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Blinken in Mideast renews appeal for Israel-Palestinian calm

Jan. 31, 2023 06:57 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is wrapping up a two-day visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank on Tuesday with renewed appeals for Israeli-Palestinian calm amid an alarming spike of violence. Blinken was meeting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in the...

Ethics panel recommends Georgia appeals judge be removed

Jan. 30, 2023 17:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Supreme Court should permanently remove a state appeals court judge accused of ethical misconduct, a judicial discipline panel recommended in a report released Monday. The three-member state panel said Christian Coomer flouted ethics rules on how a lawyer...

Blinken urges Israel-Palestinian calm as violence soars

Jan. 30, 2023 12:43 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Israel and the Palestinians on Monday to ease tensions following a spike in violence that has put the region on edge. The bloodshed has alarmed the Biden administration as it attempts to find common ground with Israeli Prime Minister...

In Israel, disposable plastics trigger culture war, test PM

Jan. 30, 2023 09:28 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — On Idit Silman’s first day as Israel’s new environmental protection minister, she handed out soft drinks in disposable plastic cups to hospital patients. The gesture held deep symbolic meaning in Israel, where soft drinks and single-use cups, plates and cutlery...

Palestinians say Israeli troops kill man in West Bank

Jan. 30, 2023 08:20 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man in a flashpoint city in the occupied West Bank on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. The killing marks the latest bloodshed in spiraling violence that comes as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the region. ...

Israeli-Palestinian cauldron tests US as Blinken visits

Jan. 29, 2023 21:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An alarming spike in Israeli-Palestinian violence and sharp responses by both sides are testing the Biden administration as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken plunges into a cauldron of deepening mistrust and anger on visits to Israel and the West Bank this week. ...

Report: drones attack convoy in east Syria coming from Iraq

Jan. 29, 2023 16:23 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Drones attacked a convoy of trucks in eastern Syria Sunday night shortly after it crossed into the country from Iraq, Syrian opposition activists and a pro-government radio station said. There was no immediate word on casualties. The strike comes amid heightening...

Israel prepares to demolish home of Palestinian gunman

Jan. 29, 2023 13:19 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday sealed the home of an east Jerusalem man who killed seven people outside a synagogue, in a preliminary step ahead of the expected demolition of the building, as two Palestinian men died from Israeli fire. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet...

Qatar replaces Russian company in Lebanon gas exploration

Jan. 29, 2023 07:33 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon, two international oil giants and state-owned oil and gas company Qatar Energy signed an agreement Sunday that the Qatari firm will join a consortium that will search for gas in the Mediterranean Sea off Lebanon’s coast. The deal inked in Beirut brings Qatar...

Israel to 'strengthen' settlements after shooting attacks

Jan. 29, 2023 00:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday announced a series of punitive steps against the Palestinians, including plans to beef up Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, in response to a pair of shooting attacks that killed seven Israelis and wounded five...