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Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack, 2 wounded

Aug. 23, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An explosion Friday near a West Bank settlement that Israel said was a Palestinian attack killed a 17-year-old Israeli girl and wounded her brother and father, Israeli authorities said. Initially, three Israelis were reported wounded in the blast on Friday near the Dolev settlement,...

The Latest: Israeli teen dies of wounds in West Bank attack

Aug. 23, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Israel's national rescue agency says a 17-year-old Israeli girl died of wounds from an explosion in the West Bank earlier in the day that the Israeli military has described as a Palestinian...

Yeshiva University hit with sexual abuse lawsuit

Aug. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thirty-eight former students of an Orthodox Jewish school in New York City operated by Yeshiva University sued Thursday over claims they were molested by two prominent rabbis in the 1960s, '70s and '80s. The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleges that the university failed...

Israel appoints ambassador to Paraguay after embassy dispute

Aug. 21, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Yoed Magen has been accredited as the new Israeli ambassador to Paraguay amid tensions between the two nations, the Paraguayan state news agency said Wednesday. The announcement comes after Paraguay announced last September that it was moving its embassy in Israel out of Jerusalem...

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

Aug. 21, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who support the Democratic Party, in sharp contrast to the tide of condemnation from Jewish critics who accused him of trafficking in anti-Semitic stereotypes. Benjamin...

Jerusalem demolishes Palestinian home built without permit

Aug. 21, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem's municipality has carried out the court-ordered demolition of what it said was an illegally built Palestinian home in the city's eastern sector. Owner Ibrahim Ragbe says the home was constructed 15 years ago without a permit and that he was trying to get it licensed. He said 13...

Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'

Aug. 20, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticized Israel on Monday for denying them entry to the country and called on fellow members of Congress to visit while they cannot. Omar, of Minnesota, suggested President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were...

US scraps West Bank conference over Palestinian protests

Aug. 19, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday was forced to postpone a conference it organized in the West Bank city of Ramallah after Palestinian officials and factions called for a boycott and threatened to organize protests. The Palestinians cut all ties with the U.S. after it...

Netanyahu's partisan streak has paid off, but for how long?

Aug. 19, 2019 8:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In the eyes of critics, Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to bar two Democratic congresswomen at the request of President Donald Trump is the latest reckless gamble by a prime minister willing to sacrifice Israel's national interests for short-term gain. The move infuriated Democrats and...

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over holy site clashes

Aug. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan has summoned Israel's ambassador to protest "Israeli violations" at a Jerusalem holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews. Jordan's Foreign Ministry said Sunday that Amman delivered a "decisive letter" to the ambassador, including a call "to immediately cease all Israeli violations...