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Israel envoy to brief US over ban on Palestinian groups

Oct. 26, 2021 07:01 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel is sending an envoy to Washington amid a deepening rift with the Biden administration over six outlawed Palestinian rights groups, a Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday. Israel last week designated the prominent Palestinian human rights...

Facebook's language gaps weaken screening of hate, terrorism

Oct. 25, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As the Gaza war raged and tensions surged across the Middle East last May, Instagram briefly banned the hashtag #AlAqsa, a reference to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City, a flash point in the conflict. ...

Syria accuses Israel of attack in the country's south

Oct. 25, 2021 12:07 PM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria accused Israel on Monday of carrying out an attack in the country’s south, without offering details. A war monitor said an early morning attack happened in the southern Quneitra province and targeted two government military outposts on...

Israeli court orders boy in custody fight returned to Italy

Oct. 25, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court Monday ordered a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy to be returned to his relatives there, who have been locked in a bitter custody battle with family members in Israel. The court ordered Eitan Biran returned...

Israeli settlement plans anger some in governing coalition

Oct. 25, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's plans to advance the construction of thousands of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank have angered the Palestinians and drew criticism Monday from a left-wing member of the country's fragile coalition government. Israel on Sunday...

Israeli court orders boy who survived cable car crash to be returned to relatives in Italy amid bitter custody battle

Oct. 25, 2021 08:38 AM EDT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli court orders boy who survived cable car crash to be returned to relatives in Italy amid bitter custody battle.

Israel set to OK 3,000 West Bank settler homes this week

Oct. 24, 2021 08:27 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel is expected to move forward with thousands of new homes for Jewish settlers in the West Bank this week, a settlement watchdog group said Sunday. The plan for some 3,000 new settler units in the West Bank has already drawn calls for...

Palestinian rights groups see muzzle in Israel's terror tag

Oct. 23, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Activists called on the international community Saturday to help reverse Israel's unprecedented designation of six Palestinian human rights groups as terrorist organizations, a label that effectively outlaws them. They said the decision...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of some of the teens and young men from stories...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures — wallet-size, black-and-white images of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust — in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of...