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Architects, activists slam Jerusalem Old City cable car plan

Nov. 14, 2018 1:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem's historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city's contested eastern sector. Developers say the proposed project...

The Latest: UN Security Council takes no action on Gaza

Nov. 13, 2018 9:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 4 a.m. The U.N. Security Council has failed to agree on any action on the fighting between Israel and the Hamas militant group in Gaza. Kuwaiti Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi told reporters after...

Cease-fire takes hold between Israel and Hamas

Nov. 13, 2018 3:33 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and other militant groups said Tuesday they had accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire to end two days of intense fighting with Israel that had pushed the sworn enemies to the brink of a new war. The sudden announcement brought relief to a region that had been paralyzed...

Underlying issues keep Israel, Hamas locked in violent loop

Nov. 13, 2018 3:07 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A slew of grievances and major underlying issues have Israel and Hamas locked in a spiral of violence that has caused three wars in the last decade and repeated rounds of deadly fighting. With an Israeli-Egyptian blockade, a riven Palestinian leadership and a militant Hamas, Gaza's...

Civilians in Israel, Gaza feel helpless amid new fighting

Nov. 13, 2018 2:39 PM EST

ASHKELON, Israel (AP) — Loren Amar was watching TV with her father around midnight when an air-raid siren warning of incoming rocket fire blared through their working-class neighborhood in southern Israel. Their old apartment had no in-house shelter, so they huddled in the stairway just before a rocket...

Gaza timeline: Main events in years of Israel-Hamas clashes

Nov. 13, 2018 1:20 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest round of fighting in Gaza is rooted in the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and comes after Israel and the territory's Hamas rulers have fought three wars in the past decade. The fighting in recent years has killed thousands of Palestinians and scores of Israelis, but...

Gaza militant groups say in a joint statement they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire

Nov. 13, 2018 10:35 AM EST
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza militant groups say in a joint statement they have accepted an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire.

Israeli Security Cabinet orders military to continue Gaza strikes "as is necessary," as Palestinians keep firing rockets

Nov. 13, 2018 9:56 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Security Cabinet orders military to continue Gaza strikes "as is necessary," as Palestinians keep firing rockets.

Jerusalem picks new mayor in round 2 of municipal elections

Nov. 13, 2018 9:13 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were choosing their next mayors in dozens of locations across the country Tuesday, with the main focus on the largest city of Jerusalem. The vote marks the second round of municipal elections in cities where no candidate secured at least 40 percent support in the Oct. 30 vote. The...

10 Things to Know for Today

Nov. 13, 2018 6:27 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOPE DWINDLES IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES Relatives visit shelters and call police hoping to find loved ones alive as the death toll from the Northern California wildfire spikes to 42 — the deadliest in...