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Palestinians denounce Trump tweets against local hero

Jul. 15, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people. Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was one of four...

Police evict Palestinian family from disputed Jerusalem home

Jul. 10, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have removed a Palestinian family from a long contested home in an east Jerusalem neighborhood. Officers evicted the Siyyam family from the premises on Wednesday after an Israeli court ruled in favor of Elad, an Israeli group working to strengthen the Jewish presence in east...

Israeli city names downtown roundabout after Trump

Jul. 9, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli city has named a traffic circle after President Donald Trump, just weeks after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government renamed a Golan Heights settlement after the president. Rami Greenberg, mayor of Petah Tikva, a city 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of Tel Aviv,...

Israeli court blames Palestinian Authority for past attacks

Jul. 8, 2019 10:05 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has found the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization responsible for deadly attacks against Israelis and Jews during the second Palestinian uprising in the early 2000s. The Jerusalem court stated that the Palestinian institutions and individual...

Jordanian PM: Economic plan no substitute for Mideast peace

Jul. 7, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's prime minister says an economic deal cannot be a substitute for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, echoing concerns by critics of the U.S. peace summit in Bahrain last month. Prime Minister Omar Razzaz said Sunday that the "road to peace is clear" and must...

Islamic organization condemns Israeli tunnel near Al-Aqsa

Jul. 3, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An international body of Muslim nations has condemned the opening of an Israeli tunnel that runs beneath a Palestinian neighborhood in east Jerusalem. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Wednesday called it a "bold and irresponsible move" that seeks "to alter the...

Thousands of Ethiopian Israelis protest police violence

Jul. 2, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of Israelis protested Tuesday against alleged police brutality toward Ethiopian Israelis across the country after police shot dead an Ethiopian Israeli teen. Demonstrators blocked highways around the country, including a major thoroughfare through central Tel Aviv and the main...

US duty free magnates fund controversial Israeli settlements

Jul. 1, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — When travelers shop at dozens of duty free stores at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or a box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial...

US duty free owners give millions to Israeli settlements

Jul. 1, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When travelers shop at dozens of duty free shops at airports worldwide, they may be paying for more than a bottle of vodka or box of chocolates. The Falic family of Florida, owners of the ubiquitous chain of Duty Free Americas shops, funds a generous and sometimes controversial...

Palestinians bury Jerusalem man killed by Israeli police

Jul. 1, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man who was killed by Israeli police during clashes in east Jerusalem last week has been laid to rest after his body was released to his family. Authorities had held the body of 20-year-old Mohammed Obeid since he was fatally shot last Thursday. The shooting sparked three...