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The Latest | US vetoes UN resolution backing full Palestinian membership and puts sanctions on Iran

Apr. 18, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

Israel has vowed to respond to Iran’s unprecedented weekend attack, leaving the region bracing for further escalation after months of fighting in Gaza. Israel’s allies have been urging Israel to hold back on any response to the attack that could spiral. The U.S. on Thursday...

Palestinian soccer renews call for sanctions against Israel at FIFA congress amid Hamas conflict

Apr. 18, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Calls for action against Israel in international soccer because of the conflict with Hamas will be stepped up by Palestinian officials at the annual FIFA congress next month. The Palestine Football Association proposal to 211 member federations in Thailand calls for...

Israelis grapple with how to celebrate Passover, a holiday about freedom, while many remain captive

Apr. 18, 2024 07:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Every year, Alon Gat’s mother led the family's Passover celebration of the liberation of the ancient Israelites from Egypt thousands of years ago. But this year, Gat is struggling with how to reconcile a holiday commemorating freedom after his mother was slain and other family...

Chinese foreign minister criticizes US role in Gaza talks during visit to Indonesia

Apr. 18, 2024 06:35 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi attacked the United States for earlier blocking United Nations resolutions calling for a cease-fire in Gaza after a meeting with his counterpart in Indonesia. The Chinese and Indonesian foreign ministers reiterated their...

Lebanon says Israeli agents likely killed Hezbollah-linked currency exchanger near Beirut

Apr. 18, 2024 04:05 AM EDT

BEIT MERI, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanon’s interior minister alleged Wednesday that the mysterious abduction and killing of a Hezbollah-linked Lebanese currency exchanger in a villa on the edge of a quiet mountain resort town earlier this month was likely the work of Israeli intelligence operatives. ...

UN agency helping Palestinians in Gaza seeks support against Israel's demands for its dissolution

Apr. 17, 2024 22:50 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. agency that has helped millions of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank for decades urged the Security Council on Wednesday to ensure its survival as Israel again demanded its dissolution, accusing the agency of becoming part of Hamas’ “terror war...

Columbia's president rebuts claims she has allowed the university to become a hotbed of antisemitism

Apr. 17, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Columbia University’s president took a firm stance against antisemitism in a congressional hearing on Wednesday, but she faced bruising criticism from Republicans who say her actions haven’t supported her words, especially when it comes to disciplining faculty and...

Pakistan and Saudi Arabia call for a cease-fire in Gaza, saying efforts so far are insufficient

Apr. 16, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday called for an immediate cease-fire and uninterrupted delivery of humanitarian aid in Gaza. Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan, on a visit to Islamabad, said that international efforts toward a cease-fire...

Israeli military tells Palestinians not to return to north Gaza after witnesses say troops killed 5

Apr. 15, 2024 23:48 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military renewed warnings on Monday for Palestinians not to return to northern Gaza, a day after witnesses and medical officials said Israeli troops opened fire and killed five people among throngs of displaced residents trying to walk back to their...

Israel orders eviction of Palestinian family from east Jerusalem property, reigniting a legal battle

Apr. 15, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court on Monday ordered the eviction of a Palestinian family in a contested neighborhood of east Jerusalem, the latest in a legal saga that has come to symbolize the conflicting claims to the holy city. The Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood has been the focus...