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Israel demolishes West Bank home of Palestinian attacker

Apr. 24, 2019 3:56 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Israeli military says its forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed two Israelis in a shooting and stabbing attack last month. Israel says 19-year-old Omar Abu Layla fatally stabbed a soldier and shot and killed another while wounding others near the...

Florida Supreme Court rules against Parkland sheriff

Apr. 23, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against a sheriff who fought his removal from office after the governor claimed he failed to prevent last year's Parkland school shooting. Florida's highest court agreed that Gov. Ron DeSantis was within his authority to suspend Scott Israel as...

Kushner: Middle East peace plan to be unveiled after Ramadan

Apr. 23, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House is planning to release its long-awaited Middle East peace plan in the next few months. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Tuesday that it would be unveiled sometime after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which this year ends on June 4. Kushner, speaking at a...

Netanyahu calls for new Golan settlement named for Trump

Apr. 23, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he wants to name a new settlement in the Golan Heights after President Donald Trump out of gratitude for the White House's recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the territory. Netanyahu was touring the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said there...

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "leave it to...

Israeli teen who fell to death in Yosemite was taking photo

Apr. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Israeli teenager who fell to his death last year at an iconic waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park was trying to mimic a popular social media photograph when he fell, authorities said. Park officials said Tomer Frankfurter of Jerusalem, 18, was near the top of Nevada...

Israel to honor Pittsburgh Jewish leader after deadly attack

Apr. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has announced it will honor the head of Pittsburgh's Jewish community during next month's Independence Day celebrations, six months after 11 members of the community were killed in a synagogue shooting. Israel's Culture Ministry said Monday it had selected Jeff Finkelstein, the...

Jerusalem says it will "fix" bigoted fliers found in schools

Apr. 22, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Jerusalem municipality says it will "fix" a wave of fliers that have appeared in kindergartens city-wide forbidding entrance to "minorities," using a Hebrew term considered code for Arabs. After an anti-racism group brought attention to the fliers, the city said Monday it had followed...

The Latest: Iran brushes off US decision on sanction waivers

Apr. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Iran has brushed off the Trump administration's decision to stop exempting countries from U.S. sanctions on its oil exports. In a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency on Monday, the...

Israeli troops accused of shooting handcuffed Palestinian

Apr. 22, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BEIT JALA, West Bank (AP) — A hospitalized Palestinian teen said Monday he was shot in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded — the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers. The military...