Latest Yair Lapid News

Al Jazeera wants court to probe Palestinian reporter's death

Dec. 06, 2022 08:37 AM EST

THE HAGUE (AP) — News channel Al Jazeera on Tuesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the fatal shooting of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh as she was reporting from a Palestinian refugee camp in May. Al Jazeera has accused the Israeli government of...

Israel says it will deport Palestinian lawyer to France

Dec. 01, 2022 09:38 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Thursday announced it has stripped a Palestinian lawyer of his Jerusalem residency and plans to deport him to France, saying the man is an activist in a banned militant group. The decision by Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked underscored the fragile status...

Twin blasts shake Jerusalem, killing teen and wounding 18

Nov. 23, 2022 13:53 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Two blasts went off near bus stops in Jerusalem at the height of morning rush hour on Wednesday, killing a Canadian-Israeli teenager and injuring at least 18, in what police said were attacks by Palestinians. The first explosion occurred near a typically crowded...

Netanyahu, Turkey's Erdogan to continue to improve ties

Nov. 17, 2022 13:47 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Turkey's president and Israel's likely next prime minister said Thursday in a phone call that they would work to continue to improve ties between their countries. Relations between former allies Turkey and Israel became icy under former Prime Minister...

Palestinian kills 3 Israelis, wounds 3 in West Bank stabbing

Nov. 15, 2022 15:17 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A knife-wielding Palestinian killed two Israelis in a stabbing Tuesday at a settlement in the occupied West Bank, then stole a car as he tried to flee the scene and crashed it on a nearby highway, killing a third Israeli, officials said. The attack at the...

Israel swears in new parliament, most right-wing in history

Nov. 15, 2022 15:13 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — After nearly four years of political deadlock and five elections, Israel on Tuesday swore in the most right-wing parliament in its history. Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu is working to cobble together a far-right and religious governing coalition in...

Israel PM rejects US probe into killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

Nov. 15, 2022 13:42 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's departing Prime Minister Yair Lapid doubled down Tuesday on his government's harsh condemnation of a reported investigation by the United States Department of Justice into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist, in the occupied West Bank. ...

Israel Defense Minister: US probes Shireen Abu Akleh killing

Nov. 15, 2022 01:40 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Monday the U.S. Department of Justice has decided to investigate the fatal shooting of Palestinian-American Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, condemning the probe as a “grave mistake” and vowing not to cooperate. ...

Israelis, Palestinians can fly on same flights to World Cup

Nov. 10, 2022 15:30 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Soccer fans from Israel and the Palestinian territories will be able to fly directly to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar from Tel Aviv for the first time, soccer’s global governing body announced Thursday. The development is a breakthrough agreement for Israel and Qatar — two...

Israeli man stabbed by Palestinian dies 2 weeks after attack

Nov. 08, 2022 09:08 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli man who was stabbed by a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank last month died from his injuries Tuesday. Shalom Sofer, 63, was stabbed in the stomach at a grocery store in the Palestinian village of Funduk on Oct. 24. He was hospitalized and discharged...