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Trump at UN endorses two states for Israel, Palestinians

Sep. 26, 2018 11:22 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump endorsed a two-state solution as the best way to resolve the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, as he met Wednesday at the U.N. with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump told reporters that he...

AP Analysis: Other nations adjust to 'America first' policy

Sep. 21, 2018 1:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics...

AP Analysis: Trump heads to UN as US retreats from world

Sep. 20, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America first? Try America first, second and third. As President Donald Trump prepares for his second U.N. General Assembly, the Olympics of international diplomacy, his administration has turned unabashedly and profoundly inward, pursuing ever more unilateral policies in what critics...

8 EU countries urge Israel to reconsider village demolition

Sep. 20, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Eight European Union nations are underlining their opposition to Israel's planned demolition of the Palestinian village of Khan al-Ahmar and are urging its government to reconsider the decision. The statement was read by Dutch Ambassador Karel Van Oosterom outside the U.N. Security...

Israel says police kill Palestinian attacker in Jerusalem

Sep. 18, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say officers have shot and killed a Palestinian who attacked a Jewish worshipper in Jerusalem and then charged at them. Police said in a statement the Palestinian ran at a Jewish person near Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday evening and knocked him to the ground. They said he...

Doomed Palestinian village turns to Europe as last hope

Sep. 16, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

KHAN AL-AHMAR, West Bank (AP) — For the anxious Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, there's little left to do but wait. After the West Bank hamlet lost its last legal protection against demolition late last week, Israeli forces could swoop in any day now to tear down the desert community's few dozen...

American professor detained by Israel in West Bank scuffle

Sep. 15, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An American law professor was detained by Israeli police for allegedly trying to block Israeli troops in a West Bank village slated for demolition, his Israeli lawyer said Saturday. Frank Romano, 66, is being held at a lockup in Jerusalem and is to appear before an Israeli military court...

Palestinian official: US Mideast policies 'irresponsible'

Sep. 14, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian official has accused the U.S. administration of pursuing "irresponsible" policies after President Donald Trump's Mideast adviser defended punitive measures against the Palestinians. The adviser, Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, told The New York Times this week that he...

Eurovision says Tel Aviv will host 2019 song contest

Sep. 13, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Eurovision Song Contest announced Thursday that next year's competition will be held in Tel Aviv, clearing up some of the political controversy surrounding Israel's hosting of the 2019 competition. The Israeli government had initially insisted on holding the popular event in Jerusalem....

Al-Qaida leader urges Muslims to fight US across the world

Sep. 11, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Marking the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the leader of al-Qaida has called on Muslims to wage war against the United States throughout the world. In a 30-minute speech released Tuesday, Ayman al-Zawahri went to great lengths to portray the United States as a religious enemy of...