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UK mourns Prince Philip; leaders honor his service to queen

Apr. 09, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — World leaders and people on the street honored Prince Philip’s life of service to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, and the British nation Friday after hearing of the death of a man who had been at the center of public life longer than most of them have been alive. ...

Israeli university heads defend free speech in prize dispute

Apr. 09, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Presidents of Israeli universities released a joint letter Friday criticizing the government's decision to withhold the country's most prestigious prize from a scholar over his political views, saying it “severely harms free speech and free thought.” ...

Analysis: Attack on Iran ship off Yemen escalates shadow war

Apr. 08, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack this week on an Iranian cargo ship that is said to serve as a floating base for Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces off the coast of Yemen has escalated a yearslong shadow war in Mideast waters. The development comes just as world...

On Holocaust Day, Netanyahu issues warning about Iran

Apr. 07, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday urged the world not to revive the troubled international nuclear deal with Iran as he opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Speaking as world powers are...

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin picks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to form a new government

Apr. 06, 2021 19:57 PM EDT
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin picks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to try to form a new government.

Netanyahu asked to form new government, but faces long odds

Apr. 06, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Tuesday handed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the difficult task of trying to form a new government, giving the embattled Israeli leader a chance to extend his lengthy term in office. But with the newly elected parliament...

Today in History

Apr. 06, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 6, the 96th day of 2021. There are 269 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 6, 1909, American explorers Robert E. Peary and Matthew A. Henson and four Inuits...

Israel's Netanyahu in court as parties weigh in on his fate

Apr. 05, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed Monday, with a key witness painting a picture of an image-obsessed Israeli leader forcing a prominent news site to flatter his family and smear his opponents. The testimony came as...

Arab Islamist shows clout with prime-time speech in Israel

Apr. 01, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leader of an Arab Islamist party in Israel delivered a prime-time address in Hebrew on Thursday that was carried live by major TV networks, calling for coexistence between Arabs and Jews in a stunning display of the community's newfound political influence. ...

Israel's president calls for new alliances to solve deadlock

Mar. 31, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — President Reuven Rivlin expressed his frustration with Israel's deadlocked political system on Wednesday, saying he'll choose a candidate for prime minister he believes can overcome past grievances, forge “unconventional” alliances and is most likely to form a...