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Centrist politician Benny Gantz resigns from Israel's war cabinet, leaving Netanyahu more reliant on far-right allies

Jun. 09, 2024 13:45 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Centrist politician Benny Gantz resigns from Israel's war cabinet, leaving Netanyahu more reliant on far-right allies.

The Latest | Israeli troops launch attacks in central Gaza, possibly widening their offensive

Jun. 05, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

The Israeli military said it has “operational control” over two areas of central Gaza as it carries out ground incursions and airstrikes in a possible broadening of its monthslong war against Hamas. The army said Wednesday its was fighting “above and below ground” in eastern parts of Deir...

Israeli nationalists march in Jerusalem as a far-right minister boasts of Jewish prayer at key site

Jun. 05, 2024 15:01 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of ultranationalist Israelis marched through a sensitive Palestinian area of Jerusalem on Wednesday in an annual procession, chanting racist slogans as the country’s far-right national security minister boasted that Jews had prayed freely at a key holy site in the...

Participants chant 'death to Arabs' in a nationalist Israeli march through a Palestinian area of Jerusalem

Jun. 05, 2024 09:58 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Participants chant 'death to Arabs' in a nationalist Israeli march through a Palestinian area of Jerusalem.

Ultra-Orthodox protesters block Jerusalem roads ahead of Israeli court decision on draft exemptions

Jun. 02, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

Dozens of ultra-Orthodox protesters blocked roads in Jerusalem on Sunday as Israel's Supreme Court heard arguments in a landmark case challenging a controversial system of exemptions from military service granted to the religious community. The court is looking at the legality of the...

Far-right minister who visited contested Jerusalem site has long history of controversy

May. 22, 2024 13:51 PM EDT

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) — Israel's far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, visited Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site on Wednesday in what he described as a protest against the recognition of a Palestinian state by three European countries. It was the latest act of...

Far-right Israeli Cabinet minister visits Al Aqsa mosque compound, claims it belongs 'only to the state of Israel'

May. 22, 2024 05:00 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Far-right Israeli Cabinet minister visits Al Aqsa mosque compound, claims it belongs 'only to the state of Israel.'

Israeli communications minister orders return of seized camera equipment to AP after blocking its live video of Gaza

May. 21, 2024 15:00 PM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli communications minister orders return of seized camera equipment to AP after blocking its live video of Gaza.

Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law

May. 21, 2024 08:57 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli officials seize AP equipment and take down live shot of northern Gaza, citing new media law.

Israeli foreign minister says ICC move against Israeli leaders is a 'historic disgrace,' vows to fight back

May. 20, 2024 08:39 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli foreign minister says ICC move against Israeli leaders is a 'historic disgrace,' vows to fight back.