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Israelis contend with reality of third straight election

Dec. 12, 2019 3:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis were grappling on Thursday with the confounding reality of unprecedented third national elections in less than a year, after Parliament was dissolved and the date for the next vote was set — further extending months of political paralysis that has gripped the country....

AP FACT CHECK: The perils of parodying Trump

Dec. 12, 2019 1:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is a master at putting words in the mouths of other people. It's one of his favorite forms of mockery and self-aggrandizement. He does not like it when a Democrat does the same, at his expense. For weeks now, Trump has directed blistering criticism at Rep. Adam...

Trump signs order targeting college anti-Semitism

Dec. 11, 2019 9:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a growing problem with anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. Trump has sought to closely align himself with Israel, a move that appeals to many evangelical voters, too. He said...

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his...

Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.

Dec. 11, 2019 3:25 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli parliament passes initial motion to dissolve, putting country on verge of third elections in less than a year.

Israel's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a year

Dec. 11, 2019 4:49 AM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament begins voting to dissolve itself, setting off the country's third election in a year.

Trump to sign order targeting anti-Semitism at colleges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday targeting antisemitism on college campuses, the White House said. The order, which is likely to draw criticism from free speech advocates, will broaden the federal government's definition of antisemitism and instruct it to...

Israeli lawmakers submit bill to dissolve parliament

Dec. 10, 2019 2:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli legislators submitted a bill Tuesday that would dissolve parliament and trigger unprecedented third national elections in less than a year. Israel has been mired in political deadlock for months. With the two largest parties, Likud and Blue and White, unable to form a...

Natan Sharansky receives Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize

Dec. 10, 2019 11:43 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky has been awarded Israel's prestigious 2020 Genesis Prize for a lifetime of work promoting political and religious freedoms, organizers announced Tuesday. The $1 million award is granted each year to a person recognized for outstanding professional...

Israel says defense officials caught in major bribery case

Dec. 10, 2019 11:22 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Tuesday it plans to prosecute suspects involved in a “serious corruption affair” in one of the country's defense bodies. Most details of the case, including the names of the suspects, were unavailable because of a gag order. But a statement by...