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Israelis block entrance to parliament amid intense protests

JERUSALEM (AP) — After a night of intense protests against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his government, dozens of Israeli demonstrators chained themselves together and briefly blocked the ent...

Israeli top model Bar Refaeli convicted of tax evasion

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court convicted top model Bar Refaeli on Monday on four counts of tax offenses, capping a prolonged tax evasion case against her and her family that sullied the imag...

Israelis angry at Netanyahu over new outbreak, economic pain

JERUSALEM (AP) — With an unprecedented new surge in coronavirus cases battering Israel’s economy, one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants was dispatched to a TV studio recently t...

Israeli leader's son takes center stage in corruption sagas

JERUSALEM (AP) — As scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands trial for corruption, his 28-year-old son has emerged as a driving force in a counterattack against critics and the state i...

Israeli FM casts doubt on annexation as target start passes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday he doubts Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank will start on its target date, casting further unc...

Israeli AG rejects Netanyahu request for financial legal aid

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general said Tuesday he opposed a request from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to have a wealthy American supporter finance his legal defense against corruption ch...

A quiet Israeli ex-general emerges as new foil to Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Unlike many of his fellow Israeli generals, Amir Haskel wasn't looking to politics in retirement. After 32 years in the Israeli Air Force, he became a Holocaust res...

New Israeli espionage TV series tackles shadow war with Iran

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s latest hit TV series takes the viewers straight into the heart of the country’s archenemy Iran. “Tehran” tells the story of Tamar Ra...

UN envoy: Israeli annexation could unleash Mideast violence

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.N. envoy for the Middle East warned Israel on Thursday that carrying out its plans to annex parts of the West Bank could set of a spasm of violence that would upend Israeli-Pale...

German FM in Israel warns against West Bank annexation plans

JERUSALEM (AP) — Germany's foreign minister was holding talks with his counterpart in Israel on Wednesday to convey Europe's stiff opposition to Israeli plans to begin annexing parts of the West Bank....

Israeli cyber chief: Major attack on water systems thwarted

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national cyber chief Thursday officially acknowledged the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to arch...

A stunning tirade highlights Israeli divide over Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — He named names of police investigators and prosecutors. He accused them of using “Soviet style” extortion to turn witnesses against him. He even claimed that elderly Holocaust survivo...

AP Interview: Opposition leader says PM embarrassing Israel

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s new opposition leader said Thursday that Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming corruption trial is “embarrassing” the country and that he believes the only reason the long-tim...

Jewish extremist convicted in attack that killed toddler

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli district court on Monday convicted a Jewish extremist of murder in a 2015 arson attack that killed a Palestinian toddler and his parents. The court ruled ...

Israel finally set to swear in government after 3 elections

JERUSALEM (AP) — After three deadlocked and divisive elections, a year and a half of political paralysis and another three-day delay because of political infighting in his Likud party over coveted Cab...