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President Donald Trump, center, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, left, and Trump's White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, right, speaks in the Oval Office at the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Pro-Israel US lobby hails UAE-Israel ties

Aug. 13, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Here is the Latest following President Donald Trump's announcement that the United Arab Emirates and Israel will open diplomatic ties in a deal halting Israel's planned annexation of Palestinian land: 9:45 p.m. The pro-Israel U.S. lobby group, American Israel Public...

President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office at the White House, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Washington. Trump said on Thursday that the United Arab Emirates and Israel have agreed to establish full diplomatic ties as part of a deal to halt the annexation of occupied land sought by the Palestinians for their future state. White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is at right. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Netanyahu: 'New era' in Israel's relations with Arab world

Aug. 13, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the announcement that full diplomatic ties will be established with the United Arab Emirates has ushered in a “new era” in Israel’s relations with the Arab world. In a nationally broadcast statement...

Israel's Netanyahu says West Bank annexation plans for now on hold, may still go ahead someday with US coordination

Aug. 13, 2020 1:31 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Netanyahu says West Bank annexation plans for now on hold, may still go ahead someday with US coordination.

Israel charges 5 border policemen with robbing Palestinians

Aug. 13, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Thursday charged five members of its border security force with stealing from Palestinians who were crossing illegally into Israel from the West Bank. The officers were charged with armed robbery, assault causing harm and abuse of a defenseless person, among other crimes....

Palestinian official slams agreement between US, Israel and UAE, saying it rewards Israeli occupation

Aug. 13, 2020 11:25 AM EDT
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian official slams agreement between US, Israel and UAE, saying it rewards Israeli occupation.

Trump says United Arab Emirates, Israel to open diplomatic ties in deal halting planned annexation of Palestinian land

Aug. 13, 2020 10:51 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Trump says United Arab Emirates, Israel to open diplomatic ties in deal halting planned annexation of Palestinian land.
An Israeli firefighter attempts to extinguish a fire caused by a incendiary balloon launched by Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, on the Israeli side of the border between Israel and Gaza, near Or HaNer Kibbutz, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Israeli military said it attacked a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday in response to days of launches of explosives-laden balloons from Gaza into Israeli territory. Israel says it holds Gaza's Hamas rulers responsible for all fire emanating from the territory. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel strikes Gaza militant sites after incendiary balloons

Aug. 13, 2020 1:42 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military said it struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip early Thursday in response to continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel. The military said its targets included a compound used by Hamas' naval force and...

Palestinians carry posters showing Mahmoud Nawajaa, a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel, BDS, during a protest calling for the EU to press for his release, in front of the German Representative Office, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. The activist was arrested on July 30, remains in Israeli custody and has not been charged. Israel says the arrest is not connected to his boycott activities, and that he is is suspected of unspecified “security offenses,

Palestinian protesters urge Israel to free boycott activist

Aug. 11, 2020 8:27 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Dozens of Palestinians protested outside the German diplomatic office in the West Bank on Tuesday, seeking to draw attention to Israel's arrest of a leading coordinator of the Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel. Mahmoud Nawajaa was arrested on July 30 and remains in...

Passengers sit next to their luggage as they wait to cross the border to the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing, in Rafah, Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Egypt reopened Rafah Crossing for three days starting Tuesday for humanitarian cases in and out of the Gaza Strip, including medical patients and people who had Egyptian and international citizenship. The border was closed since March. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Egypt allows Gazans to leave strip for first time in months

Aug. 11, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

RAFAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Egypt on Tuesday reopened Gaza’s main passenger crossing point for the first time in months for thousands of Palestinians who have been stranded on both sides of the border due to the coronavirus crisis. Gaza residents holding Egyptian passports, foreign passports and...

Israeli military strikes Hamas target in northern Gaza Strip

Aug. 9, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said late Sunday that it struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip in response to the continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel. In a brief statement, the army said an aircraft struck a Hamas observation post in...