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Shaky Israeli coalition is jolted as another lawmaker quits

May. 19, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Another member of Israel's parliament said Thursday she was quitting the ruling coalition, leaving embattled Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in control of a crumbling minority government. Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi's announcement further whittles away Bennett's...

Israel approves ultranationalist Jewish march in Jerusalem

May. 18, 2022 10:25 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli authorities on Wednesday said they have given the go-ahead for flag-waving Jewish nationalists to march through the heart of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in Jerusalem's Old City later this month, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city. ...

Violence erupts in Jerusalem following Palestinian funeral

May. 16, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police fired tear gas and rubber bullets Monday as they tried to disperse crowds of stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators following the funeral of a young Palestinian man who died from injuries sustained during confrontations with police last month. Dozens of people...

Catholic leader blasts Israeli conduct at journalist funeral

May. 16, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The top Catholic clergyman in the Holy Land on Monday condemned the police beating of mourners carrying the casket of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, accusing the authorities of violating human rights and disrespecting the Catholic Church. Latin Patriarch...

Polish Nobel author says Russia threat to 'free world'

May. 16, 2022 02:27 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Polish Nobel Prize-winning author on Sunday called Russia a threat to the “free world,” saying its attack on neighboring Ukraine had echoes of the Second World War. Olga Tokarczuk, known for her humanist themes and playful, subversive streak, spoke at the...

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death

May. 16, 2022 01:01 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes. One open-source research team said its initial findings lent support to Palestinian witnesses who...

Israel court rejects petitions against Jerusalem cable car

May. 15, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court rejected four petitions on Sunday that sought to derail controversial plans to build a cable car to Jerusalem's Old City, paving the way for the project to progress. Palestinian residents of east Jerusalem, environmentalists, urban planners,...

Israel police to investigate conduct at journalist funeral

May. 14, 2022 19:50 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police decided on Saturday to investigate the conduct of their officers who attacked the funeral of a slain Al Jazeera journalist, causing mourners to briefly drop the casket during the ceremony in Jerusalem. Police forces beat pallbearers with batons at...

Palestinian man dies of head wound from Jerusalem violence

May. 14, 2022 06:37 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A 21-year-old Palestinian man died Saturday from a head wound sustained last month after Israeli police fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian demonstrators during violence at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. Israel’s Hadassah hospital...

Israeli police beat pallbearers at journalist's funeral

May. 14, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli riot police on Friday pushed and beat pallbearers at the funeral for slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, causing them to briefly drop the casket in a shocking start to a procession that turned into perhaps the largest display of Palestinian nationalism in...