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TEHRAN, Iran | Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

TEHRAN, Iran — Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country’s oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary Guardsmen, bystanders and government … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

SAN FRANCISCO | Israeli teen falls to death in Yosemite National Park

SAN FRANCISCO — An Israeli teenager visiting Yosemite National Park in California fell hundreds of feet to his death while hiking near the top of an iconic waterfall. The Mariposa County coroner’s office said 18-year-old Tomer Frankfurter of Jerusalem was near the top of Nevada Fall when he fell. Assistant coroner Andrea Stewart said Thursday … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Israeli teen falls to death in Yosemite National Park

JERUSALEM | Israel’s top court says West Bank village can be demolished

JERUSALEM — Israel’s Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the way for the demolition of a Bedouin village in the West Bank, rejecting a final appeal in a case that has drawn heavy international criticism and become a rallying cry for the Palestinians. In its decision, the court rejected an appeal to block the demolition of … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel’s top court says West Bank village can be demolished

JERUSALEM | Israeli general’s text messages misfired to old number

JERUSALEM  — An Israeli businessman on Monday said he received calls and messages from senior Israeli and foreign military officials after he was assigned the former phone number of Israel’s military chief of staff. Israeli Army Radio identified the man only as Yossi. Speaking to the radio station, he said he became alarmed when he … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli general’s text messages misfired to old number

JERUSALEM | Duterte calls Hitler ‘insane’ at Holocaust memorial

JERUSALEM — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who once compared himself to Hitler, paid a solemn visit to Israel’s national Holocaust memorial on Monday, branding the Nazi leader “insane” as he lamented the Nazi genocide of an estimated 6 million Jews. The comments marked a dramatic turnaround for Duterte, who just two years ago had compared … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Duterte calls Hitler ‘insane’ at Holocaust memorial

JERUSALEM | Lana Del Rey nixes Israel concert after Palestinian pressure

JERUSALEM — Singer Lana Del Rey has canceled her planned performance at an Israeli music festival after pressure from Palestinian boycott activists. In a Twitter message late Friday, Del Rey says she is delaying “until a time when I can schedule visits for both my Israeli and Palestinian fans.” It wasn’t clear whether it was … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Lana Del Rey nixes Israel concert after Palestinian pressure

JERUSALEM | Israel briefly detains leaders of anti-occupation group

JERUSALEM — Israeli police say it has briefly detained several activists from a group of former soldiers critical of the country’s policies toward Palestinians. It said they were detained and questioned Friday after entering a closed military zone. It said an investigation was opened and they will be questioned further. Israeli media said they were … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israel briefly detains leaders of anti-occupation group

JERUSALEM | Israeli court allows entry to Hamas kin for medical care

JERUSALEM  — Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that five critically ill women from Gaza may enter Israel for urgent medical treatment despite a government decision preventing relatives of Hamas members from doing so. The five women appealed to the court last month after their requests to enter Israel were rejected on the grounds of their … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Israeli court allows entry to Hamas kin for medical care