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Politics foil replacing hazardous bridge to Jerusalem site

Jul. 22, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A rickety bridge allowing access to Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site is at risk of collapse, according to experts. But the flashpoint shrine's delicate position at ground-zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has prevented its repair for more than a decade. ...

Israel vows to 'act aggressively' against Ben & Jerry's

Jul. 20, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister vowed Tuesday to “act aggressively” against the decision by Ben & Jerry’s to stop selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories, as the country’s ambassador to the U.S. urged dozens of state governors to punish the company under...

Ben & Jerry's to stop sales in West Bank, east Jerusalem

Jul. 19, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Ben & Jerry’s said Monday it was going to stop selling its ice cream in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and contested east Jerusalem, saying the sales in the territories sought by the Palestinians are “inconsistent with our values.” The...

Netanyahu vacates prime minister's residence in Jerusalem

Jul. 11, 2021 02:21 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu and his family vacated the Israeli prime minister's official residence early Sunday, nearly a month after the longtime leader was ousted from office with the formation of an alternate government. A family spokesman confirmed the...

Israeli, Jordanian leaders meet amid push to improve ties

Jul. 08, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Israel's new prime minister met secretly with the Jordanian king last week, an Israeli official confirmed Thursday, as the two countries announced new agreements on water and trade. The agreements, concluded during a meeting between their foreign...

Herzog pledges to 'calm things' as Israel's 11th president

Jul. 07, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Isaac Herzog pledged to heal deep divisions in Israeli society Wednesday as he took the oath of office to become Israel's 11th president. With one hand on a Bible before the Knesset — Israel's parliament — Herzog, 60, assumed the largely ceremonial...

Close Netanyahu ally, Likud lawmaker indicted for corruption

Jul. 06, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A close political ally of former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted Tuesday on a raft of corruption offenses allegedly committed while serving as a Likud party lawmaker in parliament. The attorney general approved the indictment of...

Israel blocks law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

Jul. 06, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament early on Tuesday failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in a tight vote that raised doubts about the viability of the country’s new coalition...

Iran accuses Israel of June attack on civilian nuclear site

Jul. 06, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran accused Israel on Tuesday of mounting a sabotage attack on a nuclear facility near Tehran last month, the country's state-run news agency reported as authorities acknowledged for the first time that the mysterious assault had caused structural damage...

Israel looks to renew law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

Jul. 05, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament was set to vote Monday on whether to renew a temporary law first enacted in 2003 that bars Arab citizens of Israel from extending citizenship or even residency to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Critics, including many...