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Rep. Omar says she wasn't equating US, Israel and terrorists

Jun. 10, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar tried edging away Thursday from a bitter fight with Jewish Democratic lawmakers who'd accused her of likening the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and Afghanistan's Taliban, saying her remarks were “in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic...

Palestinians say Israeli forces kill 3 in West Bank raid

Jun. 10, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

JENIN, West Bank (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed three Palestinians, including two security officers, in a shootout that erupted in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin during what appeared to be an Israeli arrest raid overnight, Palestinian officials said Thursday. ...

Israel approves ultranationalist march if police agree

Jun. 08, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's security Cabinet on Tuesday approved a controversial ultranationalist parade in Jerusalem if police approve the route. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office announced the agreement with Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Under it, the event...

Israel claims Hamas tried to hamper defenses from Gaza tower

Jun. 08, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel's ambassador to the United States said Tuesday that Hamas militants tried to disrupt Israel's Iron Dome rocket defense system from a Gaza building housing The Associated Press and other news outlets, prompting the Israeli air force to destroy the high...

Mixed city of Arabs and Jews remains on edge after violence

Jun. 08, 2021 04:43 AM EDT

LOD, Israel (AP) — Israeli security forces guard the streets of Lod, weeks after rioters torched patrol cars, synagogues and homes. Attackers who killed an Arab and a Jewish resident are still at large. And a mayor whom some blame for setting the stage for some of the worst domestic unrest...

Israel suspends ultranationalists' march in east Jerusalem

Jun. 07, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Monday they blocked a planned procession by Jewish ultranationalists through parts of Jerusalem's Old City, following warnings that it could reignite tensions that led to a punishing 11-day war with Gaza's militant Hamas rulers last month. ...

Pair of Jerusalem activists freed after detention by Israel

Jun. 07, 2021 00:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Sunday detained two members of a prominent family in the contested Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem who led protests against attempts by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of Palestinian families from their homes in the area. The twin brother and...

UN agency withdraws director from Gaza after threats

Jun. 04, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees says it has recalled its Gaza director after he faced threats over remarks in which he appeared to praise Israel's “huge sophistication” in carrying out precision strikes during last month's Gaza war. UNRWA,...

Jerusalem evictions that fueled Gaza war could still happen

Jun. 04, 2021 02:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A long-running campaign by Jewish settlers to evict dozens of Palestinian families in east Jerusalem is still underway, even after it fueled weeks of unrest and helped ignite an 11-day Gaza war. An intervention by Israel's attorney general at the height...

No 'provoking': Israeli official vows quieter tone with US

Jun. 03, 2021 21:01 PM EDT

Israel's visiting defense minister said Thursday that it will stay engaged as the U.S. tries to return to a nuclear deal with Iran, sidestepping what's long been an area of open disagreement between the United States and the now-jeopardized government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. ...