Israel

FILE - In this Saturday, June 22, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.
Susan Walsh/AP Photo, File
June 23, 2019 - 6:40 pm
By Josef Federman JERUSALEM (AP) — When the Trump administration cut hundreds of millions of dollars of aid for Palestinians last year, the Parents Circle, a coexistence group of bereaved Israeli and Palestinian families, lost 30% of its budget overnight. So members were shocked Sunday to learn...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced a deadline at midnight Wednesday to form a new governing coalition as he tried to stave off a crisis that could trigger an unprecedented second election this year or even force the longtime leader to step do
Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo
May 29, 2019 - 8:35 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's parliament voted to dissolve itself early Thursday, sending the country to an unprecedented second snap election this year as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition before a midnight deadline. The dramatic vote, less than two months after...
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This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Ben Margot/AP Photo, File
May 16, 2019 - 1:41 pm
By Isabel Debre and Raphael Satter, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Facebook said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation. Nathaniel Gleicher,...
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People pose in a cutout taxi cab ahead of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, May 13, 2019.
Oded Balilty/AP Photo
May 14, 2019 - 8:03 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Pop star Madonna has rejected calls for her to boycott this year's Eurovision song contest in Israel, saying she will "never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda." Madonna issued a statement on Tuesday, ahead of her expected arrival in Tel Aviv for a performance at...
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Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday.
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Hadas Kuznits
May 09, 2019 - 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia's Jewish and Israeli communities celebrated Israel's 71st Independence Day at a lunchtime party in Center City Thursday. Addie Lewis Klein with the Jewish Federation helped organize the celebration at Thomas Paine Plaza. "This morning, the City Council...
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The original exhibition copy of America's recognition of the state of Israel is on sale by the Raab Collection in Ardmore.
Courtesy of Nathan Raab
Hadas Kuznits
May 01, 2019 - 3:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — About a week ahead of Israeli Independence Day, the original exhibition copy of America's recognition of the state of Israel is on sale by the Raab Collection in Ardmore. Nathan Raab of the Raab Collection says the document, on sale for $300,000 is the only known...
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Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein speaks during a press conference in front of Chabad of Poway synagogue.
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Mark Abrams
April 29, 2019 - 7:01 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The rabbi who directs the Jewish Center at Drexel University says he wasn't surprised by the bold proclamation of his uncle Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein after being wounded in the California synagogue shooting over the weekend: "The nation of Israel is alive, and you can't...
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April 10, 2019 - 12:17 pm
By Sara Ashley O'Brien, CNN Business (CNN) — Airbnb has reversed its controversial stance to remove listings of rentals in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The company said Tuesday that it will allow listings in the region, but says it will not profit off them. Instead, any profits from the...
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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves to his supporters after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
Ariel Schalit/AP Photo
April 10, 2019 - 7:53 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's main rival conceded defeat Wednesday, promising to wage a robust battle from the opposition after the ruling Likud party and its nationalist allies won a solid majority in parliamentary elections. Netanyahu appeared poised for a historic fifth...
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians have rallied at points near the Israeli border to mark the first anniversary of weekly protests in the Gaza Strip.
Tsafrir Abayov/AP Photo
March 31, 2019 - 3:46 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — A cease-fire deal appeared to take hold between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers on Sunday, with Israel expanding the permitted fishing zone and easing some tight restrictions on movement through its two main crossings with the Palestinian enclave. Egyptian mediators have worked in...
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