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Netanyahu, rightist allies appear to fall short of majority

Sep. 18, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his natural religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, partial results indicated, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his political...

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30...

Massive modern catacombs set to open in Jerusalem

Aug. 29, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Under a mountain on the outskirts of Jerusalem, workers are completing three years of labor on a massive subterranean necropolis comprised of a mile (1.5 kilometers) of tunnels with sepulchers for interring the dead. Up above, the Har Hamenuchot Cemetery dominates the hillside overlooking...

Israel appoints ambassador to Paraguay after embassy dispute

Aug. 21, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Yoed Magen has been accredited as the new Israeli ambassador to Paraguay amid tensions between the two nations, the Paraguayan state news agency said Wednesday. The announcement comes after Paraguay announced last September that it was moving its embassy in Israel out of Jerusalem...

HBO drama looks at killings of teens that ignited Gaza war

Aug. 7, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — HBO's new docudrama series about the killings of four Israeli and Palestinian teenagers, violence which set off a cascade of events leading to the 2014 Gaza war, is set to air next week and is likely to reopen wounds on both sides of the conflict. "Our Boys," co-created by...

Israeli library displays last batch of obtained Kafka works

Aug. 7, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a lengthy legal saga, Israel's National Library unveiled on Wednesday a batch of personal letters, illustrations, diaries and handwritten manuscripts previously unseen by the public belonging to famed German language author Franz Kafka. The papers arrived from a Swiss bank two weeks...

Netanyahu apologizes to Druze envoy for airport grilling

Aug. 4, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has apologized to his country's ambassador to Panama, a member of Israel's Arabic-speaking Druze minority, after he and his family were given extra security screening before departing from Tel Aviv's airport. Sunday's statement from Benjamin Netanyahu's office said...