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Erdogan says Israeli president to visit Turkey next month

Jan. 27, 2022 02:58 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israel’s president, Isaac Herzog, is expected to visit Turkey next month, the Turkish president has said, as the two countries move to heal rifts. In an interview with private NTV broadcaster late Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his Israeli counterpart...

President to make first UAE visit by Israeli head of state

Jan. 25, 2022 12:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's figurehead president will make the first visit to the United Arab Emirates by the country's head of state next week, his office said Tuesday. The high profile visit by President Isaac Herzog aims at further cementing the burgeoning ties between the two...

Turkey calls for Israeli 'sensitivity' toward Palestinians

Dec. 08, 2021 06:46 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he is open to improved relations with Israel, but the country must first display “more sensitive” policies toward Palestinians. Erdogan told a group of journalists in Qatar late Tuesday that better ties with...

As Iran nuclear talks hit snags, Israel seeks harder US line

Dec. 05, 2021 13:09 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The long-delayed resumption of nuclear talks with Iran has gotten off to a rough start — with Iran digging in and its negotiating partners openly voicing frustration and pessimism. After five days of talks in Vienna ended last week, the United States...

Israeli president celebrates Hanukkah at West Bank site

Nov. 28, 2021 12:44 PM EST

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — Israel’s president on Sunday visited one of the most contentious spots in the occupied West Bank to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, sparking scuffles between Israeli security forces and protesters. President Isaac Herzog said he was...

Hamas gunman kills 1 before Israeli police shoot him dead

Nov. 21, 2021 20:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Hamas militant on Sunday opened fire in Jerusalem's Old City, killing one Israeli and wounding four others before he was fatally shot by Israeli police. It was not immediately clear whether Hamas, an Islamic militant group sworn to Israel's...

Abramovich hosts Israeli leader, antisemitism action praised

Nov. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — On a rare visit to Chelsea, owner Roman Abramovich was praised on Sunday by Israeli President Isaac Herzog for using the Premier League leaders' platform to campaign against antisemitism. The small event, attended by about 50 people, was the first time...

Israeli couple is home after weeklong detention in Turkey

Nov. 18, 2021 13:33 PM EST

MODIIN, Israel (AP) — An Israeli couple held by Turkey on suspicion of espionage returned home on Thursday after they were released from a weeklong detention. Mordi and Natalie Oknin arrived in central Israel where they were greeted by family and a crowd of reporters....

Jordan says King Abdullah met with Israeli Islamist lawmaker

Nov. 09, 2021 11:17 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the Islamist party in Israel's governing coalition met with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Amman on Tuesday, the latest sign of warming ties between the two countries. The Jordanian Royal Palace said in a statement that Abdullah and United...

Israel's ultra-Orthodox protest women's prayer at holy site

Nov. 05, 2021 04:54 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem to protest against a Jewish women’s group that holds monthly prayers there in a long-running campaign for gender equality at the site. For decades the “Women of the Wall”...