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Unilever chief says company 'fully committed' to Israel

Jul. 22, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The chief executive of Unilever on Thursday said the global consumer goods giant remains “fully committed” to doing business in Israel, distancing himself from this week’s announcement by the company’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand to stop serving Israeli...

Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

Jul. 22, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rickety bridge allowing access to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site is at risk of collapse, according to experts. But the flashpoint shrine's delicate position at ground-zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has prevented its repair for more than a decade. ...

Israel vows to 'act aggressively' against Ben & Jerry's

Jul. 20, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister vowed Tuesday to “act aggressively” against the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, as the country’s ambassador to the U.S. urged dozens of state governors to punish the company under...

Biden calls Jordan king a loyal ally in 'tough neighborhood'

Jul. 19, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden praised King Abdullah II of Jordan as a stalwart ally in a “tough neighborhood” as the two leaders huddled at the White House on Monday, a meeting that came at a pivotal moment for both leaders in the Middle East. Last week a...

Ben & Jerry's to stop sales in West Bank, east Jerusalem

Jul. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s said Monday it was going to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, saying the sales in the territories sought by the Palestinians are “inconsistent with our values.” The...

Israeli PM: No change to ban on Jewish prayer at mosque

Jul. 19, 2021 05:22 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is not changing the norms at a contested site in Jerusalem to allow Jewish prayer there, his office said Monday, walking back comments that sparked angry reactions a day earlier. Bennett, Israel's new premier, had...

Hundreds of Jews visit contested holy site in Jerusalem

Jul. 18, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Jewish pilgrims visited a contested Jerusalem holy site under heavy police guard on Sunday, shortly after Muslim worshippers briefly clashed with Israeli security forces at the flashpoint shrine. No injuries were reported, but the incident...

Israeli club calls off match with Barcelona over Jerusalem

Jul. 15, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The owner of Israel's Beitar Jerusalem soccer club said Thursday that he called off a friendly match with international powerhouse Barcelona over its refusal to hold the event in contested Jerusalem. Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 war,...

Israeli soccer club calls off match with Barcelona, citing its refusal to play in contested Jerusalem

Jul. 15, 2021 07:40 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soccer club calls off match with Barcelona, citing its refusal to play in contested Jerusalem.

UAE inaugurates embassy in Israel in downtown Tel Aviv

Jul. 14, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates formally opened its embassy in Israel on Wednesday, inaugurating its diplomatic offices in Tel Aviv less than a year after the two countries announced they would establish open relations. Speaking at the ceremony, Israeli...