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Russia accuses US of promoting ties between Israel and Arabs before Israeli-Palestinian peace deal

Sep. 27, 2023 19:58 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia accused the United States on Wednesday of promoting Israel’s normalization of relations with Arab nations and circumventing the Arab Peace Initiative launched by Saudi Arabia in 2002, which calls for a settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict before any...

US allows Israeli citizens to travel to US visa-free as Israel joins a select group of countries

Sep. 27, 2023 11:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is admitting Israel into a select group of countries whose citizens are allowed to travel to the United States without getting a visa in advance. The decision announced Wednesday comes despite Washington’s concerns about the Israeli...

1st Saudi envoy to the Palestinians in West Bank, Israeli minister in Riyadh amid normalization push

Sep. 26, 2023 12:30 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Saudi Arabia's newly appointed envoy to the Palestinian Authority presented his credentials to President Mahmoud Abbas during his first visit to the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Tuesday, a move linked to recent American efforts to normalize ties between Saudi Arabia...

The Biden administration is poised to allow Israeli citizens to travel to the US without a US visa

Sep. 24, 2023 19:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is poised to admit Israel this week into an exclusive club that will allow its citizens to travel to the United States without a U.S. visa despite Washington's ongoing concerns about the Israeli government’s treatment of Palestinian Americans. ...

Israeli airstrikes hit Gaza for the 3rd day in a row as West Bank violence intensifies

Sep. 24, 2023 12:50 PM EDT

NOUR SHAMS REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank (AP) — Israeli airstrikes struck militant sites in Gaza on Sunday for the third straight day, the Israeli military said, after Palestinian militants near the border fence launched incendiary balloons into Israel and threw an explosive at soldiers. The strike...

Israel strikes Gaza for the second time in two days after Palestinian violence

Sep. 23, 2023 18:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airstrikes hit a militant site in Gaza on Saturday for the second time in as many days, the Israeli army said, after Palestinian militants sent incendiary balloons into Israeli farmland and Palestinian protesters threw stones and explosives at soldiers at the separation...

Netanyahu tells UN that Israel is 'at the cusp' of a historic agreement with Saudi Arabia

Sep. 22, 2023 18:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that Israel is “at the cusp” of a historic breakthrough leading to a peace agreement with Saudi Arabia, without outlining a clear path over the significant obstacles facing such an accord....

Israel strikes Gaza after Palestinians in besieged strip launch incendiary balloons toward Israel

Sep. 22, 2023 14:03 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel carried out a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip late on Friday after Palestinian activists launched incendiary balloons into Israel as a week of violence along the volatile frontier intensified. The rising tensions along Israel's front with Gaza came as...

Palestinian leader tells UN there can be no Mideast peace without his people enjoying full rights

Sep. 21, 2023 16:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday that there can be no peace in the Middle East without his people enjoying their “full and legitimate national rights.” It was the closest he came in a nearly 25-minute address...

UN reports says West Bank settler violence has displaced over 1,100 Palestinians since 2022

Sep. 21, 2023 12:24 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Violence from Israeli settlers has displaced over 1,100 Palestinians in the occupied West Bank since 2022, according to a U.N. report released Thursday, with officials describing the exodus as unparalleled in recent years. The report documented about three...