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Cyprus detains 12 Israelis for 8 days over alleged rape

Jul. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court has ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody for eight days after a 19-year-old British woman alleged that she was raped. Judge Tonia Nicolaou removed reporters from the hearing Thursday because some of the...

Argentina honors terror attack victims on 25th anniversary

Jul. 18, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fire department sirens have sounded across the Argentine capital to honor 85 people who died 25 years ago in the nation's worst terrorist attack — the bombing of a Jewish center. Argentine prosecutors blame Iranian officials for plotting the attack on the...

Germany probes anti-Israel 'likes' by official account

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Foreign Ministry said Thursday it has opened an investigation after learning that the official Twitter account of the country's mission to the Palestinian territories had "liked" anti-Israel tweets. The comments came after top-selling Bild newspaper reported that the "likes" came...

Ex-Israeli PM Barak says he has 'cut all ties' with Epstein

Jul. 17, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak says he has "cut all ties" with Jeffrey Epstein, the American financier jailed on sex-trafficking charges. Barak held a press conference on Wednesday and called Epstein's deeds "horrible" and said he thought they were a one-time incident. The former...

Discarded windows give view of Jerusalem's diversity

Jul. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A project in downtown Jerusalem is using an ornate tower constructed of discarded windows from around the city to give people a view of its diverse cultural past and present and bring life to a neglected area. "Window Stories" is made of 550 windows collected by the late Jerusalem artist...

Israeli education minister apologizes for remarks on gays

Jul. 17, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's education minister has apologized for controversial remarks about homosexual "conversion therapy" and intermarriage among Diaspora Jews that drew widespread criticism in Israel and the U.S. Rafi Peretz, leader of a small religious nationalist party, wrote in a letter to the head...

Netanyahu makes history as Israel's longest-serving leader

Jul. 17, 2019 7:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving prime minister, he is solidifying his place as the country's greatest political survivor and the most dominant force in Israeli politics in his generation. He has persevered through scandals, crises and conflicts, winning election...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 17, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE VOTE CONDEMNS TRUMP'S TWEETS The Democratic-led U.S. House votes to denounce Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by the president's GOP congressional...

Prosecutor: Israeli woman oversaw $145M investor fraud plot

Jul. 16, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Recorded telephone calls, company emails and videotaped evidence will show that an Israeli woman oversaw a "massive" scheme to defraud tens of thousands of investors across the globe out of tens of millions of dollars, a federal prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. "She trained (employees)...

Trump digs in on racist tweets: 'Many people agree with me'

Jul. 15, 2019 9:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defiant in the face of widespread criticism, President Donald Trump renewed his belligerent call on Monday for four Democratic congresswomen of color to get out of the U.S. "right now," cementing his position as the most willing U.S. leader in generations to stoke the discord that helped...