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JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza truce

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the cease-fire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he is resigning in protest over the cease-fire reached with Gaza militants. Lieberman’s resignation Wednesday significantly weakens Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling coalition government and could bring about an early election. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Israeli defense minister resigns over Gaza truce

JERUSALEM | The Latest: Palestinian envoy: Egypt working on Gaza truce

JERUSALEM — The Latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers (all times local): 9 p.m. The Palestinian U.N. ambassador says Egyptian mediators are in Israel trying to get the government to agree on a Gaza cease-fire. Riyad Mansour, who represents the Western-backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, told reporters at U.N. … Continue reading JERUSALEM | The Latest: Palestinian envoy: Egypt working on Gaza truce

JERUSALEM | US student detained in Israel for alleged boycott support

JERUSALEM — In a first-of-its-kind case, Israel has held an American graduate student at its international airport for a whole week, accusing her of supporting a alestinian grandparents, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport last Tuesday with a valid student visa.Palestinian-led boycott movement against the Jewish state. Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with P But she … Continue reading JERUSALEM | US student detained in Israel for alleged boycott support

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire at Gaza border rally

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— A teenager was killed and dozens of other Palestinians wounded by Israeli fire at a border protest, Gaza officials said Friday, as efforts by Egypt to mediate a possible ceasefire between the territory’s Hamas rulers and Israel appear to have stalled. Gaza’s Health Ministry said a 17-year-old was killed and 45 … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | Palestinian teen killed by Israeli fire at Gaza border rally

Gaza officials: Palestinian man killed in border protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Gaza health officials say a Palestinian was killed and dozens injured by Israeli fire at a border protest. Israel’s military had no comment. Hassan Najjar told The Associated Press Friday he witnessed the shooting of Ghazi Abu Mustafa. He said soldiers shot at a group of Palestinians who rushed to the … Continue reading Gaza officials: Palestinian man killed in border protest

JERUSALEM  | Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

JERUSALEM  — The Israeli military has lifted its restrictions along the Gaza border area, indicating it’s accepted an Egypt-mediated cease-fire to end an intense, 24-hour round of fighting with Hamas militants. The military had shut down a popular beach and placed limitations on gatherings of large crowds. But it said on Sunday that summer camps … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Cease-fire holds after day of intense Israel-Hamas fighting

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Working Lunch With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo had a working lunch with King Abdullah today, during which they discussed a wide range of shared interests, including regional stability and the U.S.-Jordan economic and commercial partnership.  The leaders discussed their commitment to defeat ISIS, support for lasting and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Working Lunch With His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan

JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Palestinian official slams Trump, US ‘lies’

JERUSALEM  — The Latest on the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem and Palestinian protests (all times local): 9:15 a.m. A senior aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticized President Donald Trump over his decision to open a U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, saying the American administration is “based on lies.” Saeb … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | The Latest: Palestinian official slams Trump, US ‘lies’