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Palestinians, settlers clash in tense Jerusalem neighborhood

Jun. 22, 2021 06:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians and Jewish settlers hurled stones, chairs and fireworks at each other overnight in a tense Jerusalem neighborhood where settler groups are trying to evict several Palestinian families, officials said Tuesday. The threatened evictions fueled...

Palestinians say Israel has eased some restrictions on Gaza

Jun. 21, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel on Monday eased some restrictions on the Gaza Strip that have threatened a fragile cease-fire, Palestinian officials said. Hamas, however, said the move was really Israel's attempt to pressure the militant group into making concessions. ...

Israeli PM: World powers must 'wake up' on Iran nuclear deal

Jun. 20, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's new Prime Minister Naftali Bennett opened his first Cabinet meeting on Sunday by slamming Iran's newly-elected president and calling on world powers to “wake up” to the perils of returning to a nuclear agreement with Tehran. Later in the...

Diplomats: Progress made in Vienna at Iran nuclear talks

Jun. 20, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Top diplomats said Sunday that further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration. They said it was now up to the governments...

Netanyahu's moving out, but not soon enough for critics

Jun. 20, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu says he and his family will move out of Israel's official prime minister's residence by July 10, nearly a month after he was ousted from office following a record 12-year reign. That's not nearly soon enough for critics who have long...

Israel arrests Arab suspects in mob killing of Jewish man

Jun. 20, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police said Sunday they have arrested eight Arab suspects in the killing of an Israeli Jewish man during a wave of ethnic violence last month. Yigal Yehoshua, 56, died after being pelted with rocks during clashes between Arabs and Jews in the...

Jordan's unprecedented palace drama moves to the courtroom

Jun. 20, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's version of a trial of the century gets under way Monday when a relative of King Abdullah II and a former chief of the royal court are to be ushered into the defendants' cage at the state security court to face charges of sedition and incitement. ...

New leaders, new era: US-Israel relations reach crossroads

Jun. 20, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their countries at crossroads, the new leaders of the United States and Israel have inherited a relationship that is at once imperiled by increasingly partisan domestic political considerations and deeply bound in history and an engrained recognition that they need each...

Palestinians call off 1M dose vaccine exchange with Israel

Jun. 18, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority called off an agreement whereby Israel would transfer 1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines to it in exchange for a similar number later this year, hours after the deal was announced on Friday. The Palestinians said the...

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

Jun. 18, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians protested after Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem and briefly clashed with Israeli police, leaving three demonstrators wounded. A series of far more violent clashes at the site in April and May helped ignite last...