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JERUSALEM | Handwritten Einstein letter auctioned off for nearly $40,000

JERUSALEM — A handwritten letter written by Albert Einstein warning of the dangers of growing nationalism and anti-Semitism years before the Nazis rose to power has been sold for nearly $40,000. The Kedem Auction House says the previously unknown letter, brought forward by an anonymous collector, fetched $39,360 in bidding in Jerusalem on Tuesday night. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Handwritten Einstein letter auctioned off for nearly $40,000

JERUSALEM | The Latest: UN, Egypt working to end Gaza fighting

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (all times local): 10 p.m. The United Nations says it is working with Egypt to broker an end to the latest round of fighting in Gaza. The office of the U.N.’s Mideast envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, said Monday that efforts were underway “to ensure that Gaza steps back … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: UN, Egypt working to end Gaza fighting

JERUSALEM | Israel holds municipal vote, Jerusalem chooses new mayor

JERUSALEM— Israelis are voting in municipal elections across the country. In the closest watched race Tuesday, four candidates are hoping to become the next mayor of Jerusalem — a city with great importance to billions of people around the world. Ofer Berkovitch, a young secular activist, is running against Moshe Lion, a longtime political activist, … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel holds municipal vote, Jerusalem chooses new mayor

JERUSALEM | Signs of warming ties as Israeli ministers head to Gulf

JERUSALEM  — In an emotional scene, the Israeli national anthem was performed at a public sporting event in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday while two Israeli Cabinet ministers said they would soon head to the region in new signs of warming ties between Israel and the Gulf Arab states. The developments came days after … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Signs of warming ties as Israeli ministers head to Gulf

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn’t a big fan of President Donald Trump, but he said during a debate Sunday night that he’d gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. “That’s just not the way it works,” said Republican opponent Ron DeSantis, who won … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla.DeSantis, Gillum tackle Trump and more in Florida debate

JERUSALEM  | Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet

JERUSALEM  — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he has decided to postpone the planned demolition of a West Bank hamlet to allow time for a negotiated solution with its residents, in a move that appeared aimed at staving off the fierce international condemnation such a demolition would likely entail. Israel has come under … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Israeli leader delays demolition plan for West Bank hamlet