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Jordan retakes lands leased by Israel in 1994 peace accord

Nov. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's king announced Sunday that his country is retaking "full sovereignty" over two pieces of land leased by Israel, reflecting the cool relations between the neighboring countries as they mark the 25th anniversary of their landmark peace deal. King Abdullah II had said last year...

Israeli PM rejects conspiracy claim in Rabin's assassination

Oct. 30, 2019 8:02 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is rejecting an Israeli professor's claim that the country's former leader Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated as part of a conspiracy and that his convicted killer is innocent. Bar-Ilan University Professor Mordechai Kedar claimed on Tuesday at a rally in...

Israel, Jordan mark 25 years of imperfect peace

Oct. 25, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

NAHARAYIM PARK, Israel (AP) — The Naharayim park was established 25 years ago as a symbol of the landmark peace agreement between Israel and Jordan. Now, as the two countries mark a quarter century of official relations, the park and its "Island of Peace" are being shuttered. It is a fitting reflection of...

Former top general gets a shot at forming Israeli government

Oct. 23, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's former military chief Benny Gantz was tasked Wednesday with forming the next government, but he has few options after last month's elections left him in a near tie with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu was given the first opportunity to form a government after...

Former Israeli chief justice Meir Shamgar dies at 94

Oct. 18, 2019 5:56 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Meir Shamgar, a long-serving former chief justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, has died. He was 94. Israel's highest court announced his passing Friday. Shamgar served as chief justice between 1983 and 1995. As the military's chief legal officer, Shamgar laid the groundwork for the legal...

Today in History

Sep. 28, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Sept. 28, the 271st day of 2019. There are 94 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 28, 1920, eight members of the Chicago White Sox were indicted for allegedly throwing the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. (All were acquitted at trial, but...