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Israel: No dispute over Iran timeframe

JERUSALEM (AP) – An Israeli official says Jerusalem and Washington are on the same page regarding the need to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons His comments came Saturday night after President Barack Obama told […]

10/05/2013

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men participate in a Tashlich ceremony at the Mediterranean sea, in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Tashlich, which means 'to cast away' in Hebrew, is the practice by which Jews go to a large flowing body of water and symbolically 'throw away' their sins by throwing a piece of bread, or similar food, into the water before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which start on Friday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israel ushers in solemn Jewish holiday

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis ushered in the holiest day of the Jewish calendar at sundown Friday as the entire country ground almost to a halt for Yom Kippur, Judaism’s day of atonement, observed with a […]

09/13/2013

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Mayor says Jerusalem can’t be split

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem’s mayor presides over perhaps the most complicated city in the world: deeply divided between Arab and Jew, religious and secular, rich and poor, and claimed as a capital by both Israelis […]

09/03/2013

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Rare polio virus spreads to Israel’s north

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s president is urging the country’s children to get polio boosters after a rare appearance of the virus spread to the north of the country. President Shimon Peres met with children getting […]

08/21/2013

In this Nov. 30, 2011 file photo, former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

Israel negotiator predicts ‘dramatic decisions’

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel will make “dramatic decisions” to reach a final peace agreement that will end the conflict with the Palestinians, Israel’s chief negotiator said Tuesday while warning that hawks inside Prime Minister Benjamin […]

08/20/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry stands with Israel's Justice Minister and chief negotiator Tzipi Livni, right, and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, after the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, July 30, 2013, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Israelis, Palestinians kick off peace talks

JERUSALEM (AP) — With tensions high and expectations low, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators kicked off their first substantive round of peace talks in nearly five years, huddling together at an undisclosed location Wednesday in search […]

08/14/2013

Palestinian relatives jump to a vehicle carrying released prisoners upon their arrival to Beit Hanoun checkpoint between Israel and northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (AP photo/Hatem Moussa)

Israelis, Palestinians set for talks on home turf

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israelis and Palestinians were to hold their first formal peace talks on home turf in the Middle East in nearly five years Wednesday, hours after Israel released 26 long-held Palestinian prisoners who […]

08/14/2013

A person stands next to a banner with hand stamps in red paint during a protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, as people protested Israel's decision to release 26 Palestinian prisoners, most of them held for deadly attacks, as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led to a resumption of Mideast negotiations. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

Israelis begin releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has begun releasing 26 Palestinian prisoners, most held for deadly attacks, ahead of renewed Mideast negotiations. The Israeli prison service said buses carrying the inmates left a jail in central Israel […]

08/13/2013

Even worse odds than in 2008 for Mideast deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — The same negotiators, the same issues, a familiar venue: The sense of deja vu is overwhelming as Israelis and Palestinians start Wednesday on their third attempt in 13 years to draw a […]

08/13/2013

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Israel lists names of 26 Palestinians to be freed

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Monday published the names of 26 Palestinian prisoners, most of them held for deadly attacks, who are to be released this week as part of a U.S.-brokered deal that led […]

08/12/2013

In this Sunday, May 26, 2013 file photo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, participate in the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa at the King Hussein Convention Center at the Dead Sea in Jordan. (AP Photo/Pool, Jim Young, File)

Analysis: Mideast peace deal seems far off

JERUSALEM (AP) — The contours of Israeli-Palestinian peace are clear, experts say: If only the sides summon up the will, the inevitable outcome is two states roughly along the pre-1967 borders, with Jerusalem as a […]

07/29/2013

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Kerry close to restarting talk

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is closing in on an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians to relaunch peace talks for a period of six to nine months, Palestinian […]

07/04/2013

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