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Netanyahu takes on defense post amid call for early polls

Nov. 18, 2018 2:01 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he would take on the defense minister portfolio, rejecting calls to dissolve his government even as early elections appeared increasingly likely. Netanyahu said heading to elections now, amid repeated violent confrontations with...

The Latest: Israeli PM Netanyahu takes over defense ministry

Nov. 18, 2018 1:38 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Israel's prime minister says he will also take over as defense minister and is rejecting calls to hold early elections. Netanyahu announced on national TV Sunday that he would take over the defense post...

Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom

Nov. 18, 2018 1:30 PM EST
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli PM Netanyahu says he will take over temporarily as defense minister as early elections still loom.

Florida high school massacre panel considers recommendations

Nov. 17, 2018 3:40 AM EST

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The state commission investigating the Florida high school massacre began discussions Friday on what recommendations it will make regarding student safety, mental health and steps to prevent future school shootings. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Commission didn't pass any...

US opposes UN resolution upholding Syria's right to Golan

Nov. 16, 2018 10:00 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has voted for the first time against a U.N. resolution upholding Syria's right to the Golan Heights, which Israel captured during the 1967 war. The General Assembly's decolonization committee voted 152-2 in favor of the resolution, with 14 abstentions. The U.S....

Trump honors GOP donor, 6 others with presidential award

Nov. 16, 2018 5:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday recognized a major Republican Party donor and six other "extraordinary Americans" with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the nation reserves for a civilian. Individuals who make "outstanding contributions to American life and culture"...

The Latest: Hamas abides by cease-fire, restrains protests

Nov. 16, 2018 12:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the political developments in Israel (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Gaza's Hamas rulers are sticking to cease-fire with Israel by keeping border protests widely restrained. Thousands of Palestinians participated Friday in a Hamas-organized rally along the perimeter fence...

Netanyahu's main coalition partner pushes for early election

Nov. 16, 2018 11:25 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel moved closer to early elections Friday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, said it wants a vote "as soon as possible," and will press for consultations on a date on Sunday. The call for early elections came after...

Israeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on Sunday

Nov. 16, 2018 8:43 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli PM Netanyahu's main coalition partner seeks elections 'as soon as possible,' wants date set on Sunday.

Australia, Malaysia trade words over Israel embassy shift

Nov. 15, 2018 11:23 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — A top Australian official seized Friday on past comments from Malaysia's prime minister seen as anti-Semitic, amid a diplomatic war of words over the possibility of Canberra moving its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad raised the potential embassy...