Israel

Smoke rises following an Israeli strikes on Gaza City
AP Photo/Hatem Moussa
May 30, 2018 - 8:56 am
By Fares Akram, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators intervened "...
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Central High School Israel Trip
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 25, 2018 - 9:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A half-dozen students from Central High School are leaving for Israel Saturday to complete a water purification project. Along with Israeli students who visited last month, the Central students have been trying to solve a real-world problem. With Flint, Michigan on...
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Rachel Kurland
May 15, 2018 - 5:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Israeli flag displayed on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway was defaced with what appears to be red paint. someone put red paint on the israeli flag on the parkway in philly to accurately symbolize that the state of israel is stained with the blood of palestinians #...
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Palestinians clash with Israeli forces after a rally to mark the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians call their "nakba," or catastrophe.
AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed
May 15, 2018 - 11:08 am
By Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza...
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Demonstrators took to the streets of Philadelphia to show solidarity with the Palestinian March of Return protests that have been ongoing in Gaza.
Andrew Kramer | KYW Newsradio
Andrew Kramer
May 14, 2018 - 7:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Demonstrators took to the streets of Philadelphia to show solidarity with the Palestinian March of Return protests that have been ongoing in Gaza. Hundreds echoed chants like "Free, free Palestine," as they did laps around City Hall. "We want the people in Palestine...
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U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, left, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner attends the opening ceremony of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.
AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner
May 14, 2018 - 5:06 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The United States opened its new embassy in Jerusalem Monday with a high-powered American presidential delegation joining Israel's top leadership in a celebration of their countries' friendship and the city's history as the ancient capital of the Jewish people. About 800 well-...
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People protested Israel's U.S. Embassy move during a City Hall ceremony celebrating the state's birthday.
Justin Udo | KYW Newsradio
Justin Udo
May 14, 2018 - 3:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Local officials were met in the middle of crossfire as they celebrated another major milestone for the state of Israel. The City of Philadelphia celebrated Israel's 70th birthday Monday by raising the Israeli flag over City Hall — a first for the city. The flag will...
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May 14, 2018 - 1:28 pm
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Palestinian protesters use slingshots to hurl stones at Israeli troops
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May 14, 2018 - 8:13 am
By Abeer Salman and James Masters, CNN (CNN) -- Sixteen Palestinians were killed during protests in Gaza on Monday, hours before the new US embassy was due to officially open in Jerusalem, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced. The first victim to be named was Anas Hamdan Qdeih, a 21-year-...
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Israelis wave national flags outside the Old City's Damascus Gate.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
May 13, 2018 - 2:48 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move. A day before the embassy's formal opening,...
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