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EXPLAINER: Who is Naftali Bennett, Israel's new leader?

Jun. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Naftali Bennett, who was sworn in Sunday as Israel's new prime minister, embodies many of the contradictions that define the 73-year-old nation. He's a religious Jew who made millions in the mostly secular hi-tech sector; a champion of the settlement...

Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu's long rule

Jun. 13, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarizing leader into the opposition. Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned...

Southern Baptists meet amid controversy over leaked letters

Jun. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Southern Baptists prepare for their biggest annual meeting in more than a quarter-century, accusations that leaders have shielded churches from claims of sexual abuse and simmering tensions around race threaten to once again mire the nation’s largest Protestant...

Israel's Netanyahu lashes out as end of his era draws near

Jun. 11, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In what appear to be the final days of his historic 12-year rule, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not leaving the political stage quietly. The longtime leader is accusing his opponents of betraying their voters, and some have needed special...

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate statues

Jun. 08, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in a Virginia city have voted unanimously to remove two statues of Confederate generals from downtown parks, including one that was the focus of a violent white nationalist rally in 2017. The vote came late Monday after more than...

Mixed city of Arabs and Jews remains on edge after violence

Jun. 08, 2021 04:43 AM EDT

LOD, Israel (AP) — Israeli security forces guard the streets of Lod, weeks after rioters torched patrol cars, synagogues and homes. Attackers who killed an Arab and a Jewish resident are still at large. And a mayor whom some blame for setting the stage for some of the worst domestic unrest...

Turkish mafia boss dishes dirt, becomes YouTube phenomenon

Jun. 07, 2021 03:02 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — From alleged drug trafficking and a murder cover-up to weapons transfers to Islamic militants, a convicted crime ringleader has been dishing the dirt on members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party through a series of tell-all videos that have...

Mural honoring George Floyd vandalized in Philadelphia

Jun. 04, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A mural of George Floyd in a Philadelphia neighborhood was defaced with white nationalist graffiti on Friday, authorities said. The mural was commissioned by the North 5th Street Revitalization Project. The community group believes the vandalism...

Netanyahu opponents reach coalition deal to oust Israeli PM

Jun. 02, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents announced Wednesday that they have reached a deal to form a new governing coalition, paving the way for the ouster of the longtime Israeli leader. The dramatic announcement by opposition leader Yair Lapid...

Netanyahu's opponents hashing out deal as deadline looms

May. 31, 2021 10:31 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A constellation of Israeli political parties seeking to unseat longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened Monday to hash out power-sharing agreements two days before a deadline. Opposition Leader Yair Lapid said at a meeting of his Yesh Atid...