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Iran starts enriching uranium to 60%, its highest level ever

Apr. 17, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran began enriching uranium Friday to its highest-ever purity, edging close to weapons-grade levels, as it attempts to pressure negotiators in Vienna during talks on restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main enrichment site....

Israel: Rocket from Gaza is 2nd in 24 hours; no injuries

Apr. 16, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military says Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza into the country’s south Friday, the second incident in 24 hours. The rocket caused no damage or injuries. In response, Israeli fighter jets and...

Muslims mark 1st Ramadan Friday prayers in Jerusalem

Apr. 16, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslim worshippers gathered at a sacred Jerusalem plaza for the first Friday prayers of Ramadan after coronavirus lockdowns kept the site off-limits last year. About 70,000 faithful, most of them Arab citizens of Israel, prayed at...

Israel says it will 'definitely' stop Iran from getting bomb

Apr. 16, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Israel’s foreign minister said Friday that his country was determined to stop Iran from building a nuclear weapon, after Tehran promised to step up its uranium enrichment process. “We will do whatever it takes to prevent the extremists (in...

Israeli army: Rocket from Gaza hits south Israel

Apr. 15, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says a projectile fired from the Gaza Strip Thursday evening landed in south of the country, breaking weeks of relative cross-border calm. There were no reports of damage or casualties. Sirens warning of incoming rockets sounded in...

Iran's supreme leader: Vienna offers 'not worth looking at'

Apr. 15, 2021 03:48 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader on Wednesday dismissed initial offers at talks in Vienna to save Tehran's tattered nuclear deal as “not worth looking at,” attempting to pressure world powers after an attack on the country's main nuclear enrichment site. ...

Israel honors Pfizer chief at Independence Day celebrations

Apr. 14, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel paid tribute to the chief executive of international drug maker Pfizer Inc. during its Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, thanking him for a partnership that has helped the country carry out one of the world's most successful coronavirus vaccination campaigns....

On Memorial Day, Israel mourns, reflects on vets' trauma

Apr. 14, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel marked its national Memorial Day for fallen soldiers on Wednesday, in a year when national attention has been focused on the plight of veterans suffering from psychological trauma. Memorial Day is the most solemn day on Israel’s national...

Trump-era spike of Israel settlement growth has only begun

Apr. 14, 2021 06:08 AM EDT

EFRAT, West Bank (AP) — An aggressive Israeli settlement spree during the Trump era pushed deeper than ever into the occupied West Bank — territory the Palestinians seek for a state — with over 9,000 homes built and thousands more in the pipeline, an AP investigation showed. ...

Trump-era spike in Israeli settlement growth has only begun

Apr. 14, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

EFRAT, West Bank (AP) — An aggressive Israeli settlement spree during the Trump era pushed deeper than ever into the occupied West Bank — territory the Palestinians seek for a state — with over 9,000 homes built and thousands more in the pipeline, an AP investigation showed. ...