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Israel's president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

Apr. 17, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks. In one of the president's...

Israeli envoy: no action on West Bank until after peace plan

Apr. 17, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday he believes his government will take no action on annexing Jewish settlements in the West Bank until after the Trump administration releases its long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Danny Danon told a group of reporters he thinks the...

Israel's president formally nominates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the candidate to form the next government.

Apr. 17, 2019 1:06 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president formally nominates Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the candidate to form the next government. .

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

Apr. 17, 2019 3:20 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with international media since taking office over the...

AP interview: Palestinian PM accuses US of 'financial war'

Apr. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The new Palestinian prime minister on Tuesday accused the United States of declaring "financial war" on his people and said an American peace plan purported to be in the works will be "born dead." In his first interview with the international media since taking office over the...

Pro-equality group: Israel questions US activist at airport

Apr. 16, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities extensively interrogated a Jewish American activist leaving the country about her work with a non-profit organization, the group said Tuesday. Israel has come under scrutiny in the past for detaining and interrogating pro-Palestinian activists and prominent critics at...

EU wants new round of peace talks for Israel, Palestinians

Apr. 15, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The European Union is calling for a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the wake of Israel's election last week. The EU statement Monday said it would work with the sides "in order to make progress toward a just and lasting peace based on a two-state solution." Israeli Prime...

Merkel calls Netanyahu, stresses need for two-state solution

Apr. 15, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his re-election and stressed the need to work toward a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Merkel's office said she insisted, in a phone conversation Monday, on the continued...

Israeli president begins consultations before tapping new PM

Apr. 15, 2019 2:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has begun consultations with representatives of the new parliament's factions ahead of tapping the country's next prime minister. The talks should be a formality, given the results of last week's general election. The ruling Likud and its traditional...

Health officials: Israeli fire kills 15-year-old Palestinian

Apr. 12, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's health ministry says Israeli troops have killed a Palestinian teenager during protests along the perimeter fence dividing Israel and Gaza. Maisara Shalouf, 15, was shot in the belly and died in northern Gaza Strip, at one of the protests along the frontier. The ministry...