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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." ...

Biden, Lapid agree to stop Iran nuke program, differ on how

Jul. 15, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid stood side-by-side Thursday and declared they would not allow Iran to become a nuclear power. They parted ways, though, on how to get there. Biden, in a joint news conference after a one-on-one meeting...

The Latest: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Israeli flights

Jul. 14, 2022 20:28 PM EDT

The Latest on U.S. President Joe Biden's trip to the Mideast: JERUSALEM — Saudi Arabia on Friday opened its airspace to “all air carriers,” signaling the end of its longstanding ban on Israeli flights overflying its territory — a key step toward normalization between the two...

Biden to ping through Israel's iconic spots on Mideast tour

Jul. 13, 2022 02:17 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Joe Biden's dash through Israel and the occupied West Bank this week is expected to cut across some of the region's most iconic places. Both luxurious and grueling, Biden's visit starts with a VIP arrival at Israel's main commercial airport — an...

Palestinian leader, Israeli PM hold first call in years

Jul. 08, 2022 08:58 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday received a call from Israel's caretaker prime minister, Yair Lapid, the first such conversation between Abbas and an Israeli premier in years. The call came amid a rare flurry of high-level Israeli-Palestinian...

Israeli FM thanks Turkey for foiling attacks on Israelis

Jun. 23, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday thanked Turkish authorities for their cooperation in allegedly foiling attacks against Israeli citizens in Turkey, and warned Israel would not "sit idly by' in the face of threats to its citizens from Iran. Lapid...

A.B. Yehoshua, Israeli author and peace activist, dies at 85

Jun. 14, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A.B. Yehoshua, a prominent Israeli author celebrated for his mastery of the Hebrew language and a leading peace activist, died on Tuesday. He was 85. His death was confirmed by a Tel Aviv hospital, which said the cause death was cancer. Abraham B....

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jun. 08, 2022 12:53 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 3 The New York Times calls for an independent investigation into the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh In her 25 years as a journalist for Al Jazeera, Shireen Abu Akleh covered...

Pakistan urged to hire back reporter fired for Israel visit

Jun. 03, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A U.S.-based non-government organization devoted to promoting Muslim-Jewish relations on Friday urged Pakistan's state-run television to hire back one of its anchors, fired over visiting Israel with an interfaith group last month. The plea from the Mukhayriq...

Pakistani-American defends Israel visit amid criticism

May. 30, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani-American woman who came under fire in the Islamic nation for leading a delegation to Israel defended the trip Monday, saying she traveled to Jerusalem with a small group of Muslims and non-Muslims to promote interfaith harmony. Anila Ali, a...