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US envoy meets Israel's embattled PM to discuss peace plan

Sep. 20, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. envoy to the Middle East met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, days after elections that left the Israeli leader's political future in doubt. Netanyahu suffered an apparent setback when he and his allies failed to secure enough seats for a narrow, right-wing...

Israel defends checkpoint shooting as video raises concern

Sep. 19, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Thursday that security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem were in "immediate danger" when they shot and killed a Palestinian woman carrying a knife, after a widely circulated video of the shooting raised concerns about excessive force. The video of the shooting early...

Israeli vote leaves Netanyahu's political future in doubt

Sep. 18, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a decade of mesmerizing world leaders, subduing his rivals and eking out dramatic election victories, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political future is suddenly in doubt. With near-final results from Israel's election on Tuesday, he has been left well short of the parliamentary...

Rockets fired from Gaza fall short, wound 7 Palestinians

Sep. 18, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Seven Palestinians have been wounded after a rocket barrage from the Gaza Strip exploded near a house inside the coastal enclave. Palestinian eyewitnesses said Wednesday that two of the three rockets struck outside a home in the southern city of Rafah, and a third fell near the fence...

Israel's Arabs poised to gain new voice after tight election

Sep. 18, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Arab coalition appears poised to emerge as the main opposition bloc following Tuesday's election, a historic first that would grant a new platform to a long-marginalized minority. With more than 90% of votes counted Wednesday, the Joint List was expected to win about a dozen seats...

Israeli police: Knife-wielding Palestinian woman shot dead

Sep. 18, 2019 7:30 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israeli police say private security guards at a checkpoint near Jerusalem shot and killed a Palestinian woman after she pulled out a knife at the crossing. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the woman was taken to a hospital where she died of her wounds, adding that...

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30...

Jordan's king: Israel annexing settlements would be disaster

Sep. 17, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Jordan's King Abdullah II says if Israel goes ahead with the idea of annexing all the settlements in the West Bank it would be a "disaster" for attempts to find any two-state solution with the Palestinians. Speaking after talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, Abdullah said he...

Palestinian sues Israeli military commanders for war crimes

Sep. 17, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pitching his case as a David-versus-Goliath fight, a Dutch-Palestinian man went to court in the Netherlands Tuesday seeking damages from two former Israeli military commanders for their roles in a 2014 airstrike on a Gaza house that killed six members of his family. One of the...

Round 2: The main parties, blocs in Israel's repeat election

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel heads to the polls on Tuesday for the second time this year. While many of the key issues and players remain largely unchanged, a number of new alliances and leaders have emerged. Just over 30 parties are running, down from April's vote, but only a dozen or so are expected to win...