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IOC chief sorry for not honoring 1972 Olympic attack victims

Sep. 21, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of the International Olympic Committee apologized Wednesday for the organization's longtime failure to commemorate 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Thomas Bach spoke at a ceremony in Tel Aviv marking the...

Israeli PM meets Turkish president, first time in 14 years

Sep. 21, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has met with Turkey's president for the first time in 14 years, the latest sign of warming ties between the two regional powers after a long and bitter rift. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said he met with Turkish President...

Israel appoints ambassador to Turkey in sign of warming ties

Sep. 19, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday announced the appointment of a new ambassador to Turkey — the latest sign of warming relations between the two countries following more than a decade-long rift. Irit Lillian, a senior diplomat who has been in charge of the Israeli Embassy in...

'A stalwart': World mourns Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 08, 2022 21:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Condolences poured in from around the world Thursday after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, who became a global icon of calmness and fortitude through decades of political upheaval and social changes at home and abroad. Elizabeth, who had been on the throne since...

Israeli president evokes horrors, ties at German parliament

Sep. 06, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Israel's president addressed Germany's parliament on Tuesday about atrocities committed during the Third Reich, while at the same time praising the close and friendly relations that have emerged between the two countries since the end of the Holocaust. Six million...

German president apologizes for 1972 Olympic attack failures

Sep. 05, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's president apologized Monday for multiple failures by his country before, during and after the 1972 attack on the Munich OIympics as he joined his Israeli counterpart and relatives of the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian militants at the games 50 years ago. ...

Column: 50 years later, the pain from Munich lingers

Sep. 02, 2022 22:43 PM EDT

“They’re all gone.” With those three chilling words from ABC sportscaster Jim McKay, the worst possible news was delivered on the fate of 11 Israeli hostages at the Munich Olympics. Five decades later, it's still hard to shake those images of a masked Palestinian...

Olympics attack victims' families agree on deal with Germany

Aug. 31, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The families of 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian attackers at the 1972 Munich Olympics have reached a deal with Germany over a long-disputed compensation claim, the German government said Wednesday. Earlier this month, the families had threatened to boycott...

Israel, Turkey to exchange ambassadors in diplomatic reset

Aug. 17, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Turkey will restore full diplomatic relations and dispatch ambassadors for the first time in years, the latest step in months of reconciliation between the two countries, the Israeli prime minister's office said Wednesday. The two countries, once...

Biden delivers tough talk on Iran as he opens Mideast visit

Jul. 15, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday opened his first visit to the Mideast since taking office by offering anxious Israeli leaders strong reassurances of his determination to stop Iran’s growing nuclear program, saying he’d be willing to use force as a "last resort." ...