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Israelis prepare to fly to Dubai at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.   The Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks. Thursday's travel advisory comes as Iran is threatening to attack Israeli targets following the assassination of its top nuclear scientist last Friday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Dec. 4, 2020 2:32 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks. Iran has been threatening to attack Israeli targets since its chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated last Friday near...

Israelis prepare to fly to Dubai at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.   The Israeli government is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the Gulf states of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks. Thursday's travel advisory comes as Iran is threatening to attack Israeli targets following the assassination of its top nuclear scientist last Friday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Israel urges citizens to avoid Gulf, cites Iran threat

Dec. 3, 2020 3:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks. Iran has been threatening to attack Israeli targets since its chief nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated last Friday near...

Israeli government urges citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, citing threat of Iranian attack

Dec. 3, 2020 2:26 PM EST
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli government urges citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, citing threat of Iranian attack.
Ethiopian immigrants arrive at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants on Thursday arrived to a festive ceremony at Israel's international airport, as the government took a step toward carrying out its pledge to reunite hundreds of families split between the two countries. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants get warm welcome in Israel

Dec. 3, 2020 7:47 AM EST

BEN-GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel (AP) — Hundreds of Ethiopian immigrants arrived on Thursday to a festive ceremony at Israel’s international airport, as the government took a step toward carrying out its pledge to reunite hundreds of families split between the two countries. Some 300 people...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to his Likud party in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli parliament takes step toward new national elections

Dec. 2, 2020 3:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel took a major step toward plunging into its fourth national election in under two years on Wednesday as lawmakers — supported by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partner — passed a preliminary proposal to dissolve parliament. The 61-54 vote came...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attend a ceremony celebrating the arrival of the first of four new Sa'ar 6 ships, left, in Haifa, Israel on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. Israel’s Navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s Haifa port, with three more of the German-made corvettes scheduled to arrive over the next two years. (Heidi Levine/Pool Photo via AP)

Israeli navy welcomes new generation of German-made warships

Dec. 2, 2020 2:37 PM EST

HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel’s navy on Wednesday welcomed the first of four German-made warships that will be at the vanguard of the country’s efforts to protect its coastline and growing natural-gas industry. The first missile boat of “Project Magen” docked at Israel’s...

FILE - In this May 24, 2020 file photo, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz attends the first Cabinet meeting of the new government at the Chagall Hall in the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament in Jerusalem, Israel. Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief governing partner on Tuesday, Dec. 1 said he would vote in favor of a proposal to dissolve their troubled coalition, accusing the Israeli leader of repeatedly breaking his promises and pushing Israel closer to its fourth election in two years. (Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Netanyahu rival threatens to end coalition, force election

Dec. 1, 2020 2:41 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s chief governing partner on Tuesday said he would vote in favor of a proposal to dissolve their troubled coalition, accusing the Israeli leader of repeatedly breaking his promises and pushing Israel closer to its fourth election in two...

In this photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry, military personnel carry the flag draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a scientist who was killed on Friday, in a funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Iran held the funeral service for Fakhrizadeh, who founded its military nuclear program two decades ago, with the Islamic Republic's defense minister vowing to continue the man's work

Iran says Israel killed military nuclear scientist remotely

Nov. 30, 2020 12:55 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top Iranian security official on Monday accused Israel of using “electronic devices” to remotely kill a scientist who founded the Islamic Republic's military nuclear program in the 2000s. Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the country’s Supreme National Security...

In this picture released by the Iranian Defense Ministry and taken on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, people pray over the flag draped coffin of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist linked to the country's disbanded military nuclear program, who was killed on Friday, during a funeral ceremony at the Imam Reza holy shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Iran. An opinion piece published by a hard-line Iranian newspaper has suggested that Iran must attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of a scientist. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

Iran newspaper: Strike Haifa if Israel killed scientist

Nov. 29, 2020 12:33 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An opinion piece published Sunday by a hard-line Iranian newspaper urged Iran to attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of the scientist who founded the Islamic Republic’s military nuclear program in the early 2000s. Though the hard-line Kayhan...

Protesters chant slogans and hold signs during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. About 1,000 Israeli protesters gathered outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night, pressing ahead with their monthslong campaign demanding his resignation. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Hundreds protest outside Israelí leader's Jerusalem home

Nov. 28, 2020 5:48 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — About 1,000 protesters gathered outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday night, pressing ahead with their months-long campaign demanding his resignation. A mix of grassroots groups have held the weekly protests, saying Netanyahu should...