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Holocaust forum looks at social media's role in antisemitism

Oct. 13, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Participants at a Holocaust remembrance conference in Sweden blamed social media Wednesday for contributing to a global rise in antisemitism, while YouTube and Facebook officials pledged to be part of the solution. Government and social media...

Merkel and Israel's Bennett differ on Iran, Palestinians

Oct. 10, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Germany's lame-duck chancellor, Angela Merkel, received a warm welcome Sunday as she paid a final official visit to Israel, but differences quickly emerged between the close allies on the key issues of Iran's nuclear program and the establishment of a Palestinian state. ...

Memorial for Babi Yar victims inaugurated in Ukraine

Oct. 06, 2021 17:33 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The presidents of Ukraine, Israel and Germany on Wednesday inaugurated a memorial center for the victims of the Babi Yar massacre in Ukraine eight decades after one of the most infamous Nazi mass slaughters of the Holocaust. Nearly 34,000 Jews were...

Israeli president in Ukraine to honor Holocaust victims

Oct. 05, 2021 16:37 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Israel's president arrived in Ukraine on Tuesday to honor the victims of the Babi Yar massacre eight decades after one of the most infamous Nazi mass slaughters of World War II. Nearly 34,000 Jews were killed within 48 hours in Babi Yar, a ravine...

Jordanian soldier from 1967 war laid to rest in Jerusalem

Sep. 06, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jordanian soldier killed in the 1967 Middle East war was given a military funeral and laid to rest in east Jerusalem on Monday, in an extraordinary scene that pointed to improved ties between Israel and Jordan after years of tensions. The soldier's...

Israel President meets Jordanian king to cultivate ties

Sep. 04, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president met with the Jordanian king this past week, in a new sign of improved relations between the two countries, the president's office said Saturday. At the king's invitation, new President Isaac Herzog met King Abdullah II at his palace...

Israel's envoy inaugurates diplomatic mission in Morocco

Aug. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister on Thursday inaugurated the country’s diplomatic representation in Morocco, a symbol of the normalization of the relations between the two nations. Yair Lapid’s two-day visit is the first to the country by an...

Israel to offer 3rd COVID booster shot to older citizens

Jul. 29, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Thursday announced that the country would offer a coronavirus booster to people over 60 who have already been vaccinated. The announcement by Naftali Bennett makes Israel, which launched one of the world's most successful...