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Saudi gunman tweeted against US before naval base shooting

Dec. 14, 2019 4:09 PM EST

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — The Saudi gunman who killed three people at the Pensacola naval base had apparently gone on Twitter shortly before the shooting to blast U.S. support of Israel and accuse America of being anti-Muslim, a U.S. official said Sunday as the FBI confirmed it is operating on the assumption...

Anti-Semitism order raises tough issue of defining prejudice

Dec. 13, 2019 3:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s order to expand the scope of potential anti-Semitism complaints on college campuses is raising the stakes of an already tense battle over how to define discrimination against Jews. The executive order Trump signed on Wednesday tells the Education Department,...

AP FACT CHECK: The perils of parodying President Trump

Dec. 12, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is a master at putting words in the mouths of other people. It's one of his favorite forms of mockery and self-aggrandizement. He does not like it when a Democrat does the same, at his expense. For weeks now, Trump has directed blistering criticism at Rep. Adam...

Israel's Netanyahu limps into new election campaign

Dec. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Israel heading to its third straight election in a year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges. But the embattled Israeli leader heads into the three-month campaign weakened...

Israeli leader welcomes Trump's college anti-Semitism order

Dec. 12, 2019 9:48 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister welcomed on Thursday President Donald Trump's executive order targeting what the White House describes as a growing problem of anti-Semitic harassment on U.S. college campuses. The order instructs the U.S. Department of Education to use the International Holocaust...

Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism

Dec. 11, 2019 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. Trump has sought to closely align himself with Israel, a move that appeals to many evangelical voters, too. He said...

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his...

Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.

Dec. 11, 2019 3:25 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.

Israel's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a year

Dec. 11, 2019 4:49 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a year.

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting antisemitism on college campuses, the White House said. The order, which is likely to draw criticism from free speech advocates, will broaden the federal government's definition of antisemitism and instruct it to...