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Dominique Lapierre, French author and journalist, dies at 91

Dec. 07, 2022 16:43 PM EST

NICE, France (AP) — French writer Dominique Lapierre, who was celebrated for his historical work on the World War II struggle to liberate Paris and a novel depicting a life of hardship in a Kolkata slum in India, has died. He was 91. Lapierre died Friday, a local newspaper in...

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian gunman after shooting

Dec. 07, 2022 13:59 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli soldiers on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian militant who opened fire at them in the occupied West Bank. The army said the gunman was traveling in a vehicle when he fired at a military post next to the settlement of Ofra. Soldiers...

US Jews fear collision with expected Israeli government

Dec. 07, 2022 10:16 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s ties to the Jewish American community, one of its closest and most important allies, are about to be put to the test, with Israel’s emerging far-right government on a collision course with Jews in the United States. Major Jewish American organizations,...

Today in History: December 7, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

Dec. 07, 2022 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Dec. 7, the 341st day of 2022. There are 24 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched an air raid on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii as well...

Israeli deportation of Palestinian activist on hold

Dec. 06, 2022 13:57 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will have to wait to deport a Palestinian lawyer and activist to France for at least several weeks. Saleh Hammouri appeared at a court hearing near Tel Aviv on Tuesday. No decisions were made, and another hearing was set for Jan. 1, said Dani Shenhar, one of...

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Dec. 05, 2022 06:13 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian health officials said a Palestinian man was killed by Israeli fire during a military raid in the occupied West Bank on Monday. It was the latest death in a recent surge of violence in the territory. The Israeli military has been conducting daily raids...

Israel says it will deport Palestinian lawyer to France

Dec. 01, 2022 09:38 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday announced it has stripped a Palestinian lawyer of his Jerusalem residency and plans to deport him to France, saying the man is an activist in a banned militant group. The decision by Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked underscored the fragile status...

Israeli forces kill 2 militants in West Bank arrest raid

Dec. 01, 2022 05:19 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants during an arrest raid Thursday in the occupied West Bank, according to the military and the Islamic Jihad militant group, the latest bloodshed in months of violence between the sides. The Palestinian Health Ministry...

Palestinian man killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Nov. 30, 2022 11:51 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops on Wednesday shot and killed a Palestinian man during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian officials announced, as a recent spike in deadly violence showed no signs of slowing. The Israeli army said it entered the village of Yabad...

5 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in occupied West Bank

Nov. 29, 2022 14:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian man during an operation Tuesday evening in the occupied West Bank, raising to five the number of Palestinians killed in less than 24 hours of fighting. A female Israeli soldier was seriously wounded in a car ramming. It...