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Israel uncovers another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon

Dec. 8, 2018 2:26 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces said Saturday they uncovered another Hezbollah tunnel dug from Lebanon, an announcement that came shortly after troops fired at suspected members of the Lebanese militant group who approached the site of Israeli army engineering working to thwart tunnels. The find makes this...

US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

Dec. 6, 2018 7:27 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday. Before the vote on the resolution, the 193-member world body...

Israel calls for international response to Hezbollah tunnels

Dec. 6, 2018 2:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Thursday asked the international community to impose additional sanctions on Hezbollah and condemn the Lebanese militant group in response to the discovery of tunnels stretching from southern Lebanon into northern Israel. Stepping up an international pressure...

Lebanon says Israel offered no proof of border tunnels

Dec. 5, 2018 5:27 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Parliament speaker said Wednesday that Israel has presented no evidence to prove its claims that a network of attack tunnels has been built by Hezbollah across the countries' shared borders, as Israel's prime minister pressed for international condemnation of the militant group. The...

After women's protest, Israeli prime minister pledges action

Dec. 5, 2018 7:14 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says he will fast-track a bill combating domestic violence after tens of thousands of Israelis marched the previous day in Tel Aviv to protest perceived government inaction. Benjamin Netanyahu ordered on Wednesday the government to advance the bill, which would...

Israelis hold mass protests over violence against women

Dec. 4, 2018 3:09 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Tel Aviv on Tuesday against what they see as the Israeli government's inadequate response to violence against women. Red-capped demonstrators called for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "wake up" and carried signs reading "Women's blood is not...

Israeli operation targets Hezbollah cross-border tunnels

Dec. 4, 2018 2:03 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military launched an open-ended operation Tuesday to destroy what it said was a network of attack tunnels built by Hezbollah, saying it had foiled a plot by the Iranian-backed militant group to carry out a deadly infiltration in northern Israel. Israeli forces did not enter...

US urges Europe to impose sanctions on Iran over missiles

Dec. 3, 2018 5:39 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Trump administration is urging Europe to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program. The call comes as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet European officials in Brussels this week and after the U.S. and others condemned an Iranian missile launch over the...

Israeli firm rejects alleged connection to Khashoggi killing

Dec. 3, 2018 4:16 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli company known for its sophisticated phone surveillance technology on Monday rejected accusations that its snooping software helped lead to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The NSO Group has faced similar claims in the past that its products were used to stifle...

Israeli prime minister to meet Pompeo in Brussels

Dec. 3, 2018 6:30 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is heading to Brussels to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Benjamin Netanyahu's office says he is set to meet with Pompeo in the Belgian capital on Monday to discuss "regional developments." It did not provide specifics. Netanyahu will be accompanied...