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TEL AVIV, Israel | Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

TEL AVIV, Israel  — Members of Israel’s Arab minority are leading a mass protest in central Tel Aviv against a contentious law that critics say marginalizes the state’s non-Jewish citizens. The rally Saturday night marks further fallout from the explosive Nation-State law that the government says enshrines the state’s Jewish character but which critics say … Continue reading TEL AVIV, Israel | Thousands attend Arab-led rally against Israeli bill

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israel says it struck Hamas position in Gaza

JERUSALEM— The Latest on tensions between Israel and the Palestinians (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel’s military says its forces have struck a Hamas position in Gaza after Palestinians rallying at the Gaza border threw a grenade and explosive devices at troops stationed there. The violence came as Gaza’s militant Islamic Hamas rulers and Israel … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israel says it struck Hamas position in Gaza

WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

WARSAW, Poland — American photographer Chuck Fishman was just 21 when he began traveling behind the Iron Curtain in 1975 to document a Jewish community on the verge of dying out after centuries of existence in Poland. He couldn’t have foreseen a Jewish revival that came after the fall of communism in 1989. A new … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Photo exhibit documents revival of Polish Jewish life

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today in Washington with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.  They discussed the strong U.S.-Egypt partnership, U.S. military assistance to Egypt, and close cooperation on bilateral and regional security issues, including Syria, Libya, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Israel’s Netanyahu praises Trump for Iran stance

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on escalating rhetoric between Washington and Tehran (all times local): 5 a.m. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising President Donald Trump for his “strong stance” on Iran. Netanyahu says that Trump and his secretary of state were taking a clear position against “Iranian aggression” after years in which the “regime … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Israel’s Netanyahu praises Trump for Iran stance

TEL AVIV, Israel | Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

TEL AVIV, Israel — Thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a recently passed surrogacy law. Protesters marched in Tel Aviv and other Israeli cities on Sunday, waving rainbow flags and briefly blocking a major highway. The community is outraged … Continue reading TEL AVIV, Israel | Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law

THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

THESSALONIKI, Greece  — The Latest on the influx of migrants in Europe (all times local): 10:44 p.m. Macedonian police say they have found 44 migrants hidden in a truck on a highway in center of the country. Police said Friday they had pursued the vehicle late Wednesday until the driver stopped the van near a … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: Macedonian police find 44 migrants inside truck

JERUSALEM | Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza

JERUSALEM  — Israeli airstrikes pummeled Hamas targets in Gaza, killing four Palestinians, mostly Hamas operatives, after Palestinian snipers killed an Israeli soldier near the border Friday, officials said. The military said a “terrorist squad” fired at troops, and one soldier was severely injured and later died of his wounds. He was the first Israeli military … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli soldier killed by Palestinian fire near Gaza