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Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

Jul. 20, 2018 4:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said. The military said a "terrorist squad" fired at troops, and one soldier was severely injured and...

Syria: Rebels give up positions near Golan Heights

Jul. 20, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels laid down their weapons and started evacuating their positions near the Golan Heights on Friday, paving the way for President Bashar Assad's forces to retake their positions along the Israeli frontier for the first time since 2011. Buses carried the first batch of rebels, their...

Syria rebels agree to surrender frontier with Israel

Jul. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels agreed to surrender their last pockets of control in southwest Quneitra province to the government, state media reported Thursday, making way for Damascus to re-establish its authority along the Israeli frontier. The deal, confirmed in its general outlines by a monitoring group...

Netanyahu greets Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Jul. 19, 2018 1:26 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's past remarks that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic. Orban and Netanyahu held a joint news...

Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation bill

Jul. 19, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament approved a controversial piece of legislation on Thursday that defines the country as the nation-state of the Jewish people but which critics warn sidelines minorities. The government says the bill, passed in the early morning hours, will merely enshrine into law...

Hungary's hard-line PM Orban visits Israel amid criticism

Jul. 18, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hungary's hard-line Prime Minister Viktor Orban is in Israel for a two-day visit that has drawn criticism over the populist, right-wing politician's views. Orban arrived in Israel on Wednesday evening and is due to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. Orban has cast himself...

Israel places new limitations on cargo crossing into Gaza

Jul. 17, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel placed new restrictions on its only cargo crossing with the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to continued Hamas hostilities, even after it agreed to a cease-fire ending 24 hours of intense fighting. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel will cease transferring gas and fuel...

Correction: Israel-Jewish Nation Bill story

Jul. 17, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a story July 16 about a contentious legislation that would define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to the coastal city of Tel Aviv as Israel's capital. It is the country's commercial center. A corrected version of the story is...

The Latest: Trump tweets US, Russia 'must get along'

Jul. 16, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Facing withering bipartisan criticism over his refusal to publicly acknowledge Russian election meddling during his meeting with President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump...

Netanyahu visits southern region following Gaza escalation

Jul. 16, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited a southern Israeli town bordering Gaza on Monday that was pummeled with rockets from the strip over the weekend and told community leaders there that Israel is engaged in a "lengthy battle." Netanyahu's visit to Sderot comes a day after an informal...