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As Israel's far right parties celebrate, Palestinians shrug

Nov. 03, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The apparent comeback of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the dramatic rise of his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies in Israel's general election this week have prompted little more than shrugs from many Palestinians. “It's all the same to...

Judges, ministers, now army chief: Settlers rise in Israel

Oct. 24, 2022 04:34 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s military has long had a cozy relationship with Jewish settlers in the West Bank. Those ties are about to deepen. For the first time, a settler will serve as chief of staff of Israel's military, becoming the enforcer of Israel's open-ended occupation of...

Russia's Iranian drones complicate Israel's balancing act

Oct. 19, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Iranian-made drones that Russia sent slamming into central Kyiv this week have complicated Israel's balancing act between Russia and the West. Israel has stayed largely on the sidelines since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last February so as not to damage its...

US frees some aid for Egypt, claiming progress on abuses

Sep. 14, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it will again give Egypt much of a $300 million tranche of annual military aid that's conditioned on human rights improvements, saying the U.S. ally had made progress by releasing some 500 of its estimated 60,000 political prisoners. ...