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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: Los Angeles on brink of another stay-home order

Nov. 23, 2020 7:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES — The largest county in the United States is on the brink of a stay-home order after a coronavirus surge surpassed a level set by Los Angeles County public health officials to trigger such an action. A swell of new cases Monday put the county over an average of 4,500 cases per day. Public...

Palestinian Christians celebrate the lighting of a Christmas tree outside the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. The Palestinian Health Ministry has recommended strict limits on Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Celebrations in the biblical town revered by Christians as Jesus’ birthplace are usually attended by thousands of people from around the world. In its recommendations Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 it said religious services on Christmas Eve should also have limited attendance. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinians may limit Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem

Nov. 22, 2020 3:39 PM EST

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian Health Ministry has recommended strict limits on Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. Celebrations in the biblical town revered by Christians as Jesus’ birthplace are usually attended by thousands of people from...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, center, arrives for a tour of the Friends of Zion Museum, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

Pompeo visits Israel museum honoring Christian Zionists

Nov. 20, 2020 5:50 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wrapped up a trip to Israel on Friday with a visit to a museum in Jerusalem that honors Christian Zionists and was founded by a prominent evangelical adviser to the Trump administration. The museum visit came a day after Pompeo became the first secretary of...

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, Pool)

Pompeo is 1st top US diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement

Nov. 19, 2020 12:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday became the first top American diplomat to visit an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank as the State Department in a major policy shift announced that products from the settlements can be labeled “Made in Israel.” The...

U.S. official: Pompeo visits Israeli settlement in West Bank, in first by secretary of state

Nov. 19, 2020 6:30 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. official: Pompeo visits Israeli settlement in West Bank, in first by secretary of state.
File - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo  an Israeli worker transports wine bottles in a winery at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Psagot, Tuesday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a winery in the occupied West Bank this week will be the first time a top U.S. diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Pompeo expected to visit Israeli settlement in parting gift

Nov. 18, 2020 6:34 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's expected tour of a West Bank winery this week will be the first time a top American diplomat has visited an Israeli settlement, a parting gift from an administration that has taken unprecedented steps to support Israel's claims to war-won territory. ...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks after a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah. A senior Palestinian official said Tuesday, Nov. 17 the Palestinian Authority will restore ties with Israel after it cut all contacts in May over Israel’s planned annexation of up to a third of the occupied West Bank. The move to restore ties likely reflects the Palestinians’ hopes that the election of former Vice President Joe Biden spells the end of the Trump administration’s Mideast policies, which overwhelmingly favored Israel.  (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

Palestinians restore Israel ties as annexation fears fade

Nov. 17, 2020 2:43 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority will restore ties with Israel that it severed in May over Israel's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, a move that will allow it to receive much-needed tax revenues that Israel collects on its behalf, Palestinian officials said Tuesday. The move...

Detroit Lions offensive guard Oday Aboushi (76), stands with wide receiver Danny Amendola (80), running back Adrian Peterson (28) and safety Miles Killebrew (35) during the national anthem before an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, in Detroit. NFL players have kneeled during the anthem and have made stands to protest social injustice, but none have done it in quite the same way as Aboushi. He wants to use his platform to shed light on what he says is Israel's oppression of the Palestinians and to promote religious harmony as a Muslim with friends of different faiths. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

NFL player looks to shed light on Palestinians' plight

Nov. 17, 2020 7:35 AM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — NFL players have kneeled during the national anthem and taken stands to protest social injustice across the United States. Detroit Lions guard Oday Aboushi wants to use his place in sports and society another way, by shedding light on the plight of Palestinians and promoting...

Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff, the European Union representative for the Palestinian Territories, is heckled by a protester as he visits the construction site for Givat Hamatos settlement in Jerusalem, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. The Israel Land Authority announced on its website Sunday that it had opened up tenders for more than 1,200 new homes in the settlement of Givat Hamatos, according to the Israeli anti-settlement group Peace Now. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Israelis protest EU delegation's visit to planned settlement

Nov. 16, 2020 8:49 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli protesters shouted down a group of European diplomats on Monday who were visiting the site of a planned settlement expansion in east Jerusalem that would make it even harder to establish a viable Palestinian state and could anger the incoming U.S. administration. The diplomats went...

Israel advances plans in sensitive east Jerusalem settlement

Nov. 15, 2020 9:57 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A settlement watchdog group said Sunday Israel is moving ahead with new construction of hundreds of homes in a strategic east Jerusalem settlement that threatens to cut off parts of the city claimed by Palestinians from the West Bank. The group, Peace Now, said the Israel Land Authority...