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Israel’s Herzog urges EU to fight resurgent antisemitism

Jan. 26, 2023 06:55 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Israeli President Isaac Herzog said Thursday that antisemitism is on the rise in the Western world and urged the European Union to ensure that Jews can live safely on the continent where the Holocaust took place. Speaking at the European Parliament on the eve of the...

Israel's Netanyahu says he has formed new government

Dec. 21, 2022 17:55 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Designated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced late Wednesday that he has successfully formed a new coalition, setting the stage for him to return to power as head of the most right-wing Israeli government ever to hold office. Netanyahu made the...

Holocaust survivors share message of hope during Hanukkah

Dec. 20, 2022 13:09 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Holocaust survivors from around the globe are marking the third day of Hanukkah together with a virtual ceremony as Jews worldwide worry about a sharp increase in antisemitism in Europe, the U.S. and elsewhere. Several dozen survivors also gathered in-person Tuesday...

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...

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's Netanyahu officially tapped to form government

Nov. 13, 2022 06:59 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's president officially tapped former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government on Sunday, opening the door for the likely return to power of the long-serving leader after a one-year hiatus. With Netanyahu comes what's expected to be Israel's most...

Israel's Netanyahu given chance to form far-right government

Nov. 11, 2022 07:33 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president on Friday asked former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government, presenting the longtime leader currently standing trial on corruption charges with the chance to end years of political instability in Israel with his partners on the far...

Israel's far-right kingmaker joins memorial for racist rabbi

Nov. 10, 2022 15:32 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A far-right Israeli lawmaker, whose surging popularity helped propel former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu back to power in last week's general election, delivered a glowing tribute Thursday at a memorial event for an extremist rabbi assassinated in 1990. The...