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Israeli police beef up presence in Jerusalem, fearing unrest

May. 08, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police beefed up forces in east Jerusalem and blocked busloads of Muslim pilgrims headed to the Al-Aqsa mosque for the holiest night of Ramadan, threatening to escalate already heightened religious tensions that have unleashed the worst unrest in the holy city in...

Charges: Illinois man stole $800K from disabled youth group

May. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The former executive director of a suburban Chicago nonprofit devoted to helping disabled children has been charged with stealing more than $800,000 from the group and using the money for personal expenses. Stuart Nitzkin, 45, of Deerfield, was charged...

Palestinians, Israel police clash at Al-Aqsa mosque; 53 hurt

May. 07, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police late Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, a major holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews, in an escalation of weeks of violence in Jerusalem that has reverberated across the region. The Palestinian Red...

Palestinian emergency service says 53 injured in Jerusalem clashes with Israeli police, including 23 hospitalized

May. 07, 2021 15:20 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian emergency service says 53 injured in Jerusalem clashes with Israeli police, including 23 hospitalized.

Palestinians, Israeli settlers scuffle in east Jerusalem

May. 06, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians and Israeli settlers hurled rocks and chairs at each other in a tense east Jerusalem neighborhood on Thursday before Israeli police moved in to separate them, arresting at least seven people. The violence broke out in Sheikh Jarrah, where...

Holocaust survivor who led Yad Vashem memorial dies at 94

May. 06, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yitzhak Arad, a Holocaust survivor and scholar who was the director of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial for more than two decades, has died at the age of 94, the center said Thursday. Arad served as chairman of Yad Vashem from 1972 to 1993 and...

Netanyahu challenger issues call for national unity

May. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called for a unity government and vowed to find common ground among the ideologically diverse parties seeking to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Yair Lapid issued the appeal in his first speech since he was...

Israeli spymaster visits Bahrain to discuss Mideast security

May. 06, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency visited Bahrain for talks with officials on Thursday, the Bahrain state-run news agency reported. The trip came amid heightened tensions in the region over Iran and followed Israel's...

Israel accuses Spanish woman of aiding banned militant group

May. 06, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Thursday charged a Spanish woman under the country's anti-terrorism laws, accusing her of funneling large sums of donations from European governments to a banned Palestinian militant group. Juana Ruiz Sánchez was charged in a...

Palestinian arrested over West Bank attack after 3-day chase

May. 06, 2021 07:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military and the Shin Bet security service said Thursday that they arrested a Palestinian suspect in a weekend drive-by shooting in the West Bank that left one Israeli dead and two injured. Troops and Shin Bet operatives raided a building in...