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Palestinians give bullet that killed journalist to US team

Jul. 02, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority on Saturday said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death. The announcement came...

Israel shoots down Hezbollah drones over Mediterranean

Jul. 02, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Saturday said it shot down three unmanned aircraft launched by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah heading toward an area where an Israeli gas platform was recently installed in the Mediterranean Sea. The launch of the aircraft appeared to...

Iran's top diplomat in Syria, slams Israel, Turkish threats

Jul. 02, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran’s top diplomat condemned on Saturday Israel’s latest airstrike on Syria and criticized recent threats from Turkey about another planned incursion by Ankara into northern Syria. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian's remarks came at the start of...

As Israel heads back to elections, Lapid stakes out vision

Jun. 30, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament voted Thursday to dissolve itself, triggering the country's fifth election in just over three years and thrusting veteran politician Yair Lapid into the role of interim prime minister as he tries to persuade a deeply polarized nation to embrace his centrist...

Israeli military, Palestinians clash at West Bank shrine

Jun. 30, 2022 01:51 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian gunmen opened fire at Jewish worshipers on Thursday at a flashpoint holy site in the occupied West Bank, wounding an Israeli military officer and two civilians, the Israeli army said. The Palestinian official news agency Wafa said a Palestinian...

Israeli PM Bennett won't run in upcoming election

Jun. 29, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who led a broad but fragile coalition government that came unraveled barely a year after taking office, announced Wednesday that he will not run in upcoming elections. His government announced last week that it would dissolve...

Naftali Bennett's office says the Israeli prime minister will not run in upcoming elections

Jun. 29, 2022 12:56 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Naftali Bennett's office says the Israeli prime minister will not run in upcoming elections.

Israeli troops kill Palestinian militant in West Bank raid

Jun. 29, 2022 06:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian militant early Wednesday in the occupied West Bank during clashes that broke out during an arrest raid, Palestinian officials said. The Palestinian Health Ministry said that Mohammad Marei, 25, was wounded by Israeli...

Israel loosens abortion regulations in response to Roe

Jun. 27, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday eased its regulations on abortion access in what the country’s health minister said was a response to last week's “sad” U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. The new rules, approved by a parliamentary committee, grant women...

Israeli PM convenes Cabinet before parliament is dissolved

Jun. 26, 2022 06:20 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convened what is likely his last Cabinet meeting as premier on Sunday, with parliament expected to dissolve itself this week, triggering new elections in the fall. Bennett's decision to head to elections puts an end to...