Latest Yair Lapid News

Israeli leader welcomes US plan for sea border with Lebanon

Oct. 02, 2022 13:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Sunday welcomed a U.S. proposal for setting the maritime border with Lebanon, saying the American plan for resolving a long-running dispute between the neighboring countries would lift Israel's economy and boost regional security. Prime...

US delivers proposal for maritime border to Lebanon

Oct. 01, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon on Saturday delivered a maritime border demarcation proposal to President Michel Aoun, caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Speaker Nabih Berri on Saturday, as negotiations with Israel progress. Lebanon and Israel have been...

UN envoy: Israel defies UN resolution on halting settlements

Sep. 28, 2022 15:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israel continued its defiance of a 2016 U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an immediate halt to all settlement activity in lands the Palestinians want for their future state, advancing plans for construction of nearly 2,000 housing units in the last three months, the...

Israel starts medical rehab program for wounded Ukrainians

Sep. 27, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister said Tuesday that two Ukrainians wounded in the war with Russia will receive specialized medical care in a new program in Israel, which has stayed neutral during the conflict. Prime Minister Yair Lapid said that up to 20 patients would get...

One day after Zelenskyy speech, US, Russia square off at UN

Sep. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — One day after Ukraine’s president laid out a forceful case against Russia's invasion at the United Nations, the United States made its own assertions in front of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday about why Russia should face further censure and isolation. Minutes...

Israeli PM meets Turkish president, first time in 14 years

Sep. 21, 2022 07:42 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister has met with Turkey's president for the first time in 14 years, the latest sign of warming ties between the two regional powers after a long and bitter rift. The office of Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said he met with Turkish President...

Palestinians reach truce to end West Bank clashes

Sep. 21, 2022 06:23 AM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces and militants agreed to a truce on Wednesday to end violent clashes in a flashpoint West Bank city, local officials said. The violence highlighted deep disenchantment with the internationally backed Palestinian leadership. For...

Palestinian forces clash with gunmen; woman killed in Israel

Sep. 20, 2022 17:26 PM EDT

NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian security forces exchanged fire with militants in the center of the West Bank's second-largest city Tuesday as angry residents pelted an armored jeep with objects and chased it away. One man was reported dead. In separate violence, Israeli police...

Al Jazeera journalist's killing referred to ICC in complaint

Sep. 20, 2022 09:32 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A coalition of lawyers and advocacy groups said Tuesday it has referred the fatal shooting of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court on behalf of her family, calling on prosecutors to investigate what it described as Israel’s deliberate...

Israeli PM vows to begin production in contested gas field

Sep. 19, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Monday vowed to begin production at a contested Mediterranean natural gas field “as soon as it is possible,” threatening to raise tensions with Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group. Yair Lapid's announcement in a statement from his...