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Brown University president's commencement speech briefly interrupted by protesters

May. 26, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Protesters briefly disrupted an outdoor commencement address given by Brown University's president on Sunday. Shortly after Christina Paxson began, her speech was interrupted for several minutes by shouting as she told the graduates, “I would really like...

Palestinian medics say Israeli airstrike kills 22 in Rafah and displaced people are hit

May. 26, 2024 15:48 PM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian medics said 22 people were killed in an Israeli airstrike Sunday on the southern Gaza city of Rafah that hit tents for displaced people. There were no immediate details on the target, but footage from the scene showed heavy destruction....

EU foreign chief says Israel must respect UN court, control settler violence in the West Bank

May. 26, 2024 11:41 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief insisted Sunday that Israel must abide by the U.N. top court's rulings and end its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and, at the same time, questioned the possible involvement of authorities in the settler violence against...

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

UN court order demanding that Israel halt its Gaza offensive further isolates the US position

May. 25, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. court's order that Israel halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has deepened a disconnect with the United States over a military operation that faces mounting international condemnation but that American officials describe, at least for now, as limited and...

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

May. 25, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send United Nations humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it was unclear if they will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel’s escalating offensive...

The Latest | Israel must stop Rafah offensive and open border for aid, UN court rules

May. 24, 2024 20:29 PM EDT

The International Court of Justice on Friday ordered Israel to end its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah and to open the nearby border crossing for crucial humanitarian aid. The top United Nations court also said Israel must give war crimes investigators access to Gaza. ...

Top UN court orders Israel to halt military offensive in Rafah, though Israel is unlikely to comply

May. 24, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' top court ordered Israel on Friday to immediately halt its military offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, but stopped short of ordering a cease-fire for the enclave. Although Israel is unlikely to comply with the order, it will ratchet up...

For Jewish soccer club on the verge of reaching German Cup again, there is fear as well as pride

May. 24, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — When Makkabi Berlin became the first Jewish club to ever play in the German Cup last year, it was a moment of pure joy and pride for a team founded by Holocaust survivors. A year later, Makkabi is on the verge of the same achievement again, but the emotions are...

Top UN court opens hearing to rule on a request to order Israel to halt military operation in Gaza

May. 24, 2024 09:07 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Top UN court opens hearing to rule on a request to order Israel to halt military operation in Gaza.