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Analysis: Iran ups nuclear ante as Vienna deal talks resume

Dec. 02, 2021 05:03 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a monthslong hiatus, Iran has returned to negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving its cratered nuclear deal with world powers. But Tehran isn't slowing down the advances in its atomic program, further raising the stakes in talks crucial to cooling...

Israeli PM slammed for family trip amid travel restrictions

Dec. 02, 2021 03:36 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came under fire Thursday after his wife and children flew abroad just days after the Israeli leader urged citizens to avoid international travel because of the new coronavirus variant. Gilat Bennett and her...

EXPLAINER: Can world powers curb Iran in new nuclear talks?

Nov. 29, 2021 01:57 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Can the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers be restored? As Iran and six global powers gather in Vienna Monday to discuss the tattered treaty, the answer appears to be no. Since then-President Donald Trump withdrew from the...

Israel, Belgium clash over settlement products labeling

Nov. 24, 2021 13:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's deputy foreign minister canceled meetings with Belgian officials on Wednesday after a decision by Brussels earlier this week to begin labeling products made in Jewish West Bank settlements. Idan Roll said on Twitter he was scrapping...

Back in power, Israel's Left finds its influence is limited

Nov. 23, 2021 03:40 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After years in Israel’s political wilderness, small dovish parties that support Palestinian statehood are back in government. But they are finding their influence is limited, with coalition partners who support Jewish West Bank settlement showing little appetite...

Former Netanyahu aide testifies in ex-PM's corruption trial

Nov. 22, 2021 14:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A ex-aide to Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday took the stand in the former Israeli prime minister's corruption trial, describing his boss as a “control freak” who was obsessed with the way he and his family were portrayed in the media. Nir Hefetz, a...

Netanyahu appears in court as ex-aide prepares to take stand

Nov. 16, 2021 04:33 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared in court for the first time in over half a year on Tuesday as a one-time confidant prepared to take the stand against him in a high-profile corruption case. But the long-awaited testimony was...

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”...

Israel spared fifth snap election as lawmakers pass budget

Nov. 04, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament passed a national budget for the first time in three years early on Thursday, avoiding a November deadline that would have brought down the new government and triggered another election. The marathon overnight voting on budget bills...