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Israeli FM to visit Bahrain in first after diplomatic accord

Israeli FM to visit Bahrain in first after diplomatic accord Israel’s foreign minister says he will visit Bahrain later this month, the first such visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf Arab country following a diplomatic agreement reached last year ByThe Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, 2:23 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Iran’s nuclear chief admits removal of damaged IAEA cameras

Iran’s nuclear chief admits removal of damaged IAEA cameras Iran has acknowledged it removed several surveillance cameras installed by international nuclear inspectors at a centrifuge assembly site that came under a mysterious attack earlier this year By NASSER KARIMI and ISABEL DEBRE Associated PressSeptember 15, 2021, 6:53 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Israel PM, Egypt leader hold first public meeting in decade

Israel PM, Egypt leader hold first public meeting in decade Leaders of Egypt and Israel have met publicly for the first time in over a decade, with rising tensions in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip at the top of their agenda By NOHA ELHENNAWY Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 9:12 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Small plane crashes off Greek island, both on board dead

Small plane crashes off Greek island, both on board dead Greek authorities say a small private plane has crashed into the sea off Greece’s Aegean Sea island of Samos, killing both people on board ByThe Associated PressSeptember 13, 2021, 8:13 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ATHENS — A small private …

Italian relatives want custody of boy in cable car accident

Italian relatives want custody of boy in cable car accident The relatives of a 6-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy say they are working to secure his return from Israel as Italian authorities opened a probe into his possible kidnapping ByThe Associated PressSeptember 13, …

Israel says it intercepts rocket launched from Gaza

Israel says it intercepts rocket launched from Gaza The Israeli military says Palestinian militants have launched a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 6:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Palestinian militants launched a rocket into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday …

Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash

Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash A six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in Italy is the object of a bitter custody battle between paternal relatives in Italy and maternal grandparents in Israel By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 6:30 PM• 4 …

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire

Syria city back to a kind of normalcy after cease-fire The badly damaged old section of the southern Syrian city of Daraa, which until recently was held by opposition gunmen, appears to have slowly returned to some sense of normalcy By ALBERT AJI Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 4:41 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to …

Israeli police catch 2 Palestinians who broke out of prison

Israeli police catch 2 Palestinians who broke out of prison Israeli police say they have caught two of the six Palestinians who broke out of a maximum-security prison this week By JOSEF FEDERMAN and FARES AKRAM Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 8:38 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israeli police …

Israeli police kill suspected Jerusalem Palestinian attacker

Israeli police kill suspected Jerusalem Palestinian attacker A Palestinian suspected attacker has died shortly after being wounded by Israeli police gunfire in Jerusalem where he had reportedly tried to stab officers ByThe Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 4:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIsraeli police stand guard at near the …

Fires flare in Israeli prisons amid manhunt for 6 escapees

Fires flare in Israeli prisons amid manhunt for 6 escapees Pressure is building around Israel’s prison system after fires broke out at several facilities and the government searched for six Palestinian escapees who have been on the run since they tunneled out two days earlier By LAURIE KELLMAN and JACK JEFFERY Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, …

US Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions

US Navy launches Mideast drone task force amid Iran tensions The U.S. Navy’s Mideast-based 5th Fleet says it will launch a new task force that incorporates airborne, sailing and underwater drones after years of maritime attacks linked to ongoing tensions with Iran By JON GAMBRELL Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 4:27 PM• 4 min readShare to …

Syria troops enter rebel-held district as part of truce

Syria troops enter rebel-held district as part of truce State media and the opposition say Syria forces have entered a rebel-held district in a volatile southern city as part of  a truce negotiated by Russia to end weeks of fighting By SARAH EL DEEB Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 3:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare …

Gaza recovers three dead bodies from smuggling tunnels

Gaza recovers three dead bodies from smuggling tunnels Gaza’s ruling Hamas militant group announced the retrieval of three dead workers’ bodies from the cross-border smuggling tunnels the Palestinian territory shares with Egypt ByThe Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 8:50 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s ruling …

Gaza man killed by Israeli fire during border protest

Gaza man killed by Israeli fire during border protest Gaza health officials say a Palestinian man has been killed by Israeli gunfire during a violent protest along the Israeli border By WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 8:11 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Palestinian …

Israeli foreign minister promises closer look at NSO

Israeli foreign minister promises closer look at NSO Israel’s foreign minister has played down criticism of the country’s regulation of the cyberespionage firm NSO Group By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 3:35 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign minister on Wednesday played down criticism of the …

Russian-brokered cease-fire takes hold in southern Syria

Russian-brokered cease-fire takes hold in southern Syria Syrian and opposition media are reporting that a Russian-negotiated cease-fire has taken effect in a volatile southern city, ending weeks of violence ByThe Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 2:44 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — A Russian-negotiated cease-fire took effect Wednesday in a …

Hezbollah hammered with criticism amid Lebanon’s crises

Hezbollah hammered with criticism amid Lebanon’s crises Many Lebanese are more openly criticizing the powerful Iran-backed Hezbollah group as the country sinks deeper into poverty and collapse By BASSEM MROUE Associated PressSeptember 1, 2021, 12:02 PM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this May 31, 2019 file photo, …

Israel lets building goods into Gaza, easing postwar closure

Israel lets building goods into Gaza, easing postwar closure Israel has allowed dozens of truckloads of construction materials into the Gaza Strip, easing a tight blockade it has maintained on the Hamas-ruled territory since an 11-day war in May By JOSEF FEDERMAN and WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 7:41 PM• 3 min readShare to …

Israel watchdog criticizes Netanyahu’s handling of pandemic

Israel watchdog criticizes Netanyahu’s handling of pandemic Israel’s government watchdog has released a report criticizing the former government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis ByThe Associated PressAugust 31, 2021, 4:18 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA medical professional pulls patient medication in the coronavirus ward at the Shaare Zedek Medical …

Palestinian child dies week after being shot at Gaza border

Gaza protesters clash with Israeli troops near the border Hundreds of Hamas-backed activists have launched what they say is the first in a series of nighttime protests along the Israeli border By WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 8:44 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressProtesters take cover next to …

Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank

Palestinian twins open cafe in converted jet in West Bank Few Palestinians in the occupied West Bank get to board an airplane these days By JACK JEFFERY Associated PressAugust 26, 2021, 7:13 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressA Boeing 707 aircraft has been converted to a cafe, in Wadi …

Germany’s Merkel calls off Israel trip due to Afghan crisis

Germany’s Merkel calls off Israel trip due to Afghan crisis The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has called off a planned weekend visit to Israel because of the situation in Afghanistan ByThe Associated PressAugust 26, 2021, 2:05 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a …

Gaza Palestinians resume demonstrations on Israeli border

Gaza Palestinians resume demonstrations on Israeli border Hundreds of Palestinians have demonstrated near the Israeli border in the southern Gaza Strip, calling on Israel to ease a crippling blockade By WAFA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 6:30 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:15 On Location: August 25, 2021 Catch up on …

Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria’s coast

Oil spill from power station spreads along Syria’s coast Syria’s state news agency says an oil spill caused by leakage from a power plant inside one of Syria’s oil refineries is spreading along the coast of the Mediterranean country By ALBERT AJI Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 12:07 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

The deepening costs of 4 Gaza wars in 13 years, in 4 charts

The deepening costs of 4 Gaza wars in 13 years, in 4 charts The latest conflict between Hamas and Israel brought a new wave of hardship to Gaza, where Palestinians have now witnessed four wars in 13 years By HELEN WIEFFERING Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 7:24 AM• 7 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Jewish prayers held discreetly at contested Jerusalem shrine

Jewish prayers held discreetly at contested Jerusalem shrine Jewish prayers at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary, were once unthinkable By ILAN BEN ZION Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 6:38 AM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressReligious Jews …

Israeli prime minister heads to Washington to talk Iran

Israeli prime minister heads to Washington to talk Iran Israel’s new prime minister set out for Washington on his first state visit overseas since taking office ByThe Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 7:31 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks during a news conference …

Gazans launch incendiary balloons into Israel after strikes

Gazans launch incendiary balloons into Israel after strikes Hamas-backed Palestinian activists in the Gaza Strip have launched a new wave of incendiary balloons into Israel By WAFAA SHURAFA Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 6:09 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIsraeli troops patrol the streets and search houses during an army …

Rights group: Israeli strikes on Gaza apparently broke law

Rights group: Israeli strikes on Gaza apparently broke law A leading international human rights group says Israeli airstrikes that demolished four high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip during a May war apparently violated international laws of war By JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 5:16 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:06 …