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Israel stops plan for contentious east Jerusalem settlement

Dec. 06, 2021 14:58 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem municipal officials on Monday froze plans to build a contentious large Jewish settlement at an abandoned airport in east Jerusalem. The decision to halt the Atarot settlement plan came in the wake of heavy U.S. opposition to the project. ...

Israel: Palestinian car-rammer wounds guard, is shot dead

Dec. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 16-year-old Palestinian rammed a vehicle into an Israeli checkpoint in the West Bank overnight, wounding a security guard before being shot and “neutralized” at the scene, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Monday. Israeli media reported that the...

As Iran nuclear talks hit snags, Israel seeks harder US line

Dec. 05, 2021 13:09 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The long-delayed resumption of nuclear talks with Iran has gotten off to a rough start — with Iran digging in and its negotiating partners openly voicing frustration and pessimism. After five days of talks in Vienna ended last week, the United States...

Israeli police questioned on Palestinian attacker's shooting

Dec. 05, 2021 05:12 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Sunday that two police officers were brought in for questioning following the shooting death of a Palestinian who had stabbed an Israeli man in east Jerusalem. Israeli police released surveillance video in which the...

Police kill Palestinian attacker after Jerusalem stabbing

Dec. 04, 2021 13:14 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police shot dead a Palestinian after he stabbed and wounded an ultra-Orthodox Jew on Saturday near Damascus Gate just outside Jerusalem's Old City, a tense and crowded area that is often the scene of demonstrations and clashes. A widely...

Clashes rock Arab town in Israel, alleged car-rammer killed

Dec. 04, 2021 01:51 AM EST

UMM AL-FAHM, Israel (AP) — Police on Friday shot and killed a man in an Arab town in northern Israel who had allegedly been involved in a car-ramming attack that wounded two officers, Israeli officials said. The incident came after a round of violence among residents of...

Israel confirms 7 cases of omicron, 27 others suspected

Dec. 03, 2021 13:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Health Ministry said Friday it has confirmed seven cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus, stoking fears of a pending surge in infections. Four of the confirmed cases are unvaccinated individuals who had recently returned from South Africa. ...

Israel halts controversial tech to track omicron variant

Dec. 02, 2021 12:50 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Thursday it was halting the use of a controversial phone tracking technology to trace possible cases of the new coronavirus variant, days after it was authorized as an emergency measure. Earlier this week, the government announced a package...

Analysis: Iran ups nuclear ante as Vienna deal talks resume

Dec. 02, 2021 05:03 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After a monthslong hiatus, Iran has returned to negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving its cratered nuclear deal with world powers. But Tehran isn't slowing down the advances in its atomic program, further raising the stakes in talks crucial to cooling...

Israeli PM slammed for family trip amid travel restrictions

Dec. 02, 2021 03:36 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett came under fire Thursday after his wife and children flew abroad just days after the Israeli leader urged citizens to avoid international travel because of the new coronavirus variant. Gilat Bennett and her...