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Poll finds Trump's pro-Israel stance does not sway US Jews

Oct. 18, 2018 1:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump's pro-Israel positions have not garnered him support from American Jewish voters, according to a new survey. The poll found that 74 percent of Jews planned to vote for Democratic candidates in November's midterm elections. The figure corresponds with similar voting...

US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday downgraded the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by placing it under the authority of the U.S. Embassy to Israel. The move, which was immediately denounced by the Palestinians and hailed by Israel, is the latest Trump administration...

Australia considers moving embassy to Jerusalem

Oct. 16, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has raised the prospect of following the United States by relocating its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in a policy shift that critics described Tuesday as a desperate grab for domestic political gain to win a crucial by-election. Prime Minister Scott...

Palestinians ask court to order US embassy out of Jerusalem

Sep. 28, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Palestinian Authority filed a case Friday with the United Nations' highest court asking its judges to order Washington to remove the recently relocated U.S. embassy from Jerusalem. The move announced by the Hague-based International Court of Justice comes against a...

Trump to world leaders: China out to meddle in 2018 election

Sep. 26, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Taking center stage at the United Nations, President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to interfere in the upcoming U.S. congressional elections because it opposes his tough trade policies. The White House provided scant evidence of anything akin to the level of...

Trump, at UN, backs separate states for Israel, Palestinians

Sep. 26, 2018 6:23 PM 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...

Trump administration orders closure of Palestinian office

Sep. 10, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday and threatened sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it pursues investigations against the U.S., Israel, or other allies. The moves are likely to harden Palestinian...

US redirecting $25M in aid for East Jerusalem hospitals

Sep. 8, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Saturday that it is cutting $25 million meant for East Jerusalem hospitals and putting the money toward "high-priority projects elsewhere." The move follows the State Department's late August announcement that the administration is slashing more than $200...

Paraguay president calls Israel's embassy move 'exaggerated'

Sep. 6, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benitez on Thursday urged Israel to reconsider the closing of its embassy in Asuncion, calling it an "exaggerated" response to the South American country's decision to move its embassy back to Tel Aviv. The diplomatic dispute began in May when...

Greek anarchists protest US embassy move to Jerusalem

Aug. 28, 2018 5:03 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek anarchist group has staged a protest at Foreign Ministry building in central Athens to oppose Greek-Israeli energy and military cooperation as well as the decision by the United States to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. In the videotaped protest posted online, two...