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Stories with place: Israel
  • Palestinian kills 2 Israelis, wounds toddler in Jerusalem 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 3:50 pm

    JERUSALEM - A Palestinian man fatally stabbed two Israelis as they walked in Jerusalem's Old City and seriously injured a woman and a toddler, before he was shot and killed by an officer on duty, police said Saturday in the latest in a series of Palestinian attacks.

  • Controversial Nobel Prize winners 
    Updated: Oct-03-15 11:39 am

    STOCKHOLM - It's just a prize, right? Maybe so, but the Nobel Prizes have a way of sparking ferocious debate about whether the winners were worthy or whether the judges' decisions were politically biased.

  • Netanyahu demands Abbas, PA condemn West Bank murder story has photos
    Updated: Oct-02-15 1:32 pm

    NEW YORK - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday demanded that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his government explicitly condemn the murder of an Israeli settler couple by suspected Palestinian gunmen in the West Bank.

  • Smugglers kill Egyptian policeman near border with Israel 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:55 am

    CAIRO - Smugglers killed an Egyptian policeman in northern Sinai near the border with Israel as he foiled a cross-border smuggling attempt, Egypt's Interior Ministry said Friday.

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 11:00 pm

    Gunman opens fire at Oregon community college before dying in shootout; at least 9 dead

  • House passes defense bill that Obama threatens to veto story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 3:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House on Thursday approved a multibillion-dollar defense policy bill despite a White House veto threat.

  • Israel charges 7 Arab citizens in suspected IS-linked plot 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 4:48 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel says it has indicted seven Arab citizens on suspicion of setting up an Islamic State cell in the country and planning to attack police and army bases.

  • Christian evangelicals in Jerusalem show love for Israel 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 2:49 am

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of evangelical Christians from more than 80 countries descended upon Jerusalem this week to show their support for the Jewish state, including pilgrims and politicians from countries with a history of hostility toward Israel.

  • Russia begins airstrikes in Syria, but West disputes targets story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-01-15 1:16 am

    MOSCOW - Russia launched airstrikes Wednesday in Syria, sharply escalating Moscow's role in the conflict but also raising questions about whether its intent is fighting Islamic State militants or protecting longtime ally, President Bashar Assad.

  • US finds Kuwait airline discriminates against Israelis 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 12:43 am

    WASHINGTON - In a challenge to boycotts of Israel, the U.S. government has found that Kuwait Airways unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport by refusing to sell him a ticket for a New York to London flight.

  • US finds Kuwait airline discriminates against Israelis 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - In a challenge to boycotts of Israel, the U.S. government has found that Kuwait Airways unlawfully discriminated against a passenger traveling on an Israeli passport by refusing to sell him a ticket for a New York to London flight.

  • Q&A: Abbas warning to Israel blunted by lack of specifics story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 4:07 pm

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Mahmoud Abbas seemingly made good on his threat to drop a "bombshell" in Wednesday's speech to the U.N. General Assembly when he declared that the Palestinians cannot continue to be bound by 20-year-old security and economic agreements with Israel.

  • Abbas says Palestinians no longer bound by pacts with Israel story has photos
    Updated: Sep-30-15 3:13 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared before world leaders Wednesday that he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide international protection for Palestinians, in the most serious warning yet that he might walk away from engagement with the Jewish state.

  • Ahead of UN speech, Palestinian leader eschews direct talks 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:20 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says a new "multilateral" approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is needed since direct negotiations have failed.

  • Dynamo Kiev beats Maccabi Tel-Aviv 2-0 in Champions League 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 5:28 pm

    HAIFA, Israel - Dynamo Kiev scored a goal early in each half as it eased to a 2-0 victory over Maccabi Tel-Aviv and went top of the Group G standings in the Champions League on Tuesday.

  • World Bank: Palestinian economy worsens for third year 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 12:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - The World Bank says the Palestinian economy has worsened for a third consecutive year.

  • Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 7:53 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a "bombshell" in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.

  • 6 historic moments at the UN General Assembly 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 1:57 am

    UNITED NATIONS - Khrushchev pounds the table with his shoe. Castro speaks for hours. Gadhafi tears up the U.N. charter. As the United Nations marks its 70th anniversary and world leaders gather in New York on Monday for the U.N. General Assembly's annual ministerial meeting, here's a look back at six memorable moments from past sessions:

  • Israel strikes Syria after rocket fire 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 3:41 pm

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military said Sunday it struck two Syrian army posts with artillery fire after rockets from the war-torn country landed in Israeli-controlled territory.

  • Christian school strike in Israel comes to end 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 10:53 am

    JERUSALEM - Christian schools in Israel said Sunday they would end a nearly monthlong strike over cuts in government funding after reaching an agreement with the Education Ministry.

  • Israeli officer suspended after journalists abused 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 8:06 am

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says it has suspended an officer after soldiers were caught on camera assaulting a pair of Agence France-Press journalists in the West Bank.

  • Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 10:54 am

    MOSCOW - With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Israeli supermodel's wedding sparks spat over open skies 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 7:10 am

    JERUSALEM - When supermodel Bar Refaeli ties the knot in a lavish star-studded ceremony in northern Israel Thursday night, the main drama could play out in the skies overhead.

  • Israel military says it is coordinating with Russia on Syria 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 6:15 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel has set up a joint mechanism with the Russian military to coordinate their operations in Syria and avoid any accidental confrontations, a senior Israel military official said Thursday.

  • Famed Egyptian satirist Ali Salem dies at 79 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 4:39 pm

    CAIRO - Ali Salem, a famed Egyptian satirical writer whose works include one of the Arab world's most popular comedic plays, died Tuesday in his home in Cairo of natural causes, Egypt's state-run Middle East News Agency said. He was 79.