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Poland to have no ambassador in Israel, amid tepid ties

Nov. 25, 2021 12:31 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that the European Union nation will have no ambassador in Israel for the time being, bringing the mission level down to that of Israel's mission in Poland. The traditionally sensitive bilateral relations...

Israel, Belgium clash over settlement products labeling

Nov. 24, 2021 13:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's deputy foreign minister canceled meetings with Belgian officials on Wednesday after a decision by Brussels earlier this week to begin labeling products made in Jewish West Bank settlements. Idan Roll said on Twitter he was scrapping...

Israel begins giving COVID shots to children age 5 to 11

Nov. 23, 2021 07:44 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel on Tuesday began administering the coronavirus vaccine to children age 5 to 11. The country recently emerged from a fourth COVID wave and daily infections have been relatively low for the last few weeks. But Health Ministry statistics show...

Back in power, Israel's Left finds its influence is limited

Nov. 23, 2021 03:40 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — After years in Israel’s political wilderness, small dovish parties that support Palestinian statehood are back in government. But they are finding their influence is limited, with coalition partners who support Jewish West Bank settlement showing little appetite...

Cleaner for Israeli defense minister charged with espionage

Nov. 18, 2021 17:04 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel has charged the housekeeper for the country's defense minister with espionage for offering to spy for hackers reportedly linked to Iran, Israeli officials said Thursday. The man, identified as Omri Goren, reportedly has a criminal record...

Video: Palestinian kids lined up for photo in Israeli raid

Nov. 18, 2021 14:17 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A video has emerged showing an Israeli soldier lining up school-aged Palestinian children and photographing them in a nighttime raid on their home. The video shines a light on the military's tactics in the occupied West Bank, which activists say violate Palestinian...

Israeli court orders boy returned to Italy within 15 days

Nov. 12, 2021 03:00 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli appeals court has said a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy must be returned to his relatives there within 15 days, upholding an earlier ruling in a bitter custody battle with family members in Israel. Eitan...

Israeli family seeks to block return of boy to Italy

Nov. 11, 2021 09:28 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli family asked an appeals court on Thursday to halt the planned return of a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable crash in Italy to his relatives there. There was no immediate ruling in the case surrounding Eitan Biran, who has been at...

Colombian leader sees opportunity in cannabis, but not coca

Nov. 10, 2021 00:09 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Colombian President Iván Duque has high hopes for the medical marijuana industry in a country that has been waging a costly war against a different drug — cocaine — for decades. But in an interview with The Associated Press during a visit...

Palestinians, Israel spar over US mission in Jerusalem

Nov. 07, 2021 08:00 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Palestinians on Sunday slammed Israel for rejecting the promised reopening of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, a move that would restore Washington's main diplomatic mission for the Palestinians in the contested city. Israeli Prime Minister...