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Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

UN court order demanding that Israel halt its Gaza offensive further isolates the US position

May. 25, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. court's order that Israel halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has deepened a disconnect with the United States over a military operation that faces mounting international condemnation but that American officials describe, at least for now, as limited and...

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

May. 25, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send United Nations humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it was unclear if they will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel’s escalating offensive...

The Latest | Israel must stop Rafah offensive and open border for aid, UN court rules

May. 24, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

The International Court of Justice on Friday ordered Israel to end its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and to open the nearby border crossing for crucial humanitarian aid. The top United Nations court also said Israel must give war crimes investigators access to Gaza. ...

UCLA police arrest young man for alleged felony assault in attack on pro-Palestinian encampment

May. 24, 2024 15:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly a month after counterprotesters attacked a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of California, Los Angeles, police have made their first arrest, detaining an 18-year-old who is not a student or affiliated with the school in any way, officials said Friday. ...

Top UN court orders Israel to halt military offensive in Rafah, though Israel is unlikely to comply

May. 24, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, but stopped short of ordering a cease-fire for the enclave. Although Israel is unlikely to comply with the order, it will ratchet up...

Defense secretary tells US Naval Academy graduates they will lead 'through tension and uncertainty'

May. 24, 2024 14:02 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told U.S. Naval Academy graduates Friday that they will be leading future sailors and Marines “through tension and uncertainty,” noting how two graduates from last year were just aboard the USS Carney in the Red Sea, where they helped shoot...

For Jewish soccer club on the verge of reaching German Cup again, there is fear as well as pride

May. 24, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — When Makkabi Berlin became the first Jewish club to ever play in the German Cup last year, it was a moment of pure joy and pride for a team founded by Holocaust survivors. A year later, Makkabi is on the verge of the same achievement again, but the emotions are...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

May. 24, 2024 09:31 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. ___ Judge in Trump’s hush money trial...

Top UN court orders Israel to halt its military offensive in Rafah, a ruling Israel is unlikely to comply with

May. 24, 2024 09:29 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Top UN court orders Israel to halt its military offensive in Rafah, a ruling Israel is unlikely to comply with.