Latest Jerusalem News

US envoy to Israel lives in a luxe rental, a Trump legacy

Jun. 24, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — There’s no plaque on the gate of the U.S. ambassador’s new residence in Jerusalem, no Stars and Stripes visible, no official listing as a notable overseas property. The official residence of the American envoy is a rental and temporary, officials said, secured...

Israel to dissolve parliament, call 5th election in 3 years

Jun. 21, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s weakened coalition government announced Monday that it would dissolve parliament and call new elections, setting the stage for the possible return to power of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or another period of prolonged political gridlock. The...

Report: Israeli police clear officers at reporter's funeral

Jun. 16, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police investigation has found that police engaged in misconduct during the funeral of slain Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, but those who supervised the event will not face serious punishment, an Israeli newspaper reported Thursday. Israeli...

Israel hopes Biden trip helps tighten ties with Saudi Arabia

Jun. 15, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is looking to U.S. President Joe Biden's Mideast trip next month to bolster its efforts to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia, a country with which it does not have official ties, according to Israel's foreign minister. Yair Lapid spoke a day after the...

Biden to visit 'pariah' Saudi Arabia and Israel next month

Jun. 14, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden confirmed Tuesday that he will visit Saudi Arabia next month for talks with its leaders, a dramatic change in his stance on the kingdom that he pledged to make a “pariah” as a Democratic candidate for the White House. With the visit at the...

Top Palestinian envoy to Israel says cooperation has limits

Jun. 14, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as a successor to the 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have gotten so bad that Palestinian leaders cannot go on with business as usual. But even if they are...

A.B. Yehoshua, Israeli author and peace activist, dies at 85

Jun. 14, 2022 06:55 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A.B. Yehoshua, a prominent Israeli author celebrated for his mastery of the Hebrew language and a leading peace activist, died on Tuesday. He was 85. His death was confirmed by a Tel Aviv hospital, which said the cause death was cancer. Abraham B....

Tarantino receives honorary degree from Israeli university

Jun. 13, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Celebrated American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino can now add doctor to his long list of titles. The actor, director, screenwriter and author received an honorary doctorate from Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday. The university said it...

Israeli settlers at risk of losing special West Bank status

Jun. 10, 2022 02:23 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank may soon get a taste of the military rule that Palestinians have been living under for 55 years. If Israel’s parliament does not act, a special legal status accorded to the settlers will expire at the end of the month,...

Biden administration takes step to bolster Palestinian ties

Jun. 09, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States is restoring a line of communication for the Palestinians that had been canceled by the Trump administration. The move, announced Thursday before a possible visit by President Joe Biden to Israel and the occupied West Bank, is bureaucratic in...