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Israeli PM: Omicron unstoppable but no need for 'hysteria'

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Tuesday tried to calm Israelis anxious about the rapid spread of the omicron variant, insisting the government is managing the crisis better t...

In Israel, omicron, confusion drive 'real panic' for tests

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Aviran Yael fetched rapid antigen kits from a pharmacy in Tel Aviv's busy center, placed them in the light blue bag strapped to the back of his motorbike and headed off to deli...

In Israel, omicron drives records, zigzag policy, 4th shots

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel opened to tourists for the first time in nearly two years. After just a month, it slammed shut. Now the omicron variant has set a widely-expected record for new infectio...

Gaza doctor seeks apology from Israel for daughters' deaths

JERUSALEM (AP) — Izzeldin Abuelaish captured widespread sympathy in Israel when he lost three daughters and a niece in an Israeli strike during the 2009 war in the Gaza Strip. Now, the Palestinian doc...

Israel OKs some 3,000 new settler homes, despite U.S. rebuke

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel approved about 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, a day after the United States issued its strongest rebuke yet of such construction. It was the bi...

Israel PM urges UN to hold Iran to account for nuclear moves

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called Tuesday on the United Nations Security Council to take action against Iran over its escalating nuclear program. ...

'Anti-feminist' vandals in Israel deface images of women

JERUSALEM (AP) — The joyful glint in Peggy Parnass' eyes is so sharp it can be seen from the walls of Jerusalem's bustling Old City. Posted across the street at the gateway to City Hall, twin images o...

Greece probes crash that killed witness in Netanyahu trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece on Tuesday opened an investigation into the crash of a private plane from Israel that killed a prosecution witness in the corruption trial of former Israeli...

Israeli PM: No change to ban on Jewish prayer at mosque

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is not changing the norms at a contested site in Jerusalem to allow Jewish prayer there, his office said Monday, walking back comments that spar...

Israel again demolishes Palestinian village in West Bank

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday demolished the Bedouin herding community of Khirbet Humsu in the occupied West Bank, the latest chapter in the military's attempts to uproot the Palestinian villag...

Herzog pledges to 'calm things' as Israel's 11th president

JERUSALEM (AP) — Isaac Herzog pledged to heal deep divisions in Israeli society Wednesday as he took the oath of office to become Israel's 11th president. With one hand on a Bible be...

Israel blocks law that keeps out Palestinian spouses

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliament early on Tuesday failed to renew a law that bars Arab citizens from extending citizenship or residency rights to spouses from the occupied West Bank and Gaza, in a...

Israel to ship 700K Pfizer doses to South Korea in swap deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is sending 700,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to South Korea in exchange for a future shipment of vaccines from South Korea to Israel. Under the deal, Israel w...

Israeli soccer referee comes out as transgender woman

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — An Israeli soccer referee has come out as transgender and is living — and enforcing the rules of the game — as the only woman in the country's top-shelf league. ...

In Israel, twin dramas point to difficult path for Netanyahu

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Israel's future and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's fate wound through court and political circles on Tuesday, as the country's president weighed whether corruption charges...