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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. .

Israel military exports were $7.5 billion in 2018, down 18%

Apr. 17, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Defense Ministry says the country's military exports were $7.5 billion last year, down 18% from the previous year. The ministry said on Wednesday that despite the drop, the 2018 figures were a "major success" and the second-highest level in the past decade. It said the $9.2...

Israel demolishes home of suspected Palestinian attacker

Apr. 17, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military has demolished the family home of a Palestinian suspected in a drive-by shooting against Israelis in the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces bulldozed the home of Saleh Barghouti in the West Bank village of Kobar early Wednesday. Barghouti was killed in a raid earlier...

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...

Partnership signed between Chicago, Israeli nonprofit

Apr. 15, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has agreed to create a partnership between technology and innovation ecosystems with the city of Chicago and an Israeli nonprofit. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Emanuel and Chemi Peres signed a memorandum of cooperation Monday. Peres is chair the Peres Center...

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...