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The Base, Hezbollah get terrorist designation in Australia

Nov. 24, 2021 14:51 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia on Wednesday said it intends to add far-right extremist group The Base and the entirety of the Lebanese group Hezbollah to its list of outlawed terrorist organizations as national security services grapple with a surge in neo-Nazi cells and other...

Israeli couple is home after weeklong detention in Turkey

Nov. 18, 2021 13:33 PM EST

MODIIN, Israel (AP) — An Israeli couple held by Turkey on suspicion of espionage returned home on Thursday after they were released from a weeklong detention. Mordi and Natalie Oknin arrived in central Israel where they were greeted by family and a crowd of reporters....

Israeli minister to visit Morocco, boost defense ties

Nov. 15, 2021 12:22 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will visit Morocco later this month and sign an agreement with his counterpart on enhancing security cooperation, his office said Tuesday. Morocco was one of four Arab countries that agreed to normalize ties with...

Poland arrests 3 in connection to antisemitic demonstration

Nov. 15, 2021 08:41 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three people have been arrested in Poland in connection with an antisemitic demonstration last week where far-right participants shouted “Death to the Jews!,” the country's interior minister said Monday. The demonstration took place last...

Polish, Israeli govts condemn antisemitic display in Poland

Nov. 13, 2021 14:11 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Israeli and Polish government officials on Saturday condemned an antisemitic incident involving Polish nationalists chanting “Death to Jews” on Poland's Independence Day this week. Participants at the gathering also burned a copy of a medieval...

Israeli couple arrested in Turkey on espionage charges

Nov. 13, 2021 04:19 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — An Israeli married couple were arrested for espionage late Friday after taking photographs of the Turkish president’s residence in Istanbul, Turkey’s official news agency said. Anadolu Agency said a Turkish national was also arrested. Police detained...

Gaza doctor seeks apology from Israel for daughters' deaths

Nov. 12, 2021 01:28 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Izzeldin Abuelaish captured widespread sympathy in Israel when he lost three daughters and a niece in an Israeli strike during the 2009 war in the Gaza Strip. Now, the Palestinian doctor is seeking justice in Israel's highest court. Abuelaish is...

Spanish woman admits to aiding banned Palestinian group

Nov. 10, 2021 16:28 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Spanish woman admitted Wednesday under a plea bargain reached in an Israeli military court that she raised large sums of money that were diverted to a banned militant group, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Israel seized on the...

Israel readying for possible Iran conflict, officials say

Nov. 10, 2021 04:36 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Top Israeli defense officials say the country is preparing for the possibility of an armed conflict with regional arch-rival Iran and its proxies. Israeli army chief of staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi said Tuesday that the Israeli military was “speeding...

Palestinians, Israel spar over US mission in Jerusalem

Nov. 07, 2021 08:00 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The Palestinians on Sunday slammed Israel for rejecting the promised reopening of the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, a move that would restore Washington's main diplomatic mission for the Palestinians in the contested city. Israeli Prime Minister...