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Israeli teen who fell to death in Yosemite was taking photo

Apr. 22, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Israeli teenager who fell to his death last year at an iconic waterfall in California's Yosemite National Park was trying to mimic a popular social media photograph when he fell, authorities said. Park officials said Tomer Frankfurter of Jerusalem, 18, was near the top of Nevada...

Israel to honor Pittsburgh Jewish leader after deadly attack

Apr. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has announced it will honor the head of Pittsburgh's Jewish community during next month's Independence Day celebrations, six months after 11 members of the community were killed in a synagogue shooting. Israel's Culture Ministry said Monday it had selected Jeff Finkelstein, the...

Jerusalem says it will "fix" bigoted fliers found in schools

Apr. 22, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Jerusalem municipality says it will "fix" a wave of fliers that have appeared in kindergartens city-wide forbidding entrance to "minorities," using a Hebrew term considered code for Arabs. After an anti-racism group brought attention to the fliers, the city said Monday it had followed...

The Latest: Iran brushes off US decision on sanction waivers

Apr. 22, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. sanctions on countries importing Iranian oil (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Iran has brushed off the Trump administration's decision to stop exempting countries from U.S. sanctions on its oil exports. In a statement carried by the official IRNA news agency on Monday, the...

Israeli troops accused of shooting handcuffed Palestinian

Apr. 22, 2019 10:25 AM EDT

BEIT JALA, West Bank (AP) — A hospitalized Palestinian teen said Monday he was shot in his thighs by Israeli soldiers while he was handcuffed and blindfolded — the latest in what a leading rights group portrayed as a series of unjustified shootings of Palestinians by Israeli soldiers. The military...

Qatar opens Gaza artificial limb, rehab center after delays

Apr. 22, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Qatar opened the first prosthetic hospital and a disability rehab center in the Gaza Strip on Monday, overcoming obstacles that delayed the much-needed project in the besieged Palestinian enclave. Rafat Lubad, the local director of the hospital, said the facilities are more...

Arab League pledges $100M per month to Palestinian Authority

Apr. 21, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Arab League has pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the Arab League in Cairo on Sunday as part of a...

Iran's top leader picks new Revolutionary Guard chief

Apr. 21, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Sunday appointed a new chief of the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, picking a general with a history of threatening the U.S. just days after America designated the paramilitary force a terrorist organization. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's decision replaces...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

Apr. 21, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict dead? After Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu coasted to another victory in this month's Israeli election, it sure seems that way. On the campaign trail, Netanyahu ruled out Palestinian statehood and for the first time, pledged...