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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. ...

Israel hopes Biden trip helps tighten ties with Saudi Arabia

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is looking to U.S. President Joe Biden's Mideast trip next month to bolster its efforts to normalize relations with Saudi Arabia, a country with which it does not have official...

Israel halts for Holocaust day, honors 6 million Jews killed

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Sirens blared across Israel early Thursday as the country came to a standstill in an annual ritual honoring the 6 million Jews murdered during the Holocaust. ...

Ushering in Holocaust day, Israeli PM warns of polarization

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett delivered a stark message Wednesday as the country ushered in its annual Holocaust memorial day, warning Jews against letting internal divisions...

Researchers: COVID-19, Israel-Gaza war fueled antisemitism

JERUSALEM (AP) — The coronavrius pandemic and Israel's overwhelming force during the Gaza war helped fuel a worldwide spike in antisemitism last year, Israeli researchers reported on Wednesday. ...

Israeli parliament sanctions critic of PM Bennett, his party

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli parliamentary committee has sanctioned a breakaway member of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's party, handing a small political victory to the Israeli leader as he seeks to ...

Israel successfully tests new laser missile defense system

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's new laser missile-defense system has successfully intercepted mortars, rockets and anti-tank missiles in recent tests, Israeli leaders said Thursday. ...

Israeli officer kills Palestinian man who stabbed him

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli police officer shot and killed a Palestinian man who stabbed him in southern Israel early on Tuesday, police said, the latest in a series of deadly incidents during the Mus...

Israeli forces shoot, kill 2 Palestinians; one was unarmed

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians, including an unarmed woman, in confrontations across Israel and the occupied West Bank on Sunday, Israeli and Palestinian offic...

IS claims killing of 2 in Israel, 2nd rampage in a week

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The militant Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Monday after a pair of Arab gunmen killed two Israeli police officers and wounded four others in central Israel befor...

Onetime top aide testifies against Netanyahu in graft trial

JERUSALEM (AP) — A onetime top aide to Benjamin Netanyahu took the stand for the first time Wednesday against the former Israeli prime minister engulfed in corruption charges over a scheme to generate...

Israeli PM, UAE crown prince in Egypt for diplomatic talks

CAIRO (AP) — Israel's prime minister and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi were in Egypt for meetings with its president on Monday, officials said, including discussions on the repercussions of the war in...

Pandemic legacy: Israeli company transforms jets for cargo

LOD, Israel (AP) — The passenger doors on the jumbo jet were just too small. So engineers at Israel's main airport sliced a new hole the size of an SUV into the side of the fuselage — and hoisted a ma...

Israel's police chief cuts short UAE trip over spyware probe

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's police commissioner cut short an official foreign trip Tuesday and rushed home to deal with a growing scandal over reports of illegal spying, including on members of f...

Israeli PM to speed up rollout of lasers for missile defense

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel’s prime minister on Tuesday acknowledged that its Iron Dome defense system is too expensive and the country is speeding the rollout of laser technology to help protect i...