Israel to let more Palestinians work in manufacturing to fill labour shortage

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM - Israel's cabinet approved issuing 3,500 additional permits for Palestinian workers in Israel's manufacturing and services sectors, increasing the number to 12,000 to...

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

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...

Appeals court upholds Arkansas’ Israel boycott pledge law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Arkansas’ law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel, finding the restriction is not an unconstitutional...

Lapid, set to be Israel's next premier, faces critical test

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a 10-year political career, Israel's Yair Lapid has transformed himself from an upstart political novice to a feisty opposition leader to the savvy operator who toppled Prime...

Israel's fragile government falls, teeing up new prime minister, 5th election in 3 years

Israel's diverse eight-party governing coalition will dissolve parliament before July, setting up another round of elections in the fall, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Monday night....

Israel Heads for New Poll as Coalition Moves to Dissolve Parliament

Naftali Bennett says he will move to dissolve Parliament and call for the country's fifth election in three years. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid is expected to be the transitional prime minister as...

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

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...

US Asks Israel To Pause Mistreatment of Palestinians Until After Biden Visit

US Asks Israel To Pause Mistreatment of Palestinians Until After Biden Visit Apparently wary of bad "optics" during President Biden's upcoming July visit, the U.S. State Department...

Biden to meet with Saudi crown prince despite 'pariah' pledge

By Jarrett Renshaw and Nandita Bose WASHINGTON -U.S. President Joe Biden will meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman during a trip to the Middle East in July, in a break with his campaign...

U.S. asks Israel to avoid actions that could create tensions ahead of Biden visit

The U.S. asked Israel to refrain from any actions in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem that could create tensions ahead of President Biden’s visit next month, four Israeli, U.S. and Palestinian...

Israeli court finds Gaza aid worker guilty on terror charges

BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court on Wednesday found a Gaza aid worker guilty of several terrorism charges in a high-profile case in which his employer, independent auditors and the...

Egypt, Israel to boost gas supply to EU as Ukraine war rages on

Egypt, Israel, and the European Union on Wednesday signed a deal to increase liquified natural gas sales to EU countries, who aim to reduce dependence on supply from Russia as the war in Ukraine...

White House announces Biden will visit Saudi Arabia, expects to meet crown prince

After weeks of speculation, the agenda for President Biden's mid-July Middle East trip is set, and it includes a visit to Saudi Arabia during which he expects to meet Crown Prince Mohammed bin...

Myanmar junta can't beat rebels, should restore democracy

BANGKOK - Myanmar's junta likely cannot to defeat the rebels fighting its rule and should restore democracy after seizing power last year, a senior U.S. diplomat said. "It's hard to see today how...

Israeli settlers at risk of losing special West Bank status

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...

Biden administration overrules Trump policy on Palestinians

Former Trump official: "This unnecessary change with the Palestinians will only prolong the stalemate between them and Israel and will not bring us any closer to peace."

Why some countries don’t want to pick a side in Russia’s war in Ukraine

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield exits the UN after speaking at a special session on the violence in Ukraine on March 2, 2022. | Spencer Platt/Getty Images ...

Israeli PM Bennett in snap UAE visit amid standoff with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made a surprise visit to the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, with the snap trip coming as efforts to salvage a deal over Iran's...

U.S. mission to Palestinians renamed on Twitter, signaling possible upgrade

JERUSALEM - The Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) account for the U.S. diplomatic mission to the Palestinians in Jerusalem carried a new name on Thursday, signalling a possible upgrade in ties ahead of a...

For the first time in years, Gazans enjoy clean seawater

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA - The water looks crystal blue, with no trace of sewage, the yellow sand is clean and the smell in the air is salty and pleasant, giving beachgoers in Gaza their first...

Israel signs historic trade deal with UAE, its biggest with any Arab country

The trade agreement is the largest ever between Israel and any Arab country. The signing opened "a new chapter in the history of the Middle East," the Emirati Trade Minister says. The deal comes...

After Flag March, clashes between Palestinians, Jews, cops flare in East Jerusalem

Flashpoint Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood sees fighting, arrests, vehicle torched; Israeli wounded after Palestinian stone-throwing near Old City, masked Jews beat Arab journalist

Jewish youths parade in Old City on eve of Jerusalem Day march

Tensions in capital high ahead of event meant to celebrate city's 1967 reunification but, with route through Muslim Quarter, seen as provocation by Palestinians and many Israelis

Gazans said to ready rockets, Israelis prepare shelters ahead of Jerusalem Day march

Israel adamant Sunday's parade will proceed as planned through the Muslim Quarter, won't let terror groups 'set the agenda'; Hamas, PA urge Palestinians to defend Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinians say teen shot, killed in IDF clash during Jewish West Bank pilgrimage

Military says troops responded to rioters as soldiers accompanied worshipers on monthly visit to Joseph's Tomb near Nablus; PA says 15 Palestinians hurt by live fire

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death Shireen Abu Akleh was shot to death last week. JERUSALEM — As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into...

Independent probe points to Israeli fire in journalist death - The Associated Press

JERUSALEM — As Israel and the Palestinians wrangle over the investigation into the killing of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, several independent groups have launched their own probes.

Israeli Police Launch Probe Into Melee at Shireen Abu Akleh's Funeral

Israeli Police Launch Probe Into Melee at Shireen Abu Akleh’s Funeral. The brawl has drawn international condemnation of officers who fought with casket bearers trying to march to a Jerusalem...

Palestinians welcome foreign support in inquiry into reporter's death

The death of Shireen Abu Akleh sparked an outpouring of grief, and Israeli police charged mourners carrying her coffin through Jerusalem's Old City.

Israeli Forces, Palestinians Clash in West Bank Before Funeral of Journalist

Israeli security forces assaulted mourners before the funeral of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh. Friday was a bloody day of violence that saw the death of an Israeli police officer. Israeli...

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