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UK's Prince William starts politically delicate Mideast trip

Jun. 24, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Britain's Prince William on Sunday kicked off a politically delicate five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories, preparing to meet with young people, refugees and national leaders in a tumultuous region that Britain had controlled between the two world wars. Though...

Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'

Jun. 24, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic language...

Israelis, Palestinians await William's inaugural royal visit

Jun. 23, 2018 10:57 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prince William is set to arrive in Israel and the Palestinian territories this week for the first official visit of a member of the British royal family, ending the monarchy's decades-long mostly hands-off approach to one of the world's most sensitive regions. Though the trip is being...

Palestinian official: US peace plan doomed to fail

Jun. 23, 2018 10:23 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian president's spokesman says any U.S. peace plan that bypasses the Palestinians is doomed to fail. Nabil Abu Rdeneh said Saturday President Trump's team is headed toward a dead end because they are not engaging the Palestinians or their positions. Abu Rudeneh says...

Corbyn: Labour government would quickly recognize Palestine

Jun. 22, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan (AP) — British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said Friday that a government under his leadership would recognize a Palestinian state "very early on" and push hard for a political solution to the Syrian civil war. Corbyn spoke during his first international trip outside Europe...

Jerusalem backlash casts shadow over Eurovision contest

Jun. 22, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — When the United States recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Israelis hoped other countries would follow suit. Instead, the move has created a backlash. The latest setback threatens the contested city's hopes of hosting the 2019 Eurovision song contest — an affair that has...

Trump's Mideast team meets Israeli premier over peace plan

Jun. 22, 2018 10:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's Mideast team met Friday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel as part of a visit with regional leaders to discuss the U.S. plan for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The meeting comes shortly before the Trump administration is expected to unveil...

Israeli PM's wife charged with fraud, breach of trust

Jun. 21, 2018 11:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was charged Thursday with misusing some $100,000 in public funds to order lavish meals from celebrity chefs, dealing an embarrassing blow to the country's first family and drawing fresh attention to a series of separate corruption...

Trump's Mideast team gets close-up view of peace obstacles

Jun. 21, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — On their current Mideast tour, senior Trump administration officials are getting a close-up view of some of the towering obstacles to their yet-to-be-released blueprint for an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Blockaded Gaza — a likely focal point of any future U.S.-endorsed...

White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

Jun. 19, 2018 12:12 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, kicked off a swing through the Middle East on Tuesday, meeting with Jordan's king as part of a broader effort to lay the groundwork for an expected Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Kushner and White House envoy Jason...