 6:25 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli kingmaker Avigdor Lieberman refuses to endorse a candidate for prime minister, pushes nation toward new election.

Israel to host largest event ever focused on anti-Semitism

Nov. 20, 2019 6:23 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials announced Wednesday that dozens of world leaders will arrive in Jerusalem for the largest-ever gathering focused on combatting anti-Semitism amid a global spike in violence against Jews. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the fifth World Holocaust Forum in January will...

The Latest: Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 die

Nov. 20, 2019 6:15 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the situation in the Mideast following latest Israeli airstrikes in Syria (all times local): 9:25 a.m. A war monitoring group says Israeli airstrikes in Syria early this morning killed 11 people, including seven non-Syrians who are most likely Iranians. The figures come from...

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria; 11 reported killed

Nov. 20, 2019 4:56 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday, carrying out a “wide-scale” strike in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the Israeli airstrikes killed...

War monitoring group says Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 11 people, including 7 non-Syrians, most likely Iranians

Nov. 20, 2019 2:26 AM EST
BEIRUT (AP) — War monitoring group says Israeli airstrikes in Syria killed 11 people, including 7 non-Syrians, most likely Iranians.

Syrian state media say 2 civilians have been killed, others wounded in series of Israeli airstrikes near Damascus

Nov. 20, 2019 12:51 AM EST
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media say 2 civilians have been killed, others wounded in series of Israeli airstrikes near Damascus.

Israeli military says it is carrying out ‘wide-scale’ strikes on Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fell on Golan

Nov. 19, 2019 10:46 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says it is carrying out ‘wide-scale’ strikes on Iranian targets in Syria after rockets fell on Golan.

Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank

Nov. 19, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ALON SHVUT, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s prime minister traveled to the West Bank on Tuesday to celebrate the U.S.’s announcement that it does not consider Israeli settlements to violate international law. Benjamin Netanyahu called the Trump administration’s declaration, which stepped...