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Defense secretary tells US Naval Academy graduates they will lead 'through tension and uncertainty'

May. 24, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be leading future sailors and Marines “through tension and uncertainty,” noting how two graduates from last year were just aboard the USS Carney in the Red Sea, where they helped shoot...

For Jewish soccer club on the verge of reaching German Cup again, there is fear as well as pride

May. 24, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — When Makkabi Berlin became the first Jewish club to ever play in the German Cup last year, it was a moment of pure joy and pride for a team founded by Holocaust survivors. A year later, Makkabi is on the verge of the same achievement again, but the emotions are...

The bodies of 3 more hostages are recovered from Gaza by the Israeli army

May. 24, 2024 06:51 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The bodies of three more hostages killed on Oct 7. were recovered overnight from Gaza, Israel's army said Friday, as the top United Nations court prepares to rule on whether Israel must halt its military operations and withdraw from the enclave. The bodies...

Rutgers, Northwestern defend deals with student protesters: 'We had to get the encampment down'

May. 23, 2024 21:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidents of Northwestern and Rutgers universities defended their decisions to end pro-Palestinian encampments through negotiations rather than police force, telling a House committee on Thursday that they defused the danger without ceding ground to protesters. ...

Dave Chappelle says there's a 'genocide' in the Gaza Strip as Israel-Hamas war rages on there

May. 23, 2024 18:23 PM EDT

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — American comedian Dave Chappelle said Thursday a “genocide” is striking the Gaza Strip amid the Israel-Hamas war to cheers during his performance in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, while urging Americans to fight antisemitism so Jews don’t...

Holocaust museum will host free field trips for eighth graders in New York City public schools

May. 23, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Holocaust museum in New York City will offer free educational field trips to eighth grade students in public schools in a program announced Thursday aimed at combating antisemitism. The program will allow up to 85,000 students at traditional public schools and...

The Latest | Largest hospital in central Gaza faces imminent shutdown due to lack of fuel

May. 23, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

The largest hospital serving central Gaza faces imminent shutdown because it is running out of power after Israel’s military assault in Rafah severely limited entry of fuel for generators, the Health Ministry in Gaza said Thursday. Losing Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital would leave only...

Families of Israeli hostages release video of female soldiers being captured by Hamas

May. 23, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A group representing the families of hostages held in Gaza has released new video footage showing Hamas’ capture of five female Israeli soldiers near the Gaza border on Oct. 7. The video shows several of the young soldiers bloody and wounded. In one scene, a...

How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

May. 23, 2024 08:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities. Israel initially made tactical...

Norway, Ireland and Spain say they will recognize a Palestinian state, deepening Israel's isolation

May. 23, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they would recognize a Palestinian state, a historic but largely symbolic move that further deepens Israel’s isolation more than seven months into its grinding war against Hamas in Gaza. Israel denounced the decisions and recalled...