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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin and his wife Sarah.
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AP News
September 17, 2019 - 8:47 am
Israelis vote Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. Stay up to date here.
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U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks to constituents in Wixom, Mich., Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.
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August 16, 2019 - 6:46 am
By Joseph Krauss and Isaac Scharf, Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel's "oppressive" conditions aimed to humiliate...
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U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pause between answering questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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August 15, 2019 - 11:26 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israel's decision to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen from visiting (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Israel's deputy foreign minister says the government has decided to bar two U.S. Democratic congresswomen who support the international boycott movement from entering...
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Israeli police clashes with Palestinian worshippers at al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug 11, 2019. Clashes have erupted between Muslim worshippers and Israeli police at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday
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August 11, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Ilan Ben Zion JERUSALEM (AP) — Muslim worshippers and Israeli police clashed Sunday at a major Jerusalem holy site during prayers marking the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which...
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Jim Melwert
August 07, 2019 - 2:37 pm
LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A federal judge is letting a discrimination case move forward, brought by two former Friends’ Central School teachers who were fired over controversy about a Palestinian speaker. Former Friends’ Central teachers Ariel Eure and Layla Helwa were fired in...
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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